New Cooking Aid Developed for Arthritis SufferersBy Ridden, Paul; Gizmag,
Publication Date: March 16, 2011
Article features a tool that enables people with grasping disabilities to lift and transport hot cookware with one or no handle. The Arthritis Handle is described as a device that slips over the forearm and allows the user to safely transport cookware such as saucepans around the kitchen. It is made of thermoplastic elastomers and has a heat resistant silicone coating to limit heat transfer to the user’s arm. A padded lining maximizes surface contact, and a magnetic strip adds extra stability for metal pans. The handle can be used on either arm, or two handles can be employed to carry pans without handles. The ergonomically designed finger holder at the front is designed so that users do not need to twist their fingers. Designed by an industrial design engineer with input from users with rheumatroid arthritis, the Arthritis Handle was entered into the 2011 Australian Design Award/James Dyson Award and the Kitchen Tools International Design competitions. The article includes a link to a short video showing the handle undergoing user testing.
Published by: Gizmag Pty Ltd (Website:http://www.gizmag.com/)
Link to text: http://www.gizmag.com/arthritis-handle-designed-to-help-sufferers-better-grip-cookware/18147/
Link to video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aK5TDyA_wg&feature=player_embedded