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Purdue graduates design electric seat lift wheelchair

Four graduates of Purdue's School of Mechanical Engineering have incorporated an electric seat lift and walker into a design that could help users independently sit into and stand out of a wheelchair. Purdue Research Foundation's Office of Technology Commercialization has applied for a patent on the design by Katherine Fangos, William Graves, Kris Miller and Kimberly Pund. The design can be licensed for further development and manufacturing.

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