No-Twist Pill Smasher Invented by InventHelp Client (OCM-1132)

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Pittsburgh-based InventHelp is submitting this idea, the SLAP PILL CRUSHER, to companies for their review.

Because medications often come in tablets or pills that are difficult to swallow, they must be cut or crushed. Dissatisfied with the current screw-type pill crusher, an inventor from Cypress, Calif., redesigned it to be more user friendly.

He developed a prototype for SLAP PILL CRUSHER to enable the user to exert enough pressure to crush pills with minimal effort. As such, it eliminates the need for a twisting motion as required with conventional pill crushers. Ideal for elderly individuals and others with weak finger and hand muscles, it prevents muscle strain in the hands and wrists. At the same time, it improves the digestion of medications in pill form. Besides that, it is compact, lightweight and portable. This device is also easy to use, durable and practical. Other advantages are its convenience, effectiveness and affordable price.

The inventor’s family experience inspired the idea. “Elderly people, like my mother, have a hard time twisting the standard pill crushers already on the market. I wanted to find something that would make it easier for those with limited hand strength to crush pills,” he said.

The original design was submitted to the Orange County 2 office of InventHelp. It is currently available for licensing or sale to manufacturers or marketers. For more information, write Dept. 15-OCM-1132, 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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