The project TUEL arose from the observation of young disabled kids, whom due to their disability couldn’t interact properly with other children and the environment around them. This issue is influencing their communication skills and independence. Thus, they are left in isolation affecting their self-esteem and their overall physical and emotional development. The design objective was set to create a mobility product that the child could independently use to move around with and at the same enjoy a fun ride with their friends.
Designer : Anne Gorgy
The product specifically targets kids with leg disabilities or amputation and healthy kids between the age of 3-5 years old, in which most physical and emotional development occurs, bringing them together through a shared childhood experience. TUEL car toy design offers a mobility product that is safe and stable for kids to use independently by utilizing a mechanism that enables them to steer with their hands only using either hand pedals or a joystick. This toy engages the child to learn new technique to ride a car toy, a method which is rarely found in the market and yet it’s interesting to learn. This toy design offers a non-conventional, enjoyable new ride for kids.