INCLUSIVE PILL CONTAINER
-------- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype prescription-medicine pill bottle for individual who are blind or have low vision. Two University of Cincinnati design students, Alex Broerman and Ashley Ma, have designed their “Inclusive Bottles for the Blind” in order to make identification and use of pill bottles more straightforward and affordable than existing high-tech solutions. The bottles were designed after carrying out a survey of existing products and end-users identified a number of limitations with available pill bottles. The inclusive pill bottle features a lid on hinges that flips open that is designed to be easy for individuals with arthritis to open while remaining childproof. tThis design also eliminates the likelihood of losing a bottle cap. It has a small rectangular bottle body thatl allows users to easily reach in and pick out pills without the need to pour out a larger supply into the palm for subsequent selection of the required dosage. Its 2-inch base is intended to prevent the bottle from tipping over and spilling the medication. The lid includes eight distinct textures that correspond to different medications. The textures are not Braille so users are not required to read Braille. Each lid also sports a distinct color so different medication can be identified by the color of the lid. A “fail-safe” audio button on the lid can be pressed for an audio statement on the medicinal contents. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 3 x 2 x 2 inches. AUTHOR: Gavin Corley. TITLE: Inclusive Pill Bottles for the Blind. WEBSITE: medGadget. REF: http://medgadget.com/2012/05/inclusive-pill-bottles-for-the-blind.html.
Notes: Project blog website, http://thesis.itsashleyma.com.
This product record was updated on June 2, 2012.
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