Olivier would like to be as independent as possible. Currently, if Olivier wants a cookie someone will need to hand him one. Thereby he relies on other people just to eat a cookie. This is because he suffers from spasticity and is not able to use his hands due to this illness.
A cookie dispenser specially made for Olivier. Another person only needs to fill the container. When the container is full Olivier can start enjoying his snack all on his own. The mechanism can be triggered just by using his head.
Client and parents were very happy with the result. Also, the movements required to operate the machine are good for his muscles.
Ugent – Industrial design
Occupational therapist: Ermien C.
Industrial Designers: Robbe D. C., Niel L. and Giulia L. G.
With the techniques of quick and dirty prototypes, we could explore the possibilities and design constraints in a lean way. This project
was unique due to the lack of design sketching, the only way we developed solutions where based on physical prototypes and the “aha