As our new century churns on and life expectancy follows the usual genetic rules, there simply aren’t a lot of World War II veterans left. The “greatest generation,” unfortunately, has only fallen back into their own chapter in history, but the history book is by no means finished: there have been several other theaters of war to keep the “veteran nation” replenished among us. This means a segment of our population suffers a variety of dysfunctions long after completing their “tours.”
Whether certain conflicts were right or wrong, moral imperatives or ethically borderline, all of that is irrelevant to the soldier who served his or her country by simply answering the call. Historians still debate these fine points, so for vets these philosophical distinctions loom bigger than any one person; the reality is that when our country needed them, they were there. Didn’t ask why; only how. Many call this patriotism, but aside from the political sensibility, it’s really humanism and altruism. It’s what fine people do for others—others who are obligated to venerate them for their sacrifice. As a company that makes adaptive devices, Nasoni pledges to do just this.
Our fountain faucet, for example, remedies the positional difficulties of simply using a water faucet for cooking, toothbrushing, face-washing, etc. Things the rest of us take for granted can become very trying for those who suffer with the continued sacrifice that injuries become.
Discharge from military duty still sees veterans sacrificing. The transition from service, away from conscription or enlistment, is a rude push into society.
The irony is that the society our vets have served to protect may seem intimidating to them as they return to navigate a new world.
Of course, it’s not really a new world, but when a veteran is changed—physically, emotionally, or mentally—by his military experience, the world can seem very hostile when painted with the broad brush of trauma.
The little routine activities of daily living can be challenging to those who have been traumatized. We are genetically designed to be our best, both physically and mentally, that is, when we are what is called “whole.” When injuries result in missing or painful limbs, hearing or vision deficits, or just a loss in coping skills in the everyday world, being whole may no longer seem valid. A vet who comes home changed in some way will continue to sacrifice for the rest of his or her life because of that change.
Besides the injuries considered obvious, such as a traumatic amputation or loss of sight, nerve damage, or chronic pain, there is an additional list that often seems invisible to those unfamiliar with the sacrifices veterans made while serving---and make every day after discharge. It doesn’t have to be the loss of a limb to make simple things very difficult; PTSD, for instance, can alter the sense of responsibility for even one’s daily hygiene; this only sows the seeds of further dysfunction when things like infections or dental crises occur.
Frustration can result, which causes needless suffering, on a psychological level, added to the already physical inconvenience. As such, a whole industry has evolved in offering assistive devices across a variety of debilities.
Nasoni has been motivated to use an old trick for new purposes. Based on the ancient Roman design of street water fountains, the Nasoni Fountain Faucet has been engineered to use a dynamic “kinetic” flow technology to allow an arc of water to rise in an upward curve for, for instance filling cups. Nasoni used the ancient Roman idea and engineered its efficiency and durability into a patented, dynamic “kinetic” flow technology that engages with the simple moving of a lever. Such a simple thing can make the difference between someone foregoing daily acts of hygiene and someone completing their daily (and important) hygienic tasks.
Nasoni’s Fountain da Vinci Faucet aids in restoring function for many of the problems at the sink that disabled veterans encounter, and it is a crucial one—making the simple act of using water stay simple. You’d be surprised if you were to simply count the number of times you encounter the need for water in your day. We depend on it, so imagine having difficulty getting it. All the time.
Conventional faucets simply do not take into account veterans with disabilities, making difficult or impossible the actions that most perform intuitively, e.g., cupping of the hands to pool water for rinsing after toothbrushing, craning the neck to access the flow of water from under the faucet, rinsing after shaving, or using facial cleanser or makeup remover. For the veteran with a dysfunctional handicap, any of these can be an ordeal. When you add up the numbers—how many times water is accessed—they all accumulate into a life of inconvenience that goes well beyond any specific handicaps. (Remember your own count of the times you use water!)
Coming home to life designed for those without limitations is just another way a veteran continues to sacrifice for his country. It is a debt, and many vets can’t pay it. It doesn’t matter that the original sacrifice—that is, serving—is over: if he or she comes home with less ability because of service, then the sacrifice continues. This is the problem that the Nasoni Fountain Faucet product line wants to remedy with its award-winning proprietary and innovative products.
Everyone wants to be whole, and while that may be impossible, function can be restored successfully by the innovations of a company like Nasoni. This video created by the GadgetFlow makes it clear what Nasoni is doing for the disabled veteran.
Every now and then comes along a product that is empathetic for those in need, yet beautiful enough to stand on its own. When offered with the finest of craftsmanship, materials, and engineering, it is called the Nasoni Da Vinci Fountain Faucet. When offered to those to whom we owe an unimaginative debt, it is called corporate responsibility. The Nasoni Fountain Faucet products, although rendered by complex design and engineering, offer simplicity at the user end, where it is needed most. Whether it is a simple reachable lever or another way to deliver water flow, accessibility is achieved. Accessibility will make a disabled person more functional, and function is a powerful concept: wholeness. Ask a vet!
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