As any occupational therapist can attest to, children with disabilities often struggle to master essential fine motor skills like writing. Designer Oskar Daniel hopes that his unorthodox design may be the solution.
You may not put much thought into it but it takes a symphony of small muscles in your hand to operate a pen/pencil. For some people this is beyond their ability so designer Oskar Daniel set out to create a pen the Easy Writer.
A pen or graphite tip is inserted into a small hourglass shaped holder which provides all the support. The rubberized knob makes it easy to grip with your palm to move the pen. Effort is powered by the arm instead of the hand. It may not be the best solution since typing would be easier but there’s something personal about seeing your own writing.
Personally, we’d like to see a digital version that integrates with a Wacom Graphire tablet, to digitize and resize the users handwriting.
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