Wheelchair Hand Drive

As part of the studio, “Hacking Wheelchairs for Urbanity” NuVu students in Cambridge, MA were tasked with improving the wheelchair by accessorizing it as opposed to redesigning the chair itself. Students created an affordable, easy to use product with a free, open source design. As the studio came to an end, the team was invited to show their invention to the White House Science Fair where President Obama came to their station, tested the device, and was impressed by the concept.