Did you know that around 10% of the world's population is currently living with a disability? That's 650 million people that require assistance doing the things able-bodied individuals take for granted: going up and down stairs, taking a walk around the neighborhood, and even moving throughout your own home is incredibly difficult and frustration when you live with limited mobility.
That's why Japanese car manufacturer Toyota decided to team up with Nesta's Challenge Prize Center to create a competition that would bring together the planet's most innovative individuals to help those struggling with limited mobility; through the Mobility Unlimited Challenge, new ideas regarding inclusive travel to help those living with disabilities enjoy a more active lifestyle. As of January 2019, five finalists have been chosen to turn their designs into reality.
The finalists have until 2020 to create and put their prototypes to the test; the grand prize winner will be awarded one million dollars, and may forever change the lives of wheelchair users forever by expanding their limited mobility options.