The problem of Sharina Jones, a physically disabled mother, was complex. Her unachievable dream was to go out alone with her son: since she had to push her own wheelchair, it was impossible for her to push the baby’s buggy too. But after months of trial and error Alden Kane, a 16-year-old boy who attends the Jesuit High School, a college of engineering and science in Detroit, found the solution. Indeed, he invented a buggy that can be pushed by someone in a wheelchair. It is an egg-shaped buggy with two extra wheels that is connected by a tube to the wheelchair. As he explained to the local press, “It was great to meet Sharina and to talk to her about what she wanted and did not want. It was a great help in determining the feasibility of the project, such as where to put the bag of diapers for example”. Now all that is needed is a patent.
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