Based in South Wales, RYNO develop healthcare aids that assist everyday living. The first in a line of new products is the Domestic Dexterity Handle; a versatile grip that allows objects such as sweeping brushes, frying pans, umbrellas and wheel barrows to be more easily used by individuals who have fine motor dexterity problems.
The aim of this project was to develop a universal grip that captured the spirit of the RYNO brand by incorporating a horn-like form. The handle also needed to perform its main function by being ergonomic and accommodate the existing grip of a wide variety of everyday objects.
“The team at ITERATE provided a first class service by supporting the development, prototyping and testing of our new healthcare handle” Chris Davies, Owner at RYNO Handle
Using our in-house FDM (fuse deposition modelling) capability, we were able to 3D print a number of designs, allowing the client to assess the ergonomic benefit of the new product. This also provided an opportunity for user feedback to be gathered so that an optimal design could be agreed.
A 3D CAD model of the final design was created and optimised for injection-moulding. Due to the products varying uses, a glass filled nylon (PA6) was elected as the production material; providing high impact and heat resistance. A suite of mould tools were machined in Taiwan so that the finished product could be manufactured in volume.