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Media Advisory - Queen's University team engineers bicycle for teenager living with cerebral palsy

Friday, October 20, 2017

KINGSTON – Queen’s University researcher Claire Davies and a team of students have redesigned a traditional three-wheeled bicycle for a client with cerebral palsy and are inviting journalists into the lab for a media opportunity and to meet the client Janessa.

What

The client and her physiotherapist (Karen Forbes) approached Dr. Davies in the Building and Designing Assistive Technology Lab about redesigning a bicycle. The client has cerebral palsy and has limited range of motion in her hips and knees which prevented her from riding a traditional bicycle. Over the past year, the team has successfully designed, tested and rebuilt the bicycle to fit the client’s needs.

When

The media are invited on Monday, October 23 at 2 pm to meet Janessa, Dr. Davies, Karen Forbes, and the team of students who redesigned the bicycle. The event takes place in the Human Mobility Research Centre, 76 Stuart Street.
The media is asked to confirm their attendance.

Contact

Anne Craig, Media Relations Officer

613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca

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