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Cut & Retract / Paper cutter

Cut & Retract
Cut & Retract

Cutting with sharp tools can be extremely dangerous for visually impaired people. Due to their impaired vision, they have trouble even doing the most basic tasks such as cutting package boxes. Cut & Retract is a safe auto-retractable cutting tool designed for those people. Through touch-friendly alignment feature, pressing-down mechanism and blade auto-retraction, this design tackles the safety problems in all three phases of cutting: before, during and after cutting. This product not only guarantees safe cutting without vision but also shows how design can bring care, convenience and equality to the daily lives of people with special needs.


Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, United States

Wenqing Yin,
Carnegie Mellon University