Thursday, May 01, 2008

Stair-climbing device keeps those with special needs active

Ruth Amos set up her company when she was only 16. A young woman from Sheffield has turned a GCSE coursework project into an award-winning stair-climbing device for older and disabled people.
As a high-school student, Ruth Amos invented the StairSteady handrail, a horizontal rail that assists people with disabilities or senior citizens in climbing the stairs without the need of a stair lift. Amos won first prize in the Young Engineer for Britain competition, and has set up a company to market her product. BBC

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