History Channel broadcasts local inventors’ Human Hoist

Forget the garage, we want a Human Hoist for the living room!


“The newest episode of “Invention USA” will bring exposure to Clarkston cousins and their new invention — the Human Hoist.

Called “the ultimate power shop chair,” Eric Brittingham and Kevin Ferguson devised the Human Hoist to improve efficiency and the health of anyone working in an automotive shop.

“For me, the Human Hoist really became a necessity” while working as a body shop technician, Brittingham said.

“Everybody who works on concrete is constantly crouching and bending over, kneeling or rolling on the ground,” he said. “People are wearing out their knees and hips, so (the Human Hoist) is the office chair for the shop.”

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