Trine University students design mechanism for disabled veteran

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)– On Friday, Trine University students presented a retired Marine Corps veteran with something that he will cherish forever.

Christopher Billmyer is a retired Marine Corps veteran, but also a bilateral above-the-knee amputee.

Since his retirement from the Marine Corps, Billmeyer has become an avid kayaker. However, his disability sometimes presents as an obstacle to some outdoor activities, such as kayaking. That’s where Trine University’s biomedical engineering graduates stepped in.