Honorable mention: One-Handed Rolling Pin
The convenience of the One-Handed Rolling Pin is obvious to any baker or pasta-maker, but the idea was inspired by the difficulty that traditional rolling pins present for the disabled.
"This problem really became relevant to me when I found out my neighbor had lost the ability to fully use one of her hands due to Parkinson's disease," says designer Mark Schoolmeester, a sophomore at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Mich.
The rolling pin can be changed out so that users may roll something flat (such as pie dough) with a nonstick roller, or create texture in the dough with a patterned roller.
Great idea. Now let's put Schoolmeester to work on strollers and lawn mowers.