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UWM Biomedical Engineer Exploring Ways to Make a Better Wheelchair

Jon Strelecki
Tom Luljak and Brooke Slavens

The majority of people who rely on wheelchairs for mobility choose manual chairs.

But the constant repetitive motion involved in propelling the chairs causes users upper-body stress and pain.

Brooke Slavens, a UWM biomedical engineer, is creating interventions to help these users. She discusses her involvement in a "geared" wheelchair with host Tom Luljak.

Tom Luljak hosted UWM Today on WUWM for more than two decades and is the inaugural host of Curious Campus.