Stephen Walden with shovel

Rethinking the Humble Shovel

You’d think that centuries-old tools would be perfected by now. However, there are inventors and designers who are able to improve or make radical changes to familiar implements. Stephen Walden, a 24-year old entrepreneur, has re-imagined the shovel.

Stephen’s innovation is an ergonomically redesigned shovel – projected to really change the way we think about traditional hardware tools.  He took a shovel and other similar tools and added a 360-degree rotational center handle and the idea is to reduce injury in the fields of construction, farming, gardening, landscaping, or home & garden work.

Stephen has launched a Kickstarter campaign to promote the idea and has already raised over $45,000. His idea was recently featured in Fast Company, the Wall Street Journal, and CBS KCAL 9.

To learn more about this groundbreaking design visit Bosse Tools or go to Stephen’s Kickstarter page.


About the author

Aarni Heiskanen

Aarni Heiskanen, Construction Innovation Agent, is hailed as a Top 100 influencer in construction. Aarni has been a pioneer in computer-aided design, he has co-founded a business software company, and worked as a certified management consultant. At present, he runs AE Partners, a communication firm. Aarni holds a master's degree in architecture.


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