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Baltimore, Maryland 21231
Phone: (443) 287-9960 | Fax (443) 287-9920

May 22, 2006
CONTACT: Phil Sneiderman
(443) 287-9960

Students Design Custom Computer Desks
for Woman with Disabilities

Recipient Gains Greater Ease, Flexibility

Olivia Mao, Boyang Li and Eiline Yoon
[Click on the image above to view a video in Windows Media format.]

Johns Hopkins mechanical engineering majors Olivia Mao, Boyang Li and Eiline Yoon have designed and delivered these two custom computer desks to a health care educator who has disabilities.The wooden desk provides handy access to a computer and paper files in the woman's bedroom. The rolling metal cart allows her to work in other parts of her home, including outdoors on the patio. The computers are linked with a wireless system.

In this short video, shot and edited by Ruthie Aslan '03, you can hear the students describe how they completed the project and watch them deliver the desks to their client.

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