Väärtus is about value and pride. Arthritis is a problem occurring with our aging population; the need for medical aids to perform everyday tasks is apparent. Current assistive devices are clumsy, undependable, impermanent, poorly made, unhelpful and ugly. People who require aids don’t want to use them. Vaartus is the opportunity to bridge the gap between what is currently available and the demand set out by a modern aging audience seeking value and independence.
The single ring contains a nuanced loop to latch and pull buttons through buttonholes and also acts as a device to push and pull clothing. The same ring has a tapered hook for zippers and a notch to anchor the piece when in use.
My evaluation of success is how valuable my users find my project. Each piece has been thoughtfully designed to benefit the user and bring value and independence to their lives.
Väärtus is assistive jewellery that empowers women with arthritis
small size fits true to ring size 7