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Being short in the world built for taller people can be highly troublesome. There are problems which only people with short height can understand. From not able to pick up the items placed at the height to not able to be actively part of stage events like a cultural fest to being used as an armrest to having problems in talking with people there are difficulties which only short-heightened people can relate to.


London based designer Dominic Wilcox has the ultimate solution for all the complications faced by short people especially during public gatherings like a fest. The idea of the same came to his mind when he saw a woman dancing without seeing the band in a concert.


He thus created a pair of ‘Periscope Glasses’ which would make it possible to see over the heads of people giving them ‘ONE FOOT’ height advantage. For these glasses include a smaller mirror which is positioned upwards at a 45-degree angle towards a large mirror which points outwards to give a foot advantage above the normal eye level. The glasses which are made by cutting and bending a sheet of mirror acrylic ensure that the small mirror can reflect the larger mirror which is positioned upwards.

"Some people get their thrills from bungee jumping or scoring a winning goal at Wembley, but I get mine from coming up with creative ideas. Creativity is important because the world has many problems and challenges, and we need a lot more people with creative solutions to solve them,” Wilcox told The Mirror.

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This gave me the idea to design and make these 'One Foot Taller' periscope glasses. They are made by cutting and bending one sheet of mirror acrylic which I think worked out well after lots of tries. Microsoft Surface challenged me to think up some extraordinary solutions to everyday problems so I came up with this and The Directing Jacket on the previous insta post. It was shown at the Extraordinary Solutions for Everyday Problems exhibition at Truman Brewery, London 21st to 23rd May. #extraordinarysolutions #createdonsurface #dandad @surface_UK #Design #Invention #glasses #spectacles #periscope #creativity #creative #gigs #music #style</a></p> <p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;">A post shared by <a href="https://www.instagram.com/dominic_wilcox/" style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px;" target="_blank"> Dominic Wilcox</a> (@dominic_wilcox) on <time style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;" datetime="2019-05-23T15:50:01+00:00">May 23, 2019 at 8:50am PDT</time></p></div></blockquote> <script async src="//www.instagram.com/embed.js"></script>

The product which was exhibited at the exhibition called ‘The extra-ordinary solutions for everyday problems’ in Britain from 21st to 23rd May aren’t yet available.


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Author- Neha Wadhwa

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