Upper School students in Matt Zigler's Making for Social Good course invented and designed two functional wheelchair-stroller adaptation devices which allow a wheelchair-user to push a stroller with safety and ease.
One of the devices included 3D printed components made by the "WheeStroll" team, Jacob Zlotnitsky '21, Ibenka Espinoza '22, Cami Murphy '24, Julian Perkins '24, Kieran Anzelone '21, and Tom Yu '24.
View the "WheeStroll" Making for Social Good Design Process
Team "WheeStroll" won two international awards which they were nominated in the PrintLab 2021 make:able design challenge, an assistive technology design challenge for students from around the world. This year's challenge was to design and make a product or prototype that improves the day-to-day life of someone who struggles with mobility in their hands.
Winner of 'Best Inspirational Story'
Awarded an EinScan-SE 3D scanner
Winner 'Best Showcase of Iterative Design'
Awarded a Filamentive Education Filament Bundle
The Wheelchair Project was inspired by the unique need of Bullis Middle School Theatre Teacher Chelsie King, her husband Jeremy, and their newborn son.
Congratulations! We are SO PROUD of this amazing team of students for their ingenuity, collaboration, compassion, and incredible work on behalf of others!
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More details about this project is scheduled to be published in the upcoming Spring/Summer 2021 issue of Bullis Magazine.
In this course students will make a valuable, positive, and concrete contribution to a community by utilizing the design thinking process and making skills. Students will develop and implement empathy, a key element of the design thinking process, to address a need within a community (local, regional, or global) rather than a personal need or desire. Students will use the tools of the BITlab to make a product or service that can positively affect the lives of others, will understand the impact they can have on the world, and learn the skills necessary to act upon that knowledge.
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