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Arthritis patient creates the Uccello Kettle, a solution designed to assist people with disabilities to handle boiling water safely.

Gemma Tria 于 2023-03-21 15:56 分享

About the solution

Diagnosed with arthritis in 2011 it became a challenge for Andy de Petra to complete everyday tasks. As an Italian coffee lover, he immediately became frustrated with the difficulty of lifting a kettle full of water to make his morning coffee. On finding that there were no options, he focused his efforts on designing a kettle that would ease the struggle and enable people to maintain their independence. Reflecting its resemblance to a small bird along with the fluid motion when pouring, the Kettle was named ‘Uccello’, Italian for bird.

The Uccello kettle was designed for people with impaired mobility and strength, specifically by someone who understands the difficulty from personal experience. This kettle differs from the others in that it doesn’t need to be lifted, but it tilts safely to deliver hot water without causing any unwanted pressure and weight on the user.
After the invention of the Uccello Kettle in 2014, one year later Andy de Petra founded Uccello Designs to launch his product, a company that specializes in creating assistive technology products for people with disabilities or limited mobility. Their products aim to help people maintain their independence, dignity, and quality of life. Aside from the Uccello Kettle they have already launched other products such as the Uccello PowerPour, the Assistive Tray or the EasyGrip Cutlery, among others. All of their products are user-friendly and accessible to people with disabilities or limited mobility, and aim to make everyday tasks easier and more manageable.

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Born in Italia, founder and inventor Andy De Petra came to Australia at a young age, bringing with him an inherent knowledge of quality craftsmanship and design and also a true love for coffee. In 2011 he was diagnosed with arthritis, and it became a challenge for Andy to complete everyday tasks. Frustrated with the difficulty lifting a kettle full of water to make his coffee he then focused his efforts on designing the Uccello Kettle, that would ease the struggle and enable people to maintain their independence.

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