A Detroit high school student has invented a stroller for wheelchair bound moms who want to take their babies for a walk.
Alden Kane, a student at the University of Detroit Jesuit High School, created a custom adaptable stroller as part of his STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) class.
The inventive teen said it took 6 months of planning and 6 months of construction to build a prototype. He gifted it to a local mother Sharina Jones, who had just had a baby and wanted to take her son out on nice days.
“A lot of my friends have babies and they are out, running with their babies in the stroller and I thought, ‘What am I going to do?'” she told FOX 2.
Kane consulted with Jones during her pregnancy and before she gave birth. He worked hard to complete the project before Jones’ July due date.
“The biggest priority is to make it safe for baby, of course,” Kane told the news outlet. “And then, also you really want to make it independent for the mother.”
In the end, Kane used lightweight metal tubing that easily clips onto the wheelchair and safely holds the weight of a baby in a car seat. Given the success of his prototype, Kane says he hopes to make the device accessible to more people.
Kane says he hopes to eventually apply for a patent for his invention.