UConn students work on new wheelchair technology
STORRS – On the UConn campus some engineering students are working to help those who are physically challenged.
Every year, UConn engineering students are charged with a senior project. Seniors Mitchell DuBuc, James Welch, and Alex Draper are testing out technology called RO-Wheels. The new-styled wheelchair wheels, made by a medical device company, allow the wheelchair user to propel their chair in a pulling motion rather than pushing motion.
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