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Troy woman designs cups for people with arthritis

Posted at: 06/15/2013 2:41 AM
Updated at: 07/01/2013 11:30 AM
By: Benita Zahn

These are Easy Grip Cups, designed by Mary Bulger of Troy.
These are Easy Grip Cups, designed by Mary Bulger of Troy.

TROY – A designer is trying to make life a little easier for the 50 million Americans who have arthritis.

Mary Bulger created the Easy Grip Cups for people with arthritis and other dexterity issues.

The finger grips help you hold onto the cup with no spilling.

Bulger started with a ceramic design but the health care community asked for plastic.

These are BPA free and manufactured in the USA.

“You can't design for every hand in the world. So you try to find that common denominator that will satisfy a small hand versus a large hand or a frail hand. People with limited dexterity, a number of hand conditions out there that affect the way people grip and maintain their independence in their homes,” says Bulger.

Bulger has won a number of awards for the design.

The four pack of 12 ounce easy grip cups cost $12.99. To buy them, you can click here.

The company name is:  Marusya  Inc .