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Arthritis sufferers currently have access to a comprehensive array of products to aid them in their daily routine. The great majority of the market offer is understandably focused on guarantying the user an independent lifestyle and minimise the need for help when accomplishing basic routine activities.

When it comes to arts and crafts, however, there is little to nothing available.

Painting tools like easels, brushes and palettes have remained largely unchanged for centuries, and can present a big challenge for individuals suffering with a condition that limits hand, wrist and arm movements.

THEA aims to target the most commonly experienced issues amongst painters with arthritis and bring them back the enjoyment of painting; and to encourage more of arthritis sufferers, who think that painting is not longer accessible to them, to take up this activity.

Elena Bruno
THEA
2013

Elena Bruno

Monash University
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