S.F. Makers Design Imaginative Devices for Disabled

By Carolyn Said

September 11, 2015 Updated: September 12, 2015 3:38p

Bay Area Makeathon team members Oren Frey (left), Claire Podgorski, Diane Poslosky, Walter Hsiao, Bo Pollett and Elena Vanloo discuss their kayak project. The team is trying to adapt a kayak and paddle for use by a quadriplegic.

A way for women in wheelchairs to relieve themselves. A glove that translates sign language into speech. A “kicker helper” so kids in wheelchairs can play soccer. A device to help people on crutches carry beverages.