Ben Keeble

The portable mobile seat raiser helping to combat mobility issues







North West (England)



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The portable mobile seat raiser helping to combat mobility issues

When Ben Keeble received a Witty Scholarship in Entrepreneurship, it catalysed his passion for combining innovation and business.

Ben’s business, Mobiliaid, is based on his grandfather’s experiences. Meeting people became increasingly difficult for his grandfather when he started to struggle with sitting and standing. As a result, he wasn’t able to socialise, which led to loneliness, isolation and a deterioration in his physical and mental health.

Mobiliaid is a mobile seat raiser which allows a person with mobility issues to sit and stand from seats when they are out and about. The product can fit on any chair, is quick to set up and is easily transported.

After developing a proof of concept, Ben’s product is now going through the final stage of prototyping.

“I have spent a lot of time working to develop the product and ensure funding is in place for the early stages. However, now is the time I need to fully understand how to get the product manufactured and to market,” he says.



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