This 1996 photograph, is one of four PHIL images (see PHIL# 9117, 9118 and 9120), which depict the 'Good Grips�', larger, rubber-handled potato peeler with its smaller, all metal, hard edged cousin. The larger, softer, and more easily held peeler was designed with a greater degree of ergonomic user-friendliness in mind. It is able to comfortably fit a wider range of hand sizes with its softer, rubber handle. With both the rubber-handled version, and its all-metal counterpart lying side-by-side, this image illustrates how much easier it really would be to grasp the larger, rubberized kitchen implement than its all-metal counterpart.
CDC/ Richard Duncan, MRP, Sr. Proj. Mngr, North Carolina State University, The Center for Universal Design (CUD)
November 3, 2012