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Changing Lives: The Omeo Story

Changing Lives: The Omeo Story.

by Lucy Corry

Kevin Halsall is an engineer and inventor who likes to solve problems. Over a four-year period, he designed and built the Omeo: a ground-breaking mobility device that gives people much greater freedom than a traditional wheelchair. In this article, Kevin discusses his motivation and design process, and his friend Marcus shares the impact the Omeo has had on his life.

Series: School Journal Level 3 May 2020

Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education

Curriculum level: 3

Reading year level: 6

Related titles: See TSM

Topics: adaptation, challenge, change, design, development, disability, engineering, idea, independence, innovation, Kevin Halsall, Marcus Thompson, mobility, Omeo, problem, prototype, Segway, social media, solution, technology, wheelchair

In: School Journal Level 3 May 2020

Publication date: May 2020

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