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EATWELL is an assistive tableware set for people with special needs. Its universal, user-centric design can benefit those with cognitive (such as Alzheimer's and other dementias), motor (Parkinsons disease, various scleroses)physical (injury, infirmity) impairments. With over 20 unique features in every set, the Eatwell Assistive Tableware design won the inaugural Design Challenge from the prestigious Stanford Center on Longevity in 2014.
Other features -- like the brightly colored exteriors paired with solid, high contrast interior finish help stimulate interest while reducing visual confusion with particles of foods, to help maintain proper nutrition levels.
In addition to having several features that provide extra stability and support, each piece in the Eatwell assistive tableware set is equipped with anti-slip material that is microwave and dishwasher safe, all of which helps to prevent spills and dropped foods and reduce the burden on caregivers.
What’s included in an 8-piece Eatwell:
- 2 slant-bottomed bowls
-2 ergonomically curved spoons
- 2 anti-tipping & slipping cups
- 2 anti-spillage lids
*** A Good Catch Serving Tray is not included. Please follow the latest news on updates for the Good Catch Serving Tray.
*Passed EU, FDA testing
*BPA Free, Phthalates Free, and PVC free
*Dishwasher safe, microwave safe
*High-temperature resistance, -20°C to 110°C (-4°F to 230°F)
Being a caregiver is not a simple task! Each Eatwell set includes over 20 unique features to help make the process of eating as easy as possible. Every design detail and decision can be traced back to a finding or discovery made during the development process. Some features are directed to alleviate cognitive impairments, while other features address motor impairments.
The tableware design applied research conducted by Boston University help users distinguish food better by using bright colors. According to the study, colors help a person with dementia to reduce visual impairment and consume 24% more food and 84% more liquid. A unique color (blue) different from common food is selected for the inside of the bowls since no food comes in a blue color. This will help to reduce the chance of any visual confusion. To help stimulate appetite, red and yellow are selected for the outside of the bowl and cups.
Spoon heads have been engineered to precisely match the curvatures of the bowl, ensuring easy and efficient scooping.
Each bowl includes a slanted basin and a deep chamber that collects food on one side for easier gathering. One side of each bowl is right angled to provide a surface to scoop against. Cups are slanted as well with a straw-securing lid.
Each piece in the Eatwell assistive tableware set is equipped with anti-slip material that is microwave and dishwasher safe, all of which helps to prevent spills and dropped foods and reduce the burden on caregivers.
One of “The 25 Best Inventions of 2016”- Time Magazine
“Tableware designed for Alzheimer's patients”- CNN
One of “The 25 Most Innovative Health Care Designs Of The Year”- Fast Company
2016 Finalist for Health & Social Good - Fast Company
2016 Honorable Mention for Products - Fast Company
2015 Rodale Top 100 Innovative Products
2014 First Place Stanford Center on Longevity Design Challenge
Describe your product in 3 words.
Award-winning, Innovative, Inspired
Where did you get the inspiration for your product?
We were inspired by our family members who had Alzheimer’s. As caregivers ourselves, we know the job of caregiving is not a simple task. We felt that there must be something we can do to help make life easier for them. We decided to work first on improving the eating experience for our grandparents and for other people like our grandparents with Alzheimer’s, since eating is an essential part of every day life. After years of research and development we were extremely proud that the Eatwell Assistive Tableware Set was fully crowd-funded by supporters from around the world. Please enjoy Eatwell, and our continued thanks to the caretakers all over the world helping us all by taking care of our loved ones.
What differentiates your product from similar products out there?
The user-centric design of the Eatwell Assistive Tableware Set provides a complete approach to address common meal-time issues. The vivid, colorful aesthetic naturally stimulates appetite, while simultaneously reducing visual confusion for users with cognitive impairment. The specifically designed contours of the bowls and spoons make scooping easier and the ergonomic handles make the spoons more comfortable to grasp and usable with a variety of grips. The unique combination of over 20 assistive features in each Eatwell Assistive Tableware Set helps reduce motor and physical strain for our users in a single, complete package.
Tell us about the best and most challenging parts of the creation process.
Winning the Inaugural Design Challenge from the Stanford Center on Longevity was the highlight and a validation of the creative process. It allowed us to reach a broader audience, and we were elated that our product was recognized by professional caregivers and other prominent industry members. Being named one of the Time Magazine’s 25 Most Important Inventions of 2016 was also a distinct honor. One of the most challenging aspects of creating Eatwell dealt was how to mass produce a complete tableware set that incorporates all of our design features. For example, unlike most other flatware sets, each piece of the Eatwell Assistive Tableware set uses at least two different materials. Talking to, coordinating, scheduling, and monitoring the production and assembly for each piece is very time consuming, but we are glad that the result has been extremely well-received.
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