Eatsy Cutlery for the visually impaired

Eatsy Cutlery for the visually impaired

Sadly this seems to be only in prototype and testing stage but it’s still amazing. We are impressed not only by the time and effort but the care and attention to the design for those with special needs. This project Eatsy Tableware deserves the support.

“Eatsy is a set of multi-functional tableware consisting of a plate, bowl, cup, and utensils. Each of them has a unique feature with subtle details that avoid stigmatization. They are universal, applicable for children, elderly and even people without special needs. Eatsy is user-friendly for both left and right-handed users, and they can be stacked up for easy storage.”

Not just a fork, knife and spoon but amazingly designed plates, bowls and cups to help. In particular the Eatsy plates allow the visually impaired to easily scoop the trapped food up with a spoon. The best way to corner those pesky peas you are chasing around the plate. And the cutlery is hooked on the sides of the plate to prevent slippage! Genius!

Read more at Eatsy Tableware

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Cutlery Assistive Eating Aid from Bear Paw

We saw this video come through our feed and had to do a little research and share it with you all. Bear Paw built this amazing little gizmo for assisting those without the use of their arms to be able to use flatware to feed themselves. It’s a wonderful and elegant design that allows the use of any cutlery (best with spoon but possibly fork as well). Please watch the video to see how it works. And visit their website at: Bearpawsf.com

Available for purchase at Bearpawsf.com

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Medicine Spoon By Apex Healthcare

Medicine Spoon By ApexWe have talked before that a standard flatware spoon from the cutlery drawer should never be used to administer medicine. According to this report from the Pediatrics Journal not picking the right spoon led to around 40% chance of error in dosage.

The better choice is a medicine dispensing spoon. This Medicine Spoon By Apex Healthcare is easy to fill accurately while upright. The dosage is up to 2 Tsp and as little as 1 ml. The design makes it easy for feeding children or the elderly without spillage. A 3 pack is a good idea.

Medicine Spoon By Apex Healthcare Products (Pack of 3)

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Yamazaki Float 20-Piece Flatware Set – Hygienic Cutlery

Yamazaki Float FlatwareI really like this idea, because what I really don’t like is setting soiled cutlery down on the clean tablecloth. Or setting clean flatware down on a dirty table.  The Float Flatware set by Yamazaki has an interesting design. Look at this:

Yamazaki Float Flatware

What they have done is added extra metal as a triangular ridge on the bottom face of the handle. The result is that when you set it on the table the top end of the fork, knife or spoon is suspended in  the air above the table. In short, it “Floats”. Made of dishwasher safe 18/8 stainless steel it also adds some extra heft to the cutlery. Very nice design and a nice set of flatware.

Yamazaki Float 20-Piece Flatware Set, Service for 4

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