ZEST: Reviving the art of cooking for individuals with limited hand function.
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Publisher:The Ohio State University
Series/Report no.:The Ohio State University. Department of Design Undergraduate Research Theses; 2019
ZEST is a meal subscription service and cookware set made for and with quadriplegic individuals with limited hand function. Every zest meal is customized to each users range of functionality and designed to be cooked with our cookware set. These products make every intention to seamlessly intertwine with mainline cookware to empower and enable users to love when they cook. Cooking is made to be done with two hands. For those with limited hand function cooking is frustrating, time consuming and dangerous. The way cooking tools exist currently makes cooking an obstacle for everyone lacking grip, dexterity and strength. Yet, entire cultures, communities and families are centered around an undying love of cooking and eating. Cooking, itself, has become far more than a task to produce food; it is a place of relief, exploration, and creativity for so many. This sense of confidence and appreciation we feel from creating something delicious is something we should all get to experience.
Academic Major: Industrial Design
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