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May 20, 2021 at 8:46 pm #9697@
This idea came from a published author and user of MMC devices, Brenda. She has created a list of potential ideas for devices. This post describes one of the device ideas:
The goal of this device is to aid the user in applying mascara. This device would be intended to be used by individuals who struggle with shakiness, limited hand mobility, limited pinch grip strength. Being able to take off the cap, apply the mascara, and place the cap back on would be important features of the device. Aswell as being able to still see where the tip of the mascara is to ensure eye safety and to apply it accurately.
There are multiple design challenges seeking solutions around applicators for make-up so potentially consider one device that could help with other applications such as lipstick and nail polish.
Possibly a modified version of one of the devices like the palm pen holder from the [low AT kit](https://makersmakingchange.com/project/low-tech-at-kit/) could be a solution.
We are looking for a designer/maker to develop this device. Brenda is open for contact for any feedback or details but currently is not on the forum, so feel free to reach out in the comments to be put in contact.August 11, 2022 at 7:52 am #15674
I run engineering design projects at the University of Ottawa where we focus on accessibility projects. The projects would run over a semester (Sep-Nov, Jan-Mar, May-Jul) and I think we can help with this! If you are interested I’d love to meet and explain our program, please message back here or send me an email at [email protected].
JustineFebruary 8, 2023 at 2:49 pm #20813February 19, 2023 at 9:14 pm #20995
This would be fantastic. My tremor is the main reason I don’t wear makeup very often. For me, eyeliner is number one on my wishlist for makeup accessibility. It is especially hard because my neck is immobile, so I can’t turn my head to see more easily where the pencil or paint is.March 2, 2023 at 9:32 am #21111
There are eye liner stamps. You may be able to use this with a weight (like a weighted spoon or something) to keep your hand steady long enough to press the stamp on your eye.March 2, 2023 at 9:37 am #21112
If you could figure out something to hold the mascara wand in place and then move your eye towards it and just blink you would be able to coat your eyelashes with mascara.March 2, 2023 at 3:17 pm #21118@jkelly wrote:
If you could figure out something to hold the mascara wand in place and then move your eye towards it and just blink you would be able to coat your eyelashes with mascara.
This could potentially work, at least for me. Ideally the design would clip on securely to the counter or have a suction cup or something to prevent it from falling over easily. It would be nice if it were height adjustable.
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