How handSteady became a reality.


Hi and welcome to handSteady.com. I hope you're enjoying your visit today. I'm Chris Peacock, inventor of handSteady and here's the handSteady story:

I was inspired to create handSteady because one of my closest family members was diagnosed with a health condition that affects the activity of drinking.

I could see how struggling with cups could negatively impact relaxation time, social life and general health - for my family member, as well as for the millions of others who suffer from all types of health conditions. As a product developer I knew I had to find an answer.

I was first taken seriously as an inventor when I worked for IBM, started developing invention concepts and was awarded an IBM Inventor Award. The products I develop are influenced by my background in Physics, as I have a Physics Degree from the University of Southampton (1st Class BSc).

I undertook a 2 year post graduate Masters in Industrial Design Engineering at the Royal College of Art (RCA) and it was here that I had the opportunity to dedicate time on creating a new type of drinking product to make life easier for people with health conditions. I gained support from winning a Dyson Scholarship, Kenny Yip Award and an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Scholarship. The project resulted in the handSteady concept of a drink device with a handle that pivots about the cup.

I exhibited the handSteady concept, gained endorsement from the National Tremor Foundation and won two awards from Lord Snowdon and Help the Aged. BBC News then wrote an article on handSteady and this resulted in me receiving hundreds of emails from people asking if they could buy the product. It seemed people are frustrated with standard cups and are looking for a better cup than what they currently have. Receiving emails from people just like you gave me the encouragement, motivation and inspiration to develop and manufacture handSteady.

So, I developed handSteady with 35 health experts and 72 people with long-term health conditions through the National Hospital for Neurology and Neuroscience, Parkinsonís UK, Bobath Centre and Nightingale Nursing Home.

We soon found that the technique of having a rotatable handle that moves freely using ball bearing was highly effective at making drinking easier. So I formed an organisation (HandSteady Ltd) to organise the producing and selling of the health innovation. Guys and St Thomas' Charity in London lent us £50,000 in order to make handSteady a reality.

To refine the mechanism I worked with top UK engineer Dave Hill, who has developed products for Kenwood and Delonghi. I then partnered with a leading British production team who specialise in producing highly precise products for planes, yachts, health products and hydration products.

My goal throughout the creation of the product has been to ensure it looks and feels like a normal cup, works really well and is made using premium materials and processes. We use an expensive production process in Britain to make handSteady. This includes producing, testing and hand finishing the product to meet ISO9001 quality standards.

All in all, 14 talented people are involved in producing and delivering handSteady. The only place to order handSteady is from this website. It's easy to buy handSteady as you can order securely from this website using MasterCard, American Express, PayPal and Visa (debit and credit cards) via Sage Pay and PayPal."

We use Royal Mail First Class and Priority Airmail to ship handSteady FAST (and for FREE) to you, wherever you live on Earth! Our office opening hours are 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. If you order before 12-noon Monday to Friday, we'll ship your order (unless it's a really busy day and we'll ship the next day). So delivery to the UK can be as quick as Next Day (1 Day), For Europe - 3 Days, For the United States of America and Rest of the World - 5 days. However, sometimes shipping can take a few days longer depending on local delivery services.

So that's the handSteady story. If you'd like to go ahead and buy now, click here. If it doesn't work for you just send it back for a full refund within 30 days to get your money back. If it does work for you, then you've just discovered a product that you could use everyday, 365 days of the year, to improve the quality of your life.



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