ioolot - Easy Going
Pants for easy dressing - incontinence
I grew with my grandfather and was very attached to him, in his elderly years he had many health problems and difficulties. Since I spend many time with him I started realize the need for better products and improved solutions to make his life easier.
I develop a line of products and solutions in apparel for different problematic. People with different types of disability or in their elderly period now have an option to make their life easier.
This pants let you go easily to the bathroom without any hassle that its common in normal zip pants.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
This pants look perfectly normal and as any other pants and that's the idea!.
This pants let the user go to the bathroom faster an easier. The basic idea its to easily go to the bathroom without the problem of opening the conventional pants, which for people with problems of hands control or incontinence could mean a big embarrassing accident.
The pants have a front opening sealed with velcro, easier to open and close than a zipper or the conventional pants. This mechanism its hidden and you never realize that this pants have a trick!.
The waistband its elastic in two ways by this the pants are very comfortable.
The people with problems to getting dressed or incontinence are a big percentage of the world population and its growing every day, the generation pyramid its inverted in Europe and many countries of the world. The products and solutions offered to the elderly and people with some kind of disability are very few. This pants are part of a hole apparel collection of solutions.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
This pants are used as any other pant, they look as any other pants, they are perfectly normal and that's the idea, once you are wearing them opening the front side to go to the bathroom its very easy, you just have to pull frontally both sides of the front cover and you don't have any loose of time or difficulty that for certainly people this time means an embarrassing accident which leads into a depressive spiral.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project conception began in 2012 and finally we release the first products and production this year. The model you see its the first of a different design - fashion variations.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Fashion, Apparel and Garment Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The pants have a front opening sealed with velcro, the window its made with water repellent materials.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
The pants come in Small (30-32), Medium (34-36), Large (38-40) and Extra large (40-42) sizes.
pants, easy going, elderly, adaptive, clothing, disabillity, easier, faster, normal, solutions.
The development of the product was first through observation of the problematic in people with difficulty for dressing or moving. Later on with the prototypes I wear them to try all the possible solutions, after the improving of the prototypes we test them with people to whom this solutions improved their life.
The hardest part was to transmit to the prototype and production makers that a simple pants could be different and to still make them affordable.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
José Lorenzo Merla Laguna, 2013.