What on earth is that?
The Alinker is an exceptionally cool, three-wheeled walking bike for humans with mobility constraints. It’s not a medical device, it’s a lifestyle tool, designed to enable users to lead active and socially engaged lives — at eye level. More than a cool product, it’s a solution to a design challenge we all face together: how to create a more inclusive society, for all types of bodies.
The Alinker is a bright yellow movement towards a different kind of future — a vehicle for social change.
Barbara Alink is a Dutch architect, humanitarian, and inventor of the Alinker. Previously she managed reconstruction and restoration projects in Kenya, Kosovo, Ethiopia, the Sudan, Indonesia, and Afghanistan. She brings the diversity of her global experiences to connect people through design.
Barbara will be giving a brief talk about the Alinker on the Mainstage, and will have Alinker’s on hand for the audience to try out.