Work simplification techniques range from low-tech (such as using no-scrub cleaners) to high-tech (such as using voice recognition software for typing).
Some other examples include:
- Using an automated can opener instead of the manual version
- Lengthening a short handle on a dustpan to avoid bending
- Using pre-pressed clothes that eliminate the need for ironing
- Sliding heavy objects or using a wheeled cart to avoid lifting
- Putting an automatic toilet cleaner in the bowl
Work simplification can be useful for people who wish to remain independent for as long as possible, even if they have a chronic health condition.