+TUO is a social design project which aims to 3D print aids and small items useful in carrying out daily activities for people with rheumatic diseases in a process of Codesign and co-production involving the final user. The project is part of Francesca’s
This device helps people with difficulties in doing movements or activities which requires hand strenght, such as opening a plastic bottle.
Simply by placing the palm of the hand on the bottle opener and doing a simple wrist rotation, you can open a bottle with no need to tighten the cap hard. The project won the 1st prize at the 3D print Exhibition during Maker Faire 2013 in Rome.
Many gestures seemingly simple but that are difficult for rheumatic