News & EventsApril 14, 2013
BME Students Win Prestigious International da Vinci Award
The award recognizes the best student team across all categories among all the applicants around the world. Winning the award is a great honor for team members, Sara Hutchinson, Martin Szeto, David Narrow, Jackson Block, and Dominic Marino. The students developed their device as a BME senior-year design project, under the guidance of professors Laurel Carney and Amy Lerner at the Hajim School, and then chose to persue it as a business after graduation.
The team developed the MonoMano Cycling Control System, which enables riders to steer, brake, and shift gears on a recumbent tricycle with one hand.
allows people with disabilities to overcome a barrier they face on a daily basis,said Sara Hutchinson, one of the student innovators. "It's our hope that they can forget about their disability for a while and just enjoy the freedom of riding a cycle."