Carnegie Mellon's Mechanical Engineering Students
Create Product Designs To Assist Elderly
Event: Carnegie Mellon University's mechanical engineering students will showcase a cache of new product prototypes designed to help elder lifestyles. Some of the novel designs include a sensor-enhanced walking cane and a more functional table top for wheelchairs.
The Senior MechE Capstone Design Project class challenges students to select a product to study, conduct extensive market research and build several physical prototypes using sophisticated computer modeling, according to Levent Burak Kara, assistant professor of mechanical engineering.
When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, May 7.
Where: University Center Commons, 5000 Forbes Ave., Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15213.