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Handle-Activated Doorstops

The Hand Door Stopper is Perfect for Disabled Individuals

— August 19, 2011 — Lifestyle
The Hand Door Stopper is a clever contraption that allows people to activate a built-in doorstop by simply using the door handle. Although some may believe that it is made for the lazy person, it could easily be implemented into the homes of disabled individuals. The mere act of bending over to insert a typical doorstop or even using a foot to slide it under may be impossible or incredibly difficult for some.

Designed by Yu-Jin Kim, Jong-Chan Mun, Joon-Ki Park and Eun-Ji Yoo, the Hand Door Stopper drops the doorstop securely to the floor when the handle is pushed down. This concept was deemed so useful that it is a 2011 Sparks Award winning entry.
Trend Themes
1. Handle-activated Doorstops - A trend of doorstops that can be activated by using the door handle.
2. Accessibility Innovations - A trend of creating products that cater to the needs of disabled individuals.
3. User-friendly Design - A trend of designing products that are easy to use and require minimal effort.
Industry Implications
1. Home Improvement - The home improvement industry can explore the development of innovative doorstops that provide convenience and accessibility.
2. Assistive Technology - The assistive technology industry can adopt handle-activated doorstops as a solution to improve accessibility for disabled individuals.
3. Industrial Design - The industrial design industry can focus on creating user-friendly products that enhance everyday tasks like opening doors.
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