Bradley Alum Invents New ADA Accessibility Device
PEORIA (25 News Now) - Making the world more accessible.
That’s the goal behind one Bradley University alum’s new invention -- the PUSH™ device.
As Brett Brooks reports, his invention is going to be used for the first time this Fall and opens doors for you.
“The unique aspect about our device is that it opens doors about 20 feet away,” Pierre Paul says as a student at Bradley University, he saw a problem that needed a solution.
“They are able to use this how they would need to ensure they have the same comfortability and ease of mobility as the rest of the world.”
The PUSH™ device is a small machine which allows those with disabilities to open doors without needing to use the traditional method.
“So instead of coming up to the door, press the button and moving out the way of the door to get through our device allows you to keep moving forward without breaking your motion,” says Paul.
It’s his way of giving businesses and store owners a new method of working with people with mobility issues.
“They take the metal plate off the door and attach one of our systems to their already existing motors. It takes about 5-10 minutes to install it into the door and then automatically whenever you press this button, it send a radio frequency to that door.”
He says he goal is to make this tiny device global.
“My goal right now is to make Peoria the most accessibility city in Illinois and with that we keep expanding throughout the Midwest and then the rest of the united states before taking this globally.”
His alma mater will be the first to test out the push device. They are installing it on every door on campus this summer.
“We’re getting ready to install it within the next month or two. then we’re going to have it on all the doors, do some of our testing, collecting some of our data and for the fall we’re going to have it available to students.”
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