Work in the Kitchen with Only One Hand
As the quality of life improves for all of us, one thing we will need to spend some time on is looking after our aging population. Again I expect Design to play a major role in making this happen, and it has!
The One Hand Kitchen by Gabriele Meldaikyte is a great example of universal design. The product allows people with disabilities, arthritis or even low muscle strength, to do things like an able bodied individual would. In this case I would say: nothing makes Granny more happy than empowerment! The ability to go about her life as per normal and on her own steam.
Designed to be used during food preparation, the product has a number of configurations (7 total) that allow the user to cut all kinds of food and fruits, open a tub of yogurt, spread butter on toast and even grate cheese.
I have to say, the challenge in designing multi-functional products is getting all the parts to fit and/or work together, and in this case Gabriele did a splendid job. Enjoy!
Notice the body leaning on one end to keep the food in place? This is the key element that makes this concept work.
Via: Yanko Design