Let’s take a look at how it all began.
Empowering Children with Special Needs
Power wheelchairs are integral to centers for disability services. However, commercial wheelchairs are expensive, typically costing over $10,000, to be widely incorporated into physical therapy and rehabilitation programs.
Our First Prototype
Union students from 2017-18 designed a low-cost power mobility device (Version 1.0) by retrofitting a Fisher-Price children toy called the Wild Thing; this device was delivered to The Kevin G. Langan School in Albany, NY.
To make this one-time project accessible to a wide range of clients, the UMobility Project in 2018-19 improves the existing prototype and creates an easily replicable open-source product.