Konstfack – Vårutställning 2009 / Degree Exhibition 2009 » Martin Jones
Martin Jones

Martin Jones

Martin Jones

I am designing a micro-transportation vehicle for people without functioning legs in developing countries. It will serve to generate family income and work as an outdoor wheelchair.

This is a non-profit project, aiming at alleviating the difficult life of people with disabilities and their families. This product will be sold on a hire-purchase system following the principles of the Grameen Banking System. What poor people need the most is a way to make money. To create an extremely cheap product and sell it rather than giving it away creates empowerment rather than dependency.

It is a trike wheelchair that is sustainable and easily serviceable by the use of standard bicycle parts. The project aims to create awareness, social inclusion, dignity, mobility, freedom of choice and income.

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Year of birth 1972 Place of birth Gothenburg, Sweden
www.martinjones.se
+ 46 (0) 73 679 82 55




Industrial Design