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Team Name: Loop

IDEAS Project Pitch: Loop is a low-cost inflatable wheelchair seat cushion. The World Health Organization cites the average life expectancy for people with spinal cord injuries in many low- to middle- income countries to be as low as just 1 year. Even worse, the primary cause for death is not the spinal cord injury itself, but preventable pressure sores. Loop is combatting this statistic with a wheelchair seat cushion composed of two parts: a simple base and 3 bike inner tubes - bike inner tubes being a material both available and inexpensive everywhere in the world. The Loop cushion distributes pressure just as well as the best cushion on the market that has a $400 price tag, but does it for one tenth of the price.

Sectors: Health & Medical

Project Location: Bali, Indonesia