Student group project, 2016
One of my student projects was centered around designing a product to assist people with low hand strength and
Due to its openess, ideas were generated via empathy tools: for example, thick gloves were used to limit hand dexterity while completing household tasks - to find areas of difficulty.
We noticed that fridge opening required an dispensable gripping action. Our initial design forced the door open
via a wedge, which could
operated by a
I explored the concept further in
my own time via CAD modelling. The updated design consists of two 3D printed components,
forming a spring-loaded
closing the door. The user can simply push the lever
to release it and open the fridge.
Riyadh Rateme 2018 — London, UK