Assisted Drinking Aid
Assisted Mug designed to reduce pain and anxiety in patients with impaired hand mobility
The Design Process
I carried out research both online as well as by visiting hospitals to understand scenario of patients who were affected with impaired hand mobility and their psychological conditions faced during each day they had to face for the first cup of tea/coffee every morning. This was followed by understanding the products which are available in market – they were not many and did not satisfy as appropriate solution.
Carried out basic ideation using sketching, the best case scenario were then modeled using 3D software. Stress test and other analytics were studied and then prototype were generated using steel glass available in market. A prototype was also constructed out of plastic clay over a plastic bottle which was used as model during patient interview so as to understand the difference between holding the conventional mug and modified mug. Almost all patient expressed their satisfaction over the comfort given by the assisted mug.
The mug design concept was submitted for Microsoft Design Challenge 2020. The same was accepted but the decision was postponed due to Covid-19 Pandemic.
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