ID#: 9132
This was one of two PHIL images, (PHIL 9132-9132), depicting an example of an easy-open Tylenol® pill bottle. This design made it easier for those with hand strength, and grasp problems, to open the bottle. The squared-off, flanged cap with its rounded edges, created a shape, which had sides that one could firmly grasp, in order to prevent rotation. The larger then normal sized bottle also helped it fit better in an adult’s hands, and in the case of an arthritis patient, made it easier to close as well. Such a design illustrated how concern was paid to those with mobility impairments of the hands, but led to a design that benefited anyone who might purchase this medication. In this particular image, a person was grasping the medication bottle depicted, while using the flanged top in order to twist off the container’s cap.
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Content Provider(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
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Copyright Restrictions: Yes - This image is copyright protected. Any public or private use of this image is subject to prevailing copyright laws. Please contact the content provider of this image for permission requests.