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Providing wheelchair users with a safe, cost effective and convenient means of transporting a wheelchair and user up and down stairs.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Location Champaign, IL, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded May 2011
  • Employees 4
  • Website

Company Summary

EscaWheel offers a product that allows wheelchair users to travel up and down stairs in their wheelchair. This is an important product because it affords users freedom of residential choices as well as independence from an attendent.


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    Christopher Scott Delaney

    Through his education at University of Illinois, internships with Exelon Corporation, and leadership positions in Pi Tau Sigma, Chris Delaney has developed his education in not only engineering fundamentals, but in leadership, management, marketing, and accounting as well. He is also proficient in Microsoft Office, ProEngineer, and ANSYS.

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    Eric Ian Gobst

    Eric has had a diverse background since entering the University of Illinois. Having taken many entrepreneurial classes, as well as passion for robotics, Eric brings many non-mechanical and business technical skills to the team.

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    James Collier How

    Jake How brings creativity and analytical skills to the team when designing components. He is proficient in ProEngineer and ANSYS for drafting and analyzing parts. Previous internships at Caterpillar and UOP give him insight into the properties of materials and experience in designing products to meet codes.

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    Anando Ali Naqui

    Anando offers a variety of skills to EscaWheel. Stemming from his manufacturing experience, Anando can analyze problems of diverse natures and offer solutions to those problems. Additionally Anando has and will continue to focus on the communication aspect of this project, including presentations and other, business related tasks.


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    Alan Singleton