A group of mechanical engineering students at the University of Kansas (KU) modified a bumper scooter to provide mobility for a toddler with Smith-Magenis syndrome. Dr. Ken Fischer, a former Assistant Professor at the MSRC is the bioengineer program director, professor of mechanical engineering, and the director of KU’s Biomechanical and Rehabilitation Engineering Advancement in Kansas (BREAK) program and connected with TARC, a local nonprofit agency that provides services to children with intellectual disabilities. BREAK gives engineering students the opportunity to create customized design services to individual with disabilities as part of their senior year project.

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