Challenging design for disability with a bowl that lends a hand

The Nautilus Bowl

Inspired by interviews with Asian American stroke survivors and arthritis patients at San Francisco's Self Help for the Elderly , this bowl can be easily held by those with severely weakened grips or reduced hand dexterity.

This design preserves the strong Asian cultural norm of holding the bowl up to eat, presenting a physically and culturally more comfortable solution for users who struggle with the previously simple daily task of feeding themselves.

gaïa orain and I won funding and start-up mentorship to refine the original Nautilus Bowl prototype, as 2013 finalists of the New York Next Top Makers program.