2018 Morton Kesten Universal Design Competition
Industrial Design Student, Puyi Liu, is selected for Honorable Mention for her “WCY Aisle Chair”
The annual The Morton Kesten Universal Design Competition recognizes extraordinary designs for products and spaces that make life easier for everyone, including older or disabled individuals. The WCY aisle chair aims to address the challenge of transferring an individual from a wheelchair to a seat on the plane. The WCY includes a sliding seat that acts as a bridge or transfer board. Passengers do not have to leave the support seat during the transfer process, thus eliminating the need to be lifted up. This solution saves airport staff persons’ energy, and offers a better experience for the passenger. Puyi’s project was selected from 96 competition entries and was the only project selected from the west coast.
See the rest of the competition award recipients here.
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