Jake Barton and Samuel Zintl

We chose to work on the issue of back problems, and for our approach to this problem, we thought that if we gave homeless people good supportive backpacks with a hiking frame that it could remove one of the main sources for these injuries. We expanded on that idea to instead be a rack of sorts with many places to attach different things. Including a phone case, a carabiner holder, and perhaps most importantly, a hook to hold plastic or tote bags. These things would provide an alternative method of carrying belongings that otherwise would have to be done with either a bad backpack or using one's hands. The backpack is not a good option because they usually have very poor support and sometimes not a lot of space. We fixed that problem by having waist and hip support from a hiking backpack frame, instead of just shoulder support like most backpacks.