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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.


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