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Mug for the Blind Chimes When Full

Illustration for article titled Mug for the Blind Chimes When Full

I'm clumsy enough that pouring my first cup of coffee each morning becomes a potentially punishing trial of dexterity. So honestly, were I blind, I'd be forced to drink straight from the pot—unless this mug existed.


By designers Sang-hoon Lee and Yong-bum Lim, The "Braun" Bell Mug concept senses liquid levels and chimes at three stages of fullness (about 1/3, halfway and 3/4). It would allow someone without sight to fill a mug perfectly every time while keeping their fingers clear of uncharted waters.

And the best part? There's no element of this design that's too implausible to keep it from manufacture. [Yanko Design via DVICE]

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I like this invention. I've worked with a lot of people who live with disabilities and am always interested in the novel approaches to everyday life tasks that some inventors come up with.