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At the NuVu innovation school in Cambridge, Mohammed Sayed and Kate Reed sought to reinvent the wheelchair one gadget at a time.
Kate, along with her partner Nathaniel Tong, used a 3D printer to make an attachable lever that lets wheelchair users propel themselves with a rowing motion.
Sayed uses a wheelchair himself, and with a 3D printer he created the easily detachable wheelchair tray he always wanted. Then he took that idea and thought up a bunch of other things he could mount onto his wheelchair using the same system. Now he has a tripod, cup holder, laptop holder and he's working on a rain canopy.
On Monday, Kate and Sayed presented their creations to President Obama at the White House Science Fair.
Mohammed Sayed, student at the NuVu innovation school.
Kate Reed, student at the NuVu innovation school.
This segment aired on March 25, 2015.