How a U. of I. grad’s invention led to a growing business — and a key piece of gear she’ll rely on when racing the Chicago Marathon

As a kid, Arielle Rausin had little interest in sports — even before the car accident that paralyzed her from the waist down at age 10. She remembers being forced to participate in gym class at her …
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GTB’s Wearable Tech Invention Included in Chicago Museum Collection

DEARBORN, Mich., March 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — WPP’s global communications agency GTB announced today that its wearable tech invention, Ford SafeCap, is included in the Wired to Wear exhibit at …
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Rotacaster – Which way do you want to go?


I like the thinking behind this invention, a wheel inside a wheel. By adding small wheels to the larger wheel it allows you to move in any direction. Good one…

The Rotacaster wheel was a show-stopper at the 2007 ProMat Expo in Chicago.

The exhibition drew 35,000 visitors to inspect the wares of the materials handling market.

Tuncurry designer Graham Guile’s creation was hailed “the most innovative product at the show.”

Company CEO Peter McKinnon described the prospects of Rotacaster Wheel Limited, currently being assessed by US consultants, as “very positive.”

“The response has been very encouraging, and now we’re finalising negotiations for larger premises and additional machinery in Tuncurry.”

The little gadget at the centre of all the fuss is a fixed wheel that uses dozens of embedded rollers to move in all directions, including directly sideways.

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