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The Essen-Steady water cup is especially for aging people with hand tremor, rigidity and slowness of movements
ABOUT ESSENTIAL TREMOR
Essential tremor signs and symptoms:
· Begin gradually, usually more prominently on one side of the body
· Worsen with movement
· May be aggravated by emotional stress, fatigue, caffeine or temperature extremes
Essential Tremor can affect all ages, from infants to seniors
An estimated 10 million Americans have essential tremor
It is estimated that up to 9% of those aged 60 and older suffer from essential tremor
Main symptiom is problem holding and controlling utensils, such as a cup
Essential tremor isn't life-threatening, but symptoms often worsen over time. If the tremors become severe, you might find it difficult to:
·Hold a cup or glass without spilling
·Put on makeup or shave
AGING PEOPLE IS INCREASING
The number of people age 65 and older will double between 2010 and 2050, with the number of those 85 and older increasing fourfold
Globally, older persons are projected to out number children for the first time in 2047
Pecentage of the U.S. population that will be Medicare eligible in 2029
Drop in percentage of people ages 18 to 65 who are in a position to pay into Medicare
More and more people are facing the problem of hand tremor
DRINKING HABITS OF AGING PEOPLE
Prefer to drink hot water at only 50°C -60°C. For the elderly, drinking much ice water may cause headache and vomiting. If the hot water temperature is too high, there is a danger of burn in mouth cavity.
"the healthcare system is scrambing to develop products and services to meet the physical needs of tomorrow's aging population."
"The emotional needs of this youthful, tech-savvy, and fiercely independent generation are not fully understood."
"Preparing for an Aging World: The Case for Cross-National Research"
USER NAME: Mr. Huang
AGE: Seventy years old
EXPERIENCE: Casual daily life after retiring, but has problems holding liquid containers without assistance.
THE LIFE SCENERIO OF MR. HUANG
Needs for aging people's water containers
· Going to supermarket
· Light weight:
The elderly have difficulty carrying heavy objects
· Less capacity:
Elderly people typically have bladder issues. While hydration is important, they don’t drink as much anymore.
· Taking pills
· Listening to the radio
· Light household chores
· Keep warm:
The water container had better keep water warm for a long time
· Clear product communication and keeping it simple:
Elderly people may have trouble seeing and handling physical products with complex mechanisms.
· Easily handling
The water container for users becomes more portable and ergonomic, making water drinking, even life more convenientusers becomes more portable and ergonomic, making water drinking, even life more convenient
· Positive emotion
The product is positive for aging people with hand tremor physically and mentally
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