Cesar Chavez Students Receive Patent on Motorized Medical Device
Posted by Community Relations at 10/29/2014
It has taken a few years, but science teacher Celle Myrann and a group of enterprising students who designed a physical therapy chair have received a patent for their invention. The patent was issued on September 30, and the designers celebrated its arrival October 21 at the school.
The chair was developed with a $10,000 grant that the student inventors won through the Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam Program in 2009. Two members of the InvenTeam, Antonio Hernandez and Diego Vazquez, were invited to Washington, D.C. and met President Obama in 2010 during the first-ever White House Science Fair.
The original prototype will be on display and a group of students from this year's cohort has taken on the challenge of finishing the chair and installing it in the classroom. The Chief Education Officer from the Lemelson-MIT Program was in attendance for the Patent Party.