Tuesday, May 12, 2009

coffee pots

I was getting ready for class the other morning, and it dawned on me that my Keurig coffee pot was a fine example of Universal Design, and/or Assistive Technology. The pod based coffee pod removes the fine and gross motor challenges of prying apart coffee filters, putting them in the holder, measuring and scooping coffee, dealing with a glass carafe, and depending on the model, only needs to be filled once every dozen cups or so. It brews right into the cup so no pouring is needed, another step saved. The little pods are just tossed, so fewer things to wash! Brilliant design. I wonder if we could get insurance to pay for them?
Just a thought.

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