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ACIDO Rocket Finalist

The UpLift: Bring your independence back.

The UpLift is a compact wheelchair attachment that replaces the armrest with a useful tool to help low strength elderly sit, stand, and stay balanced, bringing their independence and confidence back. It acts as a portable grab bar that tucks away and blends in with the wheelchair, acting as an armrest, and then expands to allow the user to freely get up and down from their wheelchair, with constant support within arms reach.

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About the Designer

Nicco Timpano, Carleton

A designer with a passion for helping others, Nicco aims to use his skills to make a positive impact in the lives of those around him, and even the ones he has not met yet. With his user-oriented design approach, he strives to build strong connections as his main focus for collaboration within his problem-solving process, as communication, presentations, and his 3D-oriented mind are his key tools.