When thinking about improving the elevator many

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When thinking about improving the elevator, many things come to mind. The first example would be to improve the overall speed of it. When improving speed, it would allow the user to get to there destination faster and allow them to be more productive and have more time in their day. To do this the elevator manufacturer would need to provide the system with a faster motor to elevate the user faster. This would also make elevators with small maximum weights, take less time to return to the ground floor to pick up waiting passengers. This would also allow for less elevators in larger buildings because of the new speed capability. The next improvement we came up with was having a larger weight restriction. This is a big innovation because many users rush to get to their destination, only to find that the elevator can only allow a certain amount of users on at any given time. An example of this is the Information Technology Engineering building’s elevator. Many undergraduate students have to wait for one or more elevators in a morning because of the amount of weight the current one can hold. Many students will squeeze in like a pack of sardines in the attempt to try and get to their designated floor, but the alarm for too much weight sounds and many students need to get off. Another big improvement could be the use of not only vertical travel but
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horizontal as well. The innovation of horizontal travel could help many users, such as those with disabilities, and the delivery of freight. The user with a disability could easily be dropped off at the location of their choice and not have to walk as far. This could also help with the delivery of packages on elevators not used by people but by freight. This would allow a package from the packaging department to be sent to the shipping department without having to push it or carry it to the proper location. Finally the last improvement thought up by our group is to add seats to the elevator. This would allow the users to know how many people would fit and still be under the weight restrictions. This would also be useful in office buildings with hundreds of floors. For users that have to go all the way from the 1st floor to the 100th floor, seats would add to the comfortability of the ride, especially if the users have problems with standing for longer amounts of time. This could also help with the addition of higher speeds, because users will be seated and secure. The users could relax on the ride to their office and then disembark in seconds rather then minutes. In conclusion, elevators are a great way to transport objects, people who are disabled, people carrying a lot of objects, and for those who would just rather not take the stairs. Elevators are simple to use and they do not have a numerous amount of functions, which would confuse the user. As with every great invention, elevators can be improved in ways that will make them more convenient and user-friendly. But as of now, elevators have improved a lot since they were first created and help millions of people each day.
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