A tableware set designed to make meal time easier
Eating should be a simple task. However, the cognitive and various sensory impairments of Alzheimer’s may result in a variety of feeding issues. People affected by disease can eat less than they should and accidents with spilled food and tipped cups are common. The Eatwell adaptive tableware set offers tableware especially designed to let people with Alzheimer's or other related diseases eat by themselves in an independent way. They are easy to manipulate, prevent spilling, and improves nutrition.
How does Eatwell help?
The Eatwell adapted tableware set improves the independence of our loved ones during meal time:
- Eatwell is the result of four years of research and design.
- Each detail is backed by research or evidence shown during the design process.
- People in the early or moderate stages of disease who experiment feeding issues
- People affected by tremors or frequently drops food
Eatwell is an American company founded by Shao Yao. While studying in design, Shao Yao saw her grandma struggle with feeding herself due to her Alzheimer's. This is the reason she created Eatwell which started as a school project. Eatwell won the Stanford Design Challenge in 2014 among 52 other teams from 15 different countries.
Major features are:
- High contrast colors help users distinguish food from tableware and stimulate appetite.
- Specially-curved spoons matching the contours of the bowls to provide smoother, easier motions.
- Slanted bottom and deep chambers collect food at corners for easier scooping.
- Anti-tip design prevents accidents from tipping cups and mugs
The Eatwell set is available as a 8-piece set:
- Two bowls (red and yellow);
- Two spoons (red and yellow);
- A mug and its cover; and
- A glass and its cover
Or a 4-piece (red or yellow) set:
- One bowl;
- One spoon;
- One mug and its cover (red) OR
- One glass and its cover (yellow).