universal bottle pourer

Name: Mandy

Event: TOM: Melbourne Makeathon 2017

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Design presentation

MANDY'S CHALLENGE

Mandy is a quadruple amputee with two prosthetic hands.
Due to the rigid nature of her prosthetics, Mandy has difficulty gripping various shaped bottles and accurately pouring liquids. Mandy’s challenge is to create a universal and inclusive bottle pouring system.

THE SOLUTION

The device uses tactile touch technology to activate an integrated dual process system, to safely and efficiently pour a variety of beverage (milk, orange juice, wine etc.) with a start/stop/reverse movement. The device is intended for universal use and can be modified to suit individual needs, other users could include those with: 

  • Muscle weakness

  • Rotation issues

  • Stroke

  • Motor neurone disease

  • Multiple sclerosis

  • Prosthetic limbs

  • Fatigue

  • Fractured arm/wrists/clavicle

  • Parkinsons

  • Arthritis

  • Limited fine motor skills and dexterity

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Intellectual Disability

  • Down Syndrome

  • Visually Impaired

  • Vascular disorders

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