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The Real Grass-roots Innovation by Indian wins Best Product Design!

When I saw this low-cost low-tech simple yet extremely useful Product design – I was quite amazed as to why have we not seen it as yet. It would have saved back aches of thousands, if not millions of people who carry / push load on daily basis.

In a contest arranged by Core77, the product – Load Carrier for Labor – designed & created by Vikram Dinubhai Panchal of The National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad won in the product / equipment category!

This winning product was made at a miniscule cost of Rs. 300 and has potential to affect lives of millions of people across the globe. “Load carrier for labor” project aims to improve the working condition of labourers and workers at many places globally like construction site, factories, ports, railway stations, etc The objective is to prevent various occupational hazards and demonstrating Product design and ergonomic consideration in welfare of human life.

Load Carrier for Labourer Pictures

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[A push cart as well as a backpack which can pick-up heavy loads]

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[To carry Loads overhead with ease]

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[and a pushcart as well...]

Won’t this Rs. 300 product be a dream come true for labourers who carry heavy loads day-in and day-out. This is the Real grass-roots innovation!

You can check out the details of this product by visiting their product page.

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192 comments

  1. Real nice! Hope it becomes a reality – though slightly bigger wheels may be better.

  2. Excellent talent! "Lifesaver" for many people around the world! Rated -AAA +++++.

  3. aka The External Frame Pack… It's a nicely designed one, but its funny how "Old" is "New". Mine is 40 years old, made of aluminum, has the wheels but not the overhead, and the bottom folds out of the way when you need to store it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backpack#External_frame_packs

  4. Roberto Mutigli

    Avanti.

  5. Michael McDonald

    If you think this is great, check out "Eye In The Sky Screener!"

  6. Shridhar Hegde

    good :)

  7. Simply awesome!

  8. This is awesome! Truly wonderful idea. But, I still doubt how this will change the conventional mindset of people.

  9. Saurav Kaintura

    its awesome………………….

  10. no doubt excellent & most creative things are so simple…

  11. Needs bigger wheels and field trial.

  12. Simple + Brilliant.

  13. nice, very good product.

  14. Mobile Locator Software

    This is really the best design. It is cheap so a laborer can easily buy it and make his life much easier than before.

  15. The great example of “Thinking out of the box”.

  16. Saurabh Mukhekar

    Really nice, very happy to see that somebody also trying to boom our farmville and others.

  17. R Durga Sekhar

    Best product for labor and better one for poor indian school kids… Change india, change parents perceptions.

  18. R Durga Sekhar

    Best product for labor and better one for poor indian school kids… Change india, change parents perceptions.

  19. R Durga Sekhar

    Best product for labor and better one for poor indian school kids… Change india, change parents perceptions.

  20. R Durga Sekhar

    Best product for labor and better one for poor indian school kids… Change india, change parents perceptions.

  21. R Durga Sekhar

    Best product for labor and better one for poor indian school kids… Change india, change parents perceptions.

  22. R Durga Sekhar

    Best product for labor and better one for poor indian school kids… Change india, change parents perceptions.

  23. R Durga Sekhar

    Best product for labor and better one for poor indian school kids… Change india, change parents perceptions.

  24. R Durga Sekhar

    Best product for labor and better one for poor indian school kids… Change india, change parents perceptions.

  25. Amazing. Our school kids may have a use for this!

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