Posted by Susan Colville-Hall on Oct 02, 2018
The Rotary Club of Akron and the University of Akron Department of Bio-medical Engineering collaborate to solve a problem and provide a solution to the need of many children and adults with access ability difficulties in the Ukraine.   They are designing a type of wheelchair/ stroller that adapts to the small elevators and final steps (stairways) of apartment buildings. An enthusiastic group led by UAs Jim Keszenheimer and 5th engineering students and Rotary’s Claudine Schooley met today to review the project.  Nita Hanson made the trip from the Ukraine to explain the specific needs of the project.  I’m thrilled to be involved with this awesome project.