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Teen Invents Stroller for Disabled Mom in Wheelchair

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A 16-year-old student from the University of Detroit Jesuit High School came up with a brilliant solution for a disabled mom who wants to take her baby outside on her wheelchair.

Alden Kane, a senior student, created a custom adaptable stroller for a research project in his STEM class. The device allows  Sharina Jones, a mother in wheelchair, to take her baby for a walk.

During the design process, Kane consulted Jones and used her July due date as his motivation to finish the project. It took him six months to successfully come up with a prototype.

The biggest priority is to make it safe for baby, of course. And then, also you really want to make it independent for the mother,” Kane told Fox 2.

A 16-year-old student came up with a brilliant solution for a disabled mom who wants to take her baby outside on a wheelchair.

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When she was just five, new mom Sharina Jones was shot and lost her legs.

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Thanks to Kane’s one-of-a-kind design, Jones can easily manage a stroller while in a wheelchair.

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The device serves dual purpose at it can be attached to a wheelchair and can also be used as a a car seat.

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“It was extremely exciting and rewarding to see Sharina using it.”

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Watch the video showing how the stroller attachment works.

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Source: Huffington Post,  thinkbeyondthechair.orgeng-sci.udmercy.eduAmazon, Fox 2

 

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