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# 2019

Swiv – A toothbrush for all abilities

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A better toothbrush for all abilities

People with a cognitive disability often struggle to become independent in their daily self-care – particularly, with regard to oral hygiene. As mundane as it may seem, correctly brushing your teeth requires a series of physically complex movements and considerable coordination. Swiv is a new toothbrush design that radically reduces the complexity of brushing, offering a unique pivoting brush head with bristles that cover every surface of the tooth simultaneously. During use, Swiv is moved along the teeth like a train riding on a track, one complete motion ensuring that every surface of each tooth is covered. Effective brushing becomes easier to perform as well as easier to learn.

Graduates

  • Kevin Paroda
  • Jenna Borges

    Jenna Borges

    University of Pennsylvania

    Jenna Borges, Victoria Fishman, and Kevin Paroda are designers from the University of Pennsylvania. They are inspired by the tenants of universal design, and believe that designing products that work for those with the greatest needs and still have design aesthetics that appeal to the masses will help build a more inclusive world.more

  • Victoria Fishman

    Victoria Fishman

    University of Pennsylvania

    Jenna Borges, Victoria Fishman, and Kevin Paroda are designers from the University of Pennsylvania. They are inspired by the tenants of universal design, and believe that designing products that work for those with the greatest needs and still have design aesthetics that appeal to the masses will help build a more inclusive world.more


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