Drawer locking system

Project  / Project number: 05/708 2007  /  Status:


The challenge

Drawer locking systemA local care centre asked for help to devise a drawer locking system for bedside cabinets which would enable patients with shaky hands to place the key in the lock without assistance.

A removable plastic insert which slotted behind the drawer handle and over the keyhole was produced. This allows the patient to locate the key in the lock and still use the drawer handle. The protruding plastic above the handle can be used as a hand rest. Patients can now open the drawers unaided, thus maintaining their security and independence.