University of Illinois Students Design Wheelchair and Start New Company
December 12, 2014
A new wheelchair design has been developed by two former U of I students. Seeing an opportunity to provide wheelchair users with more efficient operation, Marissa Siebel and Scott Daigle developed a new design. This wheelchair uses gears similar to a bike to improve mobility and speed. A fellow student, and wheelchair user, Joshua George, was brought on to provide first-hand user experience, and a new company was born. IntelliWheels, located in Champaign, was able to leverage some of the resources of the University to get the company going, and they now hope to move forward to revolutionize the industry.
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