The Nimble – a smart cutting tool that can be operated using just one finger, safely and efficiently. This one finger cutting tool built to last which means you won’t need a replacement anytime soon. Safe and pocket-sized, so ideal to take with you in bag or pencil case. Ideal for opening parcels, envelopes, food packets and many other things has never been so simple. The possibilities are endless!
BACK-GROUND: Nimble was developed to address the problem many with limited hand function experience: opening poorly designed food packaging. Designer Simon Lyons worked closely with Alaster Yoxall of Sheffield Hallam University, an expert in accessible design, to come up with a solution which was trialled with the support of over 150 volunteer testers (both disabled and non-disabled). Nimble was in the finals of the national Inclusive Technology Challenge Prize run by Nesta, a UK-based innovation charity. The final design has proved to have many applications and is equally popular with non-disabled as disabled.