This device is a sort of keyboard that would be mapped to all the buttons on a controller. This is a good solution because when a person uses a piano they are able to hit many keys very quickly with only one hand. It would be made of plastic and the dimensions would be approximately 8 inches by 4 inches.
This is a shoe system that has buttons on the bottom of the shoes. The two main joysticks will always be in contact with the ground and depending on the way the foot was moved would translate to moving the sticks. Also, the feet could be tilted left, right, front, or back to activate the eight different button that would also be mapped to the buttons on the controller. This system would be the same size as regular shoes and would be made of cloth and plastic.
This device approaches the issue of twisting off a cap from a glass bottle; using only one hand. The user simply places the device over-top of a bottle, and then pushes the button. This causes the innermost part to clasp and turn the cap, while the larger clamp securely fastens on the glass bottle.
This is a cut-away view to show how the parts referenced in the first caption would work with a bottle.
This device approaches the issue of opening packages. Mainly for smaller packages in particular, such as snack foods or pill packages. This is constructed of a thin block on a sturdy platform. There is a space in between a large portion of the area between where the block would meet the platform. In this space are blades that are arranged in a sort of “v”. This would be close enough that it would be difficult to injure oneself. Operation is manual, as the user slides the edge of their package along the blades to open it.
This design is aimed at addressing the issue of holding a book open while turning the page. This may be difficult with one hand if the book has a stiff or new casing. The device is comprised of a sturdy structure that is adjustable for the book to sit in. There are clips on either side in order to keep the book from closing. The page turner on the top goes to behind the next page at the press of a button, between the next page and the one following it; this is under the clip. It then moves to turn the page, landing just shy of the clip so that it can slide it in.
This design is a hope in solving the issue of using a zipper on the torso for someone who only has one hand. It is designed to slide over a belt and be unobtrusive. The sketch shows it sitting underneath the extra length of the belt (which is shown cut away). The side of the zipper that has the sliding female part of the zipper is the side that this device would be on. The user would simply slide/clip the very end of the zipper (underneath the sliding part) into the device allowing for the use of the free hand to insert the other side of the zipper into the sliding part. Once it is in place the user could start to zip up their article of clothing and then detach from the belt clip. Then, just finish zipping.
This is a couple views of the device without the belt, to offer better perspective.
Problem Statement: Create a way for a person with only one hand to be able to effectively use all buttons on a video game controller. I recieved inspiration from this design from the piano. I was thinking about how people can play so many notes so quickly with just one hand and I wondered if the buttons on a controler could be translated to the keys of a piano. The design I came up with has corresponding keys to buttons on the controller, and even some keys have subkeys on them for buttons that are closely related like up, down, left, right.
Problem Statement: Create a way for a person with one hand to open existing products that require a twisting motion. This device is designed to be located in a kitchen or another public place in the house. It has a hollow opening on the underside of the top component which is made it slide a twist cap into. From there, the circle closes until it tightly grips the lip and then the user can twist the proper way to open.
Problem Statement: Create a way for a person with one hand to put a watch on his or her wrist. This design is a magnetic watch strap. Instead of a clasp which is difficult to manuever with one hand, the user just places the watch face down, sets his or her hand in it, and the moves their wrist back and forth cuaseing the magnets tomove closer to each other and connect.