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Miller Place High School
Miller Place, N.Y.
Wheelchair Tip Alarm

 

  • The device is equipped with an accelerometer, which senses when the wheelchair tips at a 45-degree angle.

  • Currently, the device communicates with a computer, but the InvenTeam is researching development of a Bluetooth component, which would send the GPS location of the wheelchair to an emergency contact via text message.

  • The InvenTeam is pursuing a patent for some of the aspects of the device.

  • Other applications for the device are rollover detection for cars and capsizing alerts for boats.