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These are some common tools used to work on this device. You might not need every tool for every procedure.
For more information regarding common troubleshooting issues, check out the Free Wheelchair Mission GEN 1 Troubleshooting Page.
Identification and Background ¶
The GEN 1 is the basic wheelchair designed for use in the rugged terrain of rural and under-resourced areas. Using parts already in existence, such as a resin lawn chair and durable mountain bike tires, the GEN 1 is a low cost but effective wheelchair.
With nearly 700,000 wheelchairs shipped to date, the GEN 1 can be found all over the world from Haiti to Fiji. The GEN 1 ships complete with its distinguishable white resin lawn chair, a custom steel frame, durable mountain bike tires, thick 8-inch castor wheels, and all the necessary tools to properly assemble the wheelchair.
Soon after, the GEN 1 was complemented by Free Wheelchair Mission's newest design, the GEN 2. With adjustable seating and customizable footrests, the GEN 2 is particularly well suited for children and people with special medical needs.