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Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia Divisão de Design Industrial Shift Lift assist walker
Shift Lift assist walker is Iron Design Award winner in 2017 - 2018 Differently Abled and Seniors' Assistance Design Award Category.
Shift Lift assist walker

Shift is a low tech and low cost walker designed to provide gait assistance and enhance sit-to-stand and stand-to-sit transitions, offering an alternative to early wheelchair use. The improvement on the transfer maneuver is due to the products structural features: an extra handlebar and the posterior feet design, which provide a secure lift movement. Its style was designed to shift from social stigma related concepts to an independent and social living.

Shift Lift assist walker
Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia Divisão de Design Industrial Shift
Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia Divisão de Design Industrial Lift assist walker
Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia Divisão de Design Industrial design
Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia Divisão de Design Industrial design
Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia Div Des Ind.

Headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, the Institute, part of the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations and Communications (MCTIC) of Brazil, operates along with the productive sector, providing innovative technology solutions and specialized technical services. Its performance is focused on energy, industrial health complex, oil and gas, defense, renewable energy, green chemistry and social technologies. An important result INT achieved has been in the area of social development, with transfer of assistive technologies and social inclusion. Among recent projects are: the Braille Electronic Wall, aimed at the social inclusion of the visually and hearing impaired; pedagogical objects to facilitate the learning of students with disabilities such as autism; and the development of wheelchairs.