The S’up Spoon reduces spillage, promotes social interaction and allows a wider diet for those with shaky hands.
The spoon has a cavity in the handle that acts as a holding point for food. This design reduces spillage even with vigorous or shaky movements.
This enables those with shaky hands to eat a wider variety of food, including loose and liquid based food such as soup, rice or ice-cream.
“Eating in a restaurant would just be unthinkable before,” said Grant. “This is a major breakthrough. I can eat Chinese with two portions of rice as well as ice-cream totally independently and with very little spillage. It could increase the independence and choice of many people who have unwanted hand or arm movements, including myself.”
The S’up Spoon was developed in conjunction with Grant by Glasgow-based consultancy 4c Design. The spoon head has a deeper cavity to hold contents more securely and reduce spillage. It is in no way singled out as an assistive device thanks to its sleek contours and matte black finishing. It is, perhaps, simply a new perspective on the humble spoon.