Winner of the Design Council Spark Award, Keywing is a stylish everyday product that clips onto keys to create an additional surface area on the head of a key. When in place, Keywing gives users extra grip and control and provides increased leverage, making keys much easier to grasp, hold and turn.
A Keywing multi set makes a thoughtful, useful gift for friends & family and Keywing greatly assists anyone who may have reduced hand dexterity to easily use and identify keys. This handy key turner is well-suited as an arthritis & mobility aid for hands, fingers, wrists, elbows, neck or shoulders and by creating a large area for the head of the key, it is easier to grip and turn. This clever tool also makes keys easier to turn in tricky, stubborn locks, where an extra element of strength and dexterity is required.
Please note: Keywing is designed and tested to fit almost all common thin flat keys commonly known as ‘yale’ lock keys, or cylinder rim lock keys and is not designed to work with older keys commonly known as mortice lock keys and chubb keys. These older style keys often have a cylindrical shaft which is not compatible with the Keywing key turner.
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Dr Anna Lowe, a chartered physiotherapist, believes The Keywing could play a key role in making these challenges easier to manage for people with reduced dexterity, see her comments below:
“As a physiotherapist I’ve worked with many people with reduced dexterity associated with conditions including arthritis and long-term neurological conditions where keys and locks present a particular challenge because of the manual dexterity and strength required.”
“The Keywing is a neat little device and could help to give individuals and their families and carers confidence and peace of mind and could make the difference between someone needing help to get in or out of their own home and being able to do it independently.”
Sarah Odoi, IP development manager at Versus Arthritis, comments:
“There over 10 million people in the UK living with the pain and fatigue of arthritis. That’s one in six people. Many struggle with everyday activities that we take for granted, like getting dressed in the morning or turning the key in a lock. That’s why products, like the Keywing, are essential in helping people to stay in control of their own lives, without the fear that they can’t unlock the door to their home.
“As a charity we support innovative designers, to make everyday products that not only help people with arthritis to maintain their independence but that are appealing to eye – many people are put off from using clunky ‘aids’. It’s been fantastic to work with the Keywing designer and the Design Council, and help the idea come to life.”