Oxford Post Graduate Sarah Tress, Founder of Loop Cushion –
Sarah Tress is a postgraduate student at the University of Oxford studying for the MPhil in Development Studies. While in her undergraduate studies in Mechanical Engineering at MIT, she founded Loop Cushion which is developing low-cost inflatable wheelchair seat cushions from bicycle inner tubes for use in low-resource contexts. She is now the Executive Director at Loop Cushion, a nonprofit which currently has a team of three people, all MIT graduates. Loop has done small pilot tests in Indonesia and is currently working to scale manufacturing methods and find partnerships in new regions.
Read more about Sarah’s work here
Find out about the Loop Cushion here