Today there are many solutions that help older adults up from the ground. Many are passive, operated by caregivers like patient lifts and quite a humiliating experience. A research participant pointed out to us that she felt like a "piece of meat" and how it was rather "humiliating". Upstå provides a dignifying experience that relies on the older adult's own strength and independence. Since the force is pushing down rather than pulling up, it leverages muscle groups that remain strong longer. Also, Upstå supports the desire to get down to the ground: to play with grandkids, do physical therapy exercises or be outside and garden like before. Upstå gives back freedom. It's empowering, confidence instilling and elegant.