This was undertaken as an individual university project in 2021 for my 'Industrial Design Engineering' module. We were given an open brief to design and engineer a battery powered hand-tool for home use, that not only appeals to the mass market, but also meets the needs of a specific, underserved user group. Please note that this was only an early concept, as each member of our group had to propose a possible concept, before we agreed on one to develop further. See *Fitbit Balance for our team's final project outcome.
Over 25 million people worldwide suffer from Essential Tremor and over 10 million from Parkinson's disease. These result in rotational and lateral hand tremors, inhibiting users from independently carrying out many household tasks.
The Steady Grip aims to assist users with everyday tasks, making it easier to stabilise and control a range of appliances. Attachments can be swapped in and out to suit different applications, and stability is driven via a gimbal-based system.