The 6760 Utensil Handles are foam holders that fit into palm of the hand. The holders have a hole in the center for eating utensils, personal hygiene items, activity brushes and crayons, and other items. The holders have an anchor strap that goes around the back of the hand, are contoured, and adjustable for fit. These devices may also be used as hand exercisers. SIZES: Small (1-inch diameter x 3 inches) and Large (1.5-inch diameter x 3.75 inches). COLOR: Blue, orange or red.
The 6766 Toy Holder is an adjustable grasping aid for the hand designed to allow a person without the ability to grasp to interact with a small toy in their hand. This snap on device has 2 Velcro bands used to hold a toy in place, and 3/4-inch webbing straps with snap closure that wrap around the palm and wrist. SIZE: One size fits all. COLOR: Rainbow strapping.
The 8720 Delta Swim System is a float swimming aid designed to aid in progressive swimming development and may be most appropriate for individuals who can maintain postural equilibrium with controlled arm movements. The Delta is also designed to help maintain a vertical position in the water to assist with walking, running, and aerobic exercises. By utilizing the water's resistance, rehabilitation therapy can be directed at a specific area or muscle grouping. This body float is constructed of du
The 8723 Sectional Raft is a float swimming aid designed for use with individuals with cognitive, upper extremity or mobility disabilities. This unit has a sectional design that supports and cradles the body for people who are not going to swim actively or who are insecure in the water. The design allows water to flow in and around the body, enabling interaction with the surroundings and reducing the fear of falling off a raft that holds the individual on top of the water. The raft has a revers
The 8724 Swim Rings are multi-purpose float swimming aids. Sets of the rings may be snapped together for neck, chest, or torso support. Individual rings can be removed to reduce the amount of flotation. The rings are made of vinyl coated foam. SIZES: Small, for weights 20 to 30 pounds; Medium, for weights 30 to 80 pounds; and Large, for weights 80 to 200 pounds. DIMENSIONS: Rings are 1-inch thick with 20 inches of flotation on a 36 inch strap per set. Diameters are 2.5 (Small), 3.5 (Medium), and
The 8725 Head Float is a float swimming aid designed to support the head of individuals with reflex domination. The cushioned support allows the head to rest without pressure on the spinal column, encouraging neutral positioning. This swimming aid is made of vinyl-coated flotation foam. SIZES: Small (for users weighing 20 to 30 pounds), medium (for users weighing 40 to 50 pounds), and large (for users weighing 60 to 175 pounds). DIMENSIONS (LxWxT): 16 x 12 x 1.5 inches (small), 20 x 13 x 2 inche
The 8727 Dolphin Float System is a float swimming aid designed to compensate for uneven weight distribution in swimmers with physical or neurological disabilities. This harness style foam device has two removable side pads to minimize lateral rotation. A removable front third pad provides additional lift. OPTIONS: Stabilizer Bar for increased stability; swim rings for added head and neck support; and the crotch strap to prevent the flotation harness from riding up while swimming. SIZES: Small (
The 8728 Tri Swim is a swimming aid designed to provide flotation support for persons with some swimming skills. The device gives moderate lift to help maintain the body in a usual swim position. The Tri Swim consists of 2 vinyl covered foam sections. One is triangular and is positioned on the chest area; the other is a strap that goes around the neck. It has 1 quick release buckle for easy on and off. SIZES: Small for weight range from 30 to 50 pounds; Medium for weights 60 to 150 pounds; and L
The 8732 Water Ear Muffs are adjustable swimming aids designed to keep ear molds, ear plugs or wax molds in place. The muffs are made of a soft foam inner lining that contours to the shape of the ear, holding the molds in place. The outer shell has straps with a buckle closure. The foam snaps out of the shell for drying. COLOR: Black shell with rainbow colored strapping.
The 8735 Combination head Float and Mini Stabilizer Bar is a float swimming aid designed to keep the face out of the water. The head float fits around the neck and under the back of the head. A 3-foot stabilizer bar is attached at the top of the head. Foam rings can be added, removed or arranged for more flotation on either side of the bar. SIZES: Medium or Large ($10 extra). COLOR: Yellow. These custom colors are available for an additional $26: light almond, baby blue, black, bright blue, casa
The ABLEWARE Door Knob Gripper is a grasping aid for hand designed for use by individuals with arthritis of the hand or fingers or other grasping disabilities. The Gripper fits over round door knobs and outdoor water faucets. The outside is smooth to the touch and the inside is ribbed to firmly grip the door knob. With this device, knobs can be turned with the stroke of the hand, and no hand strength is required.
The Ableware TKO Turning Knob Operator is designed to assist individuals with limited manual strength or dexterity to grasp, turn, and open any non-round control knob or appliance handle. The turner consists of a large T-handle attached to a large round base with retractable pins on its bottom. When the turner is pressed onto a knob the pins contacting with the knob’s surface retract, while the remaining pins surround the knob for a secure grip. The turner can be used on irregular knobs, includi
Aquatic Access Above-Ground Pool Lifts (Models AG48WP, AG48, AG60, and AG72) are water powered lifts designed to assist persons with disabilities to enter and exit pools constructed above ground. Suitable for pools up to 4-feet deep at the point the lift is installed, the Pool Lift allows a person to ride up 30 inches, turn over the wall of the pool, and ride down 30 inches into the water. The stainless steel cylinder mounts to a 4 by 4 foot treated post sunk 30 inches into the ground and cut to
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 Action Pro Series wheelch are manual drive sport wheelchairs for individuals with mobility disabilities. FRAME: Rigid aluminum frame available in a choice of colors. Anti-tips are optional. SEAT: Seat width from 14 to 20 inches in 1-inch increments; seat depth ranges from 14 to 18 inches in 1-inch increments; the seat height is adjustable in ranges from 8 to 12 inches, 10 to 14 inches, 14 to 18 inches, and 16 to 20 inches. The fold-down backrest angle adjusts from 0 to 8 degrees. Optional p
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: Idea on how to use conventional recurve bow without any adaptations for a below elbow prosthesis. A nine inch length of parachute cord fits behind the wrist washer of the prosthesis and loops around the bowstring. Includes pictures. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly. AUTHOR: Brandt, Barbara. TITLE: Amputees Bowhunt and Golf with Special Aids. REF: Journal: Accent on Living, Fall 1983. 1983.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Prosthetic terminal device for golf club. A golf club is inserted into a tapered piece of metal pipe and a thumb screw is tightened to hold the club in place. Attached to this is a metal rod cut in two and held in place by a piece of polyurethane tubing (to simulate the wrist movement in swing- through). The third part is threaded and attaches to the wrist unit of the prosthesis. A piece of sponge rubber tubing covers the area where the device inserts
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Adapted table tennis racket for person without fingers. The racket fits onto the person's hand and wrist. Racket paddle is constructed from 1/4 inch plywood, two side supports are made from 3/4 inch aluminum strips that are slightly longer than the hand and wrist. Bolt the supports to the racket. Secure a soft quilted snow mitten without the thumb between the side supports and place two wide elastic straps around the mitten and supports for greater rac
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Adapted table tennis racket for person using a prosthetic hook. Racket paddle is constructed from 1/4 inch plywood, with a handle made from 3/4 inch wood. An outline of the hook is drawn on the handle, and a knife is used to cut out the shape of the hook. The hook should fit snugly to keep the racket secure while playing table tennis. Includes drawing. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: Jim Cowart TITLE: Teacher Made Devices for Archery, Badminton,
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Orthosis designed to allow a person with arm movement but no hand grip to use a golf club with one hand. Describes an orthosis made of thermoplastic molded to fit the lower arm, lined with polyethylene foam and held on with straps and loops. A strip of stainless steel is riveted into a depression inside the splint and the golf club is fastened, using clamps, to the splint. Other adaptations include an adjustable head on the club, a grip on the club sha
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Gives blind golfers a way of keeping putters aligned with the direction of the cup. Can also be used for putting in miniature golf. Diagram and suggested material list for an adjustable device which lays on the ground in front of the blind golfer. A partner or caddy assists the blind putter by giving auditory cues and helping to line up the device. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: TITLE: IRUC Briefings. REF:Journal: January: Published by American
Adjustable basketball backstop. Galvanized steel pipe support post and extrusion arms. Fan shaped high density polyethelene backboard with twin rim goal and nylon net is clamped onto support posts. Backstop can be moved up or down to accomodate any size player.
The Adjustable Bowling Ball Pusher is a bowling ball pusher designed for use by individuals with mobility and upper extremity disabilities. The device may be used from a wheelchair or from a standing position and is used to push and guide the ball down the alley. This unit features a padded extension handle that lengthens for use and shortens for storage and transport. The inverted C-shaped pusher at the end has plastic caps on each arm to protect the floor surface. DIMENSIONS: 38 inches long an
The Aerobie Squidgie Ball is a textured ball designed for use by children ages three years and up with fine motor and grasping disabilities learning to throw and catch. Designed for indoor or outdoor use, this ball has soft, molded rubber fins that can be used for grasping. The ball floats in water. DIMENSIONS: 3.5 inches in diameter. COLORS: Yellow, blue, purple, magenta, orange, green and glow in the dark.
Movable floor for new or existing pools. Concrete floor with hydraulic lift. Stainless steel railings for use in elevated position. Collapsible stairs or ramps available, easily removed for competition swimming.
Swimming pool parallel bars, stainless steel and non-slip PVC. Designed to stand up in chemically treated water for the life of the pool and adjustable to fit a variety of clients.
The Air Station, model 1369, is an air pump designed to be a high pressure inflator, as well as a low-pressure inflator/deflator. It comes completely assembled and includes an attached storage bag for all the additional fittings.
The All Terrain Chair, model ATC 100, is a beach wheelchair designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities. FRAME (LxW): 36 x 31 inches. The white PVC tubular frame disassembles for storage and transport. All hardware is stainless steel. SEAT (WxDxH): 18 x 18 x 24 inches. A seatbelt is included. A fixed backrest is standard; a reclining backrest is optional. CUSHION: An optional cushion set is available. UPHOLSTERY: Mesh sling upholstery. ARMRESTS: Swing-away armrests are standard.
The All Terrain Chair, model ATC 200, is a beach wheelchair designed for use by children with mobility disabilities. FRAME: The white PVC tubular frame disassembles for storage and transport. All hardware is stainless steel. SEAT: A seatbelt is included. A fixed seat back is standard; a reclining back is available. CUSHION: An optional cushion set is available. UPHOLSTERY: Mesh sling upholstery. ARMRESTS: Swing-away armrests are standard. BRAKES: Hand operated wheel locks. WHEELS: Four wheels wi
The All Terrain Ski Terminal Device (AT-Ski-TD) is a prosthetic terminal device for skiing that fits standard prosthetic wrists and allows the user to perform the flexing motion necessary to pole during either cross-country or downhill skiing. This "flex-away" action and a quick disconnect pole are safety features designed to reduce or eliminate stress and shock to the skier if he or she should fall. COMPATIBILITY: .5-inch diameter threaded fitting fits standard prosthetic wrists. Accepts 3/16-i
Ameriball is an inflatable ball designed to develop visual tracking skills and motor activities for persons with cognitive disabilities. This roto-molded ball features a clear vinyl composition highlighted with red, white and blue stars. The ball can also be used for balancing, stretching and strengthening activities. CAPACITY: It can support weight of up to 661 pounds. DIMENSIONS: The ball is 21.5 inches in diameter.
Fishing accessory for amputees. Fits most any fishing reel. Unit replaces terminal device and threads into amputee's wrist prosthesis. Nylon bearing replaces standard reel handle. Turning arm is inserted over nylon bearing to turn reel. Aluminum and stainless steel construction. Weighs 4 oz. May be purchased with Shimano MLX-200 Fast Cast System reel, for one hand casting, with nylon bearing attached. Specify right or left hand. .
The Amputee Golf Grip is designed for use by individuals with left hand amputation. The grip can be positioned anywhere on the club grip and uses the remaining hand's gripping pressure to lock the device in place, preventing slippage and improving control.
The Amputee Golf Grip, model DPAGG, is a terminal device for sports for unilateral below and above elbow amputees. The device has a 1/2-inch threaded fitting that adapts to any standard prosthetic wrist. The device can be used by right- or left-handed amputees or by amputees who use a cross grip. The grip allows for full rotation during the backswing, squared club face at impact, and complete follow-through during the downswing. The grip can be positioned anywhere on the club, and is designed to
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Adapted bowling device that permits severely involved cerebral palsied students to participate in the activity of bowling. A release aid is attached to a bowling ramp that is activated by slight pressure on a large switch. Aid is constructed of piece of plywood 7 inches by 4 1/2 inches with a rectangular hole cut into it. Permanent 12 volt DC motor is used to rotate a metal arm which holds and releases the bowling ball. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AU
The Angler's Aid Rod Holder is a fishing rod holder designed to enable one-handed fishing for people with upper extremity disabilities or amputation. This rod holder is made of molded plastic, and padded with soft foam rubber. This holder rests against the user's abdomen, and is held in place by waist and shoulder straps made of strong webbing with an easy on/off buckle. The rod insert is designed for straight-handled rods only, and is constructed to keep from breaking off under stress. The unit
APH Sound Balls are designed for visually-impaired/blind children to learn how to throw, catch, jump or kick a ball, so that they are able to gain skills needed to participate in physical activities as teens and adults. There are two colors to choose from, with sound differences. POWER: Charger included. OPTIONS: Color and sound options. DIMENSIONS: 7.5 inches diameter. COLOR: Red (techno sound) or yellow (boing sound). WARRANTY/GUARANTEE: As stated by the manufacturer.
AquaJogger is a float swimming aid designed for use by persons with lower extremity disabilities. This soft, comfortable waist belt provides vertical buoyancy and keeps the user's head above water leaving the arms and legs free for aquatic exercise, pool sports or other water therapy. This device features adjustable elastic belts with quick-release buckles, high back support, and contoured front. Available models include the AJ Classic for average waisted women or lightweight men; the AJ Shape f
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
Foam football with continuous audible beep. Dense foam with plastic coating. 3/4 regulated size 10 1/2 ounces. Battery operated rechargeable foam football, operates for approximately 3 hours between charges.
The Aud A Sphere Soccer Ball is a foam soccer ball with a continuous audible beep, and is designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The ball is 3/4 regulation size. Dark blue and orange color. Battery operated rechargeable foam soccer ball, operates approximately 3 hours between charges.
Kapok 16" circumference softball, electronic beeper. Very lively response. Extra-rugged, rechargeable.
Sponge-rubber, audible ball with which children with visual and other disabilities can play various ball games. It is lightweight, foam-rubber and equipped with an inserted 9 volt battery powered sounding device which emits a pulsating beeping signal (2900 Hz, 68 to 80 decibels). Ball is seven inches in diameter and fully equipped weighs one pound. The Sonalert sound unit is identical to one used in the Cricket sounding device (see separate entry) except that the Audie ball is activated by squee
The Ball Party Light & Sound Ball, model 1267, is an audible ball designed for use by children with visual or neurological disabilities. Thissuper soft ball features a smiley face that lights up and giggles when the ball is in motion, providing auditory tracking and sensory stimulation. POWER: Each ball is operated by three button-cell batteries (six are included). COLOR: The ball is white with a bright blue smiley face on it.
The Balzac Balloon Ball is a large, inflatable, textured balloon designed to encourage motor skills and balance for individuals with a physical disability. Place noisy objects such as coins inside the balloon to make it an audio tracking device for individuals who are hard of hearing. The protective cover allows clients to throw and kick the balloon safely. The Balloon comes with four bladders and a handbook with dozens of ideas. OPTIONS: Also available is a set of four replacement bladders, mod
The Barrett Meteor is a lightweight, sports wheelchair designed for everyday and leisure pursuits. FRAME: 28 x 27 x 9 inches folded size; tubular alloy steel; full gloss stove finish. SEAT: 16 x 16 inch. BRAKES: Lever assembly. WHEELS: 24 inch. CAPACITY: 224 pounds. WEIGHT: 31.5 pounds. Several accessories are also available.
The Beach Cruzr and the Beach Cruzr 4 Two are powered beach wheelchairs designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities. The Beach Cruzr is an aluminum beach chair mounted on four wheels that can be used on sand. The Beach Cruzr 4 Two is also mounted on four wheels and can be used on sand, and in addition it features two seats. FRAME (LxWxH): Both chairs have a folding aluminum frame, stainless steel hardware, and an extended foot area to allow the user's legs to be stretched in front
The Beach Econo Kit is a kit for converting a wheelchair or stroller into an all-terrain wheelchair or stroller designed for use by individuals with lower extremity disabilities, mobility disabilities, and spinal cord injury. The kit consists of four balloon wheels from Roleez Wheels, Inc. (see separate entry), two pre-drilled anodized axles, u-bolts, and wheel clips. To mount, the rear wheels are popped off, the axle tubes are slid across the frame and bolted on, and the balloon wheels are slid
The Beep Baseball is an audible baseball designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This audible ball is made of kapoc and emits a beeping sound. POWER: Uses rechargeable battery. An optional charger and charge pin are available. DIMENSIONS: 16 inches in circumference.
Beep Baseball Bases are audible baseball bases designed for use by beep baseball players who are blind or have low vision. These audible bases are vinyl-covered pylons with sound devices that emit a buzzing sound. The loudness of the buzzing sound is adjustable. Bases come in a regulation set for beep baseball. POWER: Uses rechargeable batteries. DIMENSIONS: The bases are 48 inches high and 8 inches in diameter. WEIGHT: 5 pounds.
The Beeping Foam Balls are audible balls designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision and in therapeutic equestrian activities. This balls is equipped with an on/off switch. POWER: Use one 9-volt battery (included). DIMENSIONS: 7 inches in diameter.
Soft, felt covered foam ball. Audible bell inside. 6 and 4 inch diameters.
Foam ball with continuous audible beep. Activates by pull string. 10 inch diameter, 6 ounces. Battery operated.
The Boccia Ball Track is designed to enable a wheelchair user to play boccia ball. The track is similar to a bowling ball ramp. The track consists of a 4-inch diameter PVC pipe cut in half with a 20-degree angle at the lower end. The track is mounted on a wheelchair and is used to accelerate a boccia ball. PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT: Designed by Colin Knauf for wheelchair users unable to play boccia ball because the ball must be thrown along the floor from a standing position. This device is intended
The Body Balls are inflatable vinyl-foam balls designed for therapeutic play and exercise purposes. The balls are made of a softer material designed to compress more when in use to provide greater stability. DIMENSIONS: Available in diameters of 45, 55, 65, 75, 85, and 95 centimeters. COLOR: Pastel shades of pink, blue, and yellow.
The Boom'R Beeper is an audible foam ball designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The ball has a hardened, slip-in / slip-out sound module that produces loud electronic sounds to enable it to be located by players with low vision. The ball is tough and can be thrown, bounced, or kicked. POWER: Uses one 9-volt battery (included). DIMENSIONS: 6.25 or 8.25 inches in diameter. COLOR: Yellow.
The Boppa is a float swimming aid designed for use by children and adults with physical disabilities. Made of soft, puncture-proof Airex, this horeshoe-shaped flotation aid fits around the neck and extends below the waist in front. Two straps buckle just below the chest and at the waist to secure the device. SIZES: Infant (ages 0-2), child, adult, and extra-large adult. COLOR: The infant girl's model is neon pink. The infant boy's model, the kid's model, and the adult models are yellow.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Guide to position bowling ball on lane for persons unable to control ball in standard way. A bowling ball ramp is made from welding pipes is a ramp configuration. It is important to place the two parallel rods at the right distance apart or the ball will drag. Includes picture. SKILLS REQUIRED: Welding. AUTHOR: Dan Golden, CETA Welding instructor, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical Institute, 1019 South Knowles Ave., New Richmond, WI 54017, 715-246-6561. T
The Bowling Ball Holder Ring is designed to assist individuals in a wheelchair hold a bowling ball. The aluminum holder attaches to the front arm rest and may be used with most wheelchairs. The steel ring mounts in the holder support the bowling ball. The holder is one piece with no nuts or bolts.
The Bowling Ball Pusher is designed to assist individuals with limited use of their arms or legs to bowl from either a standing or seated (wheelchair) position. There are two models of pushers: Model H71205-0000 is made of plated steel and aluminum with plastic ball caps to protect the floor surface. The handle lengthens for use and shortens for transport or storage. Model H71205-0001 has a triangular base, the bottom edge of which is sheathed in a plastic ribbed coil to protect the floor from s
The Bowling Ball Ramp, model 7910, is designed for use by wheelchair users to direct bowling balls down the bowling alley. It is made of durable chrome plated steel. Rubber tips at support end and scuff guards at the opposite end to protect floor are included. The unit disassembles into three sections for transport and storage. DIMENSIONS: 26 x 62 x 25 inches. WEIGHT: 49 pounds.
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide an individual with balance disabilities support while bowling. This support has a plywood base to which are bolted two upright lengths of steel water pipe.Two bends connect at the top to create an inverted U, which serves as a handgrip. The support is designed to be light enough to be moved as needed. DIMENSIONS: The base is 100 x 50 centimeters and the handgrip is 86 centimeters high. The upright pipes are 33.7 millimeters in diameter. TITLE: Bowling Along
Variety of basketball backstops. Wood, steel or aluminum backstops. Galvanized pipe support posts. Backstop in regular or offset styles. 2 to 6 feet in front of support posts.
The Buzzard is an all-terrain wheelchair designed for use by individuals with lower extremity, mobility, or neurological disabilities or spinal cord injury. This all-terrain chair is intended for use in outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, or getting around rough terrain. FRAME (LxW): Overall dimensions 60 x 36 inches. The chair has a steel frame with monoshock suspension; an optional gun rack is available. The frame is available in any color. UPHOLSTERY: Waterproof mesh upholstery. BRAK
CatchBall is an inflatable ball designed to develop visual tracking and motor skills for persons with cognitive or neurological disabilities. This vinyl fabricated product features a ball as its center core with six emanating spokes; each spoke has its own color and numbered tip. This design enables users to play addition and subtraction games while tossing the ball back and forth; game rules are supplied. DIMENSIONS: The ball is 3 inches in diameter. The spokes are 1.35 inches at the core and t
The Chair Ball, models 1380, 1381 and 1382, is a ball with feet designed to add a visual challenge when bounced and stability when used as a seat for individuals who are phyisically challenged. The prongs are convenient for clients who can not normally carry a ball and can be easily thrown with one hand so they are good for people with little motor contral or strength in their arms. The balls are made of heavy vinyl. DIMENSIONS: Available with the following diameters: 13, 21 and 25 inches. COLOR
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
Clever Cubs are wheelchair golf clubs sized for use by individuals who use wheelchairs. All clubs feature True-Temper shafts, high-quality heads, and Sure-Tac jumbo grips. Model CCS1 is a "shorty" set for an individual user designed to be used over the side of a wheelchair. This set includes a short-shaft metalwood, three different irons, a pitching wedge, and a putter. Also included are 12 golf balls. Model CCTR1 is a therapy and rehab package and includes two ambidextrous shorty putters, two
Color-Brite Foam Balls are foam balls designed for recreational or therapeutic use by individuals with upper extremity or gross motor disabilities. These soft foam balls have an environmentally-safe polyurethane coating which resists dirt and water. These balls have limited bounce. DIMENSIONS: Available in diameters of 4,7 8.5, or 10 inches. COLOR: Assorted.
The Comfort Mat is a float swimming aid designed for use by children and adults with physical and neurological disabilities. This foam mat floats to provide support in the water and it can also be used at poolside, as a changing pad in the locker room, or as additional protection in the shower room. The mat has hand straps at each corner. DIMENSIONS (WxLxH): 27 x 41 x 1 inches. COLOR: Bright yellow.
The Compact Medicine Ball is a weighed ball designed for use with individuals with physical, cognitive, and sensory disabilities. Useful for rolling, passing, or throwing, these colorful balls are smooth to the touch and easy to grasp and they provide strong proprioceptive input because of their weight. DIMENSIONS: Available in 5 inches or 6 inches in diameter. WEIGHT: The 5-inch ball weighs 2.5 pounds and the 6-inch ball weighs 4.5 pounds. COLOR: The 5-inch ball is red and the 6-inch ball is ye
The Compact PVC-Plastic Medicine Balls are weighted balls designed for use with individuals with upper extremity disabilities. These balls are smaller than the Standard-Sized Medicine Balls (see separate entry) for easier catching and holding. DIMENSIONS: Model W657 is 6 inches in diameter, model W5896 is 7 inches in diameter, model W6600 is 7 inches in diameter, and model W6601 is 8 inches in diameter. WEIGHT: Model W6757 weighs 2.2 pounds, model W5896 weighs 4.4 pounds, model W6600 weighs 6.6
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Aid to facilitate holding an archery bow by a person without the ability to grip. Device consists of a 3/16 inch thick aluminum reinforcement on the belly of the bow attached to a leather and aluminum strip (3/4 inch wide by 1/8 inch thick and approximately the length of the user's forearm). Forearm grip held on with velcro strips. Includes drawing. COMMENTS: The person for whom this device was designed used a prosthetic hook to pull and release the bo
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Holder for a rifle or shotgun mounted on a wheelchair. Gun holder consists of a soup can padded with foam rubber or cloth attached to a wheelchair footrest support with metal bailing strap and screws to hold the muzzle, and a leather strap at the top of the front wheel support to hold the gun in place. Includes drawing. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly. AUTHOR: NRA Shooting Sports Education Program TITLE: Assorted Articles on Teaching Shooting Sports to the H
The Cross-Sport is a sport wheelchair designed for everyday use and use in occasional sporting events. FRAME: Lightweight, rigid titanium frame. WEIGHT: 15 pounds.
The Cross-Sport C is a custom-designed sport wheelchair designed for everyday use and use in occasional sporting events. This chair enables the consumers to select the exact specifications and accessories desired for the chair. FRAME: Lightweight, rigid titanium frame with a fixed center of gravity. SEAT: Tapered seat. WEIGHT: 15 pounds.
Crystal Drop is a balance training device designed for use with individuals with physical and neurological disabilities. These inflatable balls may be sat upon, bounced, caught, etc. DIMENSIONS: Available in 50, 70, and 90 centimeters in diameter. COLOR: Clear
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 Cyclone Advantage 4 is an adult manual wheelchair designed for use by individuals with lower extremity or mobility disabilities and spinal cord injury. The chair is adjustable for use in everyday life or as a sport wheelchair, with a low and maneuverable configuration for tennis or a high and stable configuration for basketball. FRAME: Hand-built adjustable frame. SEAT: The seat height can be raised and lowered without changing the backrest angle.
The Cyclone Enigma is a lightweight sport wheelchair designed for use by individuals with lower extremity and mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury. The chair is available in rugby or basketball configurations. FRAME: Manufactured from aluminium alloy or titanium aerospace alloy tubing.
The Cyclone MTM (Made To Measure) 720 is a lightweight manual wheelchair designed for use by individuals with lower extremity or mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury. FRAME: Handbuilt frame made from 7020 aluminium alloy, with adjustable camber bar and choice of frame color. Optional one arm drive. CUSHION: Choice of cushion thickness. UPHOLSTERY: Fabric or leather upholstery; leather upholstery is available in black or red. BRAKES: Choice of brakes. CASTERS: Choice of caster size and sty
The Cyclone Pro-Competition is a sport wheelchair designed for use by individuals with lower extremity disabilities, mobility disabilities, or spinal cord injury. FRAME: Available in high tensile aluminium alloy (model P CHT) or titanium aerospace alloy (model PC Ti 325). SEAT: Tapered seat for leg stability. The chair is available with a high frame for basketball or low seating for rugby and tennis. CASTERS: Wide caster positions to prevent picking.
The Deluxe Bowling Ball Pusher is designed for use by individuals with limited strength or mobility. This steel and aluminum device may be used from a standing position or from a wheelchair and consists of a long padded handle attached to jaws that grip the ball; caps on the tips of the jaw protect the floor from scratches. The handle extends for use and can be shortened for storage and transport. DIMENSIONS: Adjusts from 38 to 54 inches long. WEIGHT: 4 pounds.
Large inflatable ball for therapy sessions. Lightweight. Thick plastic with nonslip surface. Available in 20 inch diameter (W3259), 24 inch diameter (W3301), or 37 inch diameter (W3398).
Extra large inflatable ball of washable vinyl. Inflatable up to various diameters. Used for developing large muscle coordination and facilitating throwing and catching skills. Large ball for child to sit on. Illustrated exercise manual included by some distributors. Other sizes 18 inches, 24 inches, 30 inches, 36 inches, 37 inches, 48 inches, 60 inches and 72 inch diameters.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Enables the line and the hook to be held firmly for hook tying and baiting by a one armed angler or fisherman. Diagonal slit is cut in round rubber washer which is fitted over fishing rod and holds line firmly. AUTHOR: Water Sports Division: British Sports Association for the Disabled TITLE: Water Sports for the Disabled REF: East Ardsley, England: EP Publishing limited: p 31 NARIC CALL NUMBER: R2531 PAGES (including cover): 2 1983.
The Dino Skin Foam Bowling Ball, model W7880, is a modified bowling ball designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. Pre-drilled for both large and small hands, this regulation-sized coated foam ball gives when gripped. This ball is weighted for ease in gripping and rolling. WEIGHT: One pound.
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 Downhill Sit-N-Ski is a snow ski sled designed for children and adults interested in sit-skiing or who have mobility disabilities (paraplegics, quadriplegics, and lower extremity amputees). The hull-style shell with back support helps to properly anchor the skier in the sled with a secure, adaptable mounting for the fabric and foam cushion an adjustable waist belt. These two components aid the skier in maintaining an upright posture and remaining firmly seated in the sled. Machined aluminum
The Eagle's Nest Field Events Chair is a sport wheelchair designed for use by individuals with lower extremity or mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury. The chair is designed to leave the throwing arm free and to support the user while throwing. The standard design has casters and an armrest / push handle on the non-throwing side. The throwing side has no armrest, so the throwing arm is free, and has non-wheeled legs so the chair stays in place during the throw. Each chair is custom made.
The Eclipse is a manual sport wheelchair that is both lightweight (16 lbs. base weight) and strong (made of alloy materials of aerospace quality). FRAME: Frame is provided with an 85 degree front end to enhance mobility with a reduced turning radius. SEAT DEPTH: 10 to 15 inches. SEAT WIDTH: 10 to 20 inches. SEAT HEIGHT: 8 to 16 inches. BACKREST: Folding or non- folding, 8 to 16 inches high, 10 to 20 inches wide. Folding design allows adjustment, upright locking, and folding within one mechanism.
The Economy Bowling Ball Pusher is designed for use by individuals with limited strength or mobility. The device consists of a coated steel triangular ball guide attached to a coated steel shaft with a soft sleeve that slides to the optimal position for the bowler; a gripping handle is attached to to the end of the shaft. The trianglular ball guide rests on the floor and centers the ball to be pushed. The coating protects the floor from scratches. DIMENSIONS: 38 inches long. WEIGHT: 3 pounds.
Egg Balls are balance training devices designed for use by children or adults with physical or neurological disabilities. These brightly colored, egg shaped balls are made of heavy duty vinyl. Rotation is limited to forward and backward, providing control and security during balance activity. DIMENSIONS: Available in 18, 22, 28, or 34 inch sizes. COLORS: Yellow, orange, green, and blue respectively by size.
The El Companero Therapeutic Bareback Rider is a bareback pad designed for use by individuals with disabilities in therapeutic riding programs. These soft pads enhance communication between the rider and the horse, provide the rider with the natural feel of the motions of the horse, and provide a firm grip. Handmade from top suede leather, these pads vary in shape and contour and drape over the horse's back and sides to the rider's calf. A pocket with Velcro closure on the underside holds a remo
The Elec-Tra-Mate is a electric fishing reel drive designed for ease in retrieve when fishing for people with disabilities. The Elec-Tra-Mate 412HS is available to fit the Penn 320 or 330 Super Levelwind fishing reels or the Penn Special Senator 113H 4/0, while the Elec-Tra-Mate 413HS is balanced to fit the Penn 330 GTi reel. Pushbutton retrieval of fishing line, optional toggle switch available. POWER: 12 volt power required, battery clips or twist-lock plug supplied. OPTIONS: Also available wi
The Elec-Tra-Mate, model 450PTH, is an electric fishing reel drive designed for use with upper extremity disabilities. Designed for use with the Penn 4500 SS and 5500 SS Spifisher Spinning Reels, the unit attaches to the side of the reel and comes standard with a remote waterproof switch that mounts to the foregrip of the rod for one handed use. This model can also be ordered with a switch cord only for use with ability switches (not included). POWER: 12-volt power is required. A six-foot coiled
The Top End Eliminator and the Eliminator X are racing wheelchairs that are designed with aerodynamic frames and lower center of gravity for athletic individuals who use a wheelchair and wish to compete. Each bike comes standard with a helmet and tool kit. FRAME: The frame is made of custom 6061 T6 Aluminum T-frame. There are three cage designs: V, open-V, ar I-cage. The Eliminator X has a one-sided triagular fork. Overall length measures 56 to 66 inches in two inch increments. STEERING: Custom
The Swede Elite is a lightweight manual wheelchair designed for use by adults with mobility disabilities. FRAME: Rigid titanium; available in black, seagreen, plum, lilac, blue, or red. SEAT: Seat width available from 14 to 18 inches; seat height is adjustable; seat depth is adjustable from 14 to 16, or 16 to 18 inches. Seat angle ranges from 3 to 10 degrees. Backrest is foldable. UPHOLSTERY: Detachable, washable nylon velour; black. ARMRESTS: Optional. BRAKES: Medium mounted. CASTERS: 5 or 6 in
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PURPOSE: Improves grip on fishing pole. Drawing of a handle enlargement which suggests using any suitable cyclical material which can be built up to a diameter of correct size; suggests installing optional finger and thumb stalls for extra support. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly. AUTHOR: British Sports Assoc for the Disabled. TITLE: Water Sports for the Disabled. REF: Book: EP Publishing, US Distributor, Sterling Publishers, 2 Park Ave, NY, NY: p 34. 1983.
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
EZ Catch Gloves are baseball gloves designed for use by children with eye hand corrdination and developmental disabilities. These gloves incorporate a deeper web design which creates a larger pocket for catching a ball. The oversized, soft pocket is designed to collapse around the ball on contact, creating greater sucess in catching the ball. Available in three models, these gloves feature Wilson's patented Flex Back design and are suitable for T-ball, youth baseball, or softball. DIMENSIONS: Th
The EZ Pool Lift is a manual hydraulic pool lift designed for use by individuals with spinal cord injury, lower extremity disabilities, or severe physical disabilities. It is portable for storage and/or relocation to another pool area. Stainless steel construction and a UV resistant powder coat finish ensure corrosion resistance. Other features include adjustable sling chains, a durable, adjustable mesh sling-style seat, a concrete-imbedded anchor system, and 360-degree manual rotation. OPTIONS:
Fin & Flipper Exercise Logs are swimming pool exercise equipment designed for use by individuals with upper or lower extremity disabilities or arthritis. Useful for aquatic therapy or water aerobics, these buoyant logs provide added resistance. SIZES: Model AQ10 is small and model AQ12 is large.
The Fishing Pole Holder for Wheelchairs, model H706631000, is a fishing rod holder designed for use by individuals with lower extremity and mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury and others who use a wheelchair, especially people who have use of only one hand. This holder features a rigid PVC tube that secures the fishing rod handle while a slot in the handle supports the reel and keeps it from rotating as the fish is reeled in. It attaches to any tubular component of a wheelchair frame (or
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual with quadriplegia to fish. A purchased rod mount was used to make a lightweight rod holder which clamps to the footplate strut of a wheelchair. The holder is made from 19 millimeter chrome-plated steel curtain rods. A horizontal arm passes from the footplate strut on the right side, a vertical arm to the appropriate height, and then a smaller horizontal arm coming toward the user's body. The connection between the arms are machined from 25 mill
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PURPOSE: Provides the angler a seat, storage and solid support for the fishing rod. Drawing which presents a wooden stool-like box with a hinged top and rope handle; a steel plate is screwed to the top edge of the box, and a steel tube is welded to the hinged steel plate. The tube and plate assembly is adjustable, and holds the fishing rod in place.
The Flaghouse High-Bounce, Tacky-Grip Ruff and Reddy Foam Balls are foam balls designed for recreational or therapeutic use by individuals with upper extremity or gross motor disabilities. These high-density foam balls have a tough cover with a spray-coated finish and may be thrown, hit, kicked, tossed, or bounced. DIMENSIONS: Available in diameters of 3.5, 6, 7.5, or 8.25 inches. COLOR: Red. WARRANTY: Two-year normal use guarantee.
The Flaghouse Uncoated High-Bounce Foam Balls are foam balls designed for recreational or therapeutic use by individuals with upper extremity or gross motor disabilities. These open-cell foam rubber balls may be used indoors or out and may be thrown, hit, or bounced. They are difficult to tear or pick apart. SIZES: Tennis, Baseball, Playball, Dodgeball, or Volleyball. DIMENSIONS: The Tennis ball is 2.75 inches in diameter, the Baseball is 3.5 inches in diameter, the Playball is 6 inches in diame
Fleece Balls are designed for use by individuals with neurological or upper extremity disabilities. These high-grade, yarn balls can be used for movement activities, games, or for teaching colors. DIMENSIONS: Models 834 and 841 are four inches in diameter. Model 846 is three inches in diameter. WEIGHT: 35 grams. COLOR: Model 834 is white and models 841 and 846 include two blue, two red, two green, and two yellow balls.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Special dock for access in and out of canoes and kayaks. A Norwegian design for a boathouse with a special dock for getting in and out of canoes and kayaks. The dock has a channel cut down the middle to allow the canoe or kayak into the dock with deck on both sides for access by other people providing assistance. A frame is suspended over the channel with a trapeze for use by the person getting in or out of the canoe. Includes drawing. SKILLS REQUIRED:
The Floor Basketball Game is designed for use by children who use wheelchairs or who play from a seated position. This game includes a vinyl sport ball and a basketball hoop with a net. The hoop and the attached tripod are made of heavy wall PVC pipe. DIMENSIONS: The hoop is 14.5 inches high and the ball is 9 inches in diameter.
Flyweight Balls are inflatable balls designed for use by individuals with visual, neurological, or gross motor disabilities. These ultra-lightweight balls move at a slow speed, enabling greater visual tracking and catching success. These pin- or mouth-inflatable balls are easy to grasp and controlling the amount of inflation controls the bounce and flight. SIZES: Model 5064 is large. DIMENSIONS: Model 3017 inflates from 7.5 to 10 inches in diameter and model 5064 inflates from 11 to 15 inches in
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 Freestanding Bowling Ramp, model W9972, is designed for use by individuals who use wheelchairs, or who have balance or upper extremity disabilities. This ramp features steel pipe construction with a chip-resistant finish and no-slide rubber feet. The ramp is raised at the back to enable direct wheelchair access. The user sets the bowling ball on the top of the ramp and pushes it down the ramp, launching the ball down the alley. DIMENSIONS (WxLxH): 26 x 62 x 25 inches. COLOR: Bright chrome.
The Freestyle Terminal Swimming Device, model FSTSD 2, is a recreational accessory designed for use by individuals with upper extremity amputation. It is designed to be used with a custom swimming prosthesis for those interested in high performance or competitive swimming capability. The design mimics a folding wing to reduce resistance during stroke recovery, but flares open to provide maximum resistance during the power stroke. The device can be rotated to optimize various swimming strokes and
The Frontier MWD All-Terrain Wheelchair is a sport wheelchair designed for use by individuals with lower extremity, mobility, or neurological disabilities or spinal cord injury. This wheelchair is designed for off-road use. FRAME (LxW): 905 millimeter overall length x 710 millimeter base width. The frame has six-wheel articulating suspension. CONTROLS: DX2 High dynamic controls. MWD: Mid-wheel drive. SEAT (LxW): 16, 19, or 20 x 16, 18, or 20 inches; larger sizes are also available. Available s
The FrontRower is a rowing system designed for use by individuals with upper extremity and mobility disabilities. This system enables the rower to face forward while rowing, requires the use of two limbs in any combination (two arms, two legs, or an arm and a leg), and can be used for solo rowing or with a passenger. The system is designed for use in canoes, narrow rowing boats, or as a replacement for the rear-facing rowing system in Alden Ocean Shells. The unit has a comfortable seat with a ba
The Gertie Ball is a textured inflatable ball designed to be grabbed, squeezed, thrown or kicked. Made of non-toxic PVC, it inflates in seconds to different sizes with the included straw. DIMENSIONS: Available in 9-inch and 13-inch models. COLOR: Assorted metallic colors.
Inflatable ball may be used in the water or during therapy sessions. 36 inch diameter. Color fast.
The Glob-L-Art Balls are inflated textured balls designed to develop motor skills for children. The ball features a clear composition with a geographic design of the world along its surface. If desired, the user can color the various countries or use the ball for balancing and rolling activities. OPTIONS: Wipe-on/wipe-off markers are available. DIMENSIONS: The ball is available in two sizes according to its diameter - 22 and 26 inches.
GloBalls are inflatable balls designed to improve visual tracking skills for persons with low vision or cognitive disabilities. The balls, using energy absorbed from room or sun light, glow in the dark for 10 to 20 minutes without the use of batteries or chemical sticks. They are fabricated from pliable vinyl and feature a non-radioactive/non-toxic composition. They are available in a set of six. OPTIONS: The balls are available in quantities greater than a set of six. DIMENSIONS: The balls are
The Glow in the Dark Ball is an inflatable textured ball designed for use by children with upper extremity, neurological, and visual disabilities. This latex-free ball features an easy-grip texture and an easy inflation/deflation mechanism. This ball offers the lightness of a balloon and the durability of a play ball. DIMENSIONS: 9 inches in diameter.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Device that can be attached to a standard prosthetic arm (interchangeable with a hook or hand) to allow a grip on a golf club. Instructions for a golf club grip device which can be manufactured in a machine shop. Includes a diagram and photographs. COMMENTS: Developed by Earl Puhl, who has filed a patent application. SKILLS REQUIRED: Metalworking. AUTHOR: Bhala, R P; Schultz, C F TITLE: Golf Club Holder for Upper Extremity Amputee Golfers JOURNAL: Arch
The Golf Pro is an amputee golf grip designed for use by individuals with a right hand amputation. The Golf Pro slips over the shaft of the golf club and is fixed in place on the grip when pulled up. Plastic sizing rings can be enlarged to custom fit the user's golf clubs.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Device to help a person with difficulty bending down in planting a golf tee and placing the ball on it. Golf aid made with a length of broom handle or dowel and a 2 1/4 inch diameter U bolt. A 1/2 inch dovetail is routed into one end; the tee can be slipped in, pushed into the ground and the dowel slid off. The bolt is bent at a right angle; the ball can then be rested on this and lowered to the tee. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: Independence F
The Good Grips Brush Set is a set of horse grooming tools designed for use by individuals with limited grip and hand strength. The set includes three brushes: one with soft bristles, one with medium bristles, and one with stiff bristles. These ergonomically designed brushes have non-slip rubber-grip backs that fit securely in the hand even when wet.
The Grab Bumpy Ball is a textured inflatable ball designed for use by children with upper extremity, neurological, and sensory disabilities. This latex-free ball is covered with raised bumps and can be used for sensory integration activities or for massage. DIMENSIONS: 8 inches in diameter.
--- "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,
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: Built-in AgION antimicrobial, a combination of silver ions bonded to a ceramic material called zeolite; built-in glow-in-the-dark cry
The Green's Caddy is a golf accessory designed for use by individuals with balance disabilities, arthritis, or lower extremity disabilities which make it difficult to bend. The Green's Caddy can be used to repair ball marks, mark and pick up the ball (ball marker not included), and retrieve the ball from the cup. It can be used with either hand in either a sitting or standing position.
The Grip Ball, model H70856, is a small ball with a soft but firm texture designed to provide a substantial and variable gripping area for hand exercise and amusement. The ball is made of molded ribbed poly-vinyl chloride. The ball squeaks when squeezed. DIMENSIONS: 3.5 inches in diameter.
The Grip Star is a textured ball designed for use by individuals with upper extremity and neurological disabilities. This ball has large rounded protrusions for ease in grasping and to keep fingers separated while maintaining the arches of the hand. This ball can also provide a calming and organizing effect while decreasing tactile defensiveness in and around the oral-motor area.
The Gymnastik Ball is an inflatable therapy ball designed for use in prone relaxation exercises, teaching protective extension in the forward direction; for teaching throwing and catching skills; and for developing balance and equilibrium skills. The ball is made of seamless molded vinyl four times thicker than beach balls. DIMENSIONS: 16, 20, and 24 inch diameters (sold separately). COLOR: Yellow (16-inch), orange (20-inch), green (24-inch).
Gymnastik Balls are inflatable seamless molded vinyl balls designed specifically for therapy and exercise for children with neurological, balance, or severe physical disabilities. DIMENSIONS: Balls are available in 12-, 16-, 20-, 24-, 33-, 37- or 49-inch diameters. OPTIONS: Wall-mounted ball storage holders. COLOR: Assorted bright colors depending on size.
The Gymnic and Physio Gymnic Balls are inflatable balls designed for therapeutic play, balance training, and other gross motor exercises. DIMENSIONS: The Gymnic balls are available in diameters of 30, 45, 55, 65, and 75 centimeters and the Physio Gymnic balls are availablein diameters of 85, 95, and 120 centimeters. COLOR: From the smallest to the largest size, the Gymnic balls are fuschia, yellow, red, blue, and yellow and the Physio Gymnic balls are red or blue.
Gymnic Plus balls are exercise ballsand inflatable balance training devices designed for use by children and adults with balance, neurological, upper extremity, or lower extremity disabilities. Available in a range of sizes for balance, stretching, strengthening, or aerobic exercises, these balls are pump-inflatable and firmness can be adjusted by increasing or decreasing inflation. They are made of a burst-resistant material and resist tearing when punctured. OPTIONS: Power pump ball pump. DIME
The Hammer is a sport wheelchair designed for use by individuals with lower extremity, mobility, or neurological disabilities or spinal cord injury. This wheelchair has a wide front-end "hammer-head" made of aluminum tubing that can be used for offense or defense in contact sports such as rugby, hockey, football, and softball. FRAME: The "Hammer" is constructed of aerospace drawn tubing. Anti-tippers are included. The frame is available in a choice of over 20 solid colors, raw (unpainted aluminu
The Handle Grip Bowling Ball is a modified bowling ball designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. This bowling ball is modified with a spring loaded handle designed to allow a regulation ball to be used by persons who cannot use a conventional three-fingered ball. The handle retracts into the ball automatically upon release. WEIGHT: 8, 10, 12, 24, or 16 pounds.
Happy Sounds Ball, model 2631, is an audible ball designed for use by individuals with visual or neurological disabilities. This super soft vinyl ball plays one of seven random, silly sounds when the ball is bounced or tapped, providing auditory tracking and sensory stimulation. POWER: Uses three button-cell batteries (included). COLOR: This ball is red, yellow, green, white, and blue.
The Head Float is a float swimming aid designed for use by children and small adults who require head support while in the water. This float surrounds the wearer's head and maintains it in a neutral position with no pressure on the spine. SIZES: Small (for children weighing 20 to 30 pounds), medium (for children weighing 40 to 50 pounds), and large (for individuals weighing 60 to 175 pounds).
The Hi-Fly Fielder is a flexible mesh pocket for catching balls either forehanded or backhanded, eliminating the need for wrist or forearm rotation. Pocket is sized for baseballs or softballs. 1/2 inch threaded fitting adapts to any standard prosthetic wrist. Rotates with adjustable friction to accommodate varying field siturations. Padded leather edging. the Power Swing Ring installs into the bottom end of a wooden bat, accommodating any style prehensor finger or thumb; swivels to duplicate "wr
The Hoppity-Hop Ball, model 2100, is a ball with a handle that is designed to provide proprioceptive feedback and challenge postural reaction and balance for children with a physical disability. The child sits on the ball with his/her legs wrapped around a handle used for holding on so it is great for follow the leader, obstacle courses and other games. It is made of durable, long lasting vinyl so that it can be used outdoors. It can be used by children ages three and up. DIMENSIONS: 16 to 20 in
The Hosmer Baseball Glove Attachment is a terminal device for sports designed to allow a firm gripping action between the thumb and forefinger when using a baseball glove. The device has knobs on the fingers to allow the glove to be securely attached. The glove attachment is available in either right or left hand models. DIMENSIONS: Standard 1/2-20 stud; 9.5 inches long. WEIGHT: 10.5 ounces.
The Hosmer Bowling Attachment is a terminal device for sports that has a neoprene expansion sleeve at the end of the device that is under constant spring compression which causes it to expand and hold a bowling ball. The same action used to operate a conventional prosthetic hook causes the device to release the bowling ball. DIMENSIONS: 4.5 inches long; has a standard 1/2-20 stud.
Inflatable Balls are neurodevelopmental training balls used for vestibular response, balance and exercise activities. These therapy balls are manufacturer recommended to promote one-on-one patient-therapist relationships. CAPACITY: These balls will support up to 250 pounds. DIMENSIONS: 36-inch diameter (model 30- 1035) and 42-inch diameter (model 30-1036).
Inflatable balls. 20 gauge vinyl and covered with vinyl-coated nylon. Numerous loop handles. Inflate with tank type vacuum cleaner. Sizes 36 to 60 inches diameter.
The Inflator Deflator Pump, model 1350, is a hand held electric pump designed to inflate and deflate Playballs, Playrolls, Air Mats and other low pressure inflatables. It will not overinflate. POWER: plugs into any standard electrical outlet. GUARANTEE: One full year from shipping date.
The Invacare A-6S/F-6S is a lightweight manual sport wheelchair designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities. FRAME: Rigid frame in a variety of colors with dual rear and front customizable suspension. Both models feature a telescoping wheelbase which enables the chairs to be set up for maximum stability for first-time users or for maximum performance. SEAT: The A-6S has an adjustable seat angle and the F-6S has a fixed seat angle. The seat widths are available from 12 to 20 inches
The Invacare A6/F6 is a lightweight manual sport wheelchair designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities. FRAME: Rigid frame in a variety of colors. Both models feature a telescoping wheelbase which enables the chairs to be set up for maximum stability for first-time users or for maximum performance. SEAT: The A6 has an adjustable seat angle and the F6 has a fixed seat angle. The seat widths and depths are available from 14 to 20 inches in one-inch increments. The seat-to-floor hei
The Invacare MVP is a lightweight manual wheelchair designed for everyday use by people with mobility disabilities. FRAME: Two-part folding aluminum frame with a swing-away or fixed front frame and curved, square or extended (growth) frame. The frame is available in 20 colors at no additional charge. Widths range from 25 to 32 inches. A 10-degree bend back with push handles is standard; sportster and fixed back heights (12, 14, 16 and 18 inches) options with no push handles or straight push hand
Joe's Original BACKTEE is a golf accessory designed for use by individuals with balance, mobility, or lower extremity disabilities or arthritis who have difficulty bending, stooping, or reaching the ground. The BACKTEE can be used to insert the tee into the ground, place the ball on the tee, and then pick up the tee from any position after hitting the ball. The device clips onto any club grip providing an extension of the length of a club to the player's reach when picking up a ball or tee. DIME
The Kleer Activity Ball is a textured ball designed for use by individuals with visual, neurological, or gross motor disabilities. This lightweight, transparent PVC-plastic ball has a textured surface for ease in catching and it is filled with small colored balls to create sound and interest when the ball is thrown or rolled. DIMENSIONS: 20 inches in diameter.
The Koosh Ball is a textured ball designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or neurological disabilities. These thick, soft balls are composed of springy tentacles to provide a variety of tactile and eye hand coordination experiences. DIMENSIONS: 3.5 inches in diameter. COLORS: Assorted.
The Landeez All-Terrain Wheelchair is a beach, snow, and sport wheelchair designed to enable individuals with mobility disabilities to enjoy outdoor recreation in a variety of environments. FRAME: Welded stainless steel frame with push handles disassembles without tools and folds for storage and transport. SEAT: Sling seat and back. The seat is 19 inches high. A seatbelt is included. UPHOLSTERY: Removable, washable nylon mesh upholstery. ARMRESTS: The padded teakwood armrests swivel up and out
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 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 Med-Balls are inflatable balls designed for weight training and functional strengthening. The balls are hollow-cored so they may be filled with sand or water to add weight and deflated for travel or storage. DIMENSIONS: Available in 23 and 32 centimeter diameters. WEIGHT: The 23 cm ball is 1 kilogram; the 32 cm balls are available in either 2 or 3 kilogram weights. COLOR: Blue.
Mega Balls are giant inflatable balls designed to encourage spatial awareness and motor movements for children and chair users. It is constructed for group use. DIMENSIONS: The ball is available in two sizes: 5 feet and 6 feet. COLORS: Blue.
The Mini Rib-It-Ball is a textured ball designed for use by children with low vision or fine motor, grasping, upper extremity, or mobility disabilities. This lightweight ball consists of an air bladder encased in denier nylon with Velcro closures. Nylon-covered closed-cell-foam ribs on the ball's surface aid in grasping and throwing and prevent the ball from rolling out of reach. High-contrast colors aid in visibility. The ball has a ring for teething on the top and a pull string to start vibrat
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual with rheumatoid arthritis to enter and exit an above-ground pool. The pool came with a four-step molded plastic ladder, which was only slightly angled into the pool. The user required a ladder with a greater angle and rungs spaced more closely together to minimize putting weight on the knees. A second identical ladder was combined with the first by cutting and removing sections through both sides of the ladder in between each rung. The rungs we
The Mogul Master is a mono-ski with a bucket seat skier compartment for paraplegics, lower extremity amputees, and other individuals interested in sit-skiing. The Mogul Master was designed to give both the beginner and experienced mono-skier precise steering and fast reaction time for quick directional change and bump absorption. The fiberglass seat adjusts for height-above-snow variations and comes in three sizes. The chassis is made of Teflon-coated, hard anodized aluminum and stainless steel
The Molded Medicine / Training Balls are weighted balls designed to strengthen and improve specific muscle groups for individuals involved in plyometric training. Along with the traditional medicine ball design, these balls are also designed with a hole through the middle (tunnel design) for inserting a piece of tether in order to perform two hand exercises as well. Both designs feature a seam-less, rubber-like shell that is air-inflated; the user is able to control the ball's firmness. Both bal
The N-Abler I is a terminal device for an upper extremity prosthetic designed to enable individuals with upper extremity amputation to utilize tools and utensils. Designed for use by stronger individuals with unilateral below the elbow amputation, this device is made of anodized aircraft aluminum and fits standard wrist units. Features include 360-degree rotation, 60-degree range of motion, quick-release spring-loaded friction quick disconnect. OPTIONS: Attachable cutlery, kitchen tools, gardeni
The N-Abler II is a terminal device for an upper extremity prosthetic designed to enable individuals with upper extremity amputation to utilize tools and utensils. This device is made of anodized aircraft aluminum and fits standard wrist units. This unit can also be used with the N-Abler III Wrist/Hand Orthotic (see entry) by individuals without an amputation who have hand wealness or disabilities. Features include 360-degree rotation, 60-degree range of motion, quick-release positive locking q
The N-Abler III Wrist/Hand Orthotic (W.H.O.) is a hand orthosis designed to enable individuals with upper extremity amputation or disability to utilize tools and utensils. Available in a soft model or a carbon fiber model, this device can be used with the N-Abler II (not included; see entry) by individuals with prosthetics or by individuals without prosthetics. OPTIONS: Attachable cutlery, kitchen tools, eating utensils, gardening tools, sports equipment (hunting, fishing, golf, and weightliftin
The Neen Aquaflex Weighted Vaginal Cones is a female incontinence stimulator designed for use by individuals with incontinence due to weak pelvic muscles. The weighted cones are intended to help strengthen pelvic floor muscles to help improve general pelvic health and restore bladder control. The device consists of two cones and a set of four weights. When inserted, pelvic floor muscles automatically contract. Add more weights as muscle strength increases. The cones are intended for single
The One-Putz Putter is a golf club designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. This putter uses the individual's forearm to reduce the club head rotation and ensures the same grip with each putt. Several models are available: Stainless steel perimeter weighted mallet putter, stainless steel center shaft stabilized blade putter, stainless steel heel and toe weighted putter (available for the right or left hand), polymer and zinc perimeter weighted segmented mallet putter, p
The One-Putz Putter is a golf club designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. This putter uses the individual's forearm to reduce the club head rotation and ensures the same grip with each putt. Several models are available: Stainless steel perimeter weighted mallet putter, stainless steel center shaft stabilized blade putter, stainless steel heel and toe weighted putter (available for the right or left hand), polymer and zinc perimeter weighted segmented mallet putter,
The Opti-Ball is an inflatable ball designed to promote perceptual concentration and to provide educational activities for young children. With a transparent appearance, the ball's surface offers a place for drawing pictures, performing mathematical problems, or writing messages to another user; the ball's washable surface allows for unlimited activity. It can also be used as a pushball or a therapeutic balance ball to develop physical and motor skills. It features a seam-free composition and in
The Opti-Ball is a transparent, inflatable ball designed for therapeutic play, balance training, and other gross motor exercises. CAPACITY: Will support upto 660 pounds. DIMENSIONS: The balls come in diameters of 55, 65, 75, and 95 centimeters.
OPTP Swiss Exercise Balls are inflatable balance training and exercise devices designed for use by children and adults with balance, neurological, upper extremity, or lower extremity disabilities. Available in a range of sizes for balance, stretching, strengthening, or aerobic exercises, these balls are pump-inflatable and firmness can be adjusted by increasing or decreasing inflation. OPTIONS: Power pump ball pump. DIMENSIONS: Available in 11.5, 17.5, 21.5, 25, 29.5, 33, or 37 inches in diamete
The Over-Ball is an inflatable toss ball designed to be easy to grip with one hand. It can be used for squeezing to strengthen fingers and hands. It is soft, non-slippery; won't hurt anyone if tossed and hits someone in the face. DIMENSIONS: 9 inches in diameter. COLOR: Pink, yellow, or blue.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Improves ability to hold canoe paddle with limited hand function. Custom made handgrips can be fabricated by adding velcro to the palm of a glove and the shaft of the paddle. Graphic of glove and paddle placement included. Other suggestions include using unfeathered blades for an amputee; an extra long unfeathered paddle tucked under the armpits to allow the person's trunk movement to assist in paddling. SKILLS REQUIRED: Sewing. AUTHOR: British Sports
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Canoe paddle adaptations for holding paddle with weak hands and for determining the position of blade under water. A thin strip of wood or plastic is taped to the side shaft of the paddle to mark the edge of the blade, when the blade is under water it is possible to determine the angle. Fingerless gloves have velcro sewn to the palm areas, which adhere to velcro attached to the handle of the canoe paddle. Includes drawings. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly. S
The PAL-Portable Aquatic Lift is a portable pool lift designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities or spinal cord injuries. This freestanding unit rolls to the desired location, locks in place for secure transfers, and requires no mounting to a deck. The unit is fully self-operated and includes a water-immersible remote control. Other features include a molded seat and back with a water-resistant seat belt and a console cover to protect the battery and controls from water. The Pal-
The Palmer Yardkart, model 24, is a three-wheeled, powered all terrain cart designed for outdoor use by individuals with mobility disabilities. Standard equipment includes an on-off key with locking switch, sealed beam headlight, tail light, brake light, horn, fuel gauge, and large heavy-duty basket. FRAME: Heavy-duty, non-folding frame does not disassemble for transport. The dimensions (LxWxH) are 72 x 35 x 38 inches. CONTROLS: Utilizes a pressure twist grip control on a triangular handlebar t
The Physio / Gymnastic Balls are inflatable balls designed for therapeutic play, balance training, and other gross motor exercises. DIMENSIONS: These balls are available in diameters of 16, 20, 24, 34, 37, 39, and 47 inches. COLOR: From the smallest to the largest size, the colors are yellow, orange, green, blue, yellow, and orange.
The Physio-Gymnic Balance Therapy Balls are inflatable balls designed to promote physical exercises and to develop motor skills. The balls feature a roto-molded construction with a vinyl and tactile surface design. CAPACITY: The balls can safely support up to 300 pounds. DIMENSIONS: The balls are available in 17.75-, 21.5-, 25.5-, 29.5-, 33.5-, 37.5-, and 47.25-inch diameters. COLOR: Red, yellow, blue, orange, and green.
The Physio-Roll is a peanut-shaped inflatable roll designed to provide control and security for individuals with physical disabilities during balance activities. With a saddle-shaped middle, the roll cradles the user and the overall shape limits rotation to forward and backward. Used with or without a blanket, the roll can be used in squeeze play and tactile activities. DIMENSIONS: 12, 16, 22, 28, or 34 inches in diameter. CAPACITY: Up to 250 pounds depending on size. COLOR: Red, yellow, or blue
The Physio-Roll Outrigger Ball is a peanut-shaped inflatable roll designed to provide control and security for individuals with physical disabilities during balance activities. With a saddle-shaped middle, the roll cradles the user and the overall shape limits rotation to forward and backward. Used with or without a blanket, the roll can be used in squeeze play and tactile activities. DIMENSIONS: Available in 16-, 21.75-, and 27-inch heights. COLOR: Assorted.
The Physioball Activity Balls are inflatable balls for therapeutic play, balance training, and other gross motor exercises. DIMENSIONS: The balls are available in 42-, 34, and 26-inch diameters. COLOR: From largest to smallest, the balls are yellow, blue, and green .
The Pink Fyzzy is a textured ball designed for use by individuals with physical, neurological, and visual disabilities. This vinyl volley ball is covered in a strong layer of velvet and is useful for visual tracking and sensory integration activities. DIMENSIONS: 8 inches in diameter. COLOR: Shocking pink.
Playballs are textured balls designed to encourage physical and cognitive skills for young children. Made from solid rubber, they feature a pebble-like finish with tactile bumps covering the entire surface. The balls are also designed to offer great resistance and stability and can be used for various push-ball activities. OPTIONS: The 28 inch ball comes with its its own carrying case. DIMENSIONS: The balls are available in three sizes according to its diameter: 12 inches - 18 inches - 28 inches
Playground Balls are inflatable vinyl foam balls designed for recreational or therapeutic use by individuals with upper extremity or gross motor disabilities. These soft play balls are lighter in weight than standard playground balls, yet they may be kicked, punched, batted, or thrown. The balls valve inflate and pressure may be decreased for a softer, easier-to-catch ball or increased for firmer, higher bounce. DIMENSIONS: Model W2300 inflates to 6 to 8 inches in diameter and model W2359 inflat
The Pole-Lock Fishing Rod Holder is designed to grip a fishing rod up to 5/8 inches in diameter. The device holds the rod securely, yet releases easily when the rod is lifted straight up. The holder can mount flat on gunwale or at a 20 degree angle. A latch allows removal for boat covers. The holder's plastic construction is unaffected by salt water and will not mar composite rods. OPTIONS: A rail mount allows installation of the holder on both 7/8 and 1 inch rails at any angle, with a thumbscre
Pon Pons are balance training devices designed for use by children with physical and neurological disabilities. These large, inflatable balls have a handle in the center, enabling the user to sit on them for balance training or to bounce on them. DIMENSIONS: Available in 16, 20, and 24 inches in diameter. COLOR: The 16-inch ball is yellow; the 20-inch, either silver of orange; and the 24-inch, green.
The Pool Flotation Device is a float swimming aid designed to enable children with disabilities to safely enjoy a swimming pool by helping them to float. The device consists of a plastic (PVC) tubing frame mounted on two sections of styrofoam insulation. The child is harnessed in a lifejacket that is suspended from the framework. PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT: Designed by Jay Drew for children with disabilities who cannot swim because they are unable to keep their head above water. This device is intend
The Pool Lift, model IGMT, is a pool lift for in-the-ground pools designed for easy access from a wheelchair or scooter. The water-powered portable lift features a 360-degree manual turn seat and the mounting arm telescopes, allowing the deck socket to be placed from 6 to 21 inches from the pool edge. A front-facing seat is available for use with in-ground spas with bench seats; a side-facing seat is available for use with pools.
The Pool Wheelchair is a wheelchair for pool designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities, lower extremity disabilities, and spinal cord injury. The chair is made of PVC plastic, with stainless steel bolts, screws, and front wheels. The rear wheels are all-plastic with rubber tread and independent action parking brakes. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 38 x 30 x 27.5 inches. The seat height is 21.5 inches and the internal width is 17.75 inches.
The Poss-I-Bowl 2000 is a bowling ball pusher that individuals who are able to operate a single switch to participate in bowling. The Poss-I-Bowl 2000 can be attached to any tubular bowling ramp and it enables the bowler to release the ball down the alley with the touch of a switch. The device is completely portable and can fit into a large purse. POWER: 9-volt battery. OPTIONS: Instructor override switch and carrying bag. WEIGHT: 1.5 pounds.
The Power Air Pump is a non-electric ball inflator designed for use with inflatable therapy balls and rolls. The unit has a push handle, footed base, and three separately sized attachments to fit a variety of inflation tubes. CAPACITY: Will support up to 660 pounds.
The Powerglove is a golf grip designed for use by individuals with arthritis or grasping disabilities. The Powerglove has a powerstrap attachment which locks the user's club in the proper position throughout the swing, reducing clubface twisting at impact when hitting out of the buried sand shot or from the deep rough.
The Pro Pool Lift is designed for use by individuals with spinal cord injury, mobility disabilities, or severe physical disabilities. The Pro Pool Lift is fully automatic. It features a compact, lightweight design which does not intrude on the pool unless in use and the chair-mounted self-operated controls are intended to ensure smooth operation. The Pro Pool Lift comes standard with stainless steel construction; an UV resistant powder coat finish; an adjustable flip-up footrest; and adjustable
The Pro-Tennis Ace and Pro-Tennis Elite are sport wheelchairs designed for use by individuals with lower extremity disabilities, mobility disabilities, or spinal cord injury. Both models are designed specifically for use in playing wheelchair tennis. FRAME: Adjustable-height frame constructed from titanium aerospace alloy tubing. The Pro-Tennis Elite has a fully loaded frame with integral camber bar. SEAT: The Pro-Tennis Ace has a fixed seat with an adjustable camber bar. FOOTRESTS: All models
Quantum Dynamo ATS is a child's powered all-terrain wheelchair designed for use by children with lower extremity, mobility, or neurological disabilities or spinal cord injury. FRAME (LxW): 36.5 x 23 inches. This chair includes Active-Trac suspension with 2.5-inch ground clearance. Availab| Available frame colors are T-Rex red, Bronto blue, Gator green, saber yellow, prehistoric pink, or primitive purple. CONTROLS: Programmable electronic controls. MWD: Two-motor mid-wheel drive. SEAT (LxW): Syn
The Quickie EX is a lightweight, sports wheelchair custom built to user specifications. FRAME: A choice of a 16- or 18-inch frame is standard. Optional 14-, 15-, and 17-inch widths are also available. A choice of red, blue, or black frame colors is standard. Eleven optional colors are also offered. Anti-tip tubes are optional. SEAT: Standard seat widths are 15.5 and 17.5 inches. Optional widths include 13.5, 14.5, and 16.5 inches. The backrest is available in 14- and 17-inch heights. Optional pu
The Quickie GP and Quickie GPV are lightweight adult manual wheelchairs for sport and daily use. FRAME: One-piece rigid frame with a 70-degree front frame bend. The standard frame is 10 inches high in the front and 9 inches high in the rear. Optional short, tall, and custom frames are also available. The standard frame is available in 14- or 16-inch widths; 12-, 13-, 17-, 18-, 19-, and 20-inch widths are available at an extra charge. This chair is available in 11 standard and 6 optional colors
The Quickie GP Swing-away is a lightweight adult manual wheelchair for sport and daily use. FRAME: One-piece rigid frame. The standard frame is available in 14- or 16-inch widths; 12-, 13-, 17-, 18-, 19-, and 20-inch widths are available at an extra charge. This chair is available in 11 standard and 3 optional colors with black chair parts. Rear anti-tip tubes are optional. SEAT: The seat is .5-inch narrower than the frame. A 14- or 16-inch deep seat is standard. Optional 15-, 17-, or 18-inch
The Quickie GPS and Quickie GPS TI are lighweight sports wheelchairs designed for daily or sports use. FRAME: The frame is offered in a coice of widths from 14 to 20 inches. The standard frame height is adjustable 17 to 20 inches in the front and 14 to 20 inches in the rear. An extra-cost tall option provides a frame height of 18 to 21 inches in the front and 16 to 21 inches in the rear. The frame is available in a choice of 11 standard and 6 optional colors. Anti-tip tubes are optional. SEAT:
The Quickie Kan Ski Super Comp is a water ski for persons with mobility disabilities (paraplegia, quadriplegia, spina bifida, or lower extremity amputation), persons with cerebral palsy, or other individuals interested in water sit-skiing. This sit water ski was designed for advanced skiers in high performance or competition skiing. This model has a competition rear bevel, concave bottom and a pro jet fin. MATERIALS: The Super Comp is made of foam core, wet-wrapped graphite fiberglass; footplate
The Quickie P-222 SE is a powered sports wheelchair designed for use by active individuals with severe physical disabilities, spinal cord injury, and mobility disabilities. An optional manual conversion kit enables the user to covert the chair from power drive to a self propulsion system. FRAME: Features a center of gravity tilt option. Available in eighteen color choices. CONTROLS: Joystick is standard. Breath control, chin control, penta switch, head control, star board, and wafer board are a
The Quickie Ti Titanium is an ultra-lightweight rigid chair designed for use by active individuals with lower extremity disabilities and mobility disabilities. FRAME: Titanium alloy with over 4,000 different frame configurations. Each frame can be customized in areas of frame angle (70 degrees, 80 degrees, 85 degrees) and frame inset (1 inch, 2 inches, 3 inches). A fold-down back, an L- shaped frame, and an extremely low frame weight facilitate vehicle transfers. Fold down push handles are stan
The Quickie Triumph is a lighweight sports wheelchair designed for daily or sports use by adults. FRAME: Features a choice of a 75- or 85-degree front frame. The squeeze frame is available in 14 to 20 inch widths. Short and tall configurations are available at an extra charge. The frame is offered in a choice of 11 standard and 6 optional colors with black chair parts. Anti-tip tubes are optional. SEAT: The seat is available in depths ranging from 14 to 18 inches in one-inch increments. See widt
Radventure Mono-ski Outriggers are lightweight Canadian-crutch style adapted ski poles for use with mono-skis or sled skis. The forearm strap is adjustable and has pinch-type buckles. The conventional flip-up ski tip has metal side edges and a delaminating plate/brake which does not need to be removed for racing. The tubing is painted aluminum with 6 inches of adjustability (no tools needed). WEIGHT: 1.9 pounds each. COLORS: Strapping in black, blue, yellow, red, or purple; Crutch Top comes in g
The Radventure Three-trackers Outriggers are adapted ski poles with ski tips on the ends to assist standing skiers with disabilities by providing increased balance and stability. Although the name Three-trackers describes skiers with one leg who use two outriggers, outriggers may also used by Four-trackers, or persons with various disabilities who use two skis and two outriggers for added balance. These lightweight Canadian-crutch style ski poles have adjustable forearm straps and pinch type buc
Lightweight, snug fitting buoyant vest designed to hold a physically impaired person in a floating position. Includes neck support collar and additional flotation panel. Sizes: small, medium, large.
RGK Basketball Wheelchairs are sport wheelchairs designed for use by individuals with lower extremity disabilities, mobility disabilities, and spinal cord injury. Three models are available. The Interceptor has a single component monoframe with an integral camber bar and footrest, the Quattro has a two component frame with a camber bar, and the Performance has a three component frame with a camber bar and a footrest.
RGK Tennis Wheelchairs, models Grand Slam 1, Grand Slam 2, and Grand Slam 3, are sport wheelchairs designed for use by individuals with lower extremity disabilities, mobility disabilities, and spinal cord injury. A tool kit is included with these chairs. FRAME: Chrome moly or titanium frame in an open or closed design. Features include an integrated or variable position camber bar and a choice of integrated or quick- release anti-tips. Side guards and special frame finishes are optional. UPHOLS
The Ringing Athletic Balls are audible balls designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. These balls are the the same size, style, and construction as standard athletic balls, but have a jingle bell inside that rings when the ball is in motion. Model T6201 is a basketball, model T6240 is a volleyball, and model T6206 is a soccer ball.
The Ringing Basketball, model 6201E, is an audible basketball designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This rubber basketball has a jingle bell inside that rings when the ball is in motion. Size and construction are the same as for a standard basketball.
The Ringing Soccer Ball is an audible ball designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This rubber soccer ball has a jingle bell inside that rings when the ball is in motion. Size and construction are the same as for a standard soccer ball.
The Ringing Volleyball is an audible ball designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. This rubber volleyball has a jingle bell inside that rings when the ball is in motion. Size and construction are the same as for a standard volleyball.
Roadrunner SS is a three-wheeled racing hand propelled cycle designed for use by individuals with lower extremity, mobility, or neurological disabilities or spinal cord injury. Standard features include a 21-speed hub, a front 559 heat-treated wheel, and 20-inch rear wheels. The aluminum frame can be taken apart for travel. The cycle comes with custom length, height, width, and positioning. Other custom features are available on request, including carbon wheels and tubular tires. COLOR: Custom
PURPOSE: Assisted support of fishing rod for angler with weak grip. Drawing of a custom orthotic device formed to fit around the fishing rod within position of the handgrip. The support is made of metal with plastic covering and secured by velcro fastener. Appears to provide some wrist support. Fits around the wrist and against the palmar surface of the hand, with a hook formed at the top of the device that supports the fishing rod. SKILLS REQUIRED: Orthotics, metalworking.
The Rolleez All-Terrain Chair is a beach wheelchair designed for use by individuals with lower extremity and mobility disabilities and spinal cord injury. This beach wheelchair features an eight-panel beach umbrella. FRAME (HxLxW): 41 x 41 x 34.5 inches. The freame disassembles into two pieces for storage and transport in the included bag. SEAT: Cushioned seat with safety belt.The seat is 25 inches high. BRAKES: Single-motion parking brakes. WHEELS: Four high flotation wheels with non-corrosiv
The Rolyan Tactile Foam Ball, model A4121, is a sensory integration activity designed for use by individuals with arthritis or neurological or upper extremity disabilities. The balls can be used to aid in increasing hand range of motion, as well as with strengthening and desensitization for people with arthritis or other neurological disabilities. The kit includes three smooth balls. DIMENSIONS: The balls comes in 2.75,4, and 6 inches in diameter.
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 Rubber Ball Picker is a golf accessory designed for use by individuals with balance disabilities or arthritis. This attachment fits over most putter grips to aid in retrieval of the golf ball from the hole, eliminating the need for bending and stooping.
Rubberlite Balls are audible balls designed for use by individuals with visual or neurological disabilities. These pin-inflatable balls are super soft and filled with jingle bells that ring when the ball is in motion, providing auditory tracking and adding to sensory stimulation. The balls can be underfilled for a soft, easy-to-grasp surface or overfilled for higher bounce. DIMENSIONS: Model T3672 is 8 inches in diameter and model T3673 is 10 inches in diameter. COLOR: Model T3672 is pink and mo
Seeker II is a powered all-terrain wheelchair designed for use by children or adults with lower extremity, mobility, or neurological disabilities or spinal cord injury. This all-terrain wheelchair is designed for indoor or outdoor use on sand, grass, mud, snow, or rocky conditions. FRAME (HxW): 36 x 31.5 inches with a 16-inch seat; folded the wheelchair is 21 inches wide. The plastic folding frame has molded ABS plastic plates and hinges and left and right side panels. The chair also has a remov
The Sensationball is an inflatable ball designed to provide various kinds of sensory stimulation for children with neurological and physical disabilities. The transparent, pliable ball contains two smaller hard balls that bump around during play and other activities. An activity guide is included.
The Sensy-Ball is a textured, inflatable ball designed for therapeutic play and sensory integration activities for persons with and without visual disabilities. The soft, foam balls have rounded protrusions covering its surface, making it easier to hold and catch. DIMENSIONS: Available in 10 centimeter diameter (as a set of 2 hand held balls, $9 per pair), and 20 or 28 centimeters (each sold individually, $12 and $15 respectively). COLOR: Yellow.
The Shadow 3D and the Shadow 3D Basketball are three-wheel manual, lightweight rigid frame sport wheelchairs. FRAME: T-frame in regular and short configurations. Available in 11 standard colors, 6 optional colors, and special effect or custom finishes, the frame is available in a range of widths from 13 to 20 inches. A choice of a right- or left-mounted transfer handle is standard; A transfer handle on both sides is optional. Anti-tip tubes are optional. SEAT: The seat width is .5-inch narrower
The Shadow Mach 3 is a hand propelled racing cycle wheelchair for adults.. FRAME: Available in 11 standard colors, 6 optional colors, and special effect or custom finishes. SEAT: The seat is available in a choice of widths from 13 to 20 inches in one-inch increments. Custom seat frame modifications are available. A choice of a standard backrest which adjusts from 19 to 22 inches high or a short backrest which adjusts from 16 to 19 inches is offered. CUSHION: A choice of a 2-inch cushion or a 2-i
The Shadow One and Shadow DT are manual sport wheelchairs. FRAME: Chrome-moly Shadow One 72-degree frame or Shadow One DT 72- or 85-degree frame. The frames are available in 11 standard colors, 6 optional colors, and custom or special effect finishes. The frames are offered for sports/daily use in standard, large standard, small standard and for sports use in steep, tall, and ultra-tall. Custom modifications are available. Anti-tips with wheels are optional. SEAT: Seat widths range from 12 to 2
The Shadow QR is a manual, lightweight rigid frame racing wheelchair. FRAME: Available in 11 standard colors, 6 optional colors, and special effect or custom finishes, the frame is available in a range of widths from 12 to 20 inches. Custom modifications are also available. U-shaped anti-tip tubes are standard. SEAT: The seat rails on this chair extend 3.5 inches beyond the front of the upholstery. The seat depth ranges from 12 to 18 inches in one-inch increments. The rear seat height ranges fro
The Shadow Racer is a manual, rigid frame, racing wheelchair. FRAME: T-tube chrome moly or T-tube aluminum with 3 or 4 wheel design, custom built. Frame lengths of 33, 35, 37, 39, 41, and 43 inches are available. SEAT: Seat width 11 to 17 inches. Seat depth and back height fit to user. WHEELS: Quick-release 20, 24, and 26 inch rear wheels with tubular tires with 12 degrees camber. 16, 18 and 20 inch front wheels with tubular tires. BRAKES: Handbrake standard. OPTIONS: Cateye Vectra computer is s
The Sit'n Gym and Perla Sit'n Gym are inflatable balls with 4 to 6 extensions on the bottom that act like legs to stabilize the ball when not in use. The balls are designed as a seating alternative to give better spine alignment and less pressure on the vertebrae. CAPACITY: Will support up to 660 pounds. DIMENSIONS: The Perla series is available in diameters of 45, 55, 65, and 75 centimeters; the standard series comes in 35, 45, 55, and 65 centimeters. COLOR: Standard series colors are associate
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Support with ice runners to help mentally retarded students with poor balance learn to ice skate. Skater sled made of a walker with an auxiliary seat, movable arm support and ice runners. Includes photograph. SKILLS REQUIRED: Welding. AUTHOR: Capecchi, J TITLE: Skater Sled for Retarded Persons JOURNAL: Physical Therapy REF: Vol 58 no 2, Feb 1978: p 181 PAGES ( including cover): 2 1978.
The Ski Hand/Fishing Hand is a terminal device for sports made of molded silicone rubber that resembles a closed hand. The opening will hold a ski pole or a fishing pole. The rubber will remain pliable in sub-zero temperatures. DIMENSIONS: Standard 1/2-20 stud.
The Ski Handle is a ski stabilizer designed to teach skiers to keep ski tips together or to provide assistance to skiers with disabilities who may not have sufficient leg strength to keep skis together or to perform the snowplow. The unit offers the skier quick turning, stabilization, and mobility. The Ski Handle has actual handles mounted on a horizontal bar that an instructor may use when positioned in front of and facing the beginning skier to control turns.DIMENSIONS: The small model is 26 t
The Ski Stabilizers, also called ski bras, are ski stabilizers designed to teach skiers to keep ski tips together or to provide assistance to skiers with disabilities who may not have sufficient leg strength to keep their skis together or to perform the snowplow. The design of these ski bras allows snow plowing, edge turns, and parallel skiing. The stabilizers have 5/16-inch, chrome-plated, twelve-gauge steel rods with hook and loop connection. The rods are attached to the skis by means of an al
The Slider is a ski stabilizer, or ski bra, designed to teach skiers to keep ski tips together or to provide assistance to skiers with disabilities who may not have sufficient leg strength to keep their skis close together or to perform the snowplow. The design of this device allows not only snow plowing, edge turns, and parallel skiing, but also sliding one ski forward at a time. This is particularly useful for movement in lift lines and control of the skis on flat terrain. Steel rods attach to
The Slow-Motion Ball is an inflatable ball designed for use by individuals with visual, neurological, or gross motor disabilities. This medium-weight play ball floats through the air, enabling greater visual tracking and catching success. This pin-inflatable, high-quality ball features a glossy, no-slip surface and nay be used for throwing, catching, hitting, or kicking. DIMENSIONS: 14 inches in diameter.
The Small Spiny Balls are textured balls designed for use with individuals with cognitive, neurological, or sensory disabilities. These tiny balls are covered with soft spines and offer a pleasant tactile sensation for the hand and can be used for squeezing, grabbing, throwing, or hiding. DIMENSIONS: 1.5 inches in diameter.
Soffballs are a balance training device designed for use with individuals with physical and neurological disabilities. These inflatable balls may be sat upon, bounced, caught, etc. Similar to Gymnastic Balls (see separate entry), these balls provide a softer surface that is warm to the touch and a slower motion. DIMENSIONS: Available in 40, 60, and 80 centimeters in diameter. COLOR: Yellow, orange, and green.
The Soft Bumps Balls are textured balls designed for use with individuals with upper extremity and neurological disabilities. These lightweight, high-bounce PVC foam balls have a gentle, no-slip surface covered in raised bumps which aid in catching and holding. These balls valvw inflate. DIMENSIONS: Model T5736 is 4.5 inches in diameter, model T5747 is 8 inches in diameter, and model T5768 is 11.75 inches in diameter.
The Spiderball, model T8305, is a textured ball designed for use with individuals with upper extremity or neurological disabilities. This rubber ball is covered with numerous long, soft rubber "spider legs" that aid in grasping and act to bring the ball to a quick halt when it is bounced, hit, kicked, or thrown. DIMENSIONS: 2.25 inches in diameter.
The Splash! Semi-Portable Pool Lift is a pool lift designed for use by individuals with mobility or severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injuries. This unit installs on a pool deck or boat dock using existing anchors or with the available optional anchors. The unit is fully self-operated and includes a water-immersible remote control. Other features include a molded seat and back with a water-resistant seat belt and a console cover to protect the battery and controls from water. This lift
The Sportime / Volley Beeperball is an audible ball designed to assist persons with low vision. This foam volleyball is designed with two internal channels for beeper insertion and push button activation. The ball is constructed for all-around play (bounce, throw, kick or hit) without damaging the beeper unit or hindering its sound. For proper use, the beeper unit must be inserted when the ball is partially inflated and is completely secure once full inflation is reached. OPTIONS: The ball is av
The Sportime Acupump is a ball pump designed to allow the user to set and control the amount of pressure desired for inflation. The pump features 15 pounds per square inch (psi); a pressure gauge dial; an on/off switch; a retractable air hose (fits back into unit after use) and a steel carrying handle. POWER: 110-volts.
The Sportime Ballchairs are inflatable balls designed to improve posture by promoting normal vertical alignment through co-contraction of the muscles along the spine and pelvic girdle for young children. They also allow for rhythmic bouncing, helping to develop the user's equilibrium responses. These therapeutic balls, in the long run, are designed to lower the incidence of lower back problems and develop good posture habits. The inflated balls feature minature, inflated leg supports designed to
Sportime Bumpballs are textured balls designed to provide tactile stimulation for persons with neurological disabilities. The ball is fabricated from a foam and vinyl material. The sensory bumps feature a safely-rounded design in order to not cause eye-related injuries. DIMENSIONS: The balls are available in either a 12 inch diameter or a 7.75 inch diameter. COLOR: Blue.
The Sportime Durabeep Module / Durabeep Ball is an inflatable, audible ball designed to provide physical and auditory stimulation for persons with low vision and hearing disabilities. The Durabeep Module features a self-contained, high-decibel beeper unit activated by push button operation that can be inserted into one end of the Durabeep ball. The soccer-styled ball is designed to be kicked, thrown or bounced without damaging the module unit encased in a plastic cylinder. The unit is also const
The Sportime Giant Slo-Mo Balls are inflatable balls designed for use by children and chair users. When partially inflated, they are designed to provide security and stability; when fully infalted, they are designed to offer a challenge to the user's balance. For chair users, the ball can be used for group games. They are made of tactile material. DIMENSIONS: The ball is available in five sizes according to its diameter: 21.5 inches - 25.5 inches - 29.5 inches - 33.5 inches - 37.5 inches. COLORS
The Sportime Medicine Balls are weighted balls designed to strengthen and improve specific muscle groups for individuals involved in plyometric training. These medicine balls are additionally engineered to help stretch and increase the potential energy of muscle fibers by improving contraction response time, speed and strength. These hand-sewn soccer-style balls are also designed to be practically bounce-less when dropped. DIMENSIONS: The balls are available five sizes according to their diamete
The Sportime Oopee Ball is an eye and hand coordination activity designed to develop visual tracking skills for persons with cognitive disabilities. Constructed for catch and throw activities, this weighted ball is designed to dance and move in unpredictable ways. Its weight can be determined by adding or removing water from the ball's internal water bladder. The ball features a reverse-seam beachball construction and a snap-tight cap. DIMENSIONS: 11 inches in diameter.
The Sportime Planet Balls are inflatable balls designed for group or individual use. With a seam-free composition, they feature a colorful replication of the Earth's surface. The balls can be inflated with a high-pressure electrical pump (air compressor or gas station pump is recommended for full size). DIMENSIONS: The balls are available in two sizes: 3 feet and 3 inches or 6 feet and 6 inches. WEIGHT: 6.5 and 26.5 pounds.
The Sportime Plyometric Balls are weighted medicine balls designed to strengthen and rehabilitate specific muscle groups for individuals involved in plyometric training. These medicine balls are additionally engineered to help stretch and increase the potential energy of muscle fibers by improving contraction response time, speed and strength. Fabricated from a vinyl material, they are designed to be practically bounce-less when dropped. DIMENSIONS: All balls are 8 inches in diameter. WEIGHT: Th
Sportime Slo-Mo Balls are pediatric inflatable balls designed to develop visual tracking skills for persons with cognitive or physical disabilities. These lightweight balls are constructed to move slowly through the air. They are also designed to bounce when semi-inflated to allow for multiple user grasping capabilities. OPTIONS: Can order ball with special plug and elastic rubber band. DIMENSIONS: The balls are available in two sizes, inflating from 7.5 to 10 inches in diameter or 13 to 17.5 in
The Sportime World Ball is an inflatable ball designed for group use during therapeutic activities. It can be used for pushing, kicking, rolling or discussion games. It features a high-gloss vinyl facade illustrating the earth's replication with names of countries, cities, bodies of water and mountain ranges. DIMENSIONS: The ball is 33 inches in diameter.
The Sportime Yeller Closed-Cell Foam Kickboard is aquatic aid designed to strenghten specific muscle groups in the lower extremities and promote coordination activities for persons with physical or cognitive disabilities. The floating boards are made with polyethylene and covered with micro-cell foam. OPTIONS: The boards can be ordered with handgrip cut-outs. DIMENSIONS: (Length x Width x Thickness) - the traditional board is 19 x 14 x 1 5/16 inches; the handgrip board is 21 x 11.5 x 1.25 inches
The Sportlite 4000, Active Ultra-Light is an adult manual, folding wheelchair designed for active individuals. FRAME: The frame is constructed of fully welded 7/8 inch stainless steel featuring an x-brace. Precision bearing on all wheels and caster forks, and heavy duty 1/2 inch axle are standard. Anti-tippers are included, they are adjustable and may be removed when not in use. SEAT: Standard seat sizes: seat width 18 inches, seat depth 16 inches, seat height 19 inches and backrest height 16.5
The Squeezeball, model T5902, is a foam ball designed for use with individuals with neurological or upper extremity disabilities. This coated, soft, ultra-light ball has almost no bounce and quickly regains its shape after being squeezed. This ball has non-toxic filler and may be used in throwing and catching exercises and games.
The Standard-Sized Medicine Balls are weighted balls designed for use with individuals with upper extremity disabilities. These soft, pliable balls have a synthetic leather covering and are filled with a special fiber padding. DIMENSIONS: Model T219 is 7 inches in diameter, model T237 is 9 inches in diameter, model T236 is 8 inches in diameter, and model T238 is 10 inches in diameter. WEIGHT: Model T219 weighs 4 to 5 pounds, model T237 weighs 9 to 10 pounds, model T236 weighs 6 to 7 pounds, and
The Strong Arm is a fishing rod holder for people with limited or no grip. The fishing rod holder straps to wrist and forearm, and permits trolling, casting, and still fishing. The Strong Arm functions by transferring holding a rod's weight away from the hand and wrist to the forearm bicep and shoulder. It is handmade of oil- treated leather. Right- and left-handed version are available. WEIGHT: 5 to 6 ounces.
The Super Sport is a passive terminal device for a prosthetic arm for use by individuals with below-elbow, elbow disarticulates, and long above-elbow amputation in sports/recreational and domestic activities, and in vocational situations dealing with materials handling and manipulation of products which are fragile or have marrable surfaces (veneers, formica, glass, etc). The devices are made of soft, pliable, non-toxic synthetic rubber with a stainless steel and aluminum core. The shape of the
Swimeezy is a combination swim suit and swimming aid designed for use by children ages two to six years with physical disabilities. The girl's model is styled similarly to a standard one-piece bathing suit with Airex foam built in to the suit at the shoulders. The boy's model is styled like a short pull-over vest with Airex foam at the shoulders. The soft, puncture-proof foam provides buoyancy in such a way as to avoid the risk of overturning or accidental somersaulting in the water. The suit p
Portable stainless steel access ramp with siderails allows gradual incline into swimming pool. Nonslip hard polyvinylchloride flooring. Ramp raises as AFW movable floor raises. Easily removable. Can be installed without movable floor.
Portable stainless steel stairs with handrails attach to side of swimming pool. Nonslip treads. Stairs raise as AFW movable floor raises. Easily removable. Can be installed with or without movable floor.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Long handled table tennis ball retriever for use by someone with limited mobility or who is unable to bend over to pick up items from floor. A commercial golfer' s rake with a 12 foot telescopic handle is purchased and the opposite side of the rake end is modified with a ball retriever. Two pieces of metal strapping material are attached in a cross pattern. The ends are shaped to easily spring open over a ball when downward pressure is applied. Include
The Tactile Ball is a textured ball designed for use with children and adults with upper extremity and neurological disabilities. This ball desensitizes a hypersensitive hand, and the low-profile bumps covering the ball also make it easy to catch, grasp, and throw. DIMENSIONS: 8.5 inches in diameter. COLOR: Yellow.
The Talking Calorie Pedometer is a voice output pedometer designed for use by individuals with blindness or low vision. At the touch of a button, an electronic voice announces step count, mileage, time walked, and calories burned. The unit can also be set to announce the information automatically at pre-set intervals. The mechanism distinguishes between the step count of walking or jogging from movements not related to those steps, eliminating them from being included in the count, distance, ti
The Talking Pedometer is a voice output pedometer designed for use by individuals with blindness or low vision. At the touch of a button, an electronic voice announces step count and mileage. The unit also plays seven melodies in sync with the exercise tempo. A liquid crytal display (LCD) displays up to 99,999 steps or 199.99 miles or kilometers.The device also functions as a talking alarm clock with four different alarm sounds. The unit is equipped with a reset button and a reset button. POWER
The Talking Pedometer with 7 Melody Options, model HE8872, is a voice output pedometer designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. It announces the number of steps and distance traveled with the press of a button, and simultaneously displays the number of steps and the distance on a liquid crystal display (LCD). It meaures up to 99,999 steps and 199.99 kilometers of distance. It also plays seven melodies in sync with the walking speed, announces the current time, and has a talk
The Talking Pedometer with FM Radio, model PE829, is a voice output pedometer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This pedometer measures steps taken, distance walked, time elapsed, and calories burned. Announcements for walking functions and data are delivered though the included sport earbud headphones. Memory stores seven days of walking data including steps, distance, and calories. A Target feature measures progress toward and estimates time to reach a goal. The
The Target Goals are basketball games designed for use by children with neurological or upper extremity disabilities. The tubular steel goals include netting, are free-standing and self-supporting, and have reduced openings. These Goals may be used indoors or outdoors with beanbags, foam balls, tennis balls, or mini-basketballs (not included). OPTIONS: Backboard. DIMENSIONS: Model T2138 is 2 feet high, model T2144 is 3 feet high, and model T2165 is 4 feet high. Model T2165 is a set of one of eac
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Desire to have a teenage boy with muscular dystrophy participate in activities with his peers led to creation of an adapted archery bow. This student was only able to move forearms, wrists, and fingers independently. A 3/16 inch piece of aluminum is cut in the shape of the belly of the bow. Holes are drilled into the bow so that fasteners can be inserted. The aluminum piece is bolted to the fasteners. A piece of wood is cut measuring 1 1/2 inches squar
The Tee EZ Plus is a golf accessory designed for use by individuals with arthritis or balance disabilities. This tee setter and golf ball retrieval system is designed to reduce the bending required during a round of golf.
The TerraTrek is a child's or adult manual wheelchair designed for indoor or outdoor use by individuals with mobility disabilities. This all-terrain chair can be used in mud, snow, sand, and grass. FRAME: The lightweight rigid frame is made of chromoly steel and is available in red, black, yellow, blue, and hunter green. Custom colors are also available. .SEAT: The seat has a front seat height of 21 inches and a rear seat height of 16 to 19 inches. It features clothing guards and an adjustable
The Textured Grip Ball, model H70858, is a hand exercise ball with a surface made of small individual bumps and a center hole. There is an internal bell which rings when shaken. The end of the hole may be pushed through with a pencil to create a pencil holder for persons requiring a built-up writing instrument holder. DIMENSIONS: 2 inches in diameter.
The All-Terrain Wheelchair is a beach wheelchair designed for use by individuals with lower extremity disabilities, mobility disabilities, and spinal cord injury. This beach wheelchair comes with a commercial tilt umbrella. FRAME: Non-corrosive PVC frame with 316L stainless steel ball bearings. WHEELS: Roleez balloon wheels from Roleez Wheels, Inc. (see separate entry). The wheels have a 19.3-inch radius and are 9 inches wide. FOOTREST: Stainless steel footrests. WARRANTY: Two years.
The Therapeutic Honeycomb Hoof Pad is a hoof pad designed for use by riders with disabilities in therapeutic riding programs. This pad features a Stimulite Honeycomb insert which flexes with the horse's movement, enabling the rider to feel the horse, aiding in the development of rider confidence and balance. The pad is covered in ultrasuede and trimmed with woolen fleece. Both the insert and the cover are can be machine washed and dried. SIZES: #2 pleasure, #4 pleasure, #5 draft, and #6 draft.
TheraPlay Successball is a basketball backstop for players in wheelchairs. The rim is height adjustable, and is mounted on a galvanized steel frame with a nylon rebound net and a bottom rollback net. It is ideal for training for for higher skill levels. DIMENSIONS: The rim is 30 inches in diameter. Height adjusts from five to eight feet. The rebound net is eight feet wide. WEIGHT: 100 pounds.
Successball Jr. is a basketball net for players in wheelchairs. It has a large square rim and a lower height than normal to ensure successful "basketball" play for beginners or individuals with severe disabilities. It stands on 4 legs. DIMENSIONS: Rim is four feet square. height is five feet. WEIGHT: 44 pounds.
Therapy Balls, models 1311-1315 and 1361-1366, are designed for therapeutic exercise for individuals with a physical disability. They can be used with clients in almost any developmental position for an endless variety of activities for flexion, extension, equilibrium reactions, and postural adjustments. The balls are made of soft heavy-duty molded vinyl and can be soft inflated using the Inflator/Deflator Pump (see separate entry) or firmly inflated to full diameter using the Air Station (see s
The Thunder Tennis Sportschair is a lightweight sport wheelchair designed for use playing tennis by individuals with lower extremity, mobility, or neurological disabilities or spinal cord injury. FRAME: Aluminum frame built to customer specifications, including a custom camber. The frame can be painted in any color including splatter or fade. Side clothing guards are optional. CUSHION: 2-inch foam cushion with cover. UPHOLSTERY: Velcro adjustable upholstery. CASTERS: Single front caster and pivo
Tibby's Freedom is an all terrain cart designed to offer persons with muscular or mobility disabilities the ability to interact with their peers in a variety of environments. Designed for accessibilty, this cart is intended for on and off road use (i.e. beach, gravel, water, snow and ice) and is engineered to be environmentally safe. It can be transported in a van, truck or tilt trailor and can be loaded by a single person. It features front and rear wheel air-ride suspension; five point harness
The TiRacer is a three-wheeled racing wheelchair. FRAME: Handmade seamless titanium frame with a bead-blast finish. An optional polished titanium finish is available. The titanium fork features a choice of high- or low-mount steering. FRONT WHEEL: The standard 28-spoke wheel features a RC percision-machined straight-pull hub and a black anodized rim. An optional Corima 10-spoke wheel is available. REAR WHEELS: The standard spoked rear wheels feature a black anodized RC hub and a choice of 14- to
The TiSport X is a sport wheelchair designed for everyday use. FRAME: Lightweight, folding titanium frame. A one-inch tapered front end with a choice of three front frame angles is standard. SEAT: An adjustable seat back is standard. ARMRESTS: Swing-away armrests are standard. BRAKES: A fully-adjustable high mount wheel lock is standard. An optional Unilock enables users to select push- or pull-to-lock. CASTERS: Six-inch front casters are standard. FOOTRESTS: Fixed footrests are standard. A one-
The TiSport XC is a custom-designed sport wheelchair designed for everyday use. FRAME: Lightweight, non-adjustable custom folding titanium frame. This custom frame enables users to select the front frame angle. SEAT: The seat-to-floor dimensions are selected by the customer. WHEELS: The consumer selects the permanent position of the axle.WEIGHT: 17 pounds.
The Top End Racer is a three-wheeled racing wheelchair designed to allow people with mobility disabilities to participate in marathons and other racing events. The chair includes its own tool kit. FRAME: The rigid T-frame constructed of 6061 T6 aircraft aluminum alloy is available in open V-cage or I-cage. The upper and lower frame width is available in one inch increments from 11 to 15 inches. The overall length varies from 36 inches to 62 inches. The chair features a chrome-moly fork with comp
The Top End T-3 is a three-wheel sports wheelchair designed to provide increased maneuverability to wheelchair athletes for sports such as basketball and tennis. FRAME: Made from 6061 T6 aluminum, the frame is available with an open T-frame for wheelchair tennis or a basketball frame, which features an additional tubular, U-shaped leg guard. The frame is available in 30 standard Imron colors, or in optional neon, splatter, candy, or two-tone non-neon colors. SEAT: Bucket-style standard; adjustab
The Tornado Allsport is a sport wheelchair designed for use by individuals with lower extremity or mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury. It can be used for different sports, including tennis, basketball, and softball, and can also be customized for quad rugby (see also separate entry for Tornado QR). FRAME: Fully welded aluminum frame in custom size and with custom color, including splatter or fade. Side clothing guards are optional. UPHOLSTERY: Velcro adjustable upholstery. CASTERS: Sing
The Tornado Basketball Chair is a sport wheelchair designed for use by individuals with lower extremity or mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury. FRAME: 6061 T6 aluminum frame with anti-pick bars, built to the user's size specifications with a choice of adjustable or solid parts. The frame can be custom painted in any color. SEAT: Sliding back for adjustable center of gravity. CUSHION: 2-inch covered foam cushion. UPHOLSTERY: Tension- adjustable upholstery. CASTERS: Includes pivoting fifth
Tornado QR is a sport wheelchair designed for use by individuals with lower extremity or mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury. FRAME: All aluminum frame custom built to the user's size and position. The frame includes a bumper and wings in a variety of optional styles, and is available in any color, including splash. UPHOLSTERY: Includes adjustable upohstery. WHEELS: Wheels come with Sun Metals heat treated rims, high flange hubs, Primo tires, and a fully welded axle. Spinergy wheels ar
Toss 'N Score is a basketball game backstop consisting of a large "basket" with four sides mounted on a pole. The basket unit has an open top that is larger than the closed bottom to funnel the ball down to one of four circular openings with a curved lip that returns the ball to the playing court. Each of the circular openings is numbered, one to four. COLORS: Yellow basket with black numbers; metal pole. DIMENSIONS: Basket is 3 feet square; overall height is 8 feet. WEIGHT: 55 pounds.
The ToT' in Bone'z Golf Clubsare wheelchair golf clubs designed for individuals with arthritis, or mobility or balance disabilities. The clubs are designed to be used from a seated position. A complete set consists of a driver; a fairway wood; 3, 5, and 7 irons; and a wedge (also available as two separate groups, the first with the driver and the wood and the second with the irons and the wedge). The set can also be custom-ordered to match the user's swing.
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY" ----- PURPOSE: To assist individuals with low vision or blindness in running track events in competition. A rope was stretched the length of the lanes the runners would use and a short piece of PVC pipe was threaded on to each rope, with the pipe being able to move freely along the rope. Volunteers were stationed approximately 15 feet apart to hold the rope at waist level. During the race, the runner holds the pipe, allowing it to glide on the rope to guide him/her down the
The Tremor is an all-terrain beach and snow wheelchair designed for individuals with mobility or lower extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury. FRAME: Ultra-lightweight, fully-adjustable frame. Anti-tips are optional. The frame is available in a variety of colors and patterns. Frame protectors are optional. SEAT (WxD): 14, 15, 16, 17, or 18 inches x 12, 13, 14, 15, or 16 inches are standard. Seat depths of 10, 11, 17, or 18 inches are available at an extra cost. Push handles, seat belt, and
Tumble Forms Neuro Developmental Training Balls, model 2769S, 2769M and 2769L are foam balls designed to be used for vestibular response, balance training, and exercise activities, and may be suitable for developing large muscle coordination. The largest size has a rigid core to prevent sagging or "bottoming out". These Tumble Form products have a flexible coating that is washable, seamless, imprevious to urine, stain-resistant, and non-toxic. DIMENSIONS: Model 2769S is 11 inches in diameter; mo
The Two in One Flotation Sun Suit is a combination swim suit, sun suit, and swimming aid designed for use by children ages two to fourteen years with physical disabilities. Available in unisex or girl's styles, these Lycra suits block 98 percent of the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays and have Airex foam at the shoulders. The soft, puncture-proof foam provides buoyancy in such a way as to avoid the risk of overturning or accidental somersaulting in the water. The suit provides just enough support
The Two-Piece Steel Bowling Ramp (Item No. 2391802) has two parallel tubes that are positioned by the user to guide the bowling ball and provide it with momentum to reach the bowling pins. The ramp can be approached by a wheelchair user from the back or the side. The ramp disassembles into two parts for transport and storage.
The Two-Piece Bowling Ramp is designed for use by individuals with limited strength and mobility. Constructed of steel tubing with a baked-on plastic coating, this ramp consists of an inverted U-shaped rear frame attached to a sloping track. The rear section is detachable for storage and transport. This accessible device can be used from a wheelchair or from a standing position. To use the ramp, the ball is placed at the top of the ramp where it joins the rear frame and the player pushes the bal
The Ty-All is a fishing knot tying jig designed for use by individuals with fine motor or upper extremity disabilities or use of only one hand. This device ties knots in lures, and aids in threading hooks and cutting fishing line. The unit comes with mounting bolt and wing nut, line cutter and threader, and an instruction book.
The Ulu Kids Floatsuit is a one-piece streamlined swimsuit designed for use by children with physical disabilities who are learning or unable to swim. This suit covers the body, thighs, and upper arms, with foam distributed in a non-obtrusive manner on the thighs, chest, and back to enhance floating and swimming. The suit also provides warmth and protection from ultraviolet (UV) light. It is available as a UV50+ Lycra floating swimsuit (model 9891) or a 1 millimeter neoprene floating wetsuit (mo
The Uncoated Foam Balls are foam balls designed for recreational or therapeutic use by individuals with upper extremity or gross motor disabilities. These soft balls may be tossed, punched, batted, or thrown. SIZES: Tennis ball (no. T766), Play Ball (no. T93), or Giant-size (no. T99). DIMENSIONS: Model T766 is 2 3/8 inches in diameter, model T93 is 4 inches in diameter, and model T99 is 7 inches in diameter. COLOR: Assorted.
The Unik-1 Mono-Ski was designed for downhill sit-skiers, including paraplegics, low level injury quadriplegics, and lower extremity amputees. FRAME: The aluminum frame includes rear and side grab handles. Ski mounting brackets are adjustable to 4 positions. SEAT: The high-backed fiberglass bucket-style seat was designed to incorporate a Jay Protector cushion (optional). SUSPENSION: This mono-ski has an air/oil shock absorber suspension system that is adjustable for terrain and skier skill. The
The UPRIGHT Golf Putting Pack is a golf accessory designed for use by individuals with balance, mobility, or lower extremity disabilities or arthritis who have difficulty bending, stooping, or reaching the ground. Using the MagnaFlex Ball Marker System, the UPRIGHT Golf Putting Pack allows the golfer to place and pick up a ball marker without having to bend or stoop. This system works on any style of putter head and includes 5 colorful ball marker magnets. These packs are available individually
The UPRIGHT Golf stick is a golf accessory designed for use by individuals with balance, mobility, or lower extremity disabilities or arthritis who have difficulty bending, stooping, or reaching the ground. It offers the golfer all of the benefits Joe's Original BACKTEE (see separate entry) such as inserting the tee into the ground, placing the ball on the tee, and picking up the tee or ball from any position after hitting the ball. When inserted in the ground with the BACKTEE at the top, the Go
Van's EZ Cast is a one hand fishing reel and rod holder with an automatic fishing line regulator designed to allow independent casting and reeling by persons with limited arm or hand movement because of paralysis, arthritis, or stroke. The EZ Cast consists of a two-piece medium action graphite composite rod, aluminum casting device, chair arm holder, and two clamps. A splint ma be required by individuals with no wrist or finger movement (not included). The fishing rod system works on the right o
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Adaptations to a golf glove and the golf club grip to allow a golfer with arthritis a firmer grip on the club. Golf club with pieces of Velcro sewn on the fingers, thumb and palm; and a sleeve for the club grip made with a piece of elastic bandage with three strips of Velcro sewn along it. Includes photograph. SKILLS REQUIRED: Sewing. AUTHOR: Pizarro, D C TITLE: Velcro Golf Glove and Sleeve JOURNAL: Able Bodies REF: Vol 4, Sep 1984 PAGES ( including co
The Visabell Ball, model T7961, is an audible ball designed for use by individuals with visual or neurological disabilities. This seamless, molded transparent ball has several jingle bells inside to provide auditory tracking and stimulation, and it features a slightly tacky surface for easier handling. DIMENSIONS: 22 inches in diameter. COLOR: Clear.
The Visualizer Ball is an inflatable ball designed to provide a medium for developing eye-tracking skills or balance or strength training for children with neurological, vision, or severe physical disabilities. With a seamless, roto-molded construction, this ball features 12 multi-colored mini balls inside the transparent ball. DIMENSIONS: The ball is available in 19.75 inches, 27.5 inches, and 35.5 inches.
The Walk-Run for Fitness Kit is designed for individuals with low vision. This kit includes a personal guidewire system that can be set up in your backyard, a school, or a park.Two talking pedometers encourage family and peer participation. If running or walking with a human guide, you can use the kit's adjustable tether, which is long enough to accommodate wheelchair users. Includes a shoulder sling pack for storage and travel.
The Water Fitness Class Set, model T10053, is a set of swimming pool exercise equipment designed for use by individuals with physical disabilities. The set includes six ethafoam dumbbell floats, six three-piece float belts, and six underwater exercise steps.
Water Powered People Lifts, model I-20, is a pool lift designed for use with in-ground pools and spas by individuals with mobility disabilities. These lifts are powered by water pressure from a standard garden hose require no electricity or cranking and so require few moving parts. Once the garden hose is connected to the 180-degree, three-way valve, pressure created by the water in the lift's aluminum cylinder raises and lowers the hard plastic shell seat. Seat travel may be stopped at any ti
The Wet Vest is a wet suit vest designed to allow exercise in deep water for individuals with physical disabilities. The lightweight, snug fitting vest fits much like a bathing suit and is worn while the user is submerged to neck level in deep water. It allows an individual to run and exercise in the water while staying afloat. SIZES: Available in x-small, small, medium, large, extra large. COLORL: Available in Pink and Blue.
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual with a mobility disability to visit the beach. A simple frame was welded of 19 millimeter stainless steel tubing with a 1.6 millimeter wall thickness. A bar at the front acts as a footrest. The chair is also equipped with a lever brake. The seat and back are made of Breezeway open webbing and are laced to the frame. Extended handles provide additional leverage for the person pushing the chair, compensating for the four fixed wheels of the type
The Yadda Playball is an inflatable, textured ball designed for use by individuals with physical, neurological, and visual disabilities. This ball can be kicked, thrown, bounced, grabbed or squeezed; the texture aids in grasping and trowing and the bright colors aid in visual tracking. DIMENSIONS: Available in 10 or 15 inches in diameter. COLOR: Assorted.
The Yetti Framework is a mono-ski for paraplegics, lower extremity amputees and other individuals that would like to sit-ski. All of the Yetti models (see separate entries) use K2 skis (when purchased as a package). The Yetti Framework is aerodynamically designed with a fiberglass/Kevlar seat and matching footplate that curls up slightly to protect the skier's feet. The mounting set-up has quick-disconnect "skewers" so that the ski can be mounted without using tools. The seat can be raised or lo
The Yetti Kestral and Merlin are mono-skis for paraplegics, lower extremity amputees, and other individuals interested in sit-skiing. The Kestral/Merlin have a shell-style seat compartment made of fiberglass mounted on a single K2 ski. The shell has a zippered cover to keep the occupant's lower body warm and dry. SAFETY FEATURES: Three-point evacuation system, rubber stoppers on the seat and footplate to help grab the snow if the skier goes down, and double tubed webbing and heavy duty pinch-typ
ZooBalls, model T9967, is a foam ball designed for indoor or outdoor use with individuals with neurological or upper extremity disabilities. These tennis-ball-sized balls are covered with fabric to look like animals (monkey, pig, dog, and others) and can be used for tossing, catching, badminton, tennis, and more. COLOR: Assorted multi-color designs.
Zottoids are a foam rubber toy kit designed to create three dimensional foam balls for use by children with fine motor disabilities. Each kit contains 16 interlocking two-tone foam pieces to create at least seven balls using four to sixteen pieces; the complexity of the ball is determined by the number of pieces used. The balls can be used for catching and throwing activities. Weight can be added to the balls by filling the empty spaces with beans. Annotated photographic instructions are include