Project Inspiration

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.


Langan School.

Our Mission

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.