Student Inventors Dream Up A Better Wheelchair

In the basement of Staten Island Technical High School, a group of students meets regularly to build and invent. They are members of "Team TechSmart" and they recently won an award for a wheelchair prototype they created. It can spin in circles and even has a built-in massage function.

An award-winning prototype wheelchair features an omni-directional drivetrain and a seat cushion that better caters to the health of the chair’s occupant. Tom Stilwell and Rebecca Kekelishvili, members of the student robotics team at Staten Island Technical High School, describe their team’s improved wheelchair designs.

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