This paper presents results from the project PACKAGE
based on assistive technology to open packages.The project
has developed a set of different tools based on user needs.
This paper will focus on an automatic device, Magic-Hand,
that opens packages with screw tops. A similar automatic
device, Magic-Slice was also developed for packages that
require a cutting action . The project is within the theme of 'Design for All' and extensive user based functional analysis has been conducted during the project work .The resulting prototypes from the project are currently under going user trials and indicative results are promising.The devices are integrated in kitchen units not to disturb the feel of a normal kitchen. Future developments include the integration of these devices in a smart home environment including a flexible robot.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 7th European AAATE Conference: Shaping the Future|
|Place of Publication||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Number of pages||1132|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2003|
|Name||Assistive Technology Research Series|
- asssistive technology
- kitchen devices
- flexible robot
- smart home environment