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The Step-Up invention will help the wheelchair-bound be more mobile. (Photo: Ziv-Av Engineering)

The Step-Up invention will help the wheelchair-bound be more mobile. (Photo: Ziv-Av Engineering)

Excerpt of article by John Donovan | From the Grapevine

Ascending a curb can be an impossible hurdle. This innovative idea makes it smooth and easy. For many people in wheelchairs, a four-inch curb might as well be a six-foot wall.

Ilan Aviv never really thought about [the problem] until he saw his wheelchair-bound in-laws trying to navigate their way to the local market and hair salon where they live. It was eye-opening. Even in what has been billed as an increasingly accessible world for the disabled, everyday obstacles remain.

And so Aviv, a musician by trade, began to think about a solution. He looked at wheelchairs, and at what they needed to do, and then he took an idea he had to Ziv-Av Engineering, a developer of medical devices. The Step-Up was born.

My Question

Does anybody know if this product would help wheelchair users ascend and descend a flight of stairs?

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Thanks to Wendy for sharing the article with me; Ilan Aviv for inventing the Step-Up; Ziv-Av Engineering for developing Step-Up; John Donovan for writing the article; From the Grapevine for committing is resources to the article; and all the people who, directly or indirectly, made it possible for me to include the picture and text in this post.

Even after brain surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments to eradicate his brain cancer, Scott continued to work; continued to study; and earned professional certifications from the Project Management Institute, American Society of Quality, and Stanford University School of Professional Development. How were all of these achievements possible at a time when Scott was struggling with the hurdles of brain injury? The answers are in this blog.

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During the past 13 years, I have been diagnosed with cancer, brain injury, balance issues, stroke, ataxia, visual impairment, and auditory challenges. I have overcome significant adversity! I can explain how to overcome your challenges. I am a very active Toastmaster and a motivational speaker.