TU Students Design, Build Bench Press For Wheelchair Users

Wednesday, May 3rd 2017, 2:18 pm
By: News On 6

Some University of Tulsa engineering students are making exercising easier for people in wheelchairs. 

On Tuesday, the students delivered a bench press machine to Tulsa's Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges at 815 South Utica.  

The machine uses a cable system, so people can adjust the height and weight simply by moving a pin.

"For me, I'm able to bench press heavier weight because I can lift heavier. There's no other machine ever built where I can do that where I can lay down in my chair," said Joe Lemley.

The students say they have been working on the machine for the entire semester as part of a senior project.