For this project, the Défi team decided to have people with disabilities as final users, as the team seeks to empower them, while addressing a basic aspect of their basic health that has been lagged behind by society: oral health.
Défi design studio is pleased to present the OKOA project.
OKOA is an accessory for toothbrushes made of rubber that can be used by a disabled person or their caregiver. Also, it can be a teether for the safety of those who clean the teeth of a disabled patient or an adaptable handle for the disabled person who needs to brush their teeth, giving the independence these people need.
In order to fulfill the whole part of the problem addressed in the system, the team design a website where OKOA can be purchased, the plan is that in this same platform a community can grow through online events, activities, donations and publications of matter for anyone that is interested in oral health for disabled people.
OKOA has been validated by dentists from UNAM, the number one public university in Mexico, who have dedicated more than 20 years of their profession in treating people with disabilities, experts with whom Défi’s team collaborated to design OKOA.