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Michael Graves, September 2012, presentation
Architect Michael Graves showed an image of the average hospital room, highlighting the distance of regularly-needed items from the bed. Photo by Tyler Rudick
Michael Graves, September 2012, in wheelchair
Graves arrived at the talk in his trademark iBOT, a motorized stair-climbing wheelchair that "stands" while balancing on two wheels.  Photo by Tyler Rudick
Michael Graves, Patient Chair
The Graves hospital chair is designed with arthritic and elderly patients in mind, offering arm rests that ease the process of standing. Courtesy of Stryker Corp.
Michael Graves, Bedside Overbed Table
The redesigned bedside overbed table is far easier to clean the its particle-board cousin of yore. Courtesy of Stryker Corp.
Michael Graves, Bedside Cabinet
With its unique two-way drawer, the bedside cabinet can be opened from either side. It also features a sturdy writing surface and a bedside trashcan. Courtesy of Stryker Corp.
Michael Graves, September 2012, presentation
Graves discussed how a redesigned shower drain has made life easier and safer for those in wheelchairs. Photo by Tyler Rudick