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The Easy Button Assists in Donning Duds Where Dexterity has Diminished

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Dec 12, 2013 • References: red-dot.sg
Few young people can imagine what it would be like to gradually lose your independence as you age, yet innovations like the Easy Button offer some comfort and peace of mind. Sponsored by the Chenming Mold Ind. Corp. (UNEEC) of Taiwan, the teeny-tiny product can make a big difference to the lives of senior citizens.

Designers Tang Wei-Hsiang, Han Jisook and Tsai Po-An did an experiment and discovered that many of the elderly took up to five times longer to button up a shirt than the young generation. The difficulty is due to poor eyesight, numbness of the fingertips, joint pain and various other issues. The Easy Button has been developed to facilitate a better grip and an easy slip so that you can do up your blouse comfortably and efficiently.