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StairSteady invented by a 16 year old maker…

When not in use, the handle goes from the square section to a round at either the top or bottom of the stairs and so the handle folds away parallel with the wall and is unobtrusive. This allows the stairs to be used by both those with unlimited and limited mobility in the household.

Invented by Sheffield girl Ruth Amos who won the prestigious Young Engineer for Great Britain award for its creation, the StairSteady is produced in Sheffield, by one of the top engineering companies, to the highest standards and is distributed by her own company StairSteady Ltd.

StairSteady Ltd was set up in 2006 by Ruth Amos, when Ruth was just 16years old. It all began with her GCSE resistant materials project. The original project idea came about when Ruth’s teacher’s father had a stroke and was told he needed to continue to exercise but was unable to use his stairs. A StairSteady would have enabled him to do that.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.

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