Project on improvements on every day DIY tools for the elderly and disabled

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Hi Folks

A friend of mine is doing a project on how every day DIY tools can be improved so that they can be use easily used be the elderly, disabled, and other individuals who have below average movement and strength in their body..

Can you think of any tools which can be improved in that way?

Where is the best place in order to get more information regarding this?

Thanks in advance for your responses.
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For lack of strength maybe include pneumatics or gears and a crank (for lifting something) increases grip and ergonomic handles would also be a great help (think of shape and material used) (e.g small screw drivers can be fiddly to use anyway, throw in arthritis and the problem gets a lot worse)

Be specific in the tool and the client and identify why they need help and what would be the best way to help them.


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For lack of strength maybe include pneumatics or gears and a crank (for lifting something) increases grip and ergonomic handles would also be a great help (think of shape and material used) (e.g small screw drivers can be fiddly to use anyway, throw in arthritis and the problem gets a lot worse)

Be specific in the tool and the client and identify why they need help and what would be the best way to help them.


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Any further suggestions greatly appreciated.
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Hi Folks

A friend of mine is doing a project on how every day DIY tools can be improved so that they can be use easily used be the elderly, disabled, and other individuals who have below average movement and strength in their body..

Can you think of any tools which can be improved in that way?

Where is the best place in order to get more information regarding this?

Thanks in advance for your responses.
Project on improvements on every day DIY tools for the elderly and disabled
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Good Morning Folks

I hope you're all well. We still have not finished this project since my friend (who is doing the project, and I'm just helping) had a family bereavement. However, we're back on to this now, and was wondering if an online survey would be good in order to find out people's views of the difficulties they have using DIY tools or completing DIY projects?

However, neither of us has any clue as to how to carry out an online survey. Would anybody kind enough out there point us in the right direction?

Thanks in advance for your responses
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