Wednesday, February 20, 2019

A collaboration between Waterloo Engineering researchers and the national wheelchair curling team has produced a new piece of equipment that could improve the sport for players the world over.

Now in its seventh iteration, the 3D-printed device screws onto the end of a wheelchair curling stick to give players better control by enabling them to pull rocks back before going forward to throw them.

Click here for the full story on an innovation inspired by Team Canada skip Mark Ideson, winner of gold and bronze medals at the last two Winter Paralympic Games.

Engineering professor John McPhee displays the seventh prototype of a device designed to give wheelchair curlers better control of their shots.

Waterloo Engineering professor John McPhee displays the seventh prototype of a device meant to give wheelchair curlers better control of shots by enabling them to draw rocks back before throwing them.

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