A Chair Fit for Dancing

As a choreographer who often collaborates with dancers with disabilities, Merry Lynn Morris has long thought that traditional manual and power wheelchair designs were constraining. Her work in integrative dance, along with her experience growing up with a father who relied on a wheelchair, inspired her to invent a power wheelchair designed for artistic expression. Equipped with omnidirectional movement, a rotating seat, and a hands-free control, the chair enables dancers to explore new movement techniques, and may one day provide greater mobility in everyday life, too.


Produced by Luke Groskin
Music by Audio Network
Filmed by Brook Eschenroeder and Charlie Diaz
Additional Stills and Video by
Merry Lynn Morris and Celi Creative
Special Thanks to Brianna Biaggi

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About Luke Groskin

Luke Groskin is Science Friday’s video producer. He’s on a mission to make you love spiders and other odd creatures.