The Pen and Pencil Holders are triangular finger grips designed to aid people with arthritis or fine motor disabilities or other disabilities of the finger or hand in gripping pencils or pens. These molded soft palstic grips slide onto standard pens or pencils. COLOR: Assorted.
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 25 Grippers are a set of 25 triangular finger grips designed for individuals with fine motor and grasping disabilities. These triangular grips help position the user's hand for writing and they can also be used with some cutlery, toothbrushes, and other small utensils. COLOR: Assorted bright colors.
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 6762 Therapy Handles are foam grasping aids for hands. These holders have a 1-inch extension which the thumb can be positioned around. A utensil, pen, pencil, or other instrument can be placed into the extension itself or in the end of the holder, depending on the hand position. An adjustable snap buckle slides along the strap for an individualized fit. An additional vinyl strap that attaches to the therapy handle strap is also included. The additional length allows the strap to be wrapped a
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.
Ableware's Wheelchair Cup Holder holds a drink securely on wheelchair frames, bed rails, and other tubular frames. The plastic cup holder is slotted on two sides to hold a cup with handles and is accessible to left or right-handed people. It can also hold a glass, can or bottle. The rugged plastic clamp has a large easy-to-tighten lever knob. It is designed for people with fine motors and grasping disabilities.
The Texture Ring is designed for people with grasping and fine motors disabilities. The Texture Ring is a flexible and resilient plastic hand exerciser with eight rows of soft porcupine quills that provide tactile stimulation.
The Ergo Mug is an easy to hold cup has an extra wide handle and grooved gripping surface. A small finger rest opposite the handle allows it to be lifted with both hands reducing the risk of spills. Graduation markings and translucent plastic make it easy to see how much fluid is consumed.
The Key Holder for Two Keys is designed for people with mobility and upper extremity disabilities.The key holder ends the struggle of turning keys in locks by providing a rigid handle for extra leverage. Keys fold back into the plastic holder when not in use. Neon yellow color helps locate keys.
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 Ring Writer Clip is a a utensil or pen or pencil holder designed for use by individuals with arthritis or limited manual dexterity or gripping ability. Made of polyethylene, this device consists of two linked rings. The larger ring slips over a thumb or finger and the implement or utensil handle slips into the smaller ring at the correct angle for use. This device can be used with pens, pencils, paint brushes, straight razors, tooth brushes, etc. SIZES: The package of three include
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 &
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide a customized adjustable phone support to enable an individual with limited use of one arm to have less difficulty operating her speaker-phone. A vertical adjustment is provided by clamping the frame to vertical copper pipes that are mounted to a wall with hose clips. The up and down motion of the bottom of the phone is adjusted by pivoting the wood mounting base piece around the horizontal three-quarter-inch copper tube at its top edge. Adjusting the rotati
The Universal ADL Cuff, Model H74975, is an adaptive leather pocket attached to an elastic strap designed to hold various utensils (i.e. toothbrush, eating utensils). The cuff may be used by persons with hand weakness or paralysis but with good wrist control. DIMENSIONS: .75 inches wide. SIZES: Small, model NC35337; Medium, model NC35338; or Large, model NC35339.
The Adolescent Universal Cuff is a utensil holder designed for use by children aged six years old through adolescence with upper extremity disabilities. Designed to hold cutlery, toothbrushes, pencils, etc., this device consists of an adjustable strap with D-ring closure with a utensil handle pad/pocket on the palm. DIMENSIONS: The pad is 2.5 inches wide.
The Adult Weighted Holder is a pencil or pen holder designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. These holders securely hold most round or irregularly shaped items from 1/8-inch to 7/16-inch in diameter. This weighted handle is available in a standard or deluxe model and uses three adjustable set screws to accommodate different sizes. The deluxe model has a plastic vinyl handle and the standard model has a metal handle. The set includes a Husky pencil, a pencil sharpener, a
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 Anti-Slip Pad, model 8040, is a non-slip pad designed for use by individuals with mobility or balance disabilities. This small, lightweight rubber-foam pad can be used to prevent the individual from slipping in bed or in a chair or it can be placed under the user's feet to prevent sliding during transfers. DIMENSIONS (LxWx H): 17 x 17 x .25 inches. WEIGHT: .1 pound.
The Anti-Spill Drinking Cup, model F74547, consists of a drinking cup and holder that attaches to any flat surface with Velcro strips. The 8-ounce plastic cup features an open handle and a snap-in top with 1-inch wide hole for sipping. This top piece is reversible for use by left-handed individuals. The cup fits into the supporting well which has a disc of Velcro fastener hook material attached to the bottom. Two 1.5-inch strips of Velcro fastener loop material are supplied for attachment to any
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 Arthro Thumbs-Up Replacement Lid is functional and lightweight for people who have decreased grip strength, wrist pain, hand deformities, or need to keep the wrist in a neutral position. The ergonomic design increases leverage of the hand and aids in raising the cup to the lips without wrist motion. The thumbs-on grip reduces the possibility of spilling due to trembling. The cup is double-walled to protect hands from heat or cold.
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
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Overcomes difficulty in holding and manipulating artist's tools with fingers; circular holders offer two ways artist can obtain control of his/her equipment; can be used to thicken the shaft of brush or other tool to improve control over it. Brush/tool holder is contructed of leather strip sewn in place to form pocket for brush or tool with velcro sewn on ends for closure. COMMENTS: For further information contact developers: National Institute on Art
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Aids in the inability to hold oneself upright while eating. Seat belt webbing, heavy thread and Velcro tape make up this device. COMMENTS: The sling positions one's arm in a way that creates a more upright position--better suited for eating.
The Assorted Foam Grips are a set of pencil holders designed for use by children and adults with upper extremity disabilities. The set includes one Foam Grip, one Ridged Foam Grip, one Baseball Grip,one Swirl Grip, and one Thick 'N Thin Foam Grip (all styles also available individually). DIMENSIONS: The Baseball Grip is 2.25 inches long and the other styles are 1.5 inches long.
The Ball Adapted Marker is a prototype designed for use by individuals with arthritis or limited manual dexterity or gripping ability. The device clips in the back of a marker with the cap removed. Additionally, the device has a ball adapted grove for thumb placement.
The Ball Grip Pen Adapter is a do it yourself 3-D printable designed for use by individuals with arthritis or limited manual dexterity or gripping ability. The device is intended to be used with pencils or stylist. Additionally, the device has a ball adapted grove for thumb placement.
The Ball Stylus Rev 4 is a prototype designed for people who have difficulty extending a finger to operate a tablet, and have difficulty gripping a standard stylus. It is printed with conductive PLA from Protopasta. The ball stylus can be customized for ball size, stylus length, and surface smoothness that will work with a touch screen device.
The Baseball Foam Grip is a pencil holder designed for use by children and adults with upper extremity disabilities. This soft grip is shaped like a baseball bat and is slightly enlarged at one end to provide tactile and visual cues for finger positioning. DIMENSIONS: 2.5 inches long.
The Beaker with Holder & Lid is a cup with holder and spout designed for use by individuals with spinal cord injury, severe physical disabilities, or upper extremity disabilities. The cup is made of polycarbonate and has a polypropene holder with a large D-shaped handle. The polypropene lid is equipped with a spout. The cup is heat insulated and is suitable for hot or cold liquids.
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
The Bedside Beverage Holder is a cup, can, or bottle hoder designed to clamp onto bed rails. This unit features a flexible holder arm and an adjustable clamp. DIMENSIONS: The arm is 11 inches long and the clamp adjusts to fit rails from 0.75 to 1 inch in diameter.
Bilateral glass holder, model BK144 is a glass holder designed for use by individuals with grasping or upper extrimity disabilities or arthritis. Made of vinyl covered steel, the holder features a clamp with two handles and fits onto any glass.
---- 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
The Body Sport Physio Tape Roll is designed for users with injuries of the ankle, such as Achilles tendonitis, sprained ankles, pulled muscles and ligament damage. The roll provides support while sustaining full range of motion. The tape is used to cover around muscles and be worn for several days per application. Additionally, it helps adjust muscle function, improves circulation, relieves pain and repositions joints. Water resistant and latex-free.
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.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: To assist individuals with limited fine motor, strength and dexterity due to arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome manipulate bracelet fasteners. MATERIALS USED: A 14-inch (35.6 centimeter) piece of 16-gauge wire (I used brass craft / picture hanging wire from the hardware store), a ruler or tape measure, a file, cup burr, or knife sharpening stone for smoothing off the wire ends, a ring mandrel, dowel, PVC pipe section, small prescription pill containe
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: A strap-on device to hold writing instruments, eating utensils and tools, designed for a person who had lost a hand. Instructions for a buckle device made of a piece of guttering or plastic pipe with slots cut into it, through which a length of webbing, with velcro for fastening, is threaded. A split spiral (or several of them) of rubber gas pipe is riveted or bolted to the plastic. This can be strapped to the arm, as for the amputee, or can be strappe
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To provide an enlarged grasping surface for individuals with arthritis or fine motor or grasping disabilities. Included in a chapter entitled "Living Room & Leisure Activities," this article provides several suggestions for simple solutions using small balls. The barrel of a pen, the shaft of a pencil, or the handle of a paintbrush can be pressed through the center of a two-inch foam ball, a Ping-Pong ball, or a hollow plastic, practice golf ball. MATERIALS:
The Bulb Shaped Grips are pencil holders designed for use by individuals with fine motor and other upper extremity disabilities. These bulb-shaped soft plastic grips slip on to any standard size pen or pencil and have three sides for finger placement. This design provides comfortable finger positioning and prevents the writing utensil from rolling. COLOR: Blue.
---- “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 Card Player Card Holder is fan shaped playing card holder is designed for people with limited finger strength and dexterity. The Card Player Card Holder holds cards snugly and provides a clear view of cards. It can be held comfortably by a weakened or arthritic hand and can stand by itself on two non-skid legs. The cards will not fall out if the holder is tilted. The holder is also works for phone messages, recipes, shopping lists, coupons, receipts, reminders, etc.
The Carex Enablers Pen and Pencil Cushions, model EN21CRD, is a triangular finger grip designed for use by individuals with limited manual dexterity, grasping disabilities, or arthritis. These frips slip over standard pens and pencils to provide a secure grip and aleviate stress while writing. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 1.75 x 0.63 x 0.63 inches.
The Carex Enablers Spoon & Fork Holder, model EN37CRD, is a utensil holder designed for use by individuals with grasping disabilities. These large, oval-shaped holders slip over the handles of most standard spoons and forks to create a secure grip. These portable holders can be removed and reused as needed. DIMENSIONS (HxDxW): 1-1/8 x 3/4 x 3-1/4 inches.
The Chairmate Cup/Ashtray Holder, model F70622-0000, is a wheelchair drink holder designed for use by individuals who use wheelchairs. The unit features a double-well cup holder and a removable ashtray. The deeper well has a pop-out bottom that accommodates most glasses and cups. The unit can be attached vertically or horizontally on the right or left side of any chair, metal frame-bed, or tubular frame wheelchair bar from 1/2 to 1.25 inches in diameter. DIMENSIONS (LxWxD): 7.75 x 6.25 x 1.75 in
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 Clamp-On Cup Holder, model 16C035, is a wheelchair drink holder designed for use by individuals who use wheelchairs. This device attaches to most wheelchairs. Once the attachment clip (included) is installed onto the chair, the cup holder itself can be removed as needed. There are no tools required. DIMENSIONS: Attachment clips fit 7/8 and 1 inch tubes.
A light weight food cutting board designed for individuals with limited dexterity, restricted hand function, repetitive strain, tendinitis or arthritis. The board material has an ‘orange peel surface’ the result: very little marking and your knife stays sharper for longer. The boards are stain, odor and mildew resistant. Non porous, so won’t absorb bacteria. Easy to clean and dishwasher safe. It can be picked and carried using the bar as a handle. The freestanding feature enables it to be place
The Clip-On Drink Holder, model F74575, is a plated steel spring clip attached to a rigid plastic holder designed to fit tubular furniture, wheelchairs, beds, etc. to support cups and mugs. The holder has a 2.75-inch inside diameter at the bottom and tapers to a large opening at the top. The two sides are notched out so that cups and mugs with handles can be accommodated. DIMENSIONS: Height of the holder is 3.5 inches.
The Clip-on Glass Holder, model F74576, is a drink holder designed to be attached to a wheelchair frame, commode, or other tubular frame haveing a diameter of 0.75 to 1 inch. This helical spring-wound wire holder has a baked-on enamel finish and a plated clip. DIMENSIONS: 2 7/8 inch inside diameter x 3 inches high.
The Clip-On Spoon, model 16T031, is a utensil holder designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or grasping disabilities or spinal cord injury. This vinyl covered hand strap fits over the back of the hand and holds a spoon or fork securely. The strap can be bent to fit individual hands. It is dishwasher safe.
The Comfort Cushion, model 8050, is a non-slip rubber-foam cushion designed for use by individuals with mobility or balance disabilities. Made of cellular plastic, the cushion is placed under the buttocks to prevent the user from sliding down in bed and at the same time relieve pressure on the abdomen. Placing the pillow under the knees is also comfortable and relieves leg pressure. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 40 x 50 centimeters.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Allows a worker having use of left hand only to operate a device with its actuation handle placed at the opposite side from its former location. Actuation handles are typically oriented for the convenience of a right handed person. A bar was mounted on the handle shaft extending across the device to its left side. COMMENTS: For additional information contact: Leonard Anderson Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation of Kansas, Inc. 2021 North Old Manor Build
The Cup Holder is a wheelchair cup, glass, mug, or can holder designed to allow individuals who do not have the use of their hands to drink through a straw from his/her own cup without assistance. The plastic adjustable cup cradle is fixed to the top of a 10 mm stainless steel rod. The rod is mounted onto the wheelchair arm with a plastic connector. The cradle has two openings on either side for a mug handle and will accommodate a wide variety of drinking containers, allowing the user to use a p
DO IT YOURSELF PURPOSE: To provide powered wheelchair users with the ability to carry beverages. A cup holder designed to clamp to an automotive air vent can be adapted for use on a wheelchair. Zip ties can be used to secure the holder squarely to the frame where it works best for the user. TITLE: Cup Holder. REF: http://www.wheelchairmodifications.org. The organization can also be reached at Wheelchair Modifications, 5533 A Pony Farm Drive, Richmond, VA 23227.
This cup holder is made of molded plastic and has a mounting lug for attachment to a wheelchair. Left or right attachment, for desk or full length arms. Easily removable.
Cup Holder, model HA-4263, is a cup or glass holder designed for use by individuals with grasping or upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. This cup holder has two large handles to assist with control, enabling the user to hold the cup in the correct position for drinking. WEIGHT: 55 grams.
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable an individual with quadriplegia to drink independently. This cup holder is made using a flexible gooseneck microphone stand with fittings at each end, a machined clamp that fits the wheelchair armrest, a piece of black PVC drain collar, and fence wire. The PVC collar has a notch cut into the side of it to hold a thermal coffee cup, and a wire cage
was added below to hold most juice bottles and soda cans. A piece of fencing wire is placed inside the go
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To create an easy way to pick up various size cups or bottles. Cut a piece of 4-inch diameter PVC pipe and split it on one side so the hoop can expand and fit over a larger container. Screw a wooden handle into the PVC pipe directly opposite the split. MATERIALS: Wooden handle; 4-inch diameter PVC pipe; wood screws. TOOLS: Bandsaw, screwdriver. SKILLS REQUIRED: Carpentry. TITLE: Doing It Yourself. AUTHOR: Wechsler, K. JOURNAL: Quest. WEB SITE: http://www.mdausa.
The Cups with Sleeve, model H74600, are non-breakable frosted plastic cups with a sleeve attached to it for inserting either pre-formed or flexible handles to assist individuals with limited manual dexterity or strength to drink independently. The handles can be shaped to fit individual needs such as two handles, one handle in the shape of a palmar cuff, etc. All components of the cup are dishwasher safe.
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 Cut and Carve Cutting Board with Prongs is a double sided cutting board that enables a low-vision user to keep food in place to cut. The board also features no-slip grip feet that secure the product. Additionally, a raised border helps reduce liquid or crumb mess.
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.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Aluminum hand and arm clip device with loops to hold a toothbrush to clean dentures, for person with arthritic or flaccid hand. Aluminum hand and forearm " bracelets" connected with an aluminum bar fastened with rivets, with loops into which a toothbrush, comb or razor can be inserted. Includes photographs. SKILLS REQUIRED: Metalworking. TITLE: Self-Help Devices for Rehabilitation REF: Dubuque, Iowa: Wm C Brown NARIC CALL NUMBER: R3360 PAGES (including
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Reach extender for a deodorant applicator. Deodorant applicator holder made of strips of aluminum (about 17 1/2 inches total) in three pieces, held together with three riveits and wood handle pieces. Includes drawings. COMMENTS: Developed by the Occupational Therapy Department of the Canadian Arthritis and Rheumatism Society, Vancouver, British Columbia. SKILLS REQUIRED: Metalworking. AUTHOR: Independence Factory TITLE: Make it Cheap: Volume 3 REF: Mid
The Dietsco Universal Cup Holder is a wheelchair drink holder designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury. This holder attaches to the wheelchair or scooter armrest with the included mounting hardware.
The Disability Friendly Pen Holder is designed to help user with motor movement/dexterity difficulties to hold or grip a pen. The device is intended to help users eventually gain a better grip of a pen, allowing them to put their energy into writing and less into holding the pen.
---- DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --------- PURPOSE: To create a do-it-yourself universal utensil holder to assist individuals with arthritis and grasping, fine motor or neuromuscular disabilities to hold and manipulate eating utensils. Step 1: Cut the pieces. Measure the hand—length and width—of the person the holder is for, using an average of 2 inch width depending on the size of the hand of the person. After cutting the rectangles out of the plastic package them both sides in duck tape. Step 2: Cut
Kinesiology Kintape? is medical tape designed for people with or without disabilities, or temporary disabilities to manage pain, relieve swelling, improve joint activity, and protect and strengthen muscles. Tape can be cut and to skin, such as to the heel, ball of foot, leg, knee, inner or lateral thigh, shoulder, arm, wrist, etc.
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
The 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. Made of durable rubber, this round gripper slips over the existing knob minimizing hand stress.
The Drink Holder is a wheelchair drink holder designed for use by individuals with lower extremity, mobility or walking disabilities or spinal cord injury. The unit consists of a stainless steel frame with a clamping system for attaching to a chair, crutches or walker. The clamp has a rubber grommet to prevent scratching, along with an adjustable Velcro tightening strap. The holder can be carried in the user's wheelchair bag until it is needed. An insulated beverage jacket is included. It can al
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide a means for an individual with severe phyical disabilities to carry beverages. A chrome-plated curtain rod was used to make a vertical tube system that fits into brackets installed on a wheelchair. A horizontal crossbar supports a plastic container which, in turn, holds a cup or glass that the user can access with a straw. TITLE: Easels, Calling Systems and More. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 24, Number 4, Summer 2004: P. 16-17. PAGES: 3 (including cove
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.
Dycem is non-slip matting designed to hold objects in place without permanently adhering to the countertop, tray, table, or other surface. Dycem can be used to keep small items from falling off trays, to hold cups in place to prevent spilling, to prevent bowls from moving during mixing or stirring, as placemats to assist in eating, or in a variety of other ways. Dycem is available in round or rectangular placemats,or in rolls. DIMENSIONS: Available models include a disc 5.5 inches in diameter, a
The Dycem Hippo Play Mat and the Dycem Hippo Seat Mat (sold separtely) are non-slip matting designed for use by children with severe physical or balance disabilities. The hippo-shaped play mat can be used as a placemat, on writing boards, or during play or therapy to prevent elbows, hands, knees, or feet from sliding. Made of Dycem foam, the Hippo Seat Mat can be used in wheelchairs, positioning chairs, and standard chairs to prevent the person in the chair from sliding. DIMENSIONS: Both models
The Dycem Jar Opener & Mat Set is a jar opener and non-slip pad designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. The set includes a bowl-shaped, non-slip jar opener for opening screw top jars and a round, non-slip mat to stabilize the jar during opening. DIMENSIONS: The round mat is 5.5 inches in diameter. COLOR: The jar opener is available in blue or yellow.
The Dycem Non-Slip Cup Holder is a cup holder designed for use by individuals with upper extremity and severe physical disabilities. Made of Dycem non-slip material, this shallow holder fits snugly on the bottom of most standard mugs and glasses. Once on the cup, the holder prevents unwanted movement and spillage. The holder can be removed for washing in warm, soapy water. DIMENSIONS: 3.5 x 0.75 inches. COLOR: Blue.
Dycem Self-Adhesive Discs and Squares are non-slip matting designed to prevemt slipping on tile, tabletops,and other surfaces. The discs or squares (sold separately) can be placed on the bottom of computers, keyboards, printers, telephones, lamps, and most other items to prevent slipping and unwanted movement. To apply, peel off backing and press to the object. DIMENSIONS 15 x 3 millimeters or 21 x 3 millimeters. COLOR: Black.
Dycem Self-Adhesive Strips are non-slip matting designed to prevemt slipping on tile, tabletops,and other surfaces. The strips can also be wrapped around writing implements, paintbrush handles, toothbrush handles, and other items to create a non-slip grip. DIMENSIONS (WxL): Each strip is 1 1/8 x 16 inches. COLOR: Blue or yellow.
The Dycem Tortoise Play Mat is non-slip matting designed for use by children with severe physical or balance disabilities. The turtle-shaped play mat can be used as a placemat, on writing boards, or during play or therapy to prevent elbows, hands, knees, or feet from sliding. DIMENSIONS: 14 x 10 inches. COLOR: Blue, red, yellow, or forest green.
The Dycem Tray Liner is non-slip matting designed to line trays to keep items from sliding or spilling when the tray is tilted. The liner can be cut to fit any size tray. DIMENSIONS: 15 x 10.75 inches. COLOR: Floral, green gingham, or transparent.
The Easy Caddy, model 14A108A, is a carrying tray and cup holder designed for use by individuals who use walkers. This tray clips in place on most folding wheeled walkers. It features a large compartment and a smaller shallower section. The top tray is recessed to hold items such as a dinner plate in place. The contoured sides have no dirt traps. A cup holder helps prevent spillage. The tray is made from durable plastic, supports up to 4.4 pounds, and can be cleaned by hand or in a domestic dish
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.
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 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.
The Economy Wrist Support is a dorsal wrist splint designed to hold a variety of utensils (i.e., eating utensils, toothbrush) for use by people with limited hand strength or paralysis. The leather- covered splint is secured to the forearm, wrist, and hand using Velcro straps. The palm of the hand strap has a fixed position leather utensil pocket built into it. SIZES: The splint is available in adult left hand, model NC35333, adult right hand, NC35334, large adult left hand, model NC35335, and la
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
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Splint feeder arm designed to allow self-feeding for a person with C5/C6 quadriplegia. May also be used for holding utensils, such as pens and pencils. Describes design and fabrication of a splint feeder arm made of light- weight 3mm thick bioplastic material. Details the pattern molding, the splinting material, elbow piece, pivot point, straps, utensils and training. Lists materials needed. Includes diagrams and photographs. COMMENTS: The article stat
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Feeding tray which fits against the child, will not slide away, and holds a plate in place. Instructions for building a table-top feeding tray of plywood (12 by 12 inches) with a rounded cutout on one side to fit against the child, a batten fastened on the underside, without interfering with the cutout, to keep it from sliding away, and 4 wood plate stops with turn buttons to hold the plate in place. Includes list of materials and drawings. SKILLS REQU
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
The Foam Grip is a pencil holder designed for use by children and adults with upper extremity disabilities. This short round grip provides a cushion for those who grip the writing implement too tight. DIMENSIONS: 1.5 inches long.
The Foam Grips are pen and pencil holders designed to aid people with arthritis or fine motor disabilities or other disabilities of the finger or hand in gripping pencils or pens or other small utensils or tools. These soft foam tubes slide onto standard pens or pencils or other items. DIMENSIONS: The holders are 1.75 inches long. The inside measures .3125 inches in diameter. COLOR: Assorted.
The Fone Holder, model 4082, is a receiver holder designed for use by people who are unable to lift and hold a telephone receiver. The device consists of a flexible gooseneck shaft, a C-clamp that attaches to a desk or table, and a large clamp to hold the telephone receiver. The Fone Holder allows the receiver to be rotated into any position and locked in place. DIMENSIONS: The gooseneck shaft is 24 inches long.
--- "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 Freedom Large Cup Holder is a cup holder designed for use by individuals with upper extremity, neurological, or mobility disabilities. This collapsible, weighted drinkholder has an integral base with a cork bottom to absorb moisture. A patented locking leg prevents the drink holder from collapsing while in use. The cup holder adjusts to hold 16- to 46-ounce glasses, mugs, cans or bottles. This cupholder is designed not to move or tip over when hit or bumped, making it useful for wheelchair t
The Freedom Standard Cup Holder is a cup holder designed for use by individuals with upper extremity, neurological, or mobility disabilities. This collapsible, weighted drinkholder has an integral base with a cork bottom to absorb moisture. A patented locking leg prevents the drink holder from collapsing while in use. The cup holder adjusts to hold 6- to 16-ounce glasses, mugs, cans, or bottles. This cupholder is designed not to move or tip over when hit or bumped, making it useful for wheelchai
The Freedom Wheelchair Cup Holder is a wheelchair drink holder designed for use by individuals who use wheelchairs. Available for square or round tubing, this holder can also be used on scooters, walkers, rollators, and bed rails. The attached clamping mechanism tightens securely on any upright or horizontal tubing. To use, open the holder and adjust the holder's arms to hold 16- to 46-ounce cups, mugs, glasses or bottles with up to a four-inch diameter base. The holder closes flat when not in u
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
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Aid to facilitate holding a glass by a person with limited grip. Illustrates device made by fastening a 1 by 6 inch aluminum strip, bent in a U, to a 2 inch hose clamp with rivets. The inside of the metal can be lined with a strip of soft rubber. SKILLS REQUIRED: Metalworking. AUTHOR: Independence Factory TITLE: How to Make it Cheap Manual: Volume 1 REF: Middletown, Ohio: Independence Factory: p 2 NARIC CALL NUMBER: R1181 PAGES (including cover): 2 198
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.
The Good Grips Utensil Strap is a utensil holder designed for use by adults and young children with upper extremity or grasping disabilities or spinal cord injury. It is an expandable loop strap that attaches to the handle of a Good Grips utensil and slips over the user’s hand. The standard size strap fits most adults and accommodates all Good Grips utensils as well as other large or built-up handles. The pediatric size strap fits the Good Grips Pediatric Spoon. The straps are machine washable.
--- "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
The Grip-All, model F73600-0000, is designed to enable individuals with upper extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury to hold items, such as eating and writing utensils or toothbrushes, independently. A utensil or grooming aid is placed in the gripping coil at the end of this device, creating a built-up handle. This durable dishwasher-safe plastic tube comprises two pieces connected by a toothed rim which controls the gripping action as one half is turned and the other held. A split plastic
Hamilton Beach Black Ice Metal Collection Can Opener is designed to help people with upper extremity disabilities. It is a can opener that includes OpenMate multi-tool which opens bottle tops, hard plastic packages, and pop-top cans. The SureCut patented technology opens cans the first time, every time. It features built-in cord storage and knife sharpener. Removable cutting head rinses clean.
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
The Hand Assist Cup Holder is a 3D printed cup holder designed for users with weak hand grip, ?hand contracture, or osteomyelitis. The hand assist cup holder has two large handles enabling ease of pick up and much greater control when drinking. It is designed to hold all sized coffee cups.
The Hand Clip, model NC35340, is a bracelet-style utensil holder designed to allow people with quadriplegia to hold a variety of utensils, including eating utensils and toothbrushes. The device consists of a braclet which slips over the right or left hand and an utensil pocket that adjusts to any angle.
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable an individual without fingers or without the use of hands to use a variety of tools and implements. The cuffs are made from Velcro with a canvas pocket. They are fastened in place by gripping the D-ring at one end with the teeth and rolling the Velcro together under the chin. The canvas pocket, open on one end, then holds pens, pencils, eating utensils, pliers, etc. TITLE: Hand Utility Cuffs. WEB SITE: Workshop Solutions at http://www.workshopsolutions
The Handhold with Suction Cup Base is designed for use for individuals who may experience decreased trunk stability. As the user is gripping the handhold with one hand, it allows the trunk to become more stable resulting in increased coordination to perform daily activities such as eating, reading, writing, playing activities and using augmentative communication devices. The handhold can be used on any smooth, hard surface.
DIMENSIONS: 8.5 inches x 6.5 inches x 4.75 inches.
Handi-Holder is a wheelchair drink holder designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities. The unit attaches to tubular areas of wheelchairs, walkers, and scooters to carry drinks and other items. The unit is removable without tools or fasteners from its mounting to allow accessibility for transfers. This rugged drink holder mounts securely at convenient locations on swing away footrests and other tubular areas. OPTIONS: Additional mounts and custom modifications. DIMENSIONS: Models a
--- "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.
The Heavy-Duty Utensil Holder, model A7213 & A7214, is designed to assist people with quadriplegia or other upper extremity disabilities in grasping eating utensils and other items. The device is sewn from 1-inch wide polypropylene webbing. Two D-rings allow for easy application and adjustment. DIMENSIONS: Small/medium size is 3 to 4 inches. Large/ extra large size is 3.75 to 4.75 inches.
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.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Holders for mugs and glasses that a person with weak or stiff hands can lift either resting on the palm or between thumb and index finger on the side of the hand. Provides pattern and instructions for constructing two holders, one for tall glasses, the other for shorter wider containers such as mugs. They are both made with a wood base or platform and wood upright, to which is fastened a piece cut from a plastic drainpipe; this part wraps around the gl
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
Triangular or round grips slide over shaft of pen, pencil or other hand held items. Soft vinyl provides more comfortable grip when writing and encourages natural finger hold to minimize finger strain. Several sizes available to fit variety of hand held tools such as crochet hooks, paintbrushes or silverware. Bag of 14 contains 7 sizes, 2 of each size. Pen and pencil holders available in bags of 25 or 100; Super Grip holders fit larger diameter ball point pens, crayons and some silverware. The gr
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
The Hydrant Replacement Tube and Mouthpiece is designed for people with upper extremity disabilities. The water bottle is designed to handle and keep liquids within easy reach and can be attached to wheelchair and hospital beds. It includes a 44-inch long drinking tube with a mouthpiece and a clip for attaching the tube to clothing.
The Hydrant Sports is a drinking bottle is designed for people with upper extremity disabilities. It enables those with poor grips to easily hold and drink beverages with no assistance needed. The ergonomic indentations allow for a comfortable grip.
iHip Sound System is a lightweight wearable platform for a smart phone for individuals with physical, cognitive or communication disabilities. This system allows the user to mount a smart phone or iTouch on the iHip platform, plug in the speaker and wrap it around the user’s waist to start communicating or listening to music. There are two flexible cords (adjustable from 3¼" to 3¾" apart) to securely hold the device in place. The iHip can also sit on a tabletop or tray with its two adjustable l
The Inglis Drink-Aide is a cup with holder designed for use by individuals who use wheelchairs or who have limited upper body movement. Designed to enable independent hands-free drinking, this unit consists of a 28-ounce insulated water bottle; a long flexible, vibration-resistant drinking tube; and a universal clamp. The clamp enables the unit to be attached to a bed, a wheelchair, etc. OPTIONS: Extra drinking tubes.
---- 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
Keep-It-Up is a soft, cushy grip that is designed to help infants hold a bottle while preventing tipping and leaking. It can be used by infants with weak arm and grasping strength while working on holding their bottles during feedings. Keep-It-Up expands to fit most bottles.
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.
Kinsman Parkinson's Deluxe Weighted is designed for people who experience tremors. The cutlery gives stability to the user to help them eat independently.
Kinsman U Drink Adaptable Holder is a device that allows the user to hold and drink a beverage independently. It is intended for people with limited or no grip strength due to spinal cord injury, MS, cerebral palsy, stroke, arthritis or other disabilities. This holder can be adjusted to fit onto bottles, cans, and glasses of all different shapes, sizes, and materials.
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual with quadriplegia to cut food. The design process for the grip began with a cardboard template that fit around a gand. A slot to hold the knife was then added to the design. The grip was then cut from three-millimeter thick PVC and the slot was made to fit an existing steak knife that had been adapted by cutting off the handle just above the blade. TITLE: Knife Grip. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 26, Number 4, January 2007: p. 12. PAGES: 2
The Large Cupholder with Square Wheelchair Attachment is a wheelchair cup holder with attachment designed for use by individuals with lower extremity and mobility disabilities, spinal cord injury and others who use wheelchairs. Designed for square tube wheelchair frames, this device attaches to either side of the chair and secures to wheelchair metal frame. To open the attachment door, the user folds the door down to form the base of the cup holder, and adjusts the arms to accommodate 16-ounce t
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 Long Slot Post for Sixth-Finger / Sixth-Toe Capacitive Stylus is designed to aid people with arthritis or fine motor disabilities or other gripping disabilities. The device is intended to aid those with limited hand function in using modern electronics devices by providing the required precision for typing, using touchscreens, and pressing buttons without needing to grasp a stylus or point a finger.
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 Lotion Applicator is designed for users with limited upper extremity strength and/or range of motion. The device is intended to assist with rubbing or spreading medications, lotions, suntan oils, and sports creams on out-of-the-way areas with ease. The 12-inch built-up ribbed handle has a thumb rest and is angled in two spots for maximum motion. The sponge can be removed when worn and replaced with a new one.
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
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Magnet attached to a universal cuff to enable a person with some arm movement but no grasp to retrieve objects (with bits of metal fastened to them) such as pencils, toothbrush, eating utensils or typing stick. A horseshoe magnet with 2 pound pull is encased in thermoplastic material and riveted to a wrist support fastened to a universal cuff. The pencil or utensil is then slipped into the holder of the universal cuff on the other hand. Provides instru
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 Modular Cup System is a cup with a holder and a large handle designed for use by children and adults with grasping disabilities. The components of this system snap together in a variety of ways to meet the specific needs of the user. This clear cup holds hot or cold liquids and comes with a holder, a T handle, and a U-shaped handle. OPTIONS: A lid set with a flat lid and a long-spouted lid and a set of three, two-ounce weights to stabilize the cup for users with tremors are available separat
The Modular Glass Handle Helper is a do it yourself product designed to assist users with weak hand grip, hand contracture, or osteomyelitis. The glass grip device is designed to offer an opening for each finger so as to ensure better grip. It is fixed with Velcro on the glass and adjusts according to the opening of the hand and the size of the glass.
Mother's 3rd Arm is a flexible, portable cup or baby bottle holder designed for use by children and adults with upper extremity disabilities. This device consists of a large cylinder affixed to a long flexible neck with a large clamp at the base. The adjustable clamp permits the device to be secured to the edges of tables or desks, the back of automobile seats, bed rails, or to the tubular frame of a stroller, wheelchair, or high chair. The cup or baby bottle is placed in the cylinder and the ne
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.
The Myo Electric Hands are electrically operated devices designed to meet the needs ot most upper limb amputees. A powerful mechanism is provided, giving a grip force output suitable for most routine daily tasks. The built-in electronics provide a choice of nine control modes for the hand, selected using the dial feature. The on-board system also includes an electronic "gear change" allowing power to be stored and released on demand. The Myo Electric Hands are controlled with Select Myo electrod
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
The No-Slip Mat is a non-slip pad designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or neurological disabilities. Intended to keep items from sliding off a table, this pad can be used to stabilize toys, dishes, eating utensils, or tools. DIMENSIONS: 10 x 14 inches.
No-Sweat Ice Bucket is constructed of expanded polymer foam that keeps ice from melting longer than traditional ice pails. The four liter capacity helps keeping small readymade ice packs close at hand. Lightweight and easy to transport, the ice bucket is virtually indestructible, impervious to moisture and odor and will not sweat. Designed for people with grasping disabilities.
The No-Tip Cup Keeper is a cup stabilizer is designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. The device is designed to prevent cups from tipping over and spilling. The cup stabilizer fits all Flo-Trol cups and any drinking glass with a 2 1/4 inch diameter. Measures 4 7/8 inch diameter at the base. Cup not included.
The No-Tip Cup Keeper is a no tip glass hoder designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. This plastic base is designed to prevent drinking cups from tipping over. The wide base has a trough that fits the Little Spill Cup (not included; see entry) all Flo-Trol cups (not included; see entry), and other cups of similar diameters. The device is made of polyethylene. DIMENSIONS: Base is 4 7/8 inches in diameter.
--- "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:
DO IT YOURSELF PURPOSE: To provide a nonslip surface to keep items in place on a table or counter. With scissors, cut sheets of rubberized material in strips or to cover a work area on a table or counter. Attache the material to the table/counter using glue. MATERIALS: sheet of rubber or similar material; glue. TOOLS: Scissors. SKILLS REQUIRED: Cutting. TITLE: Doing It Yourself. AUTHOR: Wechsler, K. JOURNAL: Quest. WEB SITE: http://www.mdausa.org/publications/Quest/q111diy.cfm. REF: Vol. 11, No
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 Palmar Clip with Pocket, model 1503, is a utensil holder designed for use by quadriplegics or individuals with grasping disabilities or limited wrist movement. This hard plastic C clip pocket provides a firm base for the utensil handle. There are no straps to fasten and the holder fits either right or left hand. The Palmar clip does not fit built-up handles.
Pediatric Easy Grip Cutlery with Built-Up Handles are curved spoons and forks with built-up handles allow children with limited hand strength, decreased range of motion and decreased grasp to feed themselves independently. The product is made of molded of sturdy plastic. This pediatric fork and spoon set are non-injurious to lips and teeth.
The Pediatric Utensil Holder, model 10002, is a utensil holder and grasping aid designed for use by children with eating, upper extremity, or grasping disabilities. The utensil is attached to a nylon D-ring thumb loop that can be adjusted to fit with a Velcro fastener strap. The utensil holding pocket accommodates most standard-width utensil handles. COLOR: Red, green, blue, and yellow.
The Pediatric Weighted Holder is a pencil or pen holder designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. These holders securely hold most round or irregularly shaped items from 1/8-inch to 7/16-inch in diameter. This weighted handle is available in a standard or deluxe model and uses three adjustable set screws to accommodate different sizes. The deluxe model has a plastic vinyl handle and the standard model has a metal handle. The set includes a number 2 pencil, an allen wrenc
The Pencil and Grip Sampler is a set of pencils and pencil holders designed for use by children and adults with fine motor and other upper extremity disabilities. This set includes seven standard pencils and nine basic pencil grips in a variety of shapes to address a variety of grasping difficulties.
The Pencil Grips are pen and pencil holders designed for use by individuals with arthritis, fine motor disabilities, grasping disabilities, and other disabilities of the fingers and hand. These contoured, soft rubber grips aid in holding pens, pencils, slim crayons, standard paint brushes, etc. COLOR: Assorted.
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 Plastic Base Utensil Holder, model 1373, is designed to enable persons who are not able to grasp utensils to perform feeding and self-care tasks. The washable unit features a plastic base with an opening for the utensil handle. The holder is secured to the hand with the nylon strap and D-rings. The device angles the utensil away from the palm for greater control.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Tray to protect table top or floor while child plays. Plywood tray 12 by 24 inches with 2 inch edging around 3 sides, and strips cut from a cork tile glued on the underside. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: Caston, D TITLE: Easy to Make Toys for Your Handicapped Child REF: London, England: Souvenir Press: p 158-159. Also available from Prentice-Hall, Englewoods Cliffs, NJ. NARIC CALL NUMBER: R3463 PAGES (including cover): 2 1983.
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.
The Quad-Care Utensil Holder, Model NC28433, is a utensil holder designed for use by people who are quadriplegic or who have difficulty grasping utensils. The device consists of a built-up palm block and an attached hook-n-loop strap with a thumb loop. A pocket in the palm block allows a variety of utensils to be inserted for use..
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 Quad-Care Utensil Holder, Model 30910, is a utensil holder designed for use by people who are quadriplegic or who have difficulty grasping utensils. The device consists of a built-up palm block and an attached hook-n-loop strap with a thumb loop. A pocket in the palm block allows a variety of utensils to be inserted for use. WARRANTY: The manufacturer warrants this product against defects in workmanship and materials for 90 days from the date of purchase.
The Quick Caddy Beverage Holder is a wheelchair drink holder or cup holder designed for use by individuals who use wheelchairs or walkers. This device consists of a strong stainless steel cage which mounts on any vertical or semi-vertical tube, rail, or pole using the attached flexible plastic mount with a hook-and-loop strap. The product comes with a foam "cozy" which securely holds soda cans or small water bottles. Without the cozy, the cage can carry larger 16-ounce glasses or larger water bo
The Quick Cage Water Bottle Holder is a wheelchair drink holder or cup holder designed for use by individuals who use wheelchairs, walkers or crutches. This stainless steel water bottle cage mounts to any vertical or horizontal tube, rail, or pole using an attached flexible plastic mount and a hook-and-loop strap. The unit includes a 21-ounce water bottle with the Twofish unlimited insignia.
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 Right Angle Utensil Pocket, model NC21025, is a utensil holder accessory designed to enable people with limited grasping ability or hand strength to hold utensils in a vertical position. The pocket includes a metal tab which slides into the utensil pocket of cuffs, holders, clips and wrist supports. Utensils fit into the opening at the opposite end.
The Ring Writer Clip is a pencil grip to encourage a tripod grip by positioning and angling the utensil for use. Also helpful for those who have difficulty gripping. Place finger or thumb in the larger of the 2 connected rings and the implement to be used in the smaller ring.
The RoboCup is a cup, can or drink holder designed for use by people who use a walker, wheelchair or mobility scooter and other individuals with a disability that affects their ability to hold or grasp objects. This portable dual caddy can securely hold two drinks, two fishing poles, tools, gear and personal belongings such as a telephone, keys, glasses and flashlight. The unit attaches to wheelchairs, walkers, scooters, grab bars, hospital beds or golf carts using the integrated clamp. The Robo
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 Sammons Preston Cup and Holder for Wheelchair, model 1139, is a wheelchair drink holder with cup designed for use by individuals who use wheelchairs. This device attaches to most wheelchairs, canes, and walkers. The unit features a cup with large open loop handle, snap on lid with opening, and two plastic coated spring clips for mounting. Once the attachment clip is installed onto the chair, the cup holder itself can be removed as needed. The cup holds up to 8 ounces of liquid and is dishw
Sammons Preston Lightweight aluminum Easireach II Reacher With Ergonomic Handle is designed for people with limited reach or strength. The three inch jaw opening with orange slip-resistant surface gives high visibility and a secure hold on items. Magnetic tip picks up small metal objects. The end post can be used to help with dressing and pulling items closer. It includes a lock-on clip to store reacher on walker or wheelchair. Reacher may also be hung by the curved hook on handle.
The Scissors with elastic band are self-opening scissors are made of stainless steel with a handle of plastic. The plastic handle linked by a band which can be adjusted to change the degree of opening of the scissor. The product is intended for users who don't have a strong grip.
Scoot-Gard, also called Scootguard, is non-slip matting designed to keep glasses and plates in place and prevent wheelchair cushions from sliding. This hand-washable matting cuts with scissors and can be cut to custom sizes and shapes. Antimicrobial inhibits odor-causing bacteria, mold, and mildew. Cleans with soap and water. DIMENSIONS: 1 x 180 feet. COLOR: Blue.
The Scooter Basket Liner and Cover is a liner for scooter basket designed for use by individuals who use powered scooters. The protective cloth liner with cover fits inside a standard wire basket and holds shopping or other small items being transported in the basket. Items can be kept out of sight and dry by placing the included removable cover on top of the basket. The liner has carrying handles and an elasticized band that fits around the rim of the basket. The liner cover also features an el
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
The Sensitrac Flat Pad with 180 Degree Flipper Arm is a suction pad system with an adjustable angle mounting arm designed for use by individuals with communication, neurological, or upper extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury. This micro suction pad system is designed to hold switches and lightweight devices that require vertical mounting for better access. This mount can accommodate devices up to 6 x 6 inches and weighing up to two pounds. The arm adjusts 180 degrees front to back. The d
The Sensitrac Flat Pad with 360 Degree Angle Adjustable Arm is a suction pad system with an adjustable-angle mounting arm designed for use by individuals with communication, neurological, or upper extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury. This micro suction pad system is designed for switches and lightweight devices that require multiple positioning angles for better access. It can hold devices measuring up to 6 x 6 inches and weighing up to two pounds. The arm adjusts 360 degrees around and
The Slim Foam Grip is a pencil holder designed for use by children and adults with upper extremity disabilities. This soft grip is slightly enlarged at one end to provide tactile cues for finger positioning.
---- 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
The Slip-Grip Nonslip matting is designed to prevent cushions from sliding off wheelchairs or plates and glasses from sliding on trays. The mat can be cut to size and used used between the wheelchair seat and the cushion, used on tables or trays to keep plates and cups steady, or to hold craft items or tools in place. DIMENSIONS: Rolls of 12 x 120 inches. COLOR: Model 909250 is blue, model 909251 is green, and model 909252 is raspberry.
The Slip On Handle, model 16T061, is a utensil holder designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or grasping disabilities or spinal cord injury. The outside surface of this holder is vinyl with finger bumps, and the inside core has foam tubing for gripping a spoon, toothbrush, or other cutlery or utensils (not included). SIZE: 1.5 ounces.
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: Sluice prototype allows individuals suffering from arthritis or having limited upper body strength to easily dispense beverages without supporting the full weight of the liquids in their containers. Designed to accommodate a variety of standard containers from cartons to 2 liters to gallons jugs, Sluice was developed through extensive prototyping and user testing.
---- “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 Soft Plastic Grips are pencil holders designed for use by individuals with fine motor and other upper extremity disabilities. Available in two sizes and in a choice of round or triangular shapes, these grips can be used with standard pens or pencils or with the larger primary pencils. SIZES: Large or small. DIMENSIONS: The large models are 3/8-inch in diameter and the small model is .25-inch in diameter.
The Spill-Not Cup Stabilizer, model F74544-0001, is a drinking cup with a holder/base designed to keep drinks in an upright position and to avoid spills. The unit will hold an 8-ounce paper or foam cup or a drinking glass. The hexagonal base features a well to position the cup. It is molded of polypropylene and is autoclavable at 250 degrees Fahrenheit. DIMENSIONS: 3.25 inches across the flats of the hexagon; the well is 2 1/8 inches in diameter. COLOR: Bright yellow to provide increased visibil
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Spirals used as multi- purpose holders. Demonstrates some of the uses of spirals cut from flexible pipe: holding multiple strands of yarn or rope, fastened to a piece of plastic to hold a pencil, toothbrush or lipstick for someone with limited hand use, or fastened to a wall or workbench to keep tools in place. Includes instructions and drawings. AUTHOR: Grainger, S E TITLE: Making Aids for Disabled Living REF: North Pomfret, Vermont: Batsford: p 30-31
The Spoon Holder is a utensil holder designed to enable users with limited grip or manual dexterity to grasp, measure, and pour measuring spoons without having to pick them up off a flat surface. The holder is made of a block of pine wood with depressions in the top to hold four measuring spoons of varying sizes (a tablespoon, a teaspoon, half a teaspoon, and a quarter teaspoon). PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT: Developed by Andre Paquette for users with poor dexterity and weak arms who have difficulty us
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 Stetro Pen and Pencil Grip is a triangular finger grip designed for use by individuals who have difficulty grasping and holding pencils. The soft grips slide on to any standard pencil and may be used by right- and left-handed writers. COLOR: Assorted.
The Stickey Cup Holder is a cup holder designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities. Designed to eliminate spills, this device features a suction cup bottom that holds tight to any flat, non-porous surface, and is easily removed when desired. The device secures cans, bottles, cups, tumblers, and containers of various sizes. OPTIONS: The cup holder is available for wholesale purchase with custom colors and logos. DIMENSIONS (HxW): 4 x 4.25 inches. WEIGHT: 5 ounces. CO
The Straw Holder is a clip-on device that eliminates the need to hold the straw designed for individuals with upper extremity disabilities or for people who are unable to hold or drink from a glass. The device mounts onto the edge of any glass or cup to keep a drinking straw in position. It will fit any straw up to 3/8 inches (.95 centimeter) outside diameter.
The Strength 5M Precut Kinesio Tape is designed for athletes with temporary disabilities to manage pain, relieve swelling, improve joint activity, and protect and strengthen muscles. The tape is made of breathable cotton fabric and now includes 10% more stretch for better performance and comfort. It provides support & stability for muscles, joints, and tendons without limiting range of motion like a traditional brace. Featuring AllSport adhesive, Strength Tape can be worn for up to 5 days in
The Strength 5M Uncut Kinesio Tape is designed for users with temporary disabilities to manage pain, relieve swelling, improve joint activity, and protect and strengthen muscles. The tape additionally provides support & stability for muscles, joints, and tendons without limiting range of motion like a traditional brace. Featuring AllSport adhesive, Strength Tape can be worn for up to 5 days in nearly any condition, including water. The tape is recommended for users with shin splints, back pa
The Sure Grip Glass Holder, model 1117, is a glass holder designed for use by individuals with severe physical, neurological, upper extremity, or grasping disabilities or spinal cord injury. This glass holder is made of plastic coated stainless steel that can be bent to fit the user’s hand. The device fastens to a glass to provide a strong easy-to-grip handle for the user. The glass holder is dishwasher safe.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Device to hold a telephone receiver in a convenient position so that lifting and holding it are unnecessary when strength or range of motion is limited. Receiver holder made of a non-tip base, gooseneck from a lamp, and a bar fastened to the top of the gooseneck, with screw clamps to hold the receiver. The telephone buttons are held down with a metal bar when the phone is not in use. Includes drawings. COMMENTS: Developed by the Occupational Therapy De
The Tenura Anti Slip Circular Mat is a non slip coaster and non slip pad designed for use by individuals with fine motor, upper extremity or neurological disabilities or spasticity. This round silicone mat is intended to prevent plates, bowls and crockery from sliding on tables, counters and trays. It also can hold kitchen appliances and mixing bowls in place and hold objects firm on surfaces that are not horizontal or are subject to movement or tipping. DIMENSIONS: 5.5 or 7.5 inches in diameter
The Tenura Anti Slip Coaster is a non slip coaster and non slip pad designed for use by individuals with fine motor, upper extremity or neurological disabilities or spasticity. This square silicone mat is intended to prevent plates, bowls and crockery from sliding on tables, counters and trays. It also can hold objects firm on surfaces that are not horizontal or are subject to movement or tipping. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 3.5 x 3.5 inches. COLOR: Red, blue, and yellow.
The Tenura Anti-Slip Rectangular Table Mat is a non-slip placemat designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or neurological disabilities or spasticity. Intended to hold plates, cups, and utensils securely in place on tables, counters and trays, this silicone mat provides a firm, secure grip for these types of surfaces. The mat can also be used to hold cutting boards and kitchen appliances in place on non-horizontal surfaces or surfaces subject to motion or tipping. DIMENSIONS (WxD): 1
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 Non-Slip Material Rolls and Strips are a grasping aid, non-slip floor covering, and non-slip placemat material designed for use by individuals with neuromuscular, grasping or fine motor disabilities or spasticity. This non-slip material is designed to provide customized solutions for improving a person's ability to grasp an object, reducing the risk of slipping on a floor, and preventing plates, bowls and crockery from sliding on tables, counters and trays. The material for the strips is a f
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.
Thirst Free is a wheelchair drink holder designed to provide hands-free carrying of beverages for individuals with mobility disabilities. The adjustable, plastic device features a wide body with a plastic ring to hold the cup. Molded clamps at the top and bottom of the device secure it to the side rails of wheechairs, bed rails, and the front horizontal bars of walkers.
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 Tip 'N Grip Tray is a non-slip tray designed for use by individuals with balance, mobility, or upper extremity disabilities. The non-slip surface ensures that items placed on the tray will not slide under normal use. Available in rectangular or oval styles, the tray is dishwasher safe and the non-slip surface is designed not to wear off. DIMENSIONS: The rectangular tray is 18 3/4 x 14 7/8 inches and the oval tray is 22 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches. COLORS: Rectangular tray is cream color. Oval tray i
The Toddler Universal Cuff is a utensil holder designed for use by children aged six years old and under with upper extremity disabilities. Designed to hold cutlery, toothbrushes, pencils, etc., this device consists of an adjustable strap with D-ring closure with a utensil handle pad/pocket on the palm. DIMENSIONS: The pad is 1.75 inches wide.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Aluminum strip, bent to fit around the palm and back of the hand, with a strap to go around the handle of a short-handled tool, to facilitate holding the tool. Instructions for constructing a device to help hold a tool made of a plastic coated aluminum strip, hook and loop velcro, two 1/2 inch rivets and a 2 inch metal rectangular ring. Lists materials; includes diagram and drawing. SKILLS REQUIRED: Sewing. AUTHOR: Beems, J TITLE: Adaptive Garden Equip
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Simple device to hold a toothbrush stationary so a person with one functional hand can clean dentures. Device made of small blocks of wood, one to be held in place with suction cups, the other with a hole drilled longitudinally to fit the toothbrush handle, and both drilled with a small hole so a nail can be slipped through the blocks and the hole in the toothbrush handle. Includes photograph. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. TITLE: Self-Help Devices for
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide a modified phone receiver for a traditional cord phone accessible from an individual’s bed side for a person with quadriplegia. A traditional cord phone was adapted to be answered by a flick of a lever for individuals who can’t pick up the receiver or use traditional corded phones. This device is no longer necessary since the individual now uses a cordless phone. TITLE: Bedside Facilities. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 28, Number 2, July 2008, p. 12-13.
Transparent Mug With Two Handles And Lid is designed for people with grasping and fine motors disabilities. Is made of clear, high-strength plastic with dual handles for a secure grip. It has wide base that helps prevent tipping. It comes with white spouted lid. Can be used with or without lid. Spout directs the flow of liquid.
Tri-Glo Grips are a set of 100 pen or pencil holders designed for individuals with fine motor and grasping disabilities. These grips help position the user's hand for writng. Cutouts in the grips permit finger contact with the writing implement. COLOR: Assorted bright colors.
The TriSoft Contoured Triangle Grips are pencil holders designed for use by individuals with fine motor and other upper extremity disabilities. These bulb-shaped soft plastic grips slip on to any standard size pen or pencil and have three sides for finger placement. This design provides comfortable finger positioning and prevents the writing utensil from rolling. The textured surface provides tactile cues to the fingertips.
These Try Rex Pencils are rounded, almost triangular pencils are offered in three sizes designed for individuals with upper extremity disabilities to write with.
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 Tummy With Mummy is a foldaway baby & toddler seat with a built-in angled tummy-time platform. It includes a soft fleece mat and safety harness. An infant can use the seat for tummy-time play or to have more face-to-face interactions without lying on his or her back.
Two Handle Snorkel Cup is designed for people with grasping disabilities. A clear plastic mug that has double handles to ensure a strong grasp. It has wide cup base which is tip resistant to decrease likelihood of spills. A straw can be inserted into the spout lid or the spout can be sipped from like a straw with the air hole used to regulate flow of liquid.
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 Cuff is a utensil holder designed for use by children and adults with grasping and other upper extremity disabilities. This washable, adjustable cuff fastens around the hand and holds eating utensils, toothbrushes, and other utensils. SIZES: Adult, pediatric (for users ages six to fifteen), and kiddy (for users younger than six).
The Universal Cuff, model 1485, 1487, and 1489, is a utensil holder designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or grasping disabilities or spinal cord injury. This leather cuff attaches to various utensils as well as the Right-Angle Pocket; model 1532 & 1533, (see separate entry). It consists of an elastic loop strap that fits over the hand and fastens with Velcro closure to provide a secure grip. Sizes are based on MCP width. SIZE: Small (2-1/2 inches), medium (3 inches), and l
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Cuff which fastens around the hand and has a tool pocket to facilitate holding a short handled tool. Instructions for constructing a single strap cuff of canvas webbing, a 2 inch metal ring, hook and loop velcro, leather or vinyl scrap and cord or a shoelace. Lists materials needed and possible sources; includes diagram and drawing. SKILLS REQUIRED: Sewing. AUTHOR: Beems, J TITLE: Adaptive Garden Equipment: A Resource Manual for Patients, Families 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.
The Utensil Holder, model NC35344, is designed to assist people with limited grasping ability or hand strength in holding a variety of utensils, including eating utensils, pens and pencils, and toothbrushes. The device consists of a cotton pocket affixed to a velcro strap with a D ring to assist in putting on, removing, and securing the holder.
The Utensil Strap, model HA-4196, is a utensil holder designed for use by individuals with grasping disabilities. To use, attach the strap to the utensil and slip hand through the loop. SIZES: The strap fits most hands. DIMENSIONS: 220 millimeters long. WEIGHT: 5 grams.
---- “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.
Weighing in at two pounds, the Weighted Compression Fidget Belt also provides deep compression by hugging around the hips and providing proprioceptive input. To add to the support integration, the weighted belt includes a fidget loop to keep fingers busy too. Featuring six pockets for the included weights and a fidget loop. OPTIONS: Fidget loop and additional weight options. DIMENSIONS: 25-29 inches around. CAPACITY: Fits most users ages 3 to 8 years old.
WEIGHT: 2 pounds. COLOR: Blue. WARRANTY/
The Weighted Insulated Mug is a weighted insulated mug with a top that is designed for individuals with shaky upper extremities that have difficulty when it comes to drinking. This product controls tremors as it weighs enough to keep the mug stable, prevents tremors for those with Parkinson's or other disorders which cause hand trembling and keeps drinks hot and cold. The wide handle is large enough for large fingers to grasp the mug. The detachable lid has a slightly raised lip at the opening.
The Weighted Universal Grip/Holder provides a means to hold a wide variety of writing or marking devices for individuals with Parkinson's disease or ataxia. The weighted grip helps users stabilize their hands, and feature plastic contoured handles for improved grasp and control. Available in pediatric and adult model.
Clip on drink holder. Vinyl coated metal clips attach to wheelchair desk arms. Holder is lightweight plastic with adjustable Velcro closure to accommodate various sized containers.
The Wheelchair Cup Holder is a wheelchair drink holder designed for use by individuals who use wheelchairs. This holder can be attached vertically or horizontally on the right or left side. Side opening enable the unit to accommodate mugs with handles.
The Wheelchair Cup Holder, model F70622-0001, is a wheelchair drink holder designed for use by individuals who use wheelchairs. This unit also clamps to walkers, rollators, bed rails, and other tubular frames and is equipped with a large lever knob to secure the clamp. The attached plastic holder holds glasses, cans, bottles and it is slotted on two sides to accommodate cups with handles. The holder is is accessible for use by right- or left-handed users. DIMENSIONS: The holder is 3.5 inches hig
Wonder-Flo Vacuum Cup is made of durable molded polypropylene, consisting of a tumbler, a tight fitting top with spout and a rubber button used for controlled feeding, if needed. It is designed for people suffering from Dysphasia and to those individuals who are unable of drawing the liquid out by themselves. It is microwaveable and contains latex.
Writing Grips, model NC21021, are pen and pencil holders and triangular finger grips designed to facilitate writing for people who have difficulty grasping writing utensils. The soft plastic grips slide over the barrel of any standard pen or pencil and the bulb design provides a built-up grasping area and encourages proper finger positioning.