Ed Fitzgibbons Middlebury College

Middlebury student produces dining tray for those on crutches

It’s a potential problem in any dining hall: a customer on crutches or one with difficult mobility. That makes balancing trays—or dishes in trayless environments—a huge challenge.

It was one faced by Ed Fitzgibbons, a Middlebury College student when he broke his leg in January 2011 and had to be on crutches for 12 weeks.

“My friends tried to help but it was still very difficult,” he says.

Fitzgibbons is an

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