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COLLECTIONS The Vitility range is divided into six different categories. Each category has its own answer to your wishes and requirements. On the top of certain pages you will find one or more icons of a line in wich the products displayed are categorised. Below you will find the six Vitility categories.
Bed & Bath
Kitchen & Dining
Household & Living
Office & Leisure
Health & Fitness
Get a fresh start of the day.
Making your home comfortable.
Go wherever you want to go.
Enjoy preparing and eating food.
Keep up the good work.
Be as healthy as you can.
On the packaging of the Vitility products these categories are displayed through icon and colour. The back of the packaging gives a clear explanaition of how to use the product, or use the QR-code and even see a explanational movie of how the product is used. Alongside the basic collection, Vitility offers two additional collections. Specialized and Exclusive. These two collections are exclusively available from selected dealers.
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table of contents
MORNING 06. Positive and healthy morning rituals 10. Begin with a fresh start 18. Breakfast at Vitility 20. A good preparation is half the battle 22. How to open a stubborn jar or bottle
NOON 26. Work smarter, not faster 30. Exercise at work 32. We can't choose the cards we are dealt, just how we play them 34. On my way 36. The walking cane: past and present 38. Enjoying the ride OUR COMPANY 44. Get more easy days 46. How does a simple product come into existance AFTER NOON 48. Inconvenieces - solutions 50. Now you're cooking 52. Cutting edge 56. The #1 kitchen tool 58. Keep it poppin' 60. Whats stopping you? 65. Vitility meets fashion NIGHT 66. Keep it organised 68. Push, split and crush 70. Healthy sleep habits 74. Support healthy sleep with a healthy wake-up routing
Publisher: Vitility International B.V. www.vitility.com Design: Mixed Industries www.mixedindustries.nl
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morning rituals POSI T I V E A N D H E A LT H Y
YOU R MOR N I NG C A N BE T H AT M A K E- OR-BR E A K T I M E T H AT SE T S YOU U P FOR A G O OD DAY OR A B A D DAY. H E R E A R E 6 P O SI T I V E A N D H E A LT H Y MOR N I NG R I T UA LS T O TA K E C OM M A N D OF YOU R DAY A N D BEG I N W R I T I NG YOU R OW N LI F E ST ORY, I N ST E A D OF LE T T I NG LI F E W R I T E I T FOR YOU.
When the alarm goes off DON’T JUMP OUT OF THE BED STRAIGHT AWAY, but give yourself a couple of minutes to really wake up. Feel your body, stretch gently, smile and be thankful for a brand new day.
When you get up out of the bed drink a glass of lukewarm water before you have breakfast. This will get your digestive system working and flushes out toxins; PERFECT FOR GETTING YOUR ENERGY FLOWING!
Take a shower. And what is really important; try to finish your shower with half a minute of ice-cold water. It will shock your system, wake you up and provide oxygen to your body. You might even grow to like the cold in time!
Focus on the positive, what are the things that you can be grateful for?
This could be a short walk (10 minutes) or just some stretch exercises (10 minutes).
Choose healthy. Like a nutritious green smoothie. Healthy juicing requires less time in the morning than toasting a bagel and slathering it with low fat cream cheese. It’s cheap, easy and energizing!
Focus on these things and then get up.
WAKE UP BECAUSE ITâ€™S A BRAND NEW DAY
wake up with a smile MORNING RITUALS BANDAGE Bandages are often used when people experience pain but research shows that using bandages while exersing can help prevent injuries and excessive pressure. Vitility offers several bandages.
Inside each of us, is a genetically-determined clock. You can’t wind it, and you can’t hear it tick, but you most likely notice its effects every day.
MORNING PERSONS Not everyone is a morning person who starts the day with a smile. But if you’re a morning person or not, we could all use some help jump start the day. BUTTON AID With the button hook it becomes easier to button down clothes with the use of only one hand.
SMART PILL BOX We prefer big IQ over big size. That’s why our Smart pill box is much smaller than a regular pill box. The smart part is the free app that goes along with it and manages your intake.
PILL CRUSHER There are many reasons for crushing tablets or capsule contents before taking them. So please let crushing be easy. Especially in the morning.
LONG HANDLE Not everyone is as flexible as a ballet dancer. That’s why products with long handles come in handy. Vitility has several products with those much needed handles. Just take a pick.
FOAMGRIPS Don’t you just hate some handles which are so small that you can’t get a good grip. With these foam grip thickeners you can.
PILL SPLITTER Have you ever tried to split a small pill in the morning… or at any other time for that matter. Don’t start your day with frustrations, take it easy.
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1 Bath & shower stool
2 Shower sleeve - arm whole
3 Lotion applicator - Dalton 10
4 Shoehorn - flexible
5 Dressing stick - foam
6 Shoehorn - extra long
7 Bath mat
8 Bath sponge - bendable 11
9 Bath & shower seat - with backrest
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BATH & SHOWER STOOL
BATH SAFETY RAIL
BATH & SHOWER SEAT
The bath and shower stool offers support and safety when taking a bath or shower. Non slip caps stop the stool from sliding.
The Bath safety rail provides extra support when getting in or out of bath. The safety rail fits most common sized baths and is easy to attach without the use of any tools. Rubber plugs prevent damage to the bathtub.
Just like the stool our Bath & shower seat offers support and safety. The backrest is sold separately from the bath & shower seat and offers even more comfort.
SHOWER SLEEVE - LEG CHILDREN SHOWER SLEEVE - LEG WHOLE SHOWER SLEEVE - ARM CHILDREN
SHOWER SLEEVE - LEG HALF
shower sleeves Shower sleeves protect your cast or bandage while you’re taking a bath or shower. The elastic fastener ensures that water doesn’t enter the sleeve. The sleeve is easy to put on unassisted, and is intended for multiple use.
SHOWER SLEEVE - ARM HALF
SHOWER SLEEVE - ARM WHOLE
SOCK AID The plastic sock aid is suitable for putting on socks and knee-socks. The aid is only suitable for people who can reach their own calf with their hands.
SHOEHORN - EXTRA LONG By using the extended shoehorn you can easily put your shoes on. Because of the length of the shoehorn you donâ€™t have to bend over.
QUICK MOBILE RAIL The grab rail can be attached and removed within a few seconds. The two powerful suction cups are pressed firmly onto a non-porous, sturdy surface, the vacuum handles are pushed down and the Quick Mobile Rail is fixed.
BATH RAILS The rail with a ribbed handle provides extra grip and prevents slipping. The rail offers support for people who have difficulty getting up from the toilet or getting in and out of the bath.
while others see limitations, we see
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DRESSING STICK The dressing stick makes it easy to put jackets and pants on and off. The dressing stick is provided with a multi-functional hook and thickened comfortable foam grip. The other side also functions as a shoehorn.
SHOELACES LOCK The shoelaces lock is a small plastic lock that is placed on a shoelace. Which makes it unnecessary to tie your shoes.
SHOE REMOVER The shoe remover allows you to remove shoes and boots (without zips) without needing to bend over. The shoe remover is also useful when removing dirty shoes or boots, so that your hands don't get dirty.
SHOELACES ELASTIC Elastic laces makes it possible to put on, or take off shoes independently without having to bend over. They are available in black, brown and sporty white.
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NAIL FILE The nail file has an non slip handle that provides better grip. The file has a rough and fine side to care for your nails.
Are you taking good care of your nails? Here's what you need to know to keep your fingernails in tiptop shape. Keep fingernails dry and clean. This prevents bacteria from growing under your fingernails. Repeated or prolonged contact with water can contribute to split fingernails. Wear cotton-lined rubber gloves when washing dishes, cleaning or using harsh chemicals.
NAIL CUTTER This fingernail clipper is suitable for people with decreased strength in their hands or for people who have not enough muscle control.
Practice good nail hygiene. Use a sharp manicure scissors or clippers. Trim your nails straight across, then round the tips in a gentle curve. Use moisturizer. When you use lotion, rub the lotion into your nails and cuticles, too.
NAIL CLIPPER The nail clipper has a handle with a spring system that causes it to automatically reopen after clipping.
NAIL SCISSORS XL The nail scissors XL are suitable for people who have difficulty reaching their toes.
NAIL NIPPER The nipper has a spring system that causes it to automatically reopen when no further pressure is exerted. STEADY Vitility likes to rethink existing products like we did with our Nail brush - steady and Nail file - steady. These two have suction cups on the bottom, which ensures that they remain in place while in use.
breakfast at vitility J U M PSTA RT YOU R DAY
During a busy morning, it's easy to let breakfast fall low in your list of priorities, but taking just a few minutes to have something to eat, can really make a big difference!
work, appointment or school. The next time you rush out the door in the morning without something to eat, consider this: skipping breakfast can set you up for overeating later in the day. A healthy breakfast, on the other hand, can give you energy and satisfy your appetite! So why is it so important to have a healthy meal in the morning?
If you don't have time to eat before leaving home, there are lots of breakfast ideas that can be eaten on-the-go on your way to
Breakfast provides the body and brain with fuel so you have energy to start your day. Also it provides nutrients such as calcium, iron and B vitamins as well as protein and fibre. The body needs these essential nutrients and research shows that if these are missed at breakfast, they are less likely to be compensated for later in the day.
Breakfast can be good for your waistline too, research shows those who eat breakfast are less likely to be overweight and more likely to be within their ideal weight range compared with breakfast skippers. If you skip breakfast, you're more likely to reach for high sugar and fatty snacks mid-morning.
Breakfast also restores glucose levels, an essential carbohydrate that is needed for the brain to function. Many studies have shown how eating breakfast can improve memory and concentration levels and it can also make us happier as it can improve mood and lower stress levels. Eating a healthy breakfast has long-term health benefits.
Non slip grip
Thick handle for more grip
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a good preparation is half the battle GE A R UP W I T H K I TC H E N TOOLS
OU R H A N DS A R E V E RY I M P ORTA N T. W I T HOU T H A N DS LI F E BEC OM E S A LO T MOR E DI F F IC U LT. J UST T H I N K OF A LL T H E AC T I V I T I E S W E N E E D OU R H A N DS FOR : W R I T I NG , C O OK I NG A N D G E T T I NG DR E S SE D, B A SIC A LLY A LL DA I LY BU R DE N S. F I NG E R S T H AT F E E L T I R E D A R E A C OM MON C OM PL A I N T FOR A LO T OF PE OPLE . A LSO SHORT PE R IODS OF LO S S OF ST R E NGT H I N F I NG E R S A N D H A N DS A R E A PROBLE M T H AT NO T SHOU LD BE U N DE R E ST I M AT E D.
Activities most of us don't think twice about, like opening jars, eating a meal or preparing food can be incredibly painful for someone with dexterity limitations. Pain can make it difficult to grip tools or chop fruits and vegetables. Yes, cooking can be a real challenge. But the good news is there are plenty of tools that can make life a bit easier, also in your kitchen! Vitility’s cutlery for instance have non slip, ergonomic handles especially made so less effort is needed to get the job done. They have an angled grip so the hand, wrist and arm are in a natural position that prevents excessive effort of the wrist, related pain or inflammation.
and won’t slip. Also opening cans and jars often requires a firm grip. Help relieve the pressure with the antislip set so caps and cans can be opened with less force.
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So don’t let hand weakness stop you from living your life or doing the things you love. There are products specifically designed to allow you to get the job done even if you have a limited hand function – from gardening to cooking, playing cards or using scissors.
There are also hand exercisers that can help you strengthen your hands so that you can improve the grip you have. Hand weakness or limited hand function can be related to many medical conditions. But there are a lot of products that can help you to regain or to keep your independence.
Vitility has a lot of kitchen tools perfect for someone with a hand weakness. Steady antislip cutting boards that make it possible to prepare food with one hand
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antislip set INCLUDES The antislip set includes a bottle opener, jar opener and a coaster. They are dishwasher proof.
ANTISLIP JAR OPENER
how to open
A STUBBORN JAR OR BOTTLE D O YOU H AV E T ROU BLE OPE N I NG JA R S OR BO T T LE S? F E E L LI K E YOU J UST D ON ’ T H AV E T H E G R I P OR PI NC H ST R E NGT H I N YOU R H A N DS? It’s known that one of the greatest annoyances at home is not being able to open or close caps or lids. How handy would it be when you don’t have to depend on others to open jars for you or when you don’t get frustrated trying to open one? Due to the non slip set you have the solution in your kitchen drawer to help you with this inconvenience.
With the aid of the antislip jar opener, less effort is needed to open or close jars. The opener is very flexible and has a comfortable grip and does not slip during use.
ANTISLIP BOTTLE OPENER With the help of the antislip bottle opener, lids can be opened with less force. The opener is extremely flexible, fits comfortably in the hand and provides more grip.
ANTISLIP COASTER The antislip coaster ensures that a plate, cup, writing pad and so on will stay put and won’t slide. It reduces the chance to spill.
The Antislip bottle opener is also available in:
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BOOK STAND PLAYING CARDS PLAYING CARDS HOLDER The deck of cards has extra large symbols which makes the cards easy to read. The playing card holder means not having to hold the cards in your hands anymore.
AUTOMATIC SCISSORS The scissors can be used by squeezing the thumb and fingers. When the pressure on the scissors is released, they will automatically open again.
The book stand can be used both vertically and horizontally due to the flexible swiveling mechanism. Two adjustable clamps enable you to put a single sheet as well as a thick book on the stand.
PEN THICKENERS These soft, plastic, bulb shaped grips are designed to thicken any standard size pen or pencil. Comes in small and medium.
The Ring pen is worn on the index finger. As the centre of gravity and support point are in line, writing requires minimal additional force.
MAGNIFYING RULER The ruler is rounded off in such a way that it can be used as a magnifier. The ruler is 20 cm long and has a handle on the right side (the end of the ruler). The ruler indicates both centimeters and inches. PENGRIP - TRIANGULAR These soft triangular shaped grips slip onto any standard size pen or pencil. The Pengrip provides increased control and maneuverability while writing.
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4 Pengrip - triangular
5 Pen Again
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THE HEALTHIEST WAY TO WORK Five or more hours of sedentary sitting, is the health equivalent of smoking a pack and a quarter of cigarettes. Yet, sitting around is something we get plenty of practice at. Reading and writing and creating on a computer makes for big chunks of sedentary time.
Remember the days when “work” meant manual labor with a side of blood, sweat, and tears? Neither do we. These days it seems we’re more likely to log hour after idle hour with our bums glued to our seats. And while you may be an Excel champ by day and gym rat by night, recent research suggests that the recommended 30 minutes of cardio five times per week may not undo the health risks of a sedentary lifestyle.
Let’s change that. Why sit down during meetings? Why not stand up? Maybe you’ve seen people stand during some of their meetings and seen how they are active and more productive. These meetings are known as Stand-up Meetings. Now standing around isn’t exactly traditional exercise but research shows it’s much better than sitting. Besides that they keep the meeting focused & on topic, they eliminate distractions like phones and computers …and most importantly they are short, letting you get back to your real work. We understand that not all meetings are done without a table, you sometimes need to take notes right. And off course not all companies will splash out on new meeting room furniture. That is why we use furniture raisers. It’s a simple fix that is better for budget and your health.
There are lots of articles and studies about the negative impacts of sitting all day. Sitting can impact your metabolism and affect the onset of type 2 Diabetes, and excessive sitting is positively correlated with breast, prostate, and lung cancer. One study found that men who spent two more hours sitting each day had a 125% increased chance of cardiovascular disease.
Deskercise Entrepeneur Richard Branson takes walks to get inspired and moved during his worktime. So why don’t you. Now we understand not all bosses think it’s a good idea to let their staff take walks so we came up with a simple solution. Why not use a pedal exerciser to do some deskercises. This might not give you six-pack abs but they improve strength and burn a few extra calories.
So what is the healthiest way to work? And what can you change about your style today to get the biggest benefit? Here are some ideas: Stand-up meetings We have all been there probably, one meeting after the other. These days seem to take forever and they probably do.
MAGNIFIER - HANDSFREE
MAGNIFIER - POCKET
MAGNIFIER - ANGULAR
The magnifier hangs on a cord around your neck. It is ideal for reading or handiwork. The magnifier has a light, to improve visibility.
A round shaped magnifier for reading small prints. With the cord the magnifier can be carried around the neck easily. This way you always have the magnifier at hand.
This magnifier enlarges two times and has an extra loop that enlarges three times. The handle makes the magnifier easy to hold.
WE CAN'T CHANGE THE CARDS WE ARE DEALT,
just how we play them
Everybody plays cards now and then, it’s popular all over the world, but where do these cards come from? The first playing cards were invented in China back in the 9th century. Later the game migrated to Europe and other parts of the world. The first European playing cards were handmade. These cards were exclusive and expensive. Due to the discovery of printing it became possible to produce playing cards cheaper and in bigger amounts. Playing card games involves intelligence, psychology and luck at the same time. The purpose of the game can differ. There are a countless number of games that can be played using the same deck of playing cards. Playing cards made easy again. Vitility has the solution for people who want to play cards but have decreased strength in their hands or can only use one hand. The deck of cards features extra large symbols making the cards easier to read. Suitable for left and right handed players. With the help of the playing cards holder you can play cards without holding the cards yourself.
Thirty-one! And now for a popular Dutch card game, it’s called thirty-one! A standard 52-card pack is used. The goal is to obtain a hand that totals 31 in cards of one suit; or to have a hand at the showdown whose count in one suit is higher than that of any other player. An Ace counts 11 points, face cards count 10 points, and all other cards count their face value. The players cut for deal and the lowest card deals, the turn to deal alternates to the left. Three cards are dealt face down to each player; then three cards are dealt face up for a "widow." Before the game begins, all players put an equal amount of chips into a pot. The player on the dealer's left has the first turn. On each turn, a player may take one card from the widow and replace it with one card from his hand (face up). Take turns. Players take turns, clockwise around the table, until one player is satisfied that the
card values he holds will likely beat the other players. He indicates this by "knocking" on the table. All other players then get one more turn to exchange cards. Then there is a showdown in which the players reveal their hands and compare values. The player with the highest total value of cards of the same suit wins the pot. Who wins? If there is a tie for the highest score, the player with the highest-ranking card wins. Example: K, Q, 6 (total 26) would beat Q, 9, 7 (also total 26). If there is a tie in the highest cards, the next highest cards are compared. Any time a player holds exactly 31, he may "knock" immediately, and he wins the pot. If a player knocks before the first round of exchanges have begun, the showdown occurs immediately with no exchange of cards. After the pot has been won, all the players put in chips for the next hand.
The most popular card games in the world: • Poker • Blackjack • Bridge • Solitaire • Hearts 33
1 Key turner
3 Cup holder
4 Cup - transparant
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6 Reacher with hook and magnet
7 Walking cane ice pick
on my way When live gives you lemons, make lemonade! We love that saying because it means exactly what we at Vitility are trying to do. Don’t let your limitations limit you. And that means going out for a walk and enjoy the sunshine even when you’re not as quick as Usain Bolt anymore. We at Vitility developed a walker for all conditions. It’s solid as a rock and keeps you moving. Of course it has all the extra’s that you might expect. It has a seat, a basket and great breaks. Vitility even offers a cup holder to stroll in style with a latte macchiato from your local coffee house.
Triangular rubber tip
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past and present THE WALKING CANE:
A ROU N D T H E 17 T H OR 18 T H C E N T U RY A ST IC K T O OK OV E R F ROM T H E S WOR D A S A PA RT OF T H E E U ROPE A N M E N â€™S WA R DROBE . This stick was primarily used as a walking stick but was also historically known to be used as a defensive or offensive weapon, and may conceal a knife or sword as in a swordstick. For a period of at least three centuries the cane was seen as a crucial part of a manâ€™s wardrobe. It was custom to have several canes to use in different circumstances. The show of power or status that canes, walking sticks and staffs had in the past, makes it understandable that they became a fashion accessory for the wealthy and influential in so many cultures. Early in the 1900's the way canes were viewed changed. Canes began to be seen as a medical device, which is why so little attention was placed on the appearance of the canes available for many years. Clumsy, noisy and medicinal looking became the norm. This is where the stigma of walking with a cane began. They were awful looking, hard to use, poorly sized and just plain garbage compared to what is available today. Today the walking cane is a valuable mobility aid, but it still can be used to complete one's style. So nowadays we see the walking stick as an aid used by people to support them while walking. Walking sticks come in many shapes and sizes, and can be sought by collectors. The modern world offers so many unique choices for the walking cane user, that the stigma of walking with a cane has been replaced with fashion and admiration for the walking fashion accessory. A cane no longer only suggests age or weakness, but rather is an accessory while at the same time they keep us safe and active.
WALKING CANE WRIST STRAP
WALKING CANE HOLDER
WALKING CANE MOUNTAIN PICK / ICE PICK
The elastic wrist strap can be attached to a walking cane and is ideal when you want your hands free, for example at the counter.
Fixing the walking cane holder to your walking cane allows you to hang your walking cane from a table or counter.
The non slip Pick can be attached to a walking cane, to have better grip while taking a walk or hiking.
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keep on rolling
with these car aids 1. car caddie
2. seat belt grip
This aid for getting out of the car can be attached to all kinds of car door frames and offers support when getting in and out of the car.
The holder extends the grip of the seatbelt. You no longer have to reach your arm a long way to grab the seat belt, which reduces the back and shoulder movement required.
3. turn cusion
4. head rest bar
The turning cushion simplifies getting in and out of the car, bed and wheelchair. Because the cushion swivels when one gets in and out, it makes sure that the back remains straight. The cushion can ease hip and backache. It rotates 360Â° smoothly and easily.
The head rest grip provides support when getting out of the car. The grip can easily be attached to any headrest that can be removed,
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1 Foamgrips - 8 pcs
2 Playing cards
3 Pill processor
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While the word mobility makes a lot of people think about their phones and wifi, we think of movement from one place to the other.
WALKING CANE QUADRO Vitility offers a cane with optimal stability due to four small feet that ensure a wide surface area. It comes in a small and large version and with both height can be adjusted.
MOBILITY HANDRAIL The mobility handrail is multi functional and lightweight. You can use it as a support when getting up from a chair, out of bed or getting off the toilet.
Nobody wants to be limited to walk, run or travel. It doens’t matter if you’re 8 and broke your ankle with football or if you’re 80 and your legs are not as strong as they used to be. Not being mobile limits you. It is our goal to keep you mobile to go wherever you want to go. Now we are not doctors so we have to do that with great and affordable products. And we hope these products are everything you need to get you in the right direction.
RING PILLOW Ever had hemorrhoids or gave birth to a child? Then you know this pillow is what you need. Because the cushion is basicly like a donut it provides pressure relief.
WALKER Our brand new walker keeps you going. It’s solid as a rock and offers a basket and comfortable seat. Of course it’s lightweight and foldable.
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easy days ABOUT VITILITY We know not every day is an easy day. But when you do get to experience the comfort of a day that just passes with ease, life is great. We love those days. And we want more of them. So let today be the start of more easy days!
From day one we wanted Vitility to be different from everything else out there. We wanted to turn the world of daily aids up side down. To do this we feel it’s our responsibility to look at products totally different. From a positive angle without focussing on limitations OU R N E W or age. Because while others see FOCUS IS DESIGN, limitations, we see no limit. And maybe our glass is always half full but we like it that way. It makes life more positive and more beautiful regardless of your age or limitation.
Vitility has been making lives easier since 2008. We do that by creating solutions for everyday discomforts. Today we are the biggest supplier in the world and you can currently find Vitility products in nearly 50 countries. And maybe while you’re reading this we already passed 50. Now that is a lot of countries but the strange thing is, selling our products in so many countries is not really a goal of ours. It just happened. And we like to think that the reason is that people really want our products. Of course we wanted to grow because that growth gives us more space to create even better products.
Vitility is still shifting and always looking for improvements. Our new focus is design, Dutch design. It’s just not enough to create thought-through, comfortable products so activities can be performed simply and independently. We want these products to be desirable for there looks too. That is our new goal. Surely we can’t do that overnight but we can always try. And that will make lives even more easier and pleasant. All day and every day.
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existence? ABOUT VITILITY What does it take to create a Vitility product? And which things are involved in the product-process? Let's talk to Jos van Dal, responsible for creating, drawing and developing our products. The development process contains different phases. “We start with research, then we sketch and after that we draw. In the meantime we look at the most efficient way to produce. This is also the time that we decide which material and colour we’re going to use. New product plans are sent to a mal-maker to start prototyping. Eventually the mal will be produced, that process will take up about 30 days. How many products do you develop on a yearly basis? “We are mostly occupied with new products, ideas could already exist for a long time but still we like to add extra additions or to give an extra twist. The Pill processor for instance has a new function that did not already exist. The Smart pill box with app didn’t exist yet, we made our own product out of it, with our own design and app. On a yearly basis we try to develop and update several products to keep our assortment up to date and refreshing. There are plenty of ideas and plans to keep our team busy for years to come.
Which product makes you most proud so far? “The Smart pill box of course! I really enjoyed drawing that product. My idea was to make a very classy and modern design product that is easy to store and about the same size as a mobile phone. It might look simple but while you are drawing, there is much more to it of course. Everything must combine and you have to know what is and isn’t possible when you give the assignment to make a mal. Vitility recently won a price for it at the ECRM fair in Cannes for most innovative product. It’s nice to see that hard works pays off. This product also was the reason for our prestigious nomination most innovative small and medium enterprises in The Netherlands.
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It’s known that one of the greatest annoyances at home is not being able to open packages easily. We all know how frustrating it can be when you can’t open a can or jar. Or when you pull off the pull ring of a can of tomatoes. So what are your biggest
1. blister packs
2. jars, bottles and tins
Almost everyone hates blister packs. Blister packs are secured to protect products from moisture and gas, to ensure a long shelf life. But because of the structure it can sometimes be a struggle to open them.
A lot of people experience difficulties when they have to open jars, bottles or tins. Especially when you feel like you just don’t have the grip or pinch strength in your hands no more.
You can’t get everything out of your toothpaste tube. You try and try and squeeze and squeeze. Because you have less strength in your fingers it’s difficult to get it all out. So you end up throwing tubes away that still have some filling left. What a waste!
A lot of people find it hard to open cans, bottles and jars. Especially tins with a tab/pull ring. The tab/pull ring easily breaks and when you don’t have an opener at hand you can’t open the tin no more. What a hassle!
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inconveniences with packing material? How handy would it be when you don’t have to depend on others to open jars for you or when you don’t get frustrated trying to open one? Vitility has some handy solutions for these homely disturbances.
1. opener blister
2. multi opener handy
The Opener blister can be used to open blister packs effortlessly. There is a button on the back that allows the knife to slide in and out at the push of the button.
The Multi opener handy is a very supportive aid to open bottles, jars and tins with a tab. While using it you don’t need much strength. The opener has a comfortable handle that ensures extra grip.
3. tube squeezer
4. opener 5-in-1
The Tube squeezer allows you to remove the contents of the tube easily and with minimum amount of strength out of the tube. The Tube squeezer can easily be attached to the tube by sliding it over the end.
By using the Opener 5-in-1 you can simply and with less effort open cans, bottles and jars. The opener is suitable for twist cups, clip openings of cans and crown caps. The opener has an ergonomic handle for better grip.
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cooking FOR THOSE WITH A PERMANENT OR TEMPOR ARY PH YSICA L DISA BILIT Y IN VOLV ING MOBILIT Y IMPAIR MEN T, COOK ING CA N BE PR ET T Y CH A LLENGING.
Not all disabilities or people are the same, but some of the common issues include limitations in standing, reaching, or using one side of the body. The elderly and people with chronic illnesses or disabilities need to be especially careful about their movements to avoid accidents or strain. Temporary conditions, like pregnancy or injury, also require accommodation. Because everyone’s disability is slightly different, you’ll need to adjust your tasks to fit your situation. Tips: • Place what you need on the counter or in a drawer or shelf at arm’s reach. • Don’t waste time on unnecessary tasks. Divide tasks throughout the day and rest frequently in between. Even if we are completely healthy, we work better when we take breaks. • Chopping, peeling and stirring use different muscles and joints. While it may be more efficient to peel all the vegetables at once, even a small movement repeated over and over again can lead to strain. Alternate frequently among tasks. • Arrange your work so you can sit, and make sure your workspace is at the correct height. • Work close to your cooking space. • If you have a few basic menus, you’ll use the same ingredients and equipment over and over, and you’ll be able keep those things accessible. Put away what you don’t need. A limited menu makes shopping easier. You can always vary it as your situation allows. • For people who are chronically ill or disabled, getting out to the store can be a major challenge. Keeping a complete shopping list is essential. • Stop at the first signs of strain. If you need to lie down and rest, do so. No meal is worth a setback in your condition.
cutting edge WHEN IT COMES TO SLICING AND DICING, A GREAT KNIFE SAVES YOU TIME AND TROUBLE.
While any chef can get more done with the right kitchen gadgets, the chef with hand limitation needs kitchen tools that are specifically designed. It isn’t that he can’t cook without them, it’s that he can do so much more, so much more effectively when special tools are used. It is very critical for an person with weak grip or limited mobility to be able to cut food in the kitchen with easy movement and light grip in order not to aggravate the pain. Ability to cut while using one hand or with weak grip hands is of major importance.
So for the chef that has difficulty with grip there are a variety of knives and tools that have angled handles, are weighted, or ergonomically shaped to fit comfortably in your hand. Vitility’s kitchen tools have an angled grip so minimum effort is needed to get the job done. The angled grip holds the hand, wrist and arm in a natural (anatomical) position that prevents excessive effort of the wrist, related pain and/or inflammation. Although the knives are made of stainless steel, they are very light in weight. The handle feels comfortable and has an non slip layer.
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5 Fork - bendable
6 Spoon - bendable
THE #1 KITCHEN TOOL We've all done it: you put the pasta on to boil, turn your back for a few minutes to wipe off the counter or read the newest article, and suddenly you hear that foreboding hissing sound of water boiling over. Vitility has got the perfect solution.
SO WHY DOES IT HAPPEN? It has everything to do with the composition of pasta. Pasta is made from flour, water, and sometimes egg, that means it's basically just starch and protein rolled out into different shapes and dried. It's the starch molecules that are important. Once they're heated in a moist environment — like your pot of water — the starch will absorb more and more water until it finally bursts. That sends little starch
molecules into your water, resulting in white foam. It's the foam layer on top that causes the problems. What has happened is the starch makes the bubbles that were already there more stretchy and pliable, so it takes longer for them to burst. A lot of bubbles on the surface doesn't allow for proper ventilation of steam, meaning the pot of boiling water becomes superheated if the pot isn't stirred or the frothy
layer skimmed off the top in time. The trapped steam causes the frothy bubbles to expand and pop up, resulting in boilinghot pasta water all over your stove if you're not careful. Vitility developed the boli-over lid which breaks down the bubbles, and let’s the overflowing water vaporate into steam. The result: no more spilling. Off course it’s microwave and dishwasher safe and can also be used as a splatter guard.
MORE PRODUCTS It’s a familiar situation. After a late day at work, you put some leftovers into the microwave. Ding, your food is ready. You grab your plate to start that meal you crave. Unfortunately your stomach has to wait a little bit longer because you just burned you’re hand.
and use it almost daily. If you use your oven or microwave regularly you probably know that gloves can protect you from some heat but not all heat. Heat will just come through the textile and although it won’t result in blisters, it is not comfortable. That is why our plate handle is that much more effective. You’re hand is just not in contact with the hot plate. And you don’t have to stick your hand into the hot oven. You don’t have to use a dishcloth and scald yourself anymore.
Grabbing a hot plate is definite no go. We know there are all sorts of textiles like an oven glove that can do the job but we prefer our plate handle
QUICK WINS It doesn’t matter what you serve at the table, everything looks better with some fresh herbs. You just have to chop and slice and slice and chop. It's not difficult, but there is a certain amount of technique involved when preparing fresh herbs for a recipe. Coarsely chopped, they maintain their flavor and individuality, but some garnishes and sauces frequently require them to be finely chopped... Or just use our scissors for vegetables & herbs.
Tin cans Bottle caps
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keep it poppin' OPE N UP A L MOST E V ERY T HI NG I T’S SU N DAY A F T ER NOON A N D YOU A R E SI T T I NG I N YOU R M A N CH A IR , I N YOU R M A N ROBE , R E A DI NG YOU R M A N N E WSPA PER . I T’S YOU R W IFE’S T U R N TO COOK TODAY. ( T H AT’S R IGH T. YOU SH A R E I N T HE COOK I NG DU T IE S AT YOU R HOUSE . M A N LY M EN K NOW HOW TO COOK . E SPECI A LLY M E AT.)
To keep things simple, she’s whipping up some spaghetti and a nice side salad to go with it. And then you hear it: “Dear, I can’t get the lid of the spaghetti sauce jar to open. It’s stuck. Can you open it for me?”
3. Run the lid under hot water. Running the lid under hot water for a minute will cause the metal to expand so the lid comes off more easily.
Are you ready for moments like these? Here are five techniques to show off your man skills and open a stuck jar lid every time.
4. Break the vacuum seal. If the bottle is new and still vacuumed sealed, breaking the seal makes the lid easier to open. You can do this by using a bottle opener and pulling the lid away from the jar.
1. Brute force. This technique simply requires you to use your manly strength to twist open the jar lid. You get extra points if you do it without the assistance of a rag.
5. Tap the lid with a spoon. Sometimes food gets stuck in the lid which in turn causes the lid to get stuck. Give the lid a few quick taps on the side with a spoon in order to dislodge any food.
2. Wrap the lid in a dish towel or rubber glove. If brute force doesn’t work, give yourself some extra traction by wrapping the lid in dish rag, or better yet, a rubber glove.
6. Keep your dignity. Use our 5-in-1 opener. It works better than testosterone.
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Hook for grabbing keys Magnet to pick up coins
Reacher with hook and magnet - large
Sharp point for picking up tiny objects
Reacher with hook and magnet - small
nothing is out of reach
Ergonomically shaped handle for better grip
vitility meets fashion
INTRODUCING: MARIANNE PAP Besides creating new aids, Vitility also stands for the improvement, change and renewing/modernisation of products.
Fashion-student at the ArtEX Academy of Arts, Marianne Pap used Vitility bandages to create an exciting graduation project. Her project successfully showed that bandages are not only useful as a support aid. The creamy coloured used bandages of Vitility are a hot item on the collection pieces of Pap’s graduation collection and were already spotted on the site of Vogue Italy and Netherlands! Marianne Pap (26) previously graduated from the ArtEZ Academy of Arts. In her graduation year she related the collection “No Excuse”. “The idea behind this collection was there is “No Excuse” for not sporting and for people who actually work out there is “No Excuse” to be poorly dressed. Two fascinations, one collection, love for couture fabrics and sport. It’s a collection where I not only want to motivate sportsmen but where I also want to support them against injuries. What does this target group need and how can this be fused with couture. So I provide sporty types the ideal sport package where people could sport at any time and get the support that they need to stay motivated. It’s an organic collection with fabric use that you will not see quickly in the world of sport, but could have a great function in it. I look at bandages and sports aids in how they can be both functional and at the same time increase in beauty. I’ve played a lot with the bandage wrap knee in my collection. The bandage wraps play a supporting part for knees, wrists, backs, elbows and fingers. The bandage wraps are exposed free but are also connected with the clothes. So you are not only wearing bandage wraps while sporting but are also protected and supported wearing your daily outfit.
Designer: Marianne Pap Photographer: Peter Stigter
Marianne Pap is very satisfied about the final result of her pieces. “The show went really well and I received a lot of positive responses on my collection. My pieces were already shown on the website of Vogue Italy and Netherland. Recently one of my pieces was presented as a look on the front page of 'de Volkskrant'. The bandage is a big hit! The most Vitility bandages were used on the beige striped jacket. A while ago I was at an exposition with this look and people were very enthusiastic about the jacket,” adds the proud Fashion student.
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Whatever sport you play, an injury is just around the corner. The most common sports related injuries by far are strains and sprains.
BANDAGE WRAPS The bandages are made of a high quality elastic material and provide substantial support. The bandages can be used whilst exercising as well as for daily use. Vitility offers wraps for ankle, knee, wrist and elbow.
A sprain occurs when a ligament tears or overstretches. These can range from minor to complete tears where the ligament is severed. A sprain is most common in wrists, ankles, or knees.
ARM SLING The arm sling provides effective support to the arm for recuperation. The full weight of the arm is carried in the arm sling. Vitility also offers other arm slings.
A strain is also known as a pulled muscle, and occurs when the fibers within a muscle or tendon stretch too far or tear. Vitility offers solutions for all kinds of injuries.
CERVICAL COLLAR The cervical support provides firm, yet comfortable support of the neck, thus easing the pain. It comes in several sizes. BANDAGE WRAP TENNIS ELBOW Elbows. We all have them. And, yes, these body parts get injured, too. If you have experienced tennis elbow of golferâ€™s elbow, you know that these particular injuries can be nagging.
ELBOW CRUTCHES The elbow crutches are made of aluminum The elbow crutches are adjustable in length thus enabling the handles to be set at the desired length (from 84 to 105 cm).
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KEEP IT ORGANIZED Probably everybody knows the classic pill boxes with lots of compartments for every day of the week and several moments a day. Once a week you need to refill the compartments and plan your entire week. Therefore the box is of a substantial size and does not fit the modern and outgoing lifestyle. Thatâ€™s where Vitility comes in. We say: out with the old and in with the new. We created the Smart pill box, a small box which is not bigger than an average smartphone. It has six compartments, in which your medicines can
easily be stored. The smart bit is actually in the app that goes along with the box. The idea behind the Pill buddy app is actually very simple, but very handy. Especially for people who often mix their medication, forget to take them on time or forget to order. With the Pill buddy app (available for free for Android and iOS) on your phone, you never have to worry about this. You simply enter the medication in the app, the frequency and time of intake and even the number of pills. You can
do this for up to 6 different types of pills. The app then takes over planning and lets you know when to take your next pill(s) and when to refill the boxes. Pill buddy is the new way to plan and organize your medication! The Smart pill boxes are delivered including 3 stickers that you can place on the inside of the box as an extra reminder or if you donâ€™t use the app. The stickers allow you to assign colors to specific medication. This makes it very clear which medication belongs to which box.
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SMART PILL BOX The Smart pill box has 6 compartments, in which your medicines can easily be stored. The smart bit is actually in the free app (Pill buddy) that goes along with the box. PILL BUDDY You simply enter the medication in the app, the frequency and time of intake and even the number of pills. The app then does planning, reminding & organisation of your medication.
Available in: Black & White
Easy storage of your medication.
Allows you to assign colors to specific medications.
Informs you of your
Medication intake reminder on smartphones and smartwatches.
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Taking your medication can be tricky.
First you have to get the pill out of itâ€™s blister and that can be a hassle. Numerous pills have landed on the bathroom floor. BANDAGE But when you succeeded and only Mornings, need half anot pill,everyoneâ€™s the trouble continues. favourite. Some people jump out ofAnd bedwhat straight about away crushing whenpills? theare alarm goes off. for crushing There many reasons tablets before taking them, including 70410060 / 70410070 difficulty swallowing the medication or unpleasant taste.
Luckily there are solutions for all these issues which makes taking your medication so much easier.
The pill splitter helps to divide a pill or tablet into several parts. A blade in the holder allows almost any pill or tablet to be divided in two. The pills can be stored conveniently in the front tray. Ask your doctor if your pills may be split.
By putting the pills in the pill crusher and twisting the top clockwise, the pills or tablets will be crushed into powder. Additional pills can be stored in the lid. The pill crusher is easy to clean and conveniently portable. Ask your doctor if your pills may be crushed.
The pill pusher is a convenient and easy way to remove pills from blister packs with only one hand. Simply place the pack with the required pill over the hole and push down the lid. The pill will be pushed out and falls into the container. Then, slide the lid open to retrieve the pill.
Pill splitter Ever splitted a pill in two with your hands? Our splitter cuts it in two for you.
Pill storage Of course you need a place to keep your pills in besides your pocket or wallet.
Drinking cup A little bit of water makes swallowing a pill so much easier.
Pill crusher From pill to powder within seconds and without hassle.
Pill pusher There is a hard way to get pills out of a blister. There is also an easy wayâ€Ś using this device.
healthy sleep habits FALLING ASLEEP MAY SEEM LIKE AN IMPOSSIBLE DREAM WHEN YOU’RE AWAKE AT 3 A.M., BUT GOOD SLEEP IS MORE UNDER YOUR CONTROL THAN YOU MIGHT THINK. Following healthy sleep habits can make the difference between restlessness and restful slumber. Researchers have identified a variety of practices and habits —known as “sleep hygiene"— that can help anyone maximize the hours they spend sleeping, even those whose sleep is affected by insomnia, jet lag, or shift work.
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with a healthy wake-up routing SUPPORT HEALTHY SLEEP
Oh no, is it really THAT time? There's nothing more disappointing than waking to the jarring sounds of an alarm clock early in the morning. If you only had 2 more hours to sleep... Our fast-paced lives often mean we are burning the candle at both ends. Imagine starting your day with beautiful Tibetan bell-like chimes. Say goodbye to jarring alarm clocks that stress your body and wake up gently with the Zen Alarm Clock. Your overall health improves when you treat your body to habits that stave off stress and support wellbeing.
Urinal Lots of people have to go to the toilet in the middle of the night but nobody really wants to leave the warm comfort of the bed. That is why urinals are so popular. But there are some accesories that are highly needed. Spilling the contents of a urinal is not exactly what you prefer in the middel of the night. Always use a urinal holder that keeps your urinal safe during the night. Off course we also suggest you use a brush. The urinal brush can be used to clean the inside of both male and female urinals thoroughly and hygienically.
If you this every morning after using, you will enjoy your urinal for a long long time. Support A daily ritual of reading before bed might just hold the secret to improved health and well-being. It improves cognitive function and enhances sleep. There are even more good reasons. Geting the perfect lazy postion in bed is easy if you have the luxury of a electric adjustable bed. If thatâ€™s not the case with you then our back rest is the perfect solution.
Reading in bed What’s the first thing you should do when you wake up? Stretch your back. The greatest incidence of slipped discs occurs within 30 to 60 minutes after we wake up because our body’s are not ready for instant movement yet. Next time, don’t hit the snooze button but stretch out your back before you ever leave bed. If that alone doens’t fix the stiffness you can also use our Bed rope ladder or a Bed support that helps you getting in and out of bed.
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We are very proud of the launch of our new magalogue, a combination of a magazine and a traditional catalogue. We at Vitility feel the need...