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Wet area Extension

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Name: Stella 

Age: 60

Event: 2022 Metro Makeathon

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STELLA'S CHALLENGE

Stella finds most sinks inaccessible for washing dishes because of the height of her wheelchair. Stella would like to wash her own dishes because it empowers her independence. Increasing the height of her sink would require extensive house modifications. Alternatively, Stella would like a lightweight, collapsible, and removable solution that helps her to complete this everyday task.

THE SOLUTION

Team Stella developed a foldout tray which slots over the cupboard door in front of her sink. It is a portable, lightweight, and adjustable solution which provides a surface for Stella to use while doing the dishes. The height of the device was optimised so that Stella’s wheelchair can go underneath. The tray has edges to contain the water and is angled to allow it to drain back into the sink.

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