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Device to help one armed people with the household chores

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2017-02-23 09:51

About the solution

The inventor designed this product thinking of his mother, who uses one arm for all the daily tasks, which causes her remaining arm to be overworked. 

“The objective is to make it easier to use a sweeper or mop. I achieved this objective to use a set of open rings with an handle to make it easier to use the sweeper or mop. So I created a set of supports that can be attached to normal broomstick to relieve the arm of some of the strain. The pictures are of the first prototype a few weeks ago. The inside corners of the rings have rounded edges to prevent blisters, scratches and cuts. The outside is curved to prevent stress-points in the material to prevent breaking. The blades of the rings are slightly tapered to have some flexibility in the top part to make getting in and out of the rings easier. Each part has holes to fit M3 bolts/screws with brass inserts with an Outside diameter of 4mm and a length of 12 mm for the rings and 10 for the handle”, Björn wrote.

The sizes of the rings are 50 mm broad 60 mm for the elbow piece, 40 mm broad 60x45 elliptical shape for the wrist piece.

The printing files are available online, costing $2.60.

Adapted from: http://bit.ly/2mflHwv

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About the author

Björn Kok, from Netherlands, invented the Householdhelp, a 3D printed device which helps people who only use one hand to perform household chores.

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