Adaptive bike created by BT engineering students

The first of many upcoming deliveries was made today by two students in Butler Tech’s Engineering Design and Development Capstone course at Lakota East High School. Ian Kimmel and Ryan Golemiewski beamed with pride as they delivered an adaptive bike design to Kyle and his family.

Kyle, a student from Monroe Local Schools, will benefit from the adaptive bike design due to mobility challenges and ultimately hopes the bike will help to strengthen his legs. His parents said that the bike will also allow him to ride with his sister in their neighborhood.

Kimmel and Golemiewski began working on the project at the beginning of the school year and developed the bike from the initial concept and design phase, through many adaptations and eventually the rewarding delivery.

Over the next several weeks more students in Kinch’s classes will deliver three adaptive “Go Baby Go” cars for children and their families as well as present a prosthetic hand for a four-year-old girl born with symbrachydactyly, a condition that causes babies to be born with shorter digits or missing fingers and toes.

Kyle's family and students Kyles adaptive bike delivery