ribbit was developed to assit people with arthritis, carpal tunnel, trigger finger, & other degenerative diseases that comprimised grip strength, making it difficult to carry multiple things at once. our team decided to rethink the way we carry a tray, instead of forcing the user to rely on a pinch grip, we redistributed the weight of the tray across their forearm, and added a ergonomic handle at the front, and an elbow rest at the back to reduce strain and improve stability. 
ribbit came out of Integrated  Product Development (IPD)  an interdisciplinary class where teams worked through the process of market research, concept generation, technical development, production process, pricing, inventory stocking and advertising to create a one-handed convenience product over the course of a semester.

fabrication process & prototypes can be found here
 

our team

ella rocker
stamps school of art and design, product design
patrick nair stamps school of art and design, product design
devan ghandi ross MBA
pansy siyu jia school of information



       

concept generation




product brief 

ribbitcarrier to assit people with arthritis, carpal tunnel, trigger finger, & other degenerative diseases that compromise grip strength to transport multiple items of food or drink. 

target users
people with carpal tunnel, arthritis, trigger finger, & other degenerative diseases
people who have suffered an injury (temporarily or permenantly)


use cases 
domestic environment traveling in a car, plane, or train school or office environment

features
three dish holders- plate, bowl, cup elbow rest to help elevate RIBBIT off of the table, and act as a counter balance ergonomic handle in front for stability & support