The Granny Jo Dignity Mug is a ceramic mug with two handles designed for those with decreased dexterity such as arthritis and grasping disabilities to allow for increased stability and control while drinking. The user can grasp the outside of both handles, slide a few fingers through the handle openings, or hold the body directly. It provides additional stability for shaky hands from hand tremors. The two handles provide a secure grip, making it ideal for those with limited hand strength, flexib
The 2-Lever Great Grips are grasping aids for a door knob designed for use by individuals with arthritis, grasping disabilities, or upper extremity neuromuscular disabilities. Designed for round or awkward door knobs, this device has two flat levers that extend from opposite sides of the grip. The levers that are intended to make it easier to turn door knobs with a closed fist, elbow, or even a single finger. The Great Grips are made of soft material that easily stretches to fit the knob and bec
The 6760 Utensil Handles are foam holders that fit into palm of the hand. The holders have a hole in the center for eating utensils, personal hygiene items, activity brushes and crayons, and other items. The holders have an anchor strap that goes around the back of the hand, are contoured, and adjustable for fit. These devices may also be used as hand exercisers. SIZES: Small (1-inch diameter x 3 inches) and Large (1.5-inch diameter x 3.75 inches). COLOR: Blue, orange or red.
The 6766 Toy Holder is an adjustable grasping aid for the hand designed to allow a person without the ability to grasp to interact with a small toy in their hand. This snap on device has 2 Velcro bands used to hold a toy in place, and 3/4-inch webbing straps with snap closure that wrap around the palm and wrist. SIZE: One size fits all. COLOR: Rainbow strapping.
Abilitations Pull-Talk Communication Card Holder with Five Pockets is a wearable card holder with 5 pockets designed to hold an elementary-aged child's own images, words or photos to improve communication skills, independence, and self-confidence. It has a detachable, retractable belt clip. Ideal for non-verbal users, but verbal individuals also can use this product to improve reading skills and sight word recognition.
The ABLEWARE Door Knob Gripper is a grasping aid for hand designed for use by individuals with arthritis of the hand or fingers or other grasping disabilities. The Gripper fits over round door knobs and outdoor water faucets. The outside is smooth to the touch and the inside is ribbed to firmly grip the door knob. With this device, knobs can be turned with the stroke of the hand, and no hand strength is required.
The Ableware TKO Turning Knob Operator is designed to assist individuals with limited manual strength or dexterity to grasp, turn, and open any non-round control knob or appliance handle. The turner consists of a large T-handle attached to a large round base with retractable pins on its bottom. When the turner is pressed onto a knob the pins contacting with the knob’s surface retract, while the remaining pins surround the knob for a secure grip. The turner can be used on irregular knobs, includi
The Action Life Glove is a gasping aid for hand designed for use by individuals with spinal cord injury or severe physical, neurological, or upper extremity disabilities. Available for the right or left hand, this glove is a double tunnel loop glove with two loops or straps. The smaller hook strap aids in grasping handles of pool cues, ping pong paddles, fishing rods, brushes, etc. The larger strap runs through a palmar loop and forms a closed fist for use with gym machines, free weights, etc. W
The Adapt-A-Grip System is a grasping aid for the hand designed for use by individuals with spinal cord injury or grasping disabilities. This system enables individuals with limited or no hand function to independently use and switch between such items as eating utensils, brushes, cups, electric razors, toothbrushes, phones, and others. Objects are attached to adaptors with zip ties or Velcro straps (both included). Once objects are attached, they can be loaded into the accessory holder which se
“DO IT YOURSELF” ENTRY ----- PURPOSE: To provide several do-it-yorself options for adapting puzzles for children with grasping and fine motor skill disabilities. First, cut notches into the side of the puzzles pieces to make them easier to grasp. A second method reqires adding handles of some kind to the puzzle pieces (i.e. a knob, empty thread spool, or section of dowel rod). If the puzzle came with knobs, but they are too small, replace them with larger knobs. Third, if the child cannot grasp
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Device allows alternate hand positions to be used when holding a key to unlock a door. Photo shows one example of key lengthened by attaching simple hardware. Suggestion is to determine best hand position for functional key use, then adjust angle of key holder to correspond to the angle of the lock in the door. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly. AUTHOR: Gugerty, J.; Tindall, L. TITLE: Tools, Equipment & Machinery Adapted for the Vocational Education &
The All Inclusive Lend-A-Hand is a forearm cuff tool holder or grasping aid designed to help people with grasping disabilities, upper extremity disabilities or hand amputees to hold a variety of objects that have a narrow handle, including golf clubs, tools, brooms, mops, rakes shovels and paint brushes. The All Inclusive Lend-A-Hand is a long pocket constructed of heavy-duty fabric that is firmly attached to the user’s forearm by three straps that fasten with snaps. Five interchangeable, revers
The Arthritis Daily Helper Kit, model 557183), combine products designed for use by individuals with arthritis, fine motor or grasping disabilities or limited hand dexterity. Intended to assist arthritis sufferers with daily tasks, this kit features the following item: Dr. Grip Pen, Rubber Doorknob Extension, EZ Key Turner, Button Hook with Zipper Pull, and Shoe Buttons (see separate entries).
The Arthwriter Hand Aid, model F73514, is a grasping aid designed to provide grip assistance to individuals with hand or finger disabilities, particularly arthritis, missing fingers, or persons wearing hand casts. The device may be used to holds pencils, pens, razors, toothbrushes, or other utensils. The unit consists of a plastic ball with a 0.75-inch central hole. An enlarged thumbscrew on the side clamps the handle of the item inserted into the hole to secure it. DIMENSIONS: Ball is 3 inches
The Beam N Read LED 3 Hands Free Light, model BNR LED 3, is a hands-free battery operated light designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities or low vision. This light is worn around the neck and provides the user with steady lighting for reading, crafts, and other personal tasks. The device also provides personal space lighting for walking or wheeling in the dark. The light can be turned on and off by flipping the reflector hood up and down. Features include adjustable nec
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a prosthetic device that allows children who have no fingers write with a pen or pencil. A team of girl scouts from Iowa, ages 11 through 13, came up with a design that assisted a 3-year-old girl born without fingers on her right hand to write. The device, called BOB-1, is a platform strapped to an arm with a cylindrical holder that can be used to hold a pen, pencil, or similar tool. With the device attached to her hand, the three-year-o
Bracelet Buddy is a jewelry clasp aid designed for use by individuals with arthritis or fine motor or grasping disabilities. The device consists of a decorative textured ABS plastic handle with an alligator clip at one end. The clip holds the bracelet in position while the user fastens the bracelet with his/her free hand. A travel pouch and instructions are included. DIMENSIONS: The handle is 7 inches long. COLOR: The handle is gold.
The Buckingham Coolhand Plate Gripper, model 16K029A, is a grasping aid for the hand designed for use by individuals with arthritis or limited hand strength. Using leverage to lift plates, the entire hand-like gripper carries the weight. This non-slip, easy-to-clean device grips and releases most plates as if using the hand and there are no dirt traps.
---- “DO IT YOURSELF” ENTRY --------- PURPOSE: To create a card holder for individuals with grasping disabilities. To create this DIY card holder, put the lids together, top to top and lay them on a table. Then put one of the buttons in the center of the stacked lids. With the needle, poke two holes through the button holes into the center of the tub lids. Finally, pick up the stacked items and place the second button over the holes on the back side and sew together. Coffee can tops can be used
The Cigarette Holder is a grasping aid for hands of quadriplegics who cannot light his/her own cigarettes without the aid of an attendant. A commercial cigarette lighter is mounted on the end of a 3 mm diameter antennae wire, and mounted to a wheelchair armrest. The lighter runs off the wheelchair's power supply. The unit can be grabbed easily and pulled towards the user. The power switch has an extension, enabling it to be activated by a user with limited manual dexterity. PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT
The Clip on Drink Holder for Walkers and Wheelchairs is a drink holder designed for use by individuals who use wheelchairs or walkers. A plastic coated, steel, spring clip grips the tubular frame of furniture, wheelchairs, walkers , rollators, bed rails, folding shopping carts, and other tubular frames.
The Curtain Opener is designed to enable users with poor finger or hand grip and manual dexterity to use a curtain drawstring. The device consists of a metal bracelet which fits around the user's fingers. An aluminum clamping component is attached to the bracelet and provides a means to grab the curtain drawstring. PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT: Developed by Paul Cermak for users with limited hand dexterity or arthritis for gripping curtain drawstrings or blinds.
The DADC Key Tee is a key holder designed for use by individuals with grasping disabilities, limited hand strength or arthritis. This T-shaped holder fit over the top of most keys to facilitate grasping the key and increase leverage when turning the key.
The Deluxe Adjustable Key Holder, model 6513, is a key holder designed for use by individuals with grasping disabilities, limited hand strength or arthritis. The device consists of a plastic frame that provides adjustable tension so position of keys can be held at the most desirable angle. Other features include a leather loop that is late free and holds up to five keys.
The Dog Leash is a grasping aid for the hand designed to provide a dog leash that is easy to release and lock by a person with weak hands or limited manual dexterity. The standard brass snap shackle fitting from a sailboat is fixed to the end of a 3-inch leather wrapped extension. There is a large ring attached to the plunger on the snap shackle for easier grasping. PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT: Designed by Andre Paquette for pet owners with reduced dexterity who have difficulty operating the fittings
Dual-Lock is a surface anchor designed to mount switches and other devices to mounting plates or any other surface. When pressed together, this adhesive-backed strip provides a tough, secure bond. DIMENSIONS(W x L): 2 inches x 1 foot. WARRANTY: A manufacturer's warranty is available on this product.
The Easy Gas Cap Remover is designed for individuals with arthritis and/or persons who have difficulty opening things that require hand strength and coordination. This product has a long handle that slides over the gas cap of a car. It includes 3 different universal adapters to fit most vehicles.
The Easy Key Turner, model EN15CRD, is a key holder designed for use by individuals with limited grasping ability or hand strength. These large T-shaped holders fit over the top of the key and have a D-shaped opening on each side for ease in grasping. The turner provides a large grasping surface and leverage for turning the key. DIMENSIONS (HxDxW): 1.25 x 0.25 x 2.25 inches. COLOR: Two different colors per package.
The Easy-Hold Hand Clip is designed for individuals with arthritis or reduced hand strength. It is a spring-action clip and it attaches to books, brushes, phones and bottles with hook-and-loop closure.
This product is designed for individuals who have trouble gripping objects because of arthritis or reduced hand strength. it allows these persons to hold objects by slipping one's hand into the spring-action clip. The clip can attach to books, brushes, phones and bottles with hook-and-loop closure.
The electric can opener and knife sharpener is a kitchen tool for teens and up, who have a hard time using a regular can opener. This product would be ideal for those who have a disability that affects their motor skills and for persons with arthritis. Twist-Off cutting lever for easy cleaning. Built-in manual knife sharpener. Cord storage. Opens cans up to 6 ½ inches height.
DIMENSIONS: 8 ½ inches height x 4 3/8 width x 4 5/8 depth.
The Eschenbach Table Clamp, model 1600, is a gooseneck holder designed for use by individuals with low vision. This table clamp can turn any hand-held magnifier into a hands-free magnifier, or it can be used to position smaller objects for easier viewing. The unit has a flexible metal, gooseneck arm with 2 clamps made from high quality black plastic with sponge rubber disks for firm contact on smooth surfaces.
The Extension Control Key Extension, model 3560 is a key holder designed for use by individuals with grasping disabilities, limited hand strength or arthritis. Designed to provide assistance in turning vehicle ignition switches, the adjustable extension attaches to a single key.
The Eye Dropper is a grasping aid and liquid medication guide designed to enable users with weak upper body strength, manual dexterity, or spasticity to apply eye drops with a standard eye dropper bottle. The device is a metal clamp consisting of machined aluminum, steel tubing, and plastic. The user places the eye dropper bottle in the holder at the top, then grasps the device by the two long handles at the bottom. The device is then raised up to the head, with the bottle positioned over the ey
The EzGrip Pen/Tool Grip is is a pen, pencil, tool or utensil holder designed for use by individuals with arthritis or other grasping or upper extremity disabilities. Made of a soft rubber composite that is hypoallergenic and can be cleaned and chemically sterilized, this ergonomic slip-on grip works with pens, pencils, modeling tools and knives, picks, probes, scribes, and other pencil-like tools and utensils. This grip requires only one finger, knuckle, or thumb to exert downward pressure on t
The Finger Grip Key Turner, model 16H148, is a key holder designed for use by individuals with grasping or fine motor disabilities or arthritis. It is intended to enhance a person's ability to hold and turn a key. This key turner consists of a plastic piece with two large plastic finger loops that attaches to the base of a key with a screw so the loops extend from either side of the key. The user places his or her fingers through the loops, places the key in the lock, and rotates to lock or unlo
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Forearm cuff with one tool handle pocket designed to facilitate holding short-handled gardening tools. Instructions for constructing a forearm cuff with a tool handle pocket of canvas webbing, 2-inch rectangular rings, hook and loop velcro, leather or vinyl scraps and cord or shoestring. Lists materials needed and type of vendor, and includes diagram and drawing. SKILLS REQUIRED: Sewing. AUTHOR: Beems, J TITLE: Adaptive Garden Equipment: A Resource Man
DISCONTINUED. (Verified 09/2013) RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. The Forearm Gripper, model 1496, is a grasping aid consisting of a caliper-type clamp that attaches to the forearm. The device is activated by an external capability switch to allow persons with limited manual motor functions to grasp and release objects at a workstation or in activities of daily living.
The Functional Hand Weights is designed for individuals with spinal cord injury or severe physical, neurological, or upper extremity disabilities. It can be used for controlling (multiple sclerosis) MS or Parkinson's disease tremors during feeding, writing, or during other uses. The device is reinforced nylon with heavily bound edges, weighted with lead-free steel shots. Weights are secured with an extra-long Velcro brand wrap-around strap.
The General Purpose Gripping Aid, model AH1, is a grasping aid for the hand designed for use by individuals with grasping and upper extremity disabilities. This device features an adjustable padded wrist strap that extends over the back of the hand. Another strap that extends from the top of the hand over the palm to the inside of the wrist can be tightened to help the user to form a fist to grasp a variety of items. The General Purpose Gripping Aid is made of heavy-duty fabric with padding, a
The Glow In The Dark Gripper, model 16H162A, is an illuminated door knob gripper designed for individuals with low vision or fine motor or grasping disabilities. Exposure to bright light or sunlight recharges the power of this device. Illuminating power lasts up to eight hours keeping door knobs visible in a dark room for greater safety.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Gooseneck holder for spoon to provide resistance against uncontrollable arm movements. A gooseneck with an angle clamp can be purchased. A lock-on accessory with a push button release is attached to the end of the gooseneck and silver brazed to the eating utensil to be used. In the example described a T bar handle was also brazed onto the end of the utensil to provide better support for a person with uncontrolable movement. A commercially available laz
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Piece of foam rubber used as a base to hold parts or tools, enabling someone with limited grasp capability to pick things up. A piece of foam rubber of the desired size and resiliency is placed on the regular work surface. The resiliency of the material makes it easier for small items placed on it to be picked up. COMMENTS: For further information contact: Leonard Anderson, Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation of Kansas Rehabilitation Engineering Center,
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable an individual who uses a wheelchair to transfer safely. To keep sweaty hands from compromising a grip during transferring and toileting, use a rosin bag, available at sporting goods stores, like the ones baseball pitchers use. A pat of rosin on the palms of the hands aids on gripping surfaces without being sticky or messy. MATERIALS: Rosin bag. AUTHOR: Labbe, A. TITLE: Quest Extra: Doing It Yourself. JOURNAL: Quest. WEB SITE: http://www.mda.org/publica
The Grasping Cuff with wrist support, model 9464, is a grasping aid for hand designed to provide grasping capabilities for people with limited hand function and good arm strength. The Grasping Cuff fastens around the wrist with a D- ring Velcro closure. One end wraps over the fingers to form a closed fist around the handle of a racquet, pool cue, pole, etc. The cuff is made of suede leather and lined with Dycem to prevent slipping, and fits the right or left hand.
Great Grips are door knob or faucet covers designed for use by individuals with arthritis, grasping disabilities, or little or no manual dexterity or strength to open doors or turn faucets. These soft thermoplastic sleeves slip over existing rounded door knobs or faucets. Made of a soft latex-free material, they have a smooth surface to assist in turning. Options include built-in AgION antimicrobial, a combination of silver ions bonded to a ceramic material called zeolite; built-in glow-in-the-d
Grocery Helper is a small, unobtrusive metal plate mounted to the back of a wheelchair. A swinging basket can be added and removed from the plate, providing the user with a place to put their groceries that can easily be swung to the back of their chair leaving them free to carry their children in their lap.?
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRYPURPOSE: To enable individuals with finger amputation to use a hammer. An Orthoplast (see separate entry) splint is softened in warm water and molded to the user's arm. A long-handled hammer is positioned along the splint; when the splint hardens, two holes are drilled through the splint and the hammer handle. Bolts are placed through the holes to secure the hammer to the splint. Two Velcro bands provide additional stability and a Velcro loop near the hammer head provides a l
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Easy to hold handle to attach to a key ring. Key ring handle made of strips of metal riveted together in a T shape with a loop in the bottom to fit around the ring. SKILLS REQUIRED: Metalworking. AUTHOR: Independence Factory TITLE: Make it Cheap: Volume 3 REF: Middletown, Ohio: Independence Factory NARIC CALL NUMBER: R1183 PAGES (including cover): 2 1976.
Ceiling mounted device with cable will suspend any tool or object at any height desired, pull down or push up to set it at desired height. Can be used with tools, lights, plants or any object up to 12 pounds.
The Hole-In-One Key Holder is a key holder designed for individuals with arthritis or limited hand mobility/strength. This key holder provides a rigid handle for extra leverage when turning keys, as well as several grasping positions: Users can either slide their fingers through the hole in the center of the handle or grasp the entire handle. Chrome-plated screws hold up to two keys, and the keys can be folded back into the inner curved side of the plastic holder when not in use. This holder can
This Hug and Kiss Magnetic Bracelet is designed for those individuals who have a disability that affects their fine motor abilities, those with Arthritis, another condition that causes cramping in the hands or for the elderly who have lost most of their dexterity.
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a robotic glove that can be used by people with grasping disabilities and others at risk for repetitive stress injury. The Human Grasp Assist, also known as the K-Glove or the Robo-Glove, uses sensors built into the fingertips of the gloves that automatically tighten the actuators in the fingers to provide the wearer with a better grip of the object being held. The Human Grasp Assist helps reduce the amount of force required to grip an o
---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To provide a custom adaptation of a jar opener for individuals with hand paralysis to unscrew the lid from a variety of jar sizes. A standard vise was modified by bounding a 1-inch thick strip of hard rubber to each jaw face. Each rubber strip has a “v” cut out of the center to allow firm gripping the jar. The vise is mounted to a convenient counter space. The second component consists of a plastic handle with a cam on the end. A 1-inch canvas webbin
The Jar Opening Gloves are grasping aids for the hands designed to facilitate opening jar lids for individuals with grasping disabilities, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, or wrist pain. These knit gloves have rubberized raised nubs on the fingers and palms that help users to tightly grip any size jar with ease. When purchased as a pair, these gloves allow the user to use one hand to grip the jar in position and the other to twist the jar lid open without having to apply excessive pressure to
The Key Bar is a key holder designed to assist people with grasping or fine motor disabilities to hold and turn a key. The Key Bar, which is constructed of 6061 aluminum attaches to the base of a key by a bolt that is secured using a .0625 inch Allen wrench. When attached, it provides an extension of the key base that can be gripped by the hand instead of the fingers. DIMENSIONS: 2.5 inches long. OPTION: The .0625 inch Allen wrench necessary for installation is available with the Key Bar for an
The Key Fob is a key holder designed to assist people with grasping or fine motor disabilities to hold and turn a key. A Key Fob consists of two finger loops attached to the base of a key with screws so they extend from either side of the key. The user puts his/her fingers through the loops. Two lengths of screws are provided for standard and rubber-coated key bases. SIZES: .75 or 1 inch diameter finger loops.
The Key Holder "Dumbbell," model SW5180, is a key holder designed for use by individuals with arthritis and other grasping disabilities. The device consists of a chrome-plated steel rod with a plastic ball screwed on either end. The rod holds up to 10 keys and provides leverage for turning keys, including ignition keys for automobiles. DIMENSIONS: 3.5 x 0.5 inches.
The Key Lever, model 3205, is a key holder designed for use by people who have difficulty grasping or turning keys. The cylindrical device holds and positions up to three keys and once the key is inserted in the lock, the device assists with turning. A hole in one end accepts a pencil for grasping and leverage. DIMENSIONS: Each side is 1.5 inches long and .5-inch in diameter.
The Key Lever, model DL1905, is a key holder designed for use by individuals with grasping or fine motor disabilities. This key accessory provides leverage for any key, including car keys with thicker fobs. The key slips over a screw bar in the center, then the bar is screwed back together. To add or remove the key, there are holes in each side of the lever. Pencils can be slipped through these holes to aid in turning the lever. DIMENSIONS: Bar is 3 inches long and 0.5 inches thick.
The Key Ring is designed especially for wheelchair users. It attaches to the arm rest of a wheelchiar. The key ring is made with a heavy duty split ring-snap fasteners and leather.
The Key Turner III, model NC28255, is a key holder designed to assist persons with limited wrist strength or movement. The Key Turner III features a heavy-duty plastic handle that provides extra leverage for turning. Keys fold into the handle when not in use. The Key Turner III holds three standard keys. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 4.75 x 0.88 inches. The circumference is 4.13 inches.
Lockblocks Fasteners are surface anchors designed to mount tubular accessories such as flashlights, canes, and airpumps to any tube on wheelchairs, walkers, bed rails, etc. The mounts are flexible plastic with hook-and-loop strapping systems. Lockblocks Cross Channel mounts hold items perpendicular to the tube or rail with two straps, while Lockblocks Parallel Channel mounts hold items parallel to the rail with one strap. These fasteners are available in a variety of strap lengths and weights.
The Looped Exercise Aids, model AH3, are grasping aids for the hand and exercise cuffs designed for use by individuals with grasping and upper extremity disabilities. This device is made of fabric loops attached to adjustable padded wrist straps. This device is intended to assist users to grip exercise equipment. When exercise is performed, the loops are slipped over the handles to grip items such as rowing oars, indoor rowing machines and other types of gym and fitness equipment. SIZES: One siz
The Maddagrip Universal Built-up Grip, model F74616, is a mouth-inflatable utensil holder designed to provide an enlarged gripping area on eating or writing instruments. The fill tube recesses flush with the surface. When deflated, the unit folds flat for transport or storage. DIMENSIONS: 4.5 x 2.5 x 1.75 inches, inflated.
The Magnetic Clasps Set is a jewelry clasp aid designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities or arthritis. These clasps can be used on necklaces, bracelets, and anklets and can replace broken clasps. Once in place, these magnetic clasps attach to each other, eliminating the need to grasp small clasps. The set includes 10 magnetic closures and 20 round clasps. COLOR: Gold or silver. GUARANTEE: 90-day satisfaction guarantee.
The Magnetic Jewelry Clasps are jewelry clasp aids designed for use by individuals with limited dexterity, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome or other hand and finger disabilities. These magnetic attachments come in sets of two, one clasp with a loop on one end and the other with a standard lobster claw clasp . After attaching each clasp to the end to each selected bracelet or necklace, the user can secure the item by positioning the ends near each other and allowing them to magnetically join. Th
The Magnetic Wand 7.5in is a magnetic grasping aid for hand for persons with limited manual dexterity. The wand has a magnet on one end, and was designed for use with the World Wide Games Bingo Chips (see separate entry) so the chips are easier to move on the board and to pick up. COLOR: Assorted. DIMENSIONS: 7.5 inches long.
The Milbat Universal Cuff is a grasping aid for hand designed for use by individuals with grasping disabilities, arthritis, or limited hand function. Designed to provide assistance in holding or grasping items such as utensils and other small items, this handmade cuff fastens around the hand with Velcro straps that adjust to fit most hands. The cuff is made of lightweight washable mesh. SIZES: One size fits most.
The Motus D-Grip Handle is a tool grip designed for use by individuals limited upper extremity strength. The D-shaped plastic handle attaches to most tools, including shovels, rakes, brooms, etc. to provide additional leverage. The handle adjusts to any position. DIMENSIONS: Fits shafts 0.75 to 1.75 inches in diameter. COLOR: Black and white.
The Motus T-Grip is a tool grip designed for use by individuals limited upper extremity strength. The straight plastic handle attaches at a right angle to the handle shaft of most straight-shaft tools, including shovels, rakes, brooms, etc. to provide additional leverage and push/pull assistance. DIMENSIONS: Fits shafts 0.75 to 1.75 inches in diameter. COLOR: Black.
NewGrip Gloves are grasping aid for hand designed for use by individuals with arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, or grasping disabilities. These grasping aids have hand pads, which cover the palm and fingers, while the top of the hand is uncovered to prevent overheating. Wide wrist straps provide support to the wrists. The neoprene hand pads attach to the woven cotton wrist straps with Velcro. Both pads and straps can be adjusted to hand shape and wrist size. OPTIONS: Spare pads or straps. SIZES
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Allows individuals to hold a remote without it slipping from their grasp. A kitchen sponge is adapted by carving an oval space to cradle the shape of the remote. Once the remote is placed in the contoured space, it's secured with a small square of shelf lining and three rubber bands to hold the device in place and prevent from slipping. COMMENTS: The Non-Slip Remote Cover is designed for those with grasping issues and low motor skills. SKILLS REQUIRED:
The Outdoor Gripping Aid, model AH2, is a gripping aid for the hand designed for use by individuals with grasping and upper extremity disabilities. This device features an adjustable wrist strap that extends over the back of the hand. Another strap that extends from the top of the hand over the palm to the inside of the wrist can be tightened to help the user to form a fist to grasp a variety of items. The Outdoor Gripping Aid is made of heavy-duty fabric, and it is designed to be placed over a
The Pistol Grip File Handle, model F-2, is a tool grip designed for use by individuals with arthritis or other grasping disabilities. This pistol-grip ergonomic handle holds the file (not included) at a right angle to the handle, allowing ergonomically correct positioning of the fingers, hand, and wrist and providing more leverage than standard handles. The handle is equipped with a hole to accept most standard files. DIMENSIONS: 5 inches long. WEIGHT: 2.5 ounces.
The Pistol Grip with Hose Clamps Set, model PGB-1, is a tool grip designed for use by individuals with arthritis and other grasping disabilities. This set can be used to create an ergonomic, built-up handle for a variety of tools, including garden tools, paint brushes and more. The set includes one pistol grip, two hose clamps, and a fixed wrench for clamp adjustments. The Economy Pistol Grip, model PG-K, is the pistol grip with holes for hose clamps only but does not include the clamps or fixed
The Polly Power Grip is a grasping aid for hand designed for use by individuals with arthritis and other grasping disabilities. This lightweight tool has vise-like jaws that adjust to varying widths and that close by squeezing the handles and open by pulling the handles apart. This device aids in providing a firmer grip with more power for pushing, pulling, picking up, turning, squeezing, or holding. This tool can be used to turn keys; open bottles, tubes, small jars, medicine bottles (including
The Pool Cue Cuff, model 9462, is a grasping aid for hand designed for use by individuals with spinal cord injury or upper extremity disabilities. This cuff is designed to hold a pool cue for those with limited hand function. A strap holds the hand around a pool cue. It is length-adjustable and is lined with Dycem to prevent slipping. The cuff is made of suede leather with D-ring Velcro closure.
Quad Key Turners, are key holders for vehicle ignition and doors designed to assist persons with limited wrist strength or movement. The holders consist of a metal rod that can hold one key at each end at various angles to provide extra leverage in turning the key. DIMENSIONS: 4-inch (model 116-4) and 8-inch (model 116-8) lengths.
The Reflex 8” Chefs Knife, model AA5245, is a kitchen knife designed for use by individuals with arthritis or limited hand and arm strength. The smooth edged reflex handle gives the user more ease in cutting. DIMENSIONS: 8 inch smooth edge.
The Rolyan Walker Splint, models A7671 to A7674, are splints designed to help individuals with arthritis and neurological disabilities to securely grasp a walker handle. It features wrist straps for stability and is made from Polyform splinting material with a Kushionflex pad. The splints can be specifically adapted to each user by using a heat gun or hot water. Available for right- or left-handed use. DIMENSIONS: Determined by width of 2nd to 5th metacarpal phalangeals (MCPs). Small/Medium is 3
The Sensitrac Flat Pad is a suction pad mounting system designed for use by individuals with spinal cord injury or neurological disabilities, upper extremity disabilities, or fine motor disabilities. This micro pad can be used to hold ABLENet switches, buttons, touch pads and small communication devices up to 6 inches wide with flat bottoms. It can also be used to stop devices from moving when a user with uncontrolled movement hits the device. The pad consists of a hard plastic cover with Velcro
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a gripping device (Slip Grip) to assist individuals with limited hand mobility to manipulate objects that they would otherwise be unable to use. The product is used by slipping the finger holds over the thumb and forefinger and then snapping objects in to place via the clips located in between these finger holds. At a slight angle, the clip directs objects placed in it downward, giving the user a natural range of motion. When wearing a S
---- “DO IT YOURSELF” ENTRY --------- PURPOSE: To create an adapted small toy car holder for children with grasping and fine motor skill disabilities. Using the hot glue gun, glue the top cover (lid) of the film canister to the roof of the toy car. Attach the film canister is attached to the lid and can then be used by a child as a handle to propel the toy car. The bottom of the canister can be removed for children not requiring the “handle” without interfering with the car’s function. MATERIALS
The Staybowlizer is a silicone bowl stabilizer designed for those with visual impairments, upper extremity amputees, or those who need additional help keeping cooking bowls secure. The device has three functions which include cradling and suctioning the bowl, as well as acting as a double boiler. The Staybowlizer is dishwasher-safe and comes in five different choices.
The Tap Turner, model 16K025, is a tap turner designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities, arthritis, or limited hand strength. This device clamps onto a water tap or a door knob to convert knobs that are difficult to turn into levers. DIMENSIONS: 2 inches (6 centimeters) diameter.
The Tenura Extreme Grip Mat is a non-slip pad, matting, placemat, or floor covering designed for use by individuals with upper extremity and grasping disabilities. This mat is made with a translucent material that is sticky to the touch and grips objects immediately on contact providing a firm hold. It can be used as walker tray lining, and to hold loose objects firmly in place in vehicles, mobile homes and boats. The mat offer different levels of hold and is tacky to the touch. It is dishwasher
The Tenura Non-Slip Childrens Mat - Green Frog is designed for use by individuals with fine motor, upper extremity, neurological disabilities, or spasticity. The product is intended to help prevent plates, bowls, and cups from sliding on tables, high chairs trays, and counters. The mat is washable. To clean, wash in warm, soapy water.
The Textured Grip Ball, model H70858, is a hand exercise ball with a surface made of small individual bumps and a center hole. There is an internal bell which rings when shaken. The end of the hole may be pushed through with a pencil to create a pencil holder for persons requiring a built-up writing instrument holder. DIMENSIONS: 2 inches in diameter.
The 3-Keys Turner, model HA-4110, is a key holder designed for use by individuals with grasping or fine motor disabilities. The molded plastic turner holds three keys and is designed to fit keys to give a larger grip and stronger leverage for turning a key in a lock. Keys fold down when not in use. DIMENSIONS: 120 millimeters long. WEIGHT: 53 grams.
The Tryone Gooseneck Tablet Stand is designed for use by individuals with upper or lower extremity, grasping, and mobility disabilities. The gooseneck is built to be strong and sturdy while it supports the weight of iPads, phones, and game devices.
The uDrink is a can, cup, or bottle holder designed for use by individuals with severe physical, neurological, upper extremity, or grasping disabilities or spinal cord injury. This device consists of a container holder with super grip non-slip strap liner and a stainless steel handle with a rubberized coating. The strap liner allows the strap to securely hold irregularly shaped items and containers, as well as containers covered in condensation. The handle is equipped with a slot through which t
UltraStik is a surface anchor designed to anchor switches and other items to flat surfaces. This adhesive is reusable, extra tough and sticky, and easy to see. Stickiness can be restored with soap and water. UltraStik is available in packages of three custom cut circles (one to fit a Jelly Bean Switch and two for the Specs switch; see separate entries), a package of two custom-cut circles for the Jelly Bean Switch), or one rectangle to enable he user to cut adhesive to individual needs. DIMENSIO
This Universal Adaptive Drink Holder is designed for individuals who have limited or no grip, persons with disabilities that negatively affect their fine motor skills, a person with a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, MS, cerebral palsy, someone who has arthritis or had a stroke. With the Universal Adaptive Drink Holder the user can drink independently. This product has a curved handle and can be adjusted to fit onto bottles, cans, cups & glasses of all different shapes, sizes and
The Universal Hand Clip is a grasping aid for the hand designed for use by individuals with limited hand strength, arthritis or other graspings or upper extremity disabilities. This spring action hand clip fits securely against the hand and attaches to objects with strips of heavy-duty hook and loop material. It can be used on phones, cups, bottles, hair brushes and other similar items. DIMENSIONS (LxWxD): 8 x 4 x 1 inches.
The Upright File Handle, model F-1, is a tool grip designed for use by individuals with arthritis or other grasping disabilities. This ergonomic handle holds a file (not included) at a right angle to the handle, allowing ergonomically correct positioning of the fingers, hand, and wrist and providing more leverage than standard handles. The handle is equipped with a hole to accept most standard files. DIMENSIONS: 5 inches long. WEIGHT: 4 ounces.
---- “DO IT YOURSELF” ENTRY --------- PURPOSE: To create a Velcro bracelet that can be used by a child with grasping disabilities. First, sew a once inch piece of hook Velcro to one end of the elastic and a one inch piece of loop Velcro to the other end. Second, sew a two inch piece of hook Velcro at the middle of the elastic. Third, stick a piece of loop Velcro onto the toy that the child wishes to play with. The Velcro bracelet aids the child in grasping the toy he or she wishes to play with.
Weighted Two Handle Mug With Lid is crystal clear plastic mug which has a base with a weight of 10 ounce and two large handles to make drinking safer and easier for people with limited hand control, tremors, spasticity or Parkinsons. This mug can be used with or without lid. The handles will accommodate four adult fingers, the lid has a drinking spout to prevent spills.