A group of University of Minnesota students have banded together "with the intent of developing simple solutions for everyday problems." Sounds like an ID program, no? In actuality they're business management students, not designers, who have nevertheless come up with their first product: The Toepener.
The students have formed a limited liability company, Forge LLC, and launched the Toepener earlier this year. I initially thought the simple device was designed for the disabled, but in fact it's simply to feed into the orangutuan-like behavior we engage in in filthy public restrooms, where we use our feet for everything rather than our hands.
"Commercials" for the device are a bit silly and offensively equate Bruce Lee with ninjas, but it gives you the idea: