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The 'Levytator' is the World's First Sinuous Electric Staircase

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Sep 29, 2010 • References: city.ac.uk and gizmodo
Invented by Jack Levy of the City University of London, the 'Levytator' is the world's first sinuous escalator, designed based on a surprisingly simple concept.

Using a continuous loop of steps, the 'Levytator' consists of both an up and a down staircase, making the entire system more efficient than preexisting designs. Each tread is formed as a curve, enabling the easy turning of corners that give the 'Levytator' its meandering mastery, whether ascending, descending or traveling level.