Two UTC undergraduates laureates in the James Dyson 2017 Awards

It is almost a regular success story. Two UTC undergraduates, Jordy Manière and Romain Radreaux, have been declared finalists, i.e., are in the “Top 5” line up for the James Dyson 2017 Awards, with their project ‘Liftup’.

LIFTUP is an invention designed to improve autonomy and comfort for persons experiencing difficulty both in sitting down and/or rising to their feet. The system supports the rear of the body and does not need an electric power feed.

LIFTUP can be adapted to any wheel-chair and consists of two adjustable hydraulic pistons, providing between 50 and 70% of the force needed to either stand up or sit down - operational speed is progressive and under the person’s control at all times.

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