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Accessible Snowboard Collection, 1996-2000

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Donor:
Lemelson Assistive Technology
Twitchell, Colin
Author:
Connolly, Nathan
Capozzi, Matthew
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. : 5 boxes
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Design drawings
Videotapes
Date:
1996
1996-2000
1980-2000
1990-2000
Notes:
The accessible snowboard was developed by Matt Capozzi and Nathan Connolly, students at Hampshire College, Amherst, Mass., under the direction of Colin Twitchell of the Lemelson Assistive Technology Development Center. They developed serveral prototypes, ranging from a PVC chair attached to a snowboard to a design incorporating a suspension system, moveable seat, and a lever that raised the height of the seat to allow entry on a standard chair lift.
Summary:
Matthew Capozzi and Nathan Connolly's invention notebook, two drawings, correspondence, patent documents, videotape, and audiotape relating to the development and testing of the accessible snowboard.
Series 1: Contains a design notebook, drawings, photographs, and correspondence illuminating the designing of the snowboard and the patent process.
Series 2: 4 videotapes showing test runs of the snowboard, and an audiotape of a news broadcast about the snowboard.
Cite as:
Accessible Snowboard Collection, 1996-2000, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Patents
Winter sports
Self-help devices for people with disabilities
Sports for people with disabilities
Inventions
Sports
Sporting goods industry
Snowboarding
People with disabilities
Disabilities
Local number:
2000.3058 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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