Everyday Objects (p1):

Research, explorations, discussions, and products and resources relating to Everyday Objects: from Tech-enhanced Life.

Things and objects we encounter in everyday life. Especially the mundane and everyday variety of things. Like kitchen utensils, packaging and containers, and appliances.

 

For Older Adults, their Families, and Caregivers

— and for Companies Creating Innovations Related to Aging.

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Analysis & Exploration: Everyday Objects

Technology & the Future of Aging

This is a live recording (slides and audio) of a talk given by Richard Caro entitled "The Future of Aging, & the Intersection of Aging & Technology". This talk was given in March 2019, at the Commonwealth Club, San Francisco.

 

 

Alzheimer's Thermostat Design: Jeeves vs. Nurse Ratched

Remember Jeeves, and Nurse Ratched? Imagine they were in charge of designing products for older adults. I wish we had the sort of products I imagine Jeeves would have designed for Bertie Wooster. Unfortunately, we seem to get the products Nurse Ratched might have dreamed up for the unfortunate inmates of "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest".

 

 

Adventures of Designing a Universal Toenail Clipper

Recent Ithaca College Occupational Therapy Student Rebecca Helbraun discovers the challenge that toenail cutting poses for older adults; does some research; and invents, designs and prototypes a new solution. She shares her journey here.

 

 

Joe Maxwell's Universal Design Kitchen

This article describes a piece of universal design (a kitchen) from 83 yr old designer Joe Maxwell. When you read about Joe's kitchen design below from the 1950's you can't help wondering why we don't see more Universal Design in mainstream products.

 

 

Explorer Discussions: Everyday Objects

Explorers Conceptualize a Better Grabber

In this fun brainstorming session, explorers conceptualize in detail a more versatile 'reacher-grabber' tool than those which are currently available. .........Read more

Explorers Conceptualize a Better Grabber

In this fun brainstorming session, explorers conceptualize in detail a more versatile 'reacher-grabber' tool than those which are currently available. .........Read more

Explorers Conceptualize a Better Grabber

In this fun brainstorming session, explorers conceptualize in detail a more versatile 'reacher-grabber' tool than those which are currently available. .........Read more

Explorers Conceptualize a Better Grabber

In this fun brainstorming session, explorers conceptualize in detail a more versatile 'reacher-grabber' tool than those which are currently available. .........Read more

Explorers Conceptualize a Better Grabber

In this fun brainstorming session, explorers conceptualize in detail a more versatile 'reacher-grabber' tool than those which are currently available. .........Read more

Explorers Conceptualize a Better Grabber

In this fun brainstorming session, explorers conceptualize in detail a more versatile 'reacher-grabber' tool than those which are currently available. .........Read more

 

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Useful Products & Resources: Everyday Objects (shared by our Explorers)

The Gilhoolie Jar Opener

 
Gilhoolie Jar Opener
 

The Gilhoolie Jar Opener is a device intended to make easy work of opening tight jar lids and bottle caps.

 

Trendoux Touchscreen Gloves

 
 

Trendoux touchscreen winter gloves include conductive pads at finger and thumb tips intended to allow the wearer to operate touchscreen devices without having to remove the gloves.

 

DayClocks

 
DayClock
 

DayClocks are app driven tablets designed to include the day of the week, the time of day, and timely messages and photos to enhance orientation in persons with cognitive challenges.

 

Sock Slider

 
 

The Sock Slider device is intended to make it easier for persons with functional limitations to put on and take off their socks.

 

PediClipper

 
PediClipper toenail clipper
 

PediClipper is a modified, extended toenail clipper designed to allow persons with range of motion limitations to clip their toe nails.

 

Wireless Remote Outlet Switch

 
 

The Goronya wireless remote outlet switch offers a solution to the problem of having to approach lamps or small electrical appliances to turn them on or off.

 

Stair Climbing Multipurpose Utility Cart with Seat

 
 

The "Stair Climbing Rolling Shopping Multipurpose Laundry Utility Cart with Seat" by Nicely Neat is a cart that is built to negotiate stairs. It tries to solve the problem of how to get the shopping or laundry up or down stairs safely.

 

OXO Good Grips Smooth Edge Can Opener

 
 

This OXO can opener is designed to be friendly to older hands, and offers the bonus of removing the can lid without leaving a sharp, jagged edge.

 

Antioch Clipper Long Handled Toenail Clipper

 
Long handled nail clippers
 

At $69.95 the Antioch Clipper Long Handled Toenail Clipper may be a bit pricey for some – but the many positive reviews, plus the fact that it is (for the moment) out of stock everywhere, tells us that this is a quality product. If bending down to clip your toenails is difficult or painful, this...

 

 

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