Hamilton collaboration aims to Forge young startups

“Sina Afshani watched his aunt struggling to help his ailing grandmother out of a chair. His aunt urged Afshani, a graduate of industrial design, to make something that could help.

So he did.

The result is Blue Orchid, a simple device that uses a caregiver’s own weight and movement to bring a patient to his or her feet.After 200 prototypes, Afshani is ready for the next stage and the newly opened The Forge at McMaster Innovation Park is helping him get there.”

Read more about The Forge in the full Hamilton Spectator article here!

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