‘Designed solely’ equipment: intention of the manufacturer or designer
Design refers to:
- what the manufacturer originally set out to achieve.
It does not mean:
- ‘destined for’; or
- ‘intended for’
people with disabilities.
You will be able to decide if the manufacturer set out to design something solely for disabled people by looking at documents which originated at a very early stage of the design process, such as
- design specifications,
- patent applications; and
- documents commissioning clinical trials or reporting on their outcome.