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Heroes is a sport wheelchair designed so that people with mobility restrictions can participate in sports on land and on the beach. It allows people to play new sports such as freshball (a kind of beach tennis), as well as Frisbee, badminton, croquet, wheelchair volleyball and beach rugby. The design task was to envision a universal and sustainable project, one that could be adapted (to different communities and cultures), eco-friendly, economically feasible, socially equitable (serving people with special needs), and culturally acceptable (in terms of geography, climate, culture, customs, etc.).
Universidade do Vale do Itajaí (UNIVALI)
Balneário Camboriú, Brazil
Paulo Cesar Machado Ferroli
Jairo da Costa Junior