Dear the MS Society,
I am a third year Product Design & Manufacture student at the University of Nottingham. I am working on a design brief to empower the lives of those with long term diseases, specifically those with multiple sclerosis. My focus is to create a product that will make the lives of those with MS just that little bit better/easier. As a form of research, I would be extremely grateful if you would take the time to answer my one question. I am not asking for any personal data, merely your insights. Please feel free to add anything else that comes to mind.
If you could invent one thing to help you in everyday life, what would it be?
My aim is certainly not to “cure MS”, or create a new form of medication, but to see if there’s a unsolved niggle in people’s lives. My grandmother has MS (hence why this is close to my heart) and her current pet peeve is that the joystick on her wheelchair means that she cannot fit under the dining table. I know another one of her frustrations is that she can’t eat from a plate unless it is on her lap.
I greatly appreciate you taking the time to read this, and thank you in advance for any feedback.
P.S. One of my initial thoughts was to design something that would help those that suffer from tremors/spasms take their medication. My research and experience indicates that dropping pills on the floor is not a rare occurrence!