Thursday, January 1, 2004

Professors Elzey and Fitz-Gerald lead Wheelchair Translation Project

Spring 2004 - Virginia Engineering

The Wheelchair Translation Project group was confronted with a real-life problem here on Grounds this past fall: how to design a device allowing wheelchair users to navigate up and down stairs while avoiding the use of ramps.
Wheelchair project team
 In team fashion, students from the pilot classes taught by Professors Elzey and Fitz-Gerald designed, built and tested two separate wheelchair translation systems to solve the problem.