Modified Utensil Set Invented by InventHelp Client (TPA-1914)

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InventHelp, founded in Pittsburgh in 1984, is submitting this idea, the Hook It, to appropriate companies for their consideration and possible feedback.

Daily tasks, such as eating, can be very difficult for individuals with arthritis or other conditions that compromise hand strength or muscle control. In an effort to make this task easier, an inventor, from Port Richey, Fla., created a prototype for the HOOK IT.

This device, designed for individuals who experience difficulty grasping and gripping small objects due to stress and strain in the hands, provides added stability and comfort for the user. The ergonomic design eliminates pressure on the hand and fingers.

It also eliminates the need for assistance with eating. Convenient and easy to use, it is ideal for individuals who have difficulty grasping a spoon or fork. Additionally, it is producible in design variations.

The inventor described her inspiration for the invention. “While studying interior design at the Art Institute, I was assigned to design a utensil for a person with limited gripping abilities. Taking everything into consideration, I wanted to design a utensil that someone felt comfortable holding not only in the privacy of their home but also in public.”

The original design was submitted to the Tampa office of InventHelp. It is currently available for licensing or sale to manufacturers or marketers. For more information, write Dept. 12-TPA-1914, InventHelp, 217 Ninth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or call (412) 288-1300 ext. 1368. Learn more about InventHelp's Invention Submission Services at

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