Anthony is 26 years old, he has a mild mental disability and problems with fine motor control. He works in a sheltered workshop where they make chocolates.
His job is to fill tubes and close them. Because of his problems with fine motor control he is having troubles closing the tubes with the current tool. It takes in a lot of time and he result is skew and never the same. The tube sealer is the answer to this problem.
While doing some research, we saw that the problem can be divided into 2 actions. First the tube is sealed on top, afterwards the edge is folded twice. This made us realize that 2 tools could be necessary to solve the problem. For Anthony it is easier to remember what he has to do, if he has different tools for different steps.
HOW THE TUBE SEALER WORKS
First after filling, 7 tubes are placed in a holder. Then they are closed on top with one simple move. After this every tube is folded separately with the folder, and placed in a different holder. As last the tubes are placed in the closer again to make the sealing tighter.
With the tube sealing aid Anthony has the ability to close the tubes by himself. The result Is fast, clean, straight and all tubes are closed on the same height.