Dissertation Artefact Progress … 5th Oct 2016

After looking at the product market for people with arthritis the perimeters of the project needed to be defined more. to do this i chose to look more into the the different contexts of daily life, and the troubles that might come with that for people with arthritis.

  • getting dressed
  • going to the toilet
  • cooking
  • eating
  • reading
  • answering the telephone
  • opening doors
  • watching tv

There are obviously not all of the issues of daily life for people with arthritis in the list above, after creating the list i divided it down again to what context of daily life i wanted to work in to develop a product to help with that part of life. I reduced the list down to cooking, eating and holding slender products. I chose to go down this road as these areas of life connect well together, and being able to cook and fed yourself is one of the most important activities in life. Once you lose the capabilities of being able to cook for yourself or being able to fed yourself it forces the person to be very dependent on other people, either family members or house carers. Which can cause a knock on affect to the person, meaning that they are constantly waiting on someone else to help them, also means they are never able to eat when they want to or perhaps are able to eat what they necessarily want to eat.


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