We are currently involved in the 2011 Shad Valley at UBC program where we are required to develop a product to improve the life of a child with a disability. For my group's project, we have decided to develop a spoon that contains a wrist brace, wide gripped handle, special pivot (which enables the heaviest/spoon part to always be resting up), and offset/zigzaged shaft which allows the child to perform only one movement in order to feed themselves independently (move their arm down, and because of this offset, the spoon will be placed perfectly in the bowl).
In order to obtain market research we were wondering if you had any feedback with regards to the effectiveness, price point, possible materials, or general ideas about the product. Also, because of your expertise in the area, we were wondering if the product would be effective in helping children independently feed themselves (such as cerebral palsy, dyspraxia, etc. patients), and if you are aware of any other disabilities that our product could apply to.
Thank you very much for your time and we look forward to hearing back from you soon seeing as we are on a tight time restraint (our project is being presented on July 29).
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