Background

Amptuees, people born with one arm, patients suffering from stroke and temporary injuries often face difficulties when using with daily objects due to the limitations of one functioning hand. Kitchenware is one of the most common ranges of products that they faced challenges with due to the frequency of usage.
 
How might we simplify household chores for the physically challenged users?

Existing assistive products tend to be intrusive and thus leaving a strong social stigma for the users. Oneware aims to break through this by designing to suit the users and context, taking into consideration of functionality and aesthetic.
This project also aims to achieve a low learning curve of the product, and not affecting the way of usage while they perform the task. Inspired by user behavior, Oneware is a set of sink necessities that focus more on the workflow and micro-movement to assist in their kitchen activities. 
Introducing Oneware

Oneware is a sink necessity that is designed specifically for those who only have one functioning arm. These people are often faced with issues interacting with daily objects especially dealing with household chores. 

Oneware is a series of modular units that aids them in various kitchen processes from food preparation to dish washing. 
A lack of support to hold things down is one of the most common issues faced by them. This unit consists of a chopping board designed with structures that enable help them to hold the food in place while preparing for their meals.
Washing dishes for them was never easy. Plates and bowls tend to wobble around due to the contours at the back which led to much frustration when performing the task and inability to wash thoroughly. 

This unit is designed with a silicone grip to hold the dishes in place as they exert their strength on scrubbing the dishes clean without worrying.
How it works 
Jury comments from Taiwan International Student Design Competition 2016
https://tisdc.blob.core.windows.net/downloads/publication/files/fd882fc3-da20-4578-8f7d-5bb6f5da1890.pdf
Special thanks

Disabled People's Association (Singapore) and SGenable
Ms Jorain Ng, Mr Muhammad Afiq, Mr Michael Tay and Tommye-K. Mayer
Song Kee Hong and all NUS DID Lecturers and Class of 2016
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Photo credit to James Dyson Award
Let's work towards an inclusive society 
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Thesis Project NUS Industrial Design Degree Course Oneware is a sink necessity that is designed specifically for those who only have one funct Read More

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