Open Source Mobility

Open Source Mobility is the worldwide effort for the one hundred and ten million disabled souls who don’t even have a wheelchair.  They’re in bed, on the couch, or rolling around on the ground, and their potential is going to waste.   This situation is wrong.  Open Source Mobility is our attempt to make it right.

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For several years now I’ve been doing projects with engineering seniors at Cal Poly.  Our goal is to create learning tools that could be made anywhere in the world out of local materials.  We’re beginning with a soft walking harness and walking frame.  The first version was made primarily of canvas and wood.  This is definitely a work in progress, but the goal is to publish drawings and methods in many languages, accessible to anyone with great love and average making skills.  Stuff you can make with a saw, a hammer, a needle and thread.  A hundred and ten million people sitting on the ground???  There has GOT to be a way to get them on their feet!

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For several years now I’ve been doing projects with engineering seniors at Cal Poly.  Our goal is to create learning tools that could be made anywhere in the world out of local materials.  We’re beginning with a soft walking harness and walking frame.  The first version was made primarily of canvas and wood.  This is definitely a work in progress, but the goal is to publish drawings and methods in many languages, accessible to anyone with great love and average making skills.  Stuff you can make with a saw, a hammer, a needle and thread.  A hundred and ten million people sitting on the ground???  There has GOT to be a way to get them on their feet!

My hope is that OSM will continue to get a big boost from Cal Poly Engineering Seniors and loving donors worldwide.  First up is the perfection of a walking harness.  I have made several already.  Cal Poly students have been laboring to make it simple and easy to manufacture. These are items we will also manufacture for sale at low cost

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