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Description:This 1996 photograph, is one of four PHIL images (see PHIL# 9118, 9119 and 9120), which depict the “Good Grips®”, larger, rubber-handled potato peeler with its smaller, all metal, hard edged cousin. The larger, softer, and more easily held peeler was designed with a greater degree of ergonomic user-friendliness in mind. It is able to comfortably fit a wider range of hand sizes with its softer, rubber handle. In this particular photograph, a woman’s right hand is holding a rubber-handled peeler equipped with strategically-placed tactile bristles, illustrating how much easier it really is to grasp this kitchen implement than its all-metal counterpart.
“The Center for Universal Design (CUD) is a national research, information, and technical assistance center that evaluates, develops, and promotes accessible and universal design in housing, buildings, outdoor and urban settings and related products.”

Universal Design Principles/Guidelines:

- Make the design appealing to all users

- Allow user to maintain a neutral body position

- Use reasonable operating forces

- Minimize repetitive actions

- Minimize sustained physical effort

- Accommodate variations in hand and grip size

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Richard Duncan, MRP, Sr. Proj. Mngr, North Carolina State University, The Center for Universal Design (CUD)
Creation Date:1996
Photo Credit:Center for Universal Design
Links:North Carolina State University - The Center for Universal Design
CDC - National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
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Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.