Friday, April 27th, 3:00 at the Tata Innovation Center, Cornell Tech Campus

Event To Show Success of Cornell Tech's Work With Roosevelt Island Seniors

Seniors participate in Cornell Tech Maker Lab
Seniors participate in Cornell Tech Maker Lab
Photo courtesy of Cornell Tech/BerlinRosen

Cornell Tech and Weill Cornell Medicine have been working with seniors at the CBN/RI Senior Center to identify and seek solutions to challenges unique to the elderly. They will hold a culmination event to view and celebrate the groups’ final products on Friday, April 27th, 3:00 p.m. at the Tata Innovation Center on the Cornell Tech campus.

For the past few months, Cornell Tech, Weill Cornell Medicine, and the Carter Burden Senior Center have partnered to host a 3D printing workshop at Cornell Tech’s Maker Lab. For this 3D Printing workshop, Roosevelt Island Seniors, Cornell Tech students, and Weill medical employees, were paired together in groups and trained in various areas of product design including design ideation, design modeling, prototyping and testing, and finally 3D printing manufacturing.

Seniors submitted real-life challenges prior to the course and each workshop group developed a product to tackle those issues. Some examples of the products designed include devices to help open doors and pill bottles called the Strap Wrench and a universal hinge for helping seniors using walkers easily hold grocery bags and other items.

The Daily plans to be there to see what they accomplished and will report back to you on what we find.

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