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The Plant Pen Set Enables Disabled Children to Write with Their Mouths

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: • References: red-dot.sg
Those with healthy hands might easily take tasks like writing for granted, because such a practice is nearly impossible to carry out with another part of the body. The Plant Pen has been designed to make inscribing an option specifically for children with physical impairments and handicaps.

Yeh Mei Tsen's concept won her a 2013 Red Dot Design Award. What her project includes is a pair of writing utensils and accompanying accessories that allow kids to put words on paper with the use of their mouths and feet. The two scribblers are quite unique, integrating the most ergonomic physical and functional features that were discovered through extensive research. Stands for the Plant Pens were even developed to bring convenience to picking them up and putting them away again.