CINCINNATI (Joe Webb) — People may not have heard of West Chester native Ryan Eder but the design and inventing world has.
A few years ago, his senior project at the University of Cincinnati won an international design competition that was won the next year by a little thing called the iPhone. Since then, Eder’s been working out the bugs on his invention and last week he rolled it out.
In a trailer turned showroom parked on the UC campus is Ryan Eder’s life work. Sparked by a trip to a west side gym where a man in a wheelchair was struggling with the machines.
“I called 200 clubs and told them I was a wheelchair user looking to work out and asked, ‘What do you have?’ And 94% of them didn’t have anything,” said Eder.