Full Invention Name:
iGo For Stairs
iGo - Bayview Glen School
We are five Grade 7 female students at Bayview Glen School that love science and technology. We are thrilled to complete our rookie season winning the regional Champion’s Award and Ontario East Provincial Championship Innovative Solution Award. We think the best part of our FLL journey is that we have developed friendships that will last a lifetime. We worked and learned together as a team. We learned to respect and listen to each other’s ideas, worked through challenges and celebrated when we made our ideas work! We also reached out to senior partners, professionals, and our school community to share our FLL experience. And you guessed it, the most important things to iGo is……. TO HAVE FUN! (and FOOD!)
Brief Submission Description:
We learned that electric chair lift can be unsafe if not maintained or improperly used, and some seniors simply do not like its look and its cost. Our invention is an independent living aid for seniors to use the stairs safely. It consists of a stability rod and a track that give horizontal support for seniors to hold on firmly to go up or down the stairs safely at their own pace. This rod glides along a track that can be installed in addition to the existing railing.