Whirlwind Wheelchair puts users in the center of the design process. As such, the RoughRider has evolved out of the most common user needs we found. This is the second installment in a series that highlights some of the design features that make the RoughRider such a dynamic chair. So what makes the RoughRider a
Check-out the most recent update on Whilrwind Wheelchair's Handcycle Trike Project to build a cargo tricycle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhTgUw4fD2w
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzoJZA2SUpg Freedom of Mobility Freedom of Mobility done by ABC7 local San Francisco with Kristen Sze. This piece provides a great overview on Whirlwind and our project to get RoughRider wheelchairs to people in Iraq during in the Spring of 2009 in partnership with Brad Blauser and wheelchairsforiraqikids.com Watch the video from our Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MS9r3L_q-jY RoughRider in Short Tests in the Philippines The Whirlwind RoughRider is designed specifically for the developing world for the 20 million people who need a wheelchair but do not have one. It is super durable with a 10 year lifespan and capable on all kinds of terrain that are unimaginable for US riders.
PBS Frontline World covered Whirlwind in June 2009 in a piece called "Wheels of Change." The story focuses on Whirlwind's RoughRider wheelchair manufactured in Vietnam.
Whirlwind Wheelchair International's all-terrain wheelchair built in developing countries for use in developing countries. The RoughRider is now available for purchase in the US and Canada.
This is a Spanish language video made in Columbia, South America, showing the Whirlwind RoughRider, known there as the TOTEM (Todo Tereno Movilidad). The riders in this video are very experienced and have exceptional control of their wheelchairs. Whirlwind does not recommend reckless driving.