Thanks to a tool made by ITM Kampen-employees, people with an intellectual disability can make nail clips in a safer and more sustainable way. This activity is being done at an adult daycare centre of the Dutch caretaking company Adullam.
The project came to attention of the ITM engineers via the personal relations of a colleague. Learning that there was a problem with the current way of working, the two engineers, Jan Schakelaar and Gabino Sanchez, developed an easy to handle and safe solution.
Safe and sustainable
Making nail clips is one of the tasks attendees of the day care facility are offered. The wooden tool attendees used before broke frequently. Moreover, the wooden tool was not attached on something, preventing the tool from having a permanent place. Using the tool developed by ITM-employees, this is far less likely to happen. It is made of residual steel, and it can be attached to, for instance, a table.
A beautiful purpose
The ITM engineers worked mostly in their spare time on this project. They are happy that they could mean something for a social goal. “It’s beautiful that we could help the people at Adullam, even in a safer and more sustainable way”, says engineer Jan Schakelaar.
Adullam offers care and assistance to people that have an intellectual disability. The attendees mainly need intensive guidance. Within their daily live the attendees work closely with their supervisors.