Lift 'n' Buddy Personal Lift Machine
Presentation to ScienceFist Innovation Week Students
* Edison Awards Gold, Industrial Design, 2012, Wall St. Journal Technology Innovation Award, 2012
Sometimes adversity leads to opportunity. During the Great Recession when an estimated 50% of all architects were unemployed, a college friend had an idea for a hand-truck that would help him lift heavy machinery in and out of his work vehicle and onto tables. I designed and drafted patent documents for a machine that would move and lift up to 500 lbs to countertop height. Together we started a business to sell the machines, won a number of awards, and sold the company to Southworth Inc in 2013.
Software: Sketchup, Autodesk Maya, others.