Ruth Amos (born 1989) is a British entrepreneur and inventor of the StairSteady. The StairSteady is an aid to enable people with limited mobility to use their stairs confidently and safely. Amos designed it as part of a GCSE resistant materials project as a response to her teacher’s challenge to design an aid for people with limited mobility to use their stairs. He was prompted to do this as his father had recently had a stroke. Her product was launched in April 2008 at Naidex, a national healthcare show, and StairSteady ltd started trading September 2008.
Amos won the 2006 Young Engineer of the Year award in Britain with her idea. She was also picked as the youngest ever of Britain's 'Heroines For Hard Times' 35 women under 35 by Management Today, Derbyshire Young Achiever 2006, she was the first ever Women of the Future 'YoungStar' award winner, and she was listed on the Yorkshire 42 under 42 in May 2010.
Ruth is passionate about engineering and science. She has been a STEM ambassador for the past four years; she has also been involved with the Your Life Project. Regularly judging for the Big Bang science and engineering fair. Ruth recent set up Kids Invent Stuff, a youtube channel that makes Kids Inventions. Started with fellow inventor Shawn Brown the two inventors set monthly challenges to 5-11 year olds with the chance to have their idea made and tested on camera.