PLUG-IN

Silver
2006

Client: University of Notre Dame

PLUG-IN addresses the difficulty the elderly can have with electrical outlets. While the market is full of countless flush outlets and child-protection units, none address the unique limitations of the elderly. The PLUG-IN’s upward-angled faceplate allows users to better orient themselves and a cord’s prongs before bending over or reaching behind furniture. This creates a direct sightline from the human eye to the faceplate and minimizes the distance necessary for a person to extend. It also provides additional leverage when removing of a difficult plug. The PLUG-IN fits onto current outlet standards and is easily installed by the user.

Contact: Julia Burke, IDSA
University of Notre Dame
513-290-4899
jburke5@alumni.nd.edu

Credit: Julia Burke, IDSA