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  • We acquired this object.

2010

  • Work on this object began.

2014

  • Work on this object ended.

2017

2022

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Mobility Aid, AFARI, 2010–14

This is a Mobility Aid. It was designed by Elizabeth DePoy. It is dated 2010–14. Its medium is aluminum, bmx bike wheels, bike components.

Originally created by the designers for their own use, Afari is an aesthetically conceived outdoor mobility aid designed to inspire people to participate in jogging, running, and walking on diverse terrain. Fostering independence and confidence, it also promotes endurance, strength, as well as upright posture.

It is credited Lent by Mobility Technologies.

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This object has not been digitized yet.
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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 101.6 × 76.2 × 132.1 cm (40 × 30 × 52 in.)

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

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