Rolling Dance Chair
It’s a high-tech device getting national attention—and it’s not the invention of an engineer, but of a dancer! University Beat on WUSF TV introduces you to USF instructor Merry Lynn Morris and her Rolling Dance Chair, which lets people with disabilities dance.
There’s a freedom that comes with dancing and the ability to express yourself through movement.
People with physical disabilities who can’t experience that freedom might soon find an answer thanks to an invention from a USF Dance instructor. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 introduces you to Merry Lynn Morris, and tells you the story of how her own experiences led her to create a ‘dancing wheelchair.'
Merry Lynn Morris
Instructor/Adviser, USF School of Theatre & Dance
Rolling Dance Chair website
Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:45 AM and 8:45 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday just before 10:30 PM
Television - Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week
Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.