elasto wrote:Phones can be used with minimal dexterity and voice commands. The small numbers of special users is, once again, exactly why items like this get marketed to the rest of us.
I disagree. To me it's like the (apocryphal) story of the US spending millions on developing a pen that can write in zero gravity and the Russians using a pencil.
There are plenty of simple solutions for shoes for the disabled - sandals, slip-ons, shoes with velcro straps etc; Nike created shoes that can self-tie from phone apps just because they thought it would be cool.
I mean, tbf slip-ons are nice but sometimes you do want lace-ups, and phones are pretty usable if you have low manual dexterity with the right modifications. More generally, a lot of Weird Products are more or less this-products aimed at physically disabled persons