I learned in clinic the other day that I can only make fun of medical conditions that close family members have. Therefore, in keeping with decorum, I will restrain from any parkisonian jokes for this product. But rest assured, I’ll be all over the next CHF / Alcoholic / ED product like ugly on an ape. . . like white on rice. . . like a 6 month waiting list in a Canadian ER.
DrinkSteady frees you to drink without spilling, despite hand tremor motion.
A rubber grip captures mugs, cans and wine glasses. Gravity stablizes the drink by allowing the handle to be twisted in two directions. To pour the drink into your mouth, a catch on the handle locks the mechanism. Special effort went into designing an ergonomic handle to fit all hand sizes and to look like a popular thermos cup.
It is hoped that this patent protected design will be manufactured and be ready for purchasing for all people in 2008. Your help is needed, please look at futureSteady to find out more and to make contact. The retail price would be dependant upon the success of futureSteady.
The BBC have written an article on drinkSteady, and the National Tremor Foundation UK have endorsed it. It has been awarded the 2006 Design for Disability Award by Lord Snowdon. James Dyson’s Foundation awarded a bursary for the development and Help the Aged have given it Design for Future Selves for Independent Living Award 2006 as part of the Helen Hamlyn Centre. Chris Peacock, the designer, invented it as part of his MA at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London.