Yeah, I was gonna say; it's easy to make fun of and frankly the price appalls me, but I've seen my grandparents' and parents' hands, and I'm starting to feel the arthritis in mine, and I expect there's actually one of these in my future.
We are all so one step closer to having our muscles atrophy, sitting around our sleep-units like big bags of protoplasm, feeding/breathing tubes and catheters (hopefully) inserted in the right orificies, a wire sending the occasional jolt to the pleasure centers of our brain.
"Survival of the fittest" is a tenet of Darwinism; since Bush has been in office his theories haven't exactly been in fashion.
And since we're on the subject, now that nearly 10,000 years of human civilization have led us to this point, isn't it time that we put both the ridiculous notion of "intelligent design" and the equally ludicrous idea of "human evolution" to rest once and for all? >;)
I believe someone else mentioned this as well, but in the last year before my grandmother passed away, her thumb was so twisted by arthritis that she could barely hold a pen, much less unscrew a jar. The strength in her forearms went as well, to the point where she couldn't pull the gear shift in her car. This little gadget would have been perfect.
My mom's thumbs are starting to twist like my grandmother's. I'll bet she will need one of these in a few years.