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LEVITATION LABS is a Chicago-based product development company specializing in bringing to market first-of-a-kind patented products designed to empower today's consumers.


WORLD'S FIRST ZERO-GRAVITY RETAIL PRODUCTS:

      • UPLIFT®LITE Zero-gravity Bedmaking System.

      • UPLIFT®360 Zero-gravity Bedmaking, Mattress Rotation & Bedskirt Installation System.

            YEARS INVESTED IN PRODUCT RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT:

            Once we learned that hotel housekeepers were suffering chronic repetitive lifting injuries from making up between 16 to 25 beds per day, we thought we could use our product design and innovations talents to help.

            After years of extensive market research, product development, real-world beta testing, and patent work, Levitation Labs introduced its new hovercraft-inspired technology to make any mattress virtually weightless in seconds at the press of a button, for ease of sheet tucking and mattress rotation (all while holding an option bed skirt neatly in place).

            Patented ultra-lightweight fabric UnderCover® design allows UPLIFT®360 and UPLIFT®LITE to remain under and float any mattress at the touch of a button for:

             
            ZERO-GRAVITY SHEET TUCKING


            UPLIFT®360 also adds no-lift Mattress Rotation to maximize mattress life and sleep comfort—and ease of Bedskirt Installation.

             
            MATTRESS ROTATION


             
            BEDSKIRT INSTALLATION


            REAL-WORLD RESEARCH REVEALS HEAVY-MATTRESS EPIDEMIC:
            While in the midst of patenting several variations of our hovercraft-inspired Zero-gravity Technology, test marketing revealed:
            • Almost 60% of all respondents report suffering from some sort of “pain or injury that could render bed-making challenging...”

            • 7 out of 10 respondents considered their own mattress “heavy or difficult to work with.”

            • 85% of consumer respondents were interested in purchasing UPLIFT®360 to use on their mattresses at home.

            ... and so UPLIFT®360 was born.

            FOR HOMES, HOTELS & HEALTHCARE:
            UPLIFT®360 and UPLIFT®LITE hovercraft-inspired Zero-gravity Mattress Bedmaking Systems are ideally suited for use in hotels, to reduce chronic housekeeper injuries; for home-healthcare workers to weightlessly float mattress and patient without ever having to lift the mattress to make the patient's bed; and for use on existing mattresses of everyday consumers for ease of sheet tucking, fitted sheet installation, mattress rotation, and bedskirt ease of bedskirt replacement and installation.

            “Mattresses that are turned regularly may have their life expectancy extended by as much as 50 percent...”

            – Jones, Thomas J.A. Professional Management of Housekeeping Operations. (Wiley, '07)

            Regularly (once per month) rotating a mattress has been known to extend both mattress life & sleep comfort by evening out uncomfortable body impressions; depressions that form in the mattress from sleeping in the same place for prolonged periods of time.

            In his highly-esteemed hotel industry manual, Professional Management of Housekeeping Operations, the author, Thomas J.A. Jones writes, “Mattresses that are turned regularly may have their life expectancy extended by as much as 50 percent.” (Chapter 4; Pg. 68; Care and Maintenance of Beds).

            UPLIFT®360 benefits:
              • Extends the life of your mattress; reducing the need to replace it.

              • Evens out body impressions for a good night’s sleep.

              • Helps mattress owners remains in compliance with mattress warranties.

              • Eliminates back, neck, & shoulder strain due to heavy mattress lifting.

              • Makes mornings a little easier...and perhaps even a little more fun.

                94 OF 95 LUXURY HOTEL HOUSEKEEPERS PREFER UPLIFT®:
                94 of 95 housekeepers at a world renowned Chicago-based global hotel chain preferred using UPLIFT®360 to eliminate the need for them to lift a heavy mattress during bed making and because they reported that they would have more energy to bring home to their families at the end of a long day of making 16-25 beds – every work day for as many as 37 years of their lives.

                TESTED & PERFECTED IN LUXURY HOTELS & RESORTS:
                UPLIFT®360 and UPLIFT®LITE was developed and tested in some of the most well-known Chicago-area hotels, on some of the heaviest mattresses in the hospitality industry.  

                Now, for the first time ever, we’ve created a version of our Weightless Bed Making System for mattress owners to experience the same effortless sheet tucking, mattress rotation, and ease of bedskirt installation in their own home.

                UL APPROVED FOR RESIDENTIAL USE IN NORTH AMERICA:
                UPLIFT®360 and UPLIFT®LITE are Underwriters Laboratories consumer produt certified for household use in North America and comes with everything consumers need to weightlessly make their bed, rotate their mattress, and once and for all tame that unruly bedskirt.

                UPLIFT®360 and UPLIFT®LITE.  Designed to empower mattress-owning consumers, everywhere!

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                Dedicated to UPLIFTING and EMPOWERING everyday people every day, through the art of product design.
                Bill Scarleski
                Bill Scarleski
                COO / Product Design
                Jon Grondahl
                Jon Grondahl
                Director Art & Creative
                Megan George
                Megan George
                Director User Experience
                Kevin Pope
                Kevin Pope
                DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY
                Steve Oster
                Steve Oster
                Customer Relations
                Matt Heisley
                Matt Heisley
                Global Sales & Licensing
                Joseph Peterson
                Joseph Peterson
                Retail Sales
                Marty Rogers
                Marty Rogers
                Hospitality