Open Source Trailer for Adults with Disabilities
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 272 , Segment 6
Episode: Underserved Veterans, Gun Control, Babies
- Apr 12, 2016 9:00 pm
- 19:30 mins
Guests: Devin Adams, Grant Getts, Seniors in Engineering at BYU; Allison Mitton, Mother of Mckay Too often people with physical disabilities are limited in how much of the outdoors they can experience and enjoy, which is too bad, since we all know how therapeutic the smell of a canyon trail after a light rain can be - or the feel of wind on your face as you run or cycle down a park path. A team of six BYU engineering students took on the task of creating a vehicle that could help an adult with physical disabilities enjoy the outdoors. They developed a lightweight jogging stroller that converts to a trailer behind a bicycle. And they did it with one young man in mind – 18 year old McKay Mitton.