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Transitions Cutlery By Mickael Boulay. Transitions Cutlery By Mickael Boulay March 18, 2013 | Home Couture Store Transitions cutlery collection created by French designer Mickael Boulay in collaboration with a physiotherapist is a set of cutlery that assists the development of impaired motor skills through a series of tangible steps. Each utensil corresponds to a process required to strengthen dexterity from the main muscles of the hand to the tips of the fingers. Category Archive for 'office' at Sub-Studio Design Blog. Eye-candy Thursday, December 10th, 2009 Thursday, October 29th, 2009 Spotted these gorgeous pencil sharpeners by Torsten Neeland over at

Category Archive for 'office' at Sub-Studio Design Blog

Love the simplicity of the shape and the height of the sharpener. Torsten has some pretty nice product designs in his portfolio, including gorgeous walnut veneer salad cutlery for Donna Karan Home (below) – another exercise in simplicity of form. Finally, hello funky rug (below), which actually looks more like a plaster relief, but in reality was fabricated with some special weaving technique that allows for a 3D surface.

New Grocery Cart for Special Needs Children. Abstract: Parents and caregivers of special needs children to have access to a grocery cart specifically designed for challenges faced when shopping.

New Grocery Cart for Special Needs Children

"Drew Ann discovered that as Caroline got older, it became harder to place her into a traditional grocery cart and nearly impossible to maneuver a cart and her wheelchair. " Detail: Parents and caregivers of special needs children who want or need to include their child in the shopping experience will soon have access to a grocery cart specifically designed for the unique challenges they face when shopping. Predicting 'normal' grip strength for rheumatoid arthritis patients. IJE-286. Arthritis_Australia_GTRI_Bottles_and_Jars_Monograph. Human Systems Engineering Branch. SpeechEasy - An Assistive Device for Stuttering. Abstract: SpeechEasy is a device that gives a person who stutters the confidence to say what they desire to at the time they want to say it.

SpeechEasy - An Assistive Device for Stuttering

Detail: People who stutter want to be able to express their ideas, feelings, thoughts and more as freely as people who do not stutter. They certainly deserve to have a voice that is heard by others, and a product known as, "SpeechEasy," presents a potential solution to stuttering. Product Testing. From Arthritis Today Tucked away in a nondescript building on the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) campus in Atlanta is a unique lab whose scientists’ sole purpose is to analyze the interface of man and machine.

Product Testing

This electronic systems laboratory, the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), is where the Arthritis Foundation’s Ease-of-Use Commendation Program tests products. The Arthritis Foundation created the Ease-of-Use Commendation Program to encourage manufacturers to design user-friendly products and packaging that could be recommended to the millions of people living with arthritis. How are products tested? The process begins with the manufacturer, who submits a product to the Arthritis Foundation seeking expert evaluation of its product. Each product is evaluated by a team of scientists, who test the product against a number of “pass” or “fail” requirements specific to the type of product under evaluation.

“We try to be as objective as possible. Le Creuset Kitchen Utensils. The Revolution Jar Scraper, Revolution Small Spatula, Revolution Medium Spatula, Revolution Large Spatula, Revolution Spatula Spoon, Revolution Basting Brush, Revolution Left-handed Sauté Spoon and Right-handed Sauté Spoon have all received the Ease-of-Use Commendation.

Le Creuset Kitchen Utensils

INNOVATIVE WOODEN HANDLES - Each of the revolutionary utensils features a sculpted wooden handle produced with an exclusive 18-step manufacturing process. Three unique features distinguish the groundbreaking design: • elliptical handle shaping that extends the entire length of each wooden handle, encouraging a comfortable grip while preventing rotation and resistance while mixing • push/pull handle design, a detail inspired by French hunting knives, increases control and provides a tactile stop whether pushing or pulling • signature grip rings that provide additional control as well as quick orientation to each utensil’s optimal grip zone Reviewer Comments.

Using A Cane. Arthritis Today Magazine. Product Selection. If you have arthritis, performing everyday tasks can be difficult.

Product Selection

Help make some of these tasks easier by making sure you select products that meet your specific needs. With more than 100 types of arthritis, it can affect everyone differently, so a product that is easy for one person to use may not be easy for you. Advanced Interaction Design at Uppsala University 2010. Inclusive design is a general approach to designing in which designers ensure that their products, environments and services address the needs of the widest possible audience, irrespective of age or ability.

Advanced Interaction Design at Uppsala University 2010

Such products and services are designed, to be accessible and usable by as many people as reasonable possible globally, In a wide range of situations and to the greatest extent where possible without the need for special adaptation or specialized design. Such products include interfaces and other devices that are used as part of our everyday living.

Major survey identifies social barriers for disabled people: get the data. A major disability survey has been released identifying the most common barriers towards daily life.

Major survey identifies social barriers for disabled people: get the data

Randeep Ramesh has written: "Large numbers of disabled people suffered from so much "anxiety and lack of confidence" that they struggled to lead a normal life.The result is a startling gap between what able-bodied and disabled people could manage to do in life. " The Life Opportunities Survey by the ONS asked 18,000 people about eight key areas of life to identify the most common "social barriers" they face.

The ONS state that the survey is "the first major ONS social survey in Great Britain to explore disability in terms of the social barriers to participation that people experience, rather than only measuring disability in terms of impairments or health conditions. " One of the biggest issues that emerged from the survey is the effect of "anxiety and lack of confidence" on daily and common activities. Disability : technology : life » Bicycle Design for People with Disabilities. Gallery: Deafinite Style Industrial Trendy Hearing Aid Design - Furniture, Architecture, Gadget, Industrial Design - Syahdiar Daily Picks Design. Dubbed as Deafinite Style, the gadget not only provides hearing aid feature but also gives a trendy jewelry look.

Gallery: Deafinite Style Industrial Trendy Hearing Aid Design - Furniture, Architecture, Gadget, Industrial Design - Syahdiar Daily Picks Design

Though, the aid is intended only towards the customers with a medium level of hearing disability, but the users with severe hearing damage could order the PLUG that comes with a more powerful system. Created on January 24, 2011 10:18 AM, this deafinite style industrial trendy hearing aid design picture is currently viewed at its largest dimension which is 550 pixels x 390 pixels. Multigrip Cutlery - Kitchen and Dining - Mobility Centre - Mobility Aids. Chef's Knives - Shun and Mac Chef Knives. Good Grips Utensils Set. Good Grips Utensils Set. Knork Single. The Knork is a simple, single utensil that functions as a knife and fork together as one.

Knork Single

Its innovative shape has a balanced handle that provides stability and comfort. This design enables you to more easily cut food by using a rocking motion on the gently curved outside tines. Right Hand Scoop Spoon. Cutlery for People Disabled with Hand Problems. Arthritis Self-Management. Home > Articles > Health Care and Self-Management > by Nancy Callinan, MA, OTR, CHT One of the most unique features of the human body is the opposable thumb. Our thumbs have a wide range of motion that allows us to grasp and manipulate large and small objects in our hands with dexterity and strength.

This mobility makes the thumb a valuable tool, but it is also what causes the thumb joint to be prone to the wear and tear of osteoarthritis (OA). Wrist Splint, Brace. In addition to medication and surgery there are many things you can do on your own or with your doctor or hand therapist to relieve hand pain and perform daily activities. Here are some techniques and devices worth trying. Hot and cold. When hands are swollen and painful from arthritis, cold packs can numb the painful joints and reduce swelling. Cold is also helpful for reducing swelling and inflammation from a new joint injury.

For aching hands without acute inflammation, heat may provide relief. Learn more about using hot and cold for pain relief. Arthritis Self-Management. Arthwriter Hand Aid for Arthritic Hands - Writing Aids for People with Arthritis, Page 2. Design Friday: Wearable Cutlery from Dining in 2015. Adaptive Eating Utensils for People with Arthritis. Gluttoner: You gonna eat that? Cutlery, forks, knives, spoons, plates, cups for elderly, seniors, children with disability, arthritis , rheumatism , injury rehabilitation, limited mobility. Help in Australia, NZ, Pacific. Soft Built Up Handled Eating Utensils - ElderStore. Trying to hold eating utensils when you have Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis or any condition that causes limited hand mobility can be painful.

These conditions mainly attack the joints in the fingers, making your grasping ability very difficult. The Soft Built-Up Handle Utensils offers the best, most affordable, long-term solution anyone who is experiencing this problem could ask for. Flour child: Holiday Gift Guide: Stylish Entertaining. Handy Utensils. Handy Utensils The Intimate Utensils product line is all about the intimacy of eating food.