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.
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.