“These mechanized drawers are beginning to show up and are finding a niche market. As everything seems to be going digital, it appears it will also have a place in the hardware industry,” he says. “Anything that can add extra benefits and features for the end user and still keep costs low will be a success in the American market.”
Kearns feels the Baby Boomers and the rise of Universal Design will make these products invaluable in a company’s offerings.
“The successes will be through continued ergonomic improvements designed to serve an aging population,” she concludes.