Beauty and Wellness Grip
Project Proposal: The goal of this project is to create a beauty/wellness grip product that allows those that struggle with arthritis to have a more effortless routine. This would be done by creating a grip that is adjustable to various sizes of objects, easy to apply, and lightweight.
User information from those with arthritis was gathered via blogs, YouTube videos, and published articles.
Prefer larger grip diameter
Use multiple products
Have fine motor difficulties
Need improved ergonomics
Seek gripping textures
A look at existing products on the market that cater towards the needs of those with arthritis.
This product has a wide grip. However, the handle is attached to the product, giving the user no choice but to use the Kohl Kreatives brushes.
Grace beauty does include interchangeable grips, however the diameter is fixed and can fit a limited number of products.
This hairbrush features a longer neck that helps improve reach, however the product itself takes a lot of space.
Different explorations of ways to improve the experience of getting oneself ready.
Paper modeling for flexible grips.
Model 01 | Wrap Design
Requires two hands to wrap around, fit piece in slots to secure. May be difficult for those with arthritis to use.
Model 02 | Net Design
Only requires one hand. Uses little force to open and closes on own. Can fit any diameter object.
Grip to ease personal beauty and wellness.
Functions + Uses
Creates a comfortable grip
Fits multiple sized objects
Little effort to stretch
Materials + Colors
Inner Diameter: 2.5cm
100% Food Grade Injection Molded Silicone
Inner Diameter: 1.5cm
3D printed mold casted with silicone and wrapped around.
Product in Environment
Wellness & Beauty Setting
Kitchen & Dining Setting