Friday, June 30, 2006

A Better Wall Plug

A better wall plug designed by a Notre Dame student Julia Burke. Burke won an Industrial Design Excellence Award... Next year she takes on the mouse trap.

PLUG-IN addresses the difficulty the elderly can have with electrical outlets. While the market is full of countless flush outlets and child-protection units, none address the unique limitations of the elderly. The PLUG-IN’s upward-angled faceplate allows users to better orient themselves and a cord’s prongs before bending over or reaching behind furniture. This creates a direct sightline from the human eye to the faceplate and minimizes the distance necessary for a person to extend. It also provides additional leverage when removing of a difficult plug. The PLUG-IN fits onto current outlet standards and is easily installed by the user.

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