Design Inspiration Behind the Giraffe™ Razor Extension Handle

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Giraffe™ Razor Extension Handle

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Our inspiration behind the design of the Giraffe™ Razor Extension Handle was to develop a shaving accessory that would assist women with varying physical abilities to shave their legs safely and comfortably.

It was our original intention to create the Giraffe™ specifically to assist women who were unable to shave their legs due to the increasing discomfort of symptoms associated with the second and third trimester of pregnancy. But after researching the current market, we discovered an unmet demand for a product like ours for women limited in flexibility and mobility. These limitations or disabilities could stem from sports injuries, hip and knee surgery or a chronic medical condition such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, muscular dystrophy, degenerative joint disease, shoulder, neck or back pain or some other unforeseen circumstance. All of these conditions decrease flexibility and mobility and therefore, make shaving difficult if not impossible with a short-handled razor. As a consequence, some women just “give up” on shaving their legs entirely or resort to a caregiver or loved one to carry out this personal daily care routine.

Our solution to help address this problem resulted in the invention of the Patented Giraffe™ Razor Extension Handle, a personal grooming assistant that customizes the length and angle of your premium disposable or reusable razor handle. The telescoping handle adds 15-20 inches in length, and the articulating head rotates to a 30°, 45° or 90°-degree angle maximizing your reach, therefore, eliminating bending at the waist and overextending yourself while shaving your legs. These features also decrease the risk of falling when shaving in the shower by helping you to keep both feet firmly on the ground and putting an end to the balancing act on one foot, also known as “shower yoga”! To help improve the functionality of the Giraffe™, we designed an Ergonomic Handle, that has Easy to Use Quick Connect and Release Buttons as well as a Wrist Lanyard for Easy Retrieval. Another design consideration to help keep the cost down for the consumer is our Patented Universal Razor Adapters; they accommodate the most popular men’s and women’s disposable and reusable razors on the market today which means you may already have a razor that you are using which is compatible with the Giraffe™.

It is with great hope that the Giraffe™ Razor Extension Handle will help to “Bridge the Gap from Dependency to Self-sufficiency” and to improve the quality of life for anyone who is limited in flexibility and mobility.

 Kathryn Wilkinson-Smith, RN  / Co-founder Giraffe Bath & Body, LLC

 

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