Cellphone - Trundlr
The brief was centered around the notion of fluid form, whereby the interaction and orientation is immediately recognisable.
The Trundlr cellphone is a conceptual mobile phone designed specifically for those with arthritis. Trundlr is designed to be multifunctional and easily navigated with minimal finger movement involved.
The Trundlr cellphone is navigated via a floating display screen that sits atop the phone. The screen is controlled using light touches from the palm keeping the fingers safely on the sidelines. The same display that navigates through the phone can be removed and used as a magnifying glass. This may seem like an odd secondary function, but it makes sense considering that the majority of arthritis sufferers are senior citizens.
Designers are slowly but surely starting to redesign everyday items to be more accessible to those with arthritis. It may be only a matter of time before designs like the Trundlr cellphone become commonplace.