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  • We acquired this object.

2005

  • Work on this object began.

2017

2020

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Wheelchair, Motivation Rough Terrain, 2005

This is a Wheelchair. It was manufactured by Merits. It is dated 2005. Its medium is steel, wood, nylon, velcro.

This wheelchair navigates rough, unpaved, and uneven terrain, specifically in the developing world where the ground may be mud or sand. The three rather than four wheels provide extra stability when pushing, propelling, and even tipping around obstacles. Motivation’s distribution system partners with local organizations, including Peer Group Training, to assess, prescribe, and fit people in their wheelchairs, and provides support on how to be more active and independent.

It is credited Purchased by the museum for the exhibition.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 67.5 × 33.5 × 90 cm (26 9/16 × 13 3/16 × 35 7/16 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Access+Ability.

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