Why CCT Is Working To ‘Say Goodbye To Hard-To-Open Lids’ With Accessible EEasy Lid Tech

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While it’s absolutely appropriate for this column to feature reviews of whiz-bang tech gadgetry such as the new AirPods Pro and the Apple Watch Ultra, those types of stories are actually few and far between. One of the goals I have for the journalism that appears here is to show people that technology, cool and futuristic though it is, is not singularly about stuff that lights up and makes noise. To wit, technology—especially that of the assistive variety—is not purely about how, for example, AirPods by any name hook deeply into system software like on iOS. It’s instructive to remember, particularly since humans exist in a physical, tangible realm, that technology can be analog too. Granted, these sorts of tools aren’t nearly as exciting as the baddest smartwatch around in Apple Watch Ultra, but they nonetheless matter. Analog technologies are deserving of recognition too.

The EEasy Lid by Consumer Convenience Technologies (CCT) is one such tool.

The EEasy Lid’s primary objective would make any occupational therapist swoon: it’s designed to assist people with limited fine-motor abilities—muscle tone and the like—open jars containing foods like pasta sauce, mayonnaise, and more. The EEasy Lid uses a push button mechanism to open, which alleviates the friction long associated with twisting a vacuum-sealed component of conventional lids. Functionally speaking, it can be more accessible for many people to use their finger or thumb to press a single button rather than contort their whole hand around a lid and turn. The latter movement takes more strength and finesse than many are capable of exerting; never mind the fact even those with typical dexterity can (and do!) struggle with opening standard lids on containers all the time.

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