The Team

Founder and Engineer

Amer Abughaida is the engineer on the Pelico team. It was his experience during middle school that first inspired him to develop a stair-climbing wheelchair, when a peer who was physically challenged and relied on a wheelchair struggled getting around the school building. The building was old and lacked the required amenities for the handicapped - ramps were nonexistent and the building did not have an elevator.

Throughout the years, he's worked to research and develop his idea, and today, the Pelico team is ready to begin creating and testing a prototype.
Amer completed his Masters in Engineering at the University of Michigan in 2014.