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A New Lift for Those Who Need It

The eZ-uP device was designed by NASA engineer, Paul Neal, who worked with Kennedy Space Center. He took his idea to RJDesigns & Associates. With refinements, they developed a lightweight aluminum structure to assist the elderly in lifting themselves from seated positions. It can support people in excess of 500 pounds and is quickly assembled without tools. It is completely adjustable to fit under most sofas, chairs, and beds and will not slip on wood or tile floors. Also, it is relatively inexpensive compared to other products on the market. The apparatus is placed under the seat and adjusted so that the hand supports are in front of the person just under shoulder level. The seated person then takes hold and easily lifts himself from the seat.
Internal Laboratory Ref #: 
KSC-SO-9
Patent Status: 
Agency
NASA
Region
Southeast
State: 
Florida
Phone: 
321-861-6723
Email: 
KSC-DL-TechnologyTransfer@mail.nasa.gov
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