This 1996 photograph, is one of four PHIL images (see PHIL# 9117, 9118 and 9119), 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. In this particular image, note that this man's right hand is grasping an all-metal potato peeler, which appears very small when compared to the size of the hand, and is contoured with hard edges, which reduces the level of comfort needed in the activity of peeling produce. Compare this with the far more comfortable, larger, rubber-handled peeler in PHIL# 9117.
CDC/ Richard Duncan, MRP, Sr. Proj. Mngr, North Carolina State University, The Center for Universal Design (CUD)
November 3, 2012