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BYU students to present redesigned power chairs Monday

What: Industrial design students will present 10 prototypes of motorized power chairs to Pride Mobility. Earlier this year, the mobility manufacturing company gave the BYU class six of the chairs, and the students have worked for three months to re-design the chairs from the ground up. Their presentation will include:

  • 8-inch scale models of chairs that target specific abilities, such as:

- folding up for easy storage
- helping the user be more independent

- better functionality for household use than for the outdoors

  • Computer-generated renderings of their designs
  • A full-sized, original go-chair that Pride Mobility donated for the project

Who: Twelve upper-level industrial design students will present their-semester long project to the design director of Pride Mobility. The students were guided by faculty members Richard Fry, Bryan Howell and Paul Skaggs.

When: The students’ designs will be available Monday, April 21 at 1 p.m. The students’ presentation for their client will begin at 1:30.

Where: The Crabtree Building lobby on the 2nd floor. (Building #26 on this map). Visitor parking is available east of the Wilkinson Student Center.

For more information about Pride Mobility products, visit www.pridemobility.com

Writer: Crystalee Webb

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