Chris Peacock is a perfect example of the famous phrase - 'Necessity is the mother of all inventions' when he felt the need to help a relative who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. All he wanted was help his family member in any way possible starting from drinking a cup of tea without any struggle. So, he re-invented the cup and named it handSteady.

Anyone with a health condition that causes tremors, slows movements, increases shakiness or perhaps causes stiffness or soreness finds it a challenge to drink a hot beverage from a cup. Lifting the cup in such an angle that helps you drink without spilling becomes a struggle that not many people can understand until they experience it. So Peacock, a post graduate in Industrial Design Engineering from Royal College of Art decided to take matters in his own hands and invent something that is today become a blessing to many.

"I knew I had to find a solution," he shares. "So I started playing around with a few different ideas of how someone with tremor could hold something in mid-air."

After six years of constant experimentation and help from various health experts Peacock was able to make handSteady a reality. He developed partnerships with charitable organizations like Guys and St Thomas Charity and from their help he was able to fund his project and make something as frivolous as a cup a priced possession for many suffering from different heath conditions.

It's a light weight cup made from non-ceramic material with a bone china appearance, the most essential feature of this cup is the rotatable handle. It allows the drinker to keep the cup in upright position without twisting the wrist to be able to bring the cup close to the mouth.

Peacock shares that "Fixed handles force you to twist your wrist, raise your elbow and lean your head back quite far. This can be painful, require a lot effort and sometimes be impossible." Other than these shortcomings, regular cups are usually heavy, with small handles that with space for two or three fingers. handSteady is a much lighter cup with a large and most importantly 'rotatable' handle.

Mary Ramsay, a handSteady cup user says, "I can now drink a full cup of tea for the first time in my life."

This product is manufactured as per ISO9001 quality standards and is available for £39.99 ( US $64 approx). Head over to their website to learn more about this remarkable product and do share your views in the comment section below.

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1 Response to 'HandSteady Cups: A Much-Needed Re-Invention for Those with Shaky Hands '

  1. E-junkie Said,
    http://www.e-junkie.info/2012/12/handsteady-cups-much-needed-re.html?showComment=1425012828993#c3260139893450483987'> February 26, 2015 at 9:53 PM

    Necessity really is the mother of invention when it comes to getting cool inventions like this cup. I've known a few people who have developed shaky hands later in life and it really is a struggle for them to eat or drink without spilling something. I would like to see this cup in action to get how it really works, but I'm glad something like this exists for those that could really use it! http://www.youcantoocan.com/categories/27_eating_drinking_aids


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