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Description:This 1996 photograph, is one of four PHIL images (see PHIL# 9117, 9118 and 9119), 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 image, note that this man’s right hand is grasping an all-metal potato peeler, which appears very small when compared to the size of the hand, and is contoured with hard edges, which reduces the level of comfort needed in the activity of peeling produce. Compare this with the far more comfortable, larger, rubber-handled peeler in PHIL# 9117.
“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.