For the physically disabled, managing a home can be a bit of a challenge. This collection of household products called Design Ability is aimed particularly at the disabled and looks to make managing a home easier for them. Created for people with limited dexterity, the easier to use interface of the products use touch sensor technology to make the set of portable stereo speakers, an alarm clock and a lamp more intuitive to use.
Since mechanical buttons are replaced with touch enabled controls, these products can be used with more ease by people who cannot maneuver buttons like people suffering from arthritis. The physically impaired can thus get a sense of ease and normalcy and can improve the quality of disabled people’s lives. Portable and simple to use, each of these pieces can be easily accessed from all sides.
To control these units, simple tap gestures can be used with different sequences of tap providing access to different sets of functions for each unit. For example, you can tap on the alarm and hold to set the alarm. When you release the alarm, a small light will indicate whether the alarm has been set or not. Indents are used to indicate sensors on individual pieces.
Via: Cargo Collective