The Almighty Board will simultaneously serve as your cutting board, display your recipes, provide step-by-step directions and weigh your ingredients out for you. After you wash it, it will even tell you if it has been cleaned enough to avoid cross-contamination or food poisoning.
For her final project at Israel’s Hadassah College, Neora Zigler designed a set of tools with tactile cues to help the sight-impaired navigate some of the more common kitchen hazards.
The collection includes cups and spoons with ridged edges; spice bottles topped with fold-down silicone funnels and various textures corresponding to different ingredients; and pot handles with an attachable silicone splashguard that guides ingredients into the pot and prevents spillage as the contents are poured out.
While expressly designed around the needs of the sight-impaired, the collection is meant for anyone looking to guard against everyday mishaps, such as burns and messes -- which, reality cooking shows have shown, afflict even the most confident of chefs.