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The Price of Life | Twesha Ghosh | TEDxMoreauCatholicHS

The manual wheelchairs sold today do not allow the user to navigate their daily lives independently. Wheelchairs are not self-elevating, all-terrain and/or sanitary. The battery-powered "all-purpose" wheelchairs cost over $1000. Companies need to have greater focus and innovation in creating mechanical wheelchairs that are all-purpose, economical, sustainable and can increase the independence for wheelchair users. Twesha Ghosh is a senior at Moreau Catholic High School. She is the president of Inclusive Club and a wheelchair accessible travel blogger for her site, Twesha’s Travel Diary. Twesha grew up with a father who is a wheelchair/crutch user. In 2021, she provisionally patented her Self-elevating, All-Terrain, Covid-19 Safe All-Purpose wheelchair design, and hopes to patent her design by 2023. In the future, Twesha hopes to create a company that mass produces mechanically powered all-purpose wheelchairs that are economical, portable, and cater to the people in need. She will be continuing her education at UC Berkeley College of Engineering pursuing a major in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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