UWM Biomedical Engineer Exploring Ways to Make a Better Wheelchair
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.