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July 6, 2006

Plug-In Ergonomic Socket


Created by Julia Burke and winner of a 2006 Industrial Design Excellence Award.

From a website:


    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 a difficult plug.

    The Plug-In fits standard outlets and is easily installed by the user.


You can reach Ms. Burke via email: jburke5@nd.edu or by telephone: 513-290-4899.

[via Shawn Lea and everythingandnothing]

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These would be great for outlets behind furniture, like desks, shelves and beds. The plugs wouldn't stick out as far so the furniture can be closer to the wall, especially if you mount the outlet upside down.

Posted by: Al Christensen | Jul 6, 2006 12:19:58 PM

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