Graduating student’s invention hits the ground running
An Okanagan College student’s ingenuity has the potential to provide running parents with a better experience as they push their children’s strollers or wheelchairs while jogging.
Melissa Lang undertook a capstone graduating project as part of her Therapist Assistant Diploma program at Okanagan College’s Kelowna campus. An avid runner, Lang was inspired by witnessing the determination a parent had in pushing their wheelchair-bound child across a race finish line. The child’s elated glee at being a part of a race motivated Lang to apply the skills she learned while studying the program and combining them with her mechanical background earned from construction experience.