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Man invents system to help his uncle with paralysed limb to cook

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2017-01-06 16:32

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"He told me how small gestures like this were helpful, and that got me thinking about how to address challenges faced by people with one functioning arm," the inventor explained.

The solutions has three parts: Consists of a series of modular units that aids the user in various kitchen processes from food preparation to dish washing. The used material was a major concern for the designer.

"The material had to be of the right tension and flexibility. Even the design of the bumps was considered. If the bump was like a small cross, it could collect dust," Loren expressed.

Oneware also allows the user to hook on, with one hand, a plastic bag for food waste.

It took about a year for the inventor to developed this innovation.

Loren already won two awards with this invention: The the Singapore winner of this 2016 James Dyson Award, and the 2016 Ikea Singapore Young Designer Award.

The aid isn’t yet on the market, but the inventor is looking for manufacturers.

More info: http://www.jamesdysonaward.org/projects/oneware/

Adapted from: http://bit.ly/2iJIMrz

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About the author

Loren Lim, born in Singapore, in 1991, is a research assistant with a design background who created Oneware, in 2016, a sink necessity for people who only have one functioning arm. Loren created this device because of his uncle, who could only move his right arm after having a stroke, and who loved to cook.

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