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From Dreams to Reality: Innovations in Universal Design

Three different colored eye drops in packages and instructions on how to use them

Trevor Myers
Eye Drops: Improving the Eye-Drop Experience, 2014
First Place Winner

Student Winners of Morton Kesten Universal Design Competition

October – December 2014

From Dreams to Reality: Innovations in Universal Design displayed designs by students from across the state that were submitted to a juried competition as part of the Morton Kesten Summit, Designing A Better Future: Best Practices in Aging in Place. The works used principles of universal design that support aging in place to either re-conceptualize an interior or develop a new product for use at home. This year’s first-place winner was Trevor Myers with his submission, “Eye Drops: Improving the Eye-Drop Experience,” to address the challenges of identifying labels, opening caps and squeezing bottles. The second-place winner was called “Intella-Bell” by Stephen Barbour and Lori Kenuk. The Intella-Bell is a wifi-enabled, cloud-controlled doorbell for home automation design process intended to be a product that integrates universal design concepts, functionality, and esthetics. The third-place winner, USC occupational therapy student Naoya Nick Ogura, presented the “Shower Cane Concept,” a four-legged waterproof cane and stand to assist with stability and balance in the shower.

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