Glifo is composed by different tools which able kids suffering from disabilities to express their creativity. This has been reached through 3d printed objects that let them draw and write easily and freely. The project has been realized for TOG foundation (Milan), which takes care of these kids, in collaboration with the italian fablab Opendot (Milan).
Many children suffer from pathologies which compromise their ability to draw and write. This is due to hand shapes and postures that make almost impossible this apparently simple gesture.
Usually happens that these children are not able to open their hands because these are completely tighten or warped. That's why the only way to design was using back-hand and fingers as refernces.
Our main goals were to make this object EASY TO REPLICATE, EASY TO CLEAN and EASY TO CARRY but also COMFORTABLE and CUSTOMIZABLE. Making it colorful and appealing for kids was not less important at all.
The design comes from the necessity to make the pen always point on the paper, working alongside the hand movements. The largest pen/pencil it can fit is 10mm in diameter and the handle variations are theorically endless.
designed by Elisa Castelletta / Giovanni Dipilato / Sara Monacchi / Andrea Pelino / Luca Toscano
in collaboration with TOG Fundation (http://togethertogo.org) and Opendot (http://www.opendotlab.it)