Materials selection of Assistive Technology Products

Adapted Cutlery

  • Graziela Moraes
  • Larissa Lima
  • Giselle Merino
  • Eugenio Merino
Keywords: Assistive technology, cutlery, materials


Many people coexist with motor limitations, that prevent the full realization of
daily activities such as feeding. The Universal Design and Assistive Technology, aimed at safe interaction between the individual and his meal, by means of adapted cutlery. Cutlery materials affect the perception of food by chemical, physical and mechanical interactions. This article aimed to select materials for adapted cutlery, prioritizing the autonomy of people with disabilities. The methodological procedures are the application of GODP criteria and Ashby Method. Ultimately, were selected, the low-alloy steel for the cutlery and PA 12 for the handle.


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How to Cite
Moraes, G., Lima, L., Merino, G., & Merino, E. (2017). Materials selection of Assistive Technology Products: Adapted Cutlery. DAT Journal, 2(2).