Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 4 – 5:30pm
Marilyn Hamilton, co-inventor of the Quickie Wheelchair, will speak with National Museum of American History (NMAH) curator Katherine Ott about her life as an athlete and inventor.
Following a hang-gliding accident in 1978, she worked with two friends to adapt hang-glider materials to invent a lightweight, easy-to-maneuver wheelchair, which she then used to play championship wheelchair tennis. Hamilton co-founded Motion Designs to manufacture the wheelchairs, sold today under the brand name Quickie.
Venue: American History Museum
Event Location: Online
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Accessibility: Real-time captioning
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