A group of high school and college students from Connecticut have come together to build something extraordinary: Fully-functioning electric carts for families who may not be able to afford adaptive wheelchairs.
STEM students from New Britain High School and technology education students from Central Connecticut State University built the carts from scratch together.
They are part of the local “Go Baby Go” chapter, an organization that helps kids with disabilities receive access to independent mobility. The organization was started at the University of Delaware and now has chapters across the U.S.
“What this is designed to do is maybe for an hour every day let the kid take control of their own mobility,” Connor Boman, a Central Connecticut State University student who volunteered during the build, told CBS News.