Evacuating differently-abled or pregnant women from high-rise buildings to safety in case of emergencies such as fires, bomb threats, earthquakes, etc., poses a significant challenge, as the lifts are generally grounded in such scenarios.
During a fire, the critical time for evacuating personnel at the floor level is 2.5 minutes, as the fire and smoke can engulf the entire floor. The evacuation chair has been designed to assist anyone who is unable to exit the building using the staircase, such as pregnant women or differently-abled individuals.
The evacuation chair is a comfortable chair that can glide over the staircase and move comfortably on the floor level. It is a single-operator model that requires only one person to operate.