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
I have some stuff called sugru - they call if mouldable glue or self setting rubber - it's brilliant stuff and can be used to make tools more comfortable, as well as 101 other uses. Worth taking a look at the website - I don't generally like to post on here to advertise, but I have no connection at all with this company, it's just a brilliant product.
I was thinking more in terms of every day tools such as :Hammer, Screw Driver, Tape Measure, Set of Pliers, Saw, Junior Hacksaw, Craft Knife, and how their handling/function 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.
That's the beauty of this stuff - it can be applied to anything, so you can make standard tools much easier to grip and hold. Basically it's making a standard grip into a very customised grip, moulded exactly to your hand - that can make tools much easier to use.
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?