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Woman creates magnetic buttons to help stepfather who has Parkinson's disease get dressed

JoanaSaraiva 于 2019-07-16 17:35 分享

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Gina Adams, a mother of two in Michigan, USA, saw firsthand the toll that Parkinson's disease took on her stepfather, especially when he was unable to do everyday things like button his own shirt.

"He was a brilliant engineer and a guitar player, and when he could no longer button his own shirt, it was devastating for him. I saw my stepdad with this whole closet of clothes he couldn't wear", Gina observed.

A few years later, when her children entered their teens, she came up with a solution to the problem that her stepfather had been facing along with millions of other people who have dexterity issues, that prevent them from getting dressed on their own.

She then created Buttons 2 Button, magnetic adapters that can be attached to button-down shirts. "My background is in the apparel industry, and I believe our clothes express ourselves and our identity. And it is so important for people to lead their lives with a sense of normalcy", the inventor explained.

The adapters can be used on any traditional button-down shirt. One part goes over the shirt button and the other part on the buttonhole to turn shirts into magnetic closures.

Gina said she envisions people using the adapters to help with everything from multiple sclerosis and arthritis to recovery from hand surgery and Parkinson's, the disease that struck her stepfather. "Helping people regain confidence, time and dignity is important", the innovator highlighted.

Adapted from: https://gma.abc/2xR8Nf6

More info: https://www.buttons2button.com


DISCLAIMER: This story was written by someone who is not the author of the solution, therefore please be advised that, although it was written with the utmost respect for the innovation and the innovator, there can be some incorrect statements. If you find any errors please contact the patient Innovation team via info@patient-innovation.com


Gina Adams, from the USA, created magnetic buttons to help her stepfather who has Parkinson's disease perform daily tasks, such as getting dressed.

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