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Ease-of-Use Program

Arthritis can dramatically impact the ability of someone with arthritis to go about everyday activities. How products and packaging are designed is a  significant portion of this problem, but the good news is that many products and services have the potential to make healthy, active living easier – and more accessible – for the growing number of people with arthritis.
 
The Arthritis Society created the Ease-of-Use program to encourage manufacturers to design products and packaging that are easy to use for people living with arthritis and similar disabilities, and also to make it easier for people with arthritis to find products that were designed to make it easier for them to keep on enjoying the activities that they love.

To inquire about how your products can become part of The Arthritis Society Ease-of-Use program, contact Bruce Watson, Director, Business & Foundation Development, Tel: 416.979.7228 x 3332 | (416) 458-1645 | bwatson@arthritis.ca.

  • How Does Product Testing Work?
    Every candidate product undergoes expert testing before earning the Ease of Use seal of approval. Each product is tested in a variety of ways, including scientific testing and testing by a panel of individuals living with arthritis who use the product and comment on its ease of use. Products may also be reviewed by The Arthritis Society's Medical Advisory Committee or in-house therapists. If a product receives favourable review, the manufacturer is invited to apply to The Society to be part of the Ease-of-Use program and to use the program logo for those products that have been tested. 

    The Ease-of-Use logo indicates the ease of use only and does not endorse the therapeutic properties of a product, and the commendation is not intended as a general product endorsement. Participating manufacturers make an annual contribution to The Arthritis Society in support of our mission.
  • How Can My Company Join the Program?
    Manufacturers wishing to submit their product for consideration and review should email us at easeofuse@arthritis.ca or call (416) 979-7228 ext. 3332.

Meet our Ease of Use Program Partners:


 IMAK Compression Active Gloves

The IMAK Compression Active Gloves help encourage a healthy lifestyle by relieving aches, pains, and stiffness associated with hand pain. The unique design provides mild compression for warmth and helps increase circulation and promote healing. The Active Gloves are made of a soft breathable cotton material. The open fingertips and anti-slip design allow full freedom to feel, touch and grip all day.
 

One-Touch Automatic Can Opener (KC08)

Now our innovative hands-free One Touch Automatic Can opener is all you need!
  • Eliminates twisting, pulling and struggling
  • Automatic, one-touch of a button operation
  • Rotates around can and switches off automatically
  • Easy lift “lid-off” feature after can has been opened allows user easy access to can contents
  • Safe – no sharp edges on lid
  • Perfect for seniors or anyone with weak or infirm hands


One-Touch Automatic Can Opener (KC86)

The most convenient way to deal with cans now available in color, perfect for any kitchen décor!
  • Rotates around can and switches off automatically
  • As easy to use as the Original One Touch Can Opener
  • Twist-free, pull-free, struggling-free, problems-free
  • Compact in size
  • Easy battery replacement compartment
  • Enhanced reverse features
  • Safe – no sharp edges on lid


One-Touch Automatic Can Opener (KC26)

Our great One-Touch can opener with a few little upgrades!
  • Soft, rubber grip for convenient kitchen use
  • Automatic, one-touch action
  • No twisting, no gripping, no pain
  • Automatically switches off when finished
  • No sharp edges on lid
  • Lid lifts away every time
  • Works on most cans between 52mm and 153mm diameter


Tuscany Sliding Glass Doors (Milgard Tuscany Sliding Door)

Tuscany Series doors are designed with the SmartTouch Handle. Unlock, open and close the door in one motion. The lock mechanism is hidden, allowing focus on the sleek, ergonomic handle design. The SmartTouch handle exceeds all California forced-entry requirements, which are among the most rigorous codes in the United States.
 

Tuscany Series Window (Milgard Tuscany Single Hung)

Tuscany Series windows are designed with Milgard's award-winning SmartTouch® Lock. With one hand, lift the locking mechanism to unlock and open the window. Using the same motion, Tuscany Series windows are closed and locked. The technology behind the SmartTouch® Lock, patented by Milgard and an industry first, is secure and easy to use.


Milgard Essence Series (Milgard Essence Glider)

With the Essence Series®, a durable fiberglass exterior stands strong to protect a solid wood interior against the elements for lasting beauty and exceptional performance. The Essence horizontal slider and double hung windows come with the patented SmartTouch® lock. The SmartTouch lock engages when the window is closed and is unlocked with just a single motion. It’s the easiest, smartest way to lock and unlock a window, and also assures you that when your window is closed, it’s locked.
 

Montecito Series Window (Milgard Montecito Double Hung)

Montecito Series windows and patio doors bring in the sunlight while protecting homes against excessive heat with Low-E2 glass. When the seasons turn cooler, the same windows and doors will help keep out cold drafts. Each Montecito Series product is engineered to meet the ENERGY STAR® requirements of the region it is manufactured. So regardless of your project location, there's a product designed just for you.


Duracell Easy Tab®

Duracell EasyTab® batteries have longer tabs than ordinary hearing aid batteries, making them easier to handle. They are long lasting and colour-coded so they are easy to identify, and are available in packaging that is easy to open.
 

Flexon Guard-n-Grip

Flexon's patented Guard-N-Grip plastic connector is designed to tighten and remove any garden hose to outside faucets with little effort. This original leak proof connection is easy to use and eliminates the use of a wrench or other tools. Designed for all ages, The Guard-N-Grip is a helpful tool that minimizes the strain of outside chores.

IMAK RSI SmartGlove

The patented SmartGlove helps prevent and relieve wrist pain associated with CTS, arthritis and tendonitis by encouraging proper hand and wrist position. In addition to being designed by an orthopedic surgeon, the SmartGlove product has also earned The Arthritis Society’s Ease for its design.

The IMAK SmartGlove features a flexible support splint; washable, breathable cotton material for all day comfort; and a massaging ergoBeads pad under the wrist, which cushions and improves circulation.


IMAK Compression Arthritis Glove

Designed to help relieve aches, pains, and stiffness associated with arthritis of the hands, IMAK Compression Arthritis Gloves and the IMAK RSI SmartGlove are the only gloves on the market to have earned The Arthritis Society’s Ease of Use Commendation for their design.

The unique design of the IMAK Compression Arthritis Gloves provides mild compression for warmth and helps increase circulation, which ultimately reduces pain and promotes healing.