Autodesk has just announced the winners of their Autodesk Inventor Student Design Contest, a competition where the entrants use, you guessed it, Autodesk Inventor software to create their designs. A team of college students headed by Michael Piersa at Warsaw University of Technology's Faculty of Mechatronics department claimed the top prize with their "Wheelchair for the 21st Century."
"We wanted to completely rethink traditional wheelchair design and create a new level of functionality," said Piersa. The powered wheelchair contains a gyroscope and motors to make it extra stable and manueverable, as well as keeping it perfectly level regardless of the incline.
Check out the winning concept, the runners-up and the prizes here. If you're a whiz with the software and want to give their next competition a shot, send an e-mail to IOM@autodesk.com.
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