MIT just keeps crankin’ out cool products. Post-ceding Clocky and the Disco Dance Floor is a battery-powered rope ascender called ATLAS. The genius of one Nathan Ball, this 25-pound belt lifts people weighing up to 250-pounds off the ground up to 50 feet in the air for a few seconds.
Ball has since gone on to form Atlas LLC to manufacture and sell the product, which is targeted at emergency services and military use. So don’t expect see one at the local K-Mart anytime soon.