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Alive / Escape equipment


As a holistic solution for space and security concerns, this emergency lift is designed for seamless integration into balconies. It features a human-centered design and an escape platform, on which users can stand in the event of an emergency. The lift can be unfolded easily and intuitively with a well-thought-out safety belt system. The semi-covered device can help reduce users' fear of height when it is in use. It can hold one to two individuals at a time so that users are accompanied and will be less fearful.


Shu-Te University

Shu-Te University
Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

Yu- Liang Liu,
Shu-Te University

Ya-Fan Chu,
Shu-Te University

Wan-Ting Wang,
Shu-Te University