Gulfport High School InvenTeam

Gulfport, MO
Boat boarding lift for mobility impaired individuals

The Gulfport High School InvenTeam invented a stable, screw-driven wheelchair lift to assist individuals with mobility impairments who wish to board boats at the Gulfport Pier. This invention will increase safety for wheelchair-bound individuals boarding boats since there are no ADA requirements regarding the boarding of individuals in wheelchairs onto a boat. A linear actuator allows the lift to rotate horizontally 90 degrees, so that it may place the individual and their chair into a boat. The enclosed platform and latching mechanism ensure that while the lift is in motion, the individual and chair do not move. The lift is also able to move up to four feet vertically to account for the changing tides.


April 29, 2016

Attention! T-minus 49 days until Eureka Fest! Do you know where your project is?

March 17, 2016

Earlier this month, out team hosted our Mid-Grant Technical Review.

February 24, 2016

This month, our business team has been working to organize the Mid-Grant Technical Review.

January 12, 2016

Along with ringing in the new year, our team has been busy revising our lift system design.

December 28, 2015

Friday the eighteenth, our team held a video chat with Mr. Anthony Perry to discuss our invention's design and how our team has progressed thus far.