Whirlwind Wheelchair International and the RoughRider

An introduction to Whirlwind Wheelchair International and our newest chair, the RoughRider, an all-terrain wheelchair built by and for riders in the developing world. Whirlwind is a non-profit wheelchair company that specializes in creating durable low cost wheelchair technology that gives riders the opportunity to explore more places and do more things.
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Wheels of Change by PBS Frontline/World

Transcription for this video: Wheels of Change by PBS Frontline_World Frontline covers Whirlwind Wheelchair’s poverty relief efforts in Vietnam and local partner who manufactures the RoughRider wheelchair. This video also covers the inspirational stories of Tong Geong and his friend Quan Dien; both are wheelchair riders who live in the busy city. Whirlwind is a…
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Whirlwind Wheelchair Project with CIR in Afghanistan

Whirlwind and the Center for International Rehabilitation conducted a six-day training workshop in Kabul, Afghanistan, in June 2005 that focused on skills such as wheelchair assembly and repair, fitting and user assessment. The goal of this project was to test a distribution strategy that combined central fabrication with local assembly, fitting and delivery. During the…
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