Updated: Oct 13
Greg Pallone, Spectrum News 13
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — A new partnership between a Brevard County nonprofit and a local company is bringing relief to those with disabilities. For Chris Coxwell, 28, the project is personal.
As a Brevard Achievement Center employee, Coxwell is working on the assembly line for Kalogon, a company creating the world’s first “smart” wheelchair cushion. Coxwell assembles the parts that make up the cushion, which is made partially by 3D printer.
According to the CDC, half of the country’s wheelchair users will develop pressure injuries over their lifetime.
“The fact that it helps a lot of people, and potentially my cousin,” Coxwell said.