Dubuque, IA

Universally Fitting Anti-Rollback Device for Wheelchairs

The Wahlert Catholic High School invented Feltes One-Way - a universally fitting, anti-rollback device for manual wheelchairs. This device prevents manual wheelchair users from rolling backwards on inclines using a tooth-locking mechanism. It is estimated that in the United States there are over 100,000 annual emergency room visits due to wheelchair related injuries from the 1.7 million wheelchair users outside of medical institutions. The Feltes One-Way can help prevent these injuries and increase the independence of manual wheelchair users. The device is estimated to cost $75 per wheelchair. Watch their 2015 EurekaFest Video