In tropical regions, frozen desserts are one way to deal with hot and humid climate. The folks living in these regions fill their freezers with different flavored ice-creams to ravish themselves during the season. They can either eat the whole ice-cream cup when returned from work places or serve guests with scoops of ice cream.
If an ice-cream has been kept long enough in the freezer, it will require a strenuous effort to take out a scoop from the hardened ice-cream. There is a logical medical reason behind this extra effort needed.
The traditional ice-cream scoops are designed such that as you bend your wrist for the task, you are applying stress on the weak muscles of the wrist. Your brain, in response to the stress, signals an opposing force to stop you from exerting pressure beyond the muscular capability. This type of continuous stress can lead to long term internal injuries, especially for people working in ice-cream parlors.
Mechanical and Aerospace engineer Michael Chou has initiated a Kickstarter campaign for Midnight Scoop designed to keep your wrist straight while taking out a scoop. Midnight scoop has thick curved handle to push through the ice-cream using palm of hand instead of wrist. This method exerts more force effortlessly. It means that the wrist is not strained anymore but ice-cream can be scooped out quickly and easily.
According to Chou, it took 38 prototypes to perfect the design of the Midnight Scoop. The name of scoop is related to all the late night efforts put into its design. The material used is solid aluminum with four natural colors; ebony, graphite or moonstone coatings.
If you want to save yourself with an unnecessary effort, you can get this scoop for $38 at the Kickstarter project which has already surpassed the target. The Midnight Scoop is expected to be delivered in December.
Check out the video below to see the working of the Midnight Scoop.