Messenger - Vol. 4, No. 4, Page 14
Curb-conquering wheelchair

     Anthony DelNegro, Delaware '95, is shown with his wheelchair that
can climb curbs, a senior class project at the University that won him
a $1,000 award in a national BF Goodrich Collegiate Inventors contest.
The design was part of a team effort that included classmate Gary
March, Delaware '94, and their adviser Robert H. Allen, assistant
professor of mechanical engineering. One of six national winners, the
"Curb Traversing Wheelchair" has tank-like tracks in the rear,
allowing the rider to back up to a low barrier such as a curb and
climb over it. Funding for the project was provided through a National
Science Foundation bioengineering grant to help those with