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May 7: Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon's Mechanical Engineering Students Create Product Designs To Assist Elderly

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Chriss Swaney                       
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swaney@andrew.cmu.edu

Media Advisory:
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.

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