Illustrator and animator Hanna Norberg-Williams made this short film about neurodivergent people called “Eating Soup With A Fork.”
We here at the Cutlery Review love cutlery and cutlery related things that support people and culture. And this fits this bill. It’s not just all about forks, knives and spoons. And it’s not just about food. It’s about people.
Hanna’s comment on the film: “Eating soup with a fork makes no sense as a concept – it’s using the completely wrong tool for an otherwise simple task.”
This film’s animation style and sound design is a delight. And a great insight into how some other people interact with and see the world. We are all different, we are all unique and we are all wonderful.
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!
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
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.