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14 Gallon Black Steel Touchless Trashcan Sx

The 14 Gallon Black Steel Touchless Trashcan® SX is a fully automatic sensor trashcan designed for use by individuals with upper or lower extremity disabilities. Unlike step-on and hand-touch trashcans, the Touchless Trashcan® SX opens and closes using infrared technology, making direct contact with the receptacle obsolete when opening or closing the lid. When the user’s hand or debris comes within 6 inches of the infrared sensor located on top of the trashcan, the lid will slide open automatic

14 Gallon Stainless Steel Touchless Trashcan Sx (Model#: It14Sc)

The 14 Gallon Stainless Steel Touchless Trashcan® SX (Model#: IT14SC) is a fully automatic sensor trashcan designed for use by individuals with upper or lower extremity disabilities. Unlike step-on and hand-touch trashcans, the Touchless Trashcan® SX opens and closes using infrared technology, making direct contact with the receptacle obsolete when opening or closing the lid. When the user’s hand or debris comes within 6 inches of the infrared sensor located on top of the trashcan, the lid will

14 Gallon White Steel Touchless Trashcan Sx (Model#: It14Sw)

The 14 Gallon White Steel Touchless Trashcan® SX (Model#: IT14SW) is a fully automatic sensor trashcan designed for use by individuals with upper or lower extremity disabilities. Unlike step-on and hand-touch trashcans, the Touchless Trashcan® SX opens and closes using infrared technology, making direct contact with the receptacle obsolete when opening or closing the lid. When the user’s hand or debris comes within 6 inches of the infrared sensor located on top of the trashcan, the lid will slid

2-Piece Fan Card Holder Set

The 2-Piece Fan Card Holder Set are playing card holders designed for use by individuals with fine motor and grasping disabilities or arthritis. The set comprises two brightly colored plastic holders which fan out to hold up to 15 cards. The fan can be held or placed on the table. DIMENSIONS: Card holder is 8 x 4 inches. COLOR: Blue.

200 Series Hand / Hair Dryer

The 200 Series Hand/Hair Dryers are electric dryers designed for one handed use in public restrooms. The cover, nozzle, and pushbutton are made of rust and corrosion free diecast zinc with satined chrome over a nickel finish. The motor is a PSC induction motor (brushless), 1/10 HP, thermally protected, with self aligning quiet bearings and resilient ring motor mounts. The heating element is a 2000 watt nickel chromium blower that is inlet mounted (inaccessible through the nozzle), and protected

30-Degree Slope Bowl

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a bowl that slopes to be easily used by individuals who have upper extremity or fine motor disabilities, such as trembling hands, or arthritis. The 30-degree Slope is a bowl specifically designed for individuals with trembling hands who have difficulty holding a cup and saucer with a steady hand. The bowl is designed to tilt at a 30-degree angle so that an individual can access the contents of the bowl without having to worry about hand

360-Degree Stand For Ipad Tablet

The 360-Degree Stand for iPad Tablet is a stand for a tablet computer designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand or upper extremity disabilities. Center clips on the long sides of the rectangular holder keeps the tablet secure while it rotates to any angle in portrait or landscape orientation. COLOR: Black.

3D Printed Bionic Hand

This 3D Printed Bionic Hand is a hand made for people without hands to give them the ability to function with a hand. It is 3D printed, can be made at home, and for a fraction of the cost. Normally, a prosthetic hand would cost £80,000, but this bionic hand costs under £2,000. This prosthetic was developed to give disabled people more control over their lives and accessibility.

8-Piece Divided Plate And Lid Set

The Eight-Piece Plate and Lid Set is a set of divided plates with lids designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities.Each plate is divided into three sections and goes from the refrigerator or freezer to microwave to table. Each Dishwasher- and microwave-safe plastic plate includes a vented lid. DIMENSIONS: 9.25 inches in diameter. COLOR: Assorted.

Ableware 704350000 Handhold

The Handhold is designed to help people have more stability. Gripping the handhold with one hand allows the trunk to become more stable resulting in increased coordination to perform daily activities such as eating, reading, writing, playing activities, and using augmentative communication devices.

Ableware Button Aid/Zipper Pull

Ableware Button Aid/Zipper Pull helps is one tool that is both a button aid and a zipper pull that allows users to dress independently. It has an easy-to-hold cushioned handle and is ideal for weaker grips and arthritic hands. Ideal for those with Parkinson’s, MS, ALS, arthritis, or for individuals recovering from surgery.

Ableware Food Bumper

The Ableware Food Bumper is a food guard designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or neurological disabilities, stroke, cerebral palsy, or upper extremity amputation who want to use conventional tableware, but have difficulty getting food onto utensils and keeping food on the plate. These sanitary food bumpers clip onto any circular dinner plate 9 to 11 inches in diameter and provide walls against which food may be pushed onto forks or spoons. The plastic walls also prevent food from

Ableware Inner Lip Plate With Suction Cup Base (Model 74531-0050)

The ABLEWARE Inner Lip Plate with Suction Cup Base, model 74531-0050, is a plate with a suction base designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. Three suction cup-tipped legs on the bottom elevate the plastic plate slightly and prevent it from sliding on a table top or other smooth surface. DIMENSIONS: 9 inches in diameter. COLOR: Sandstone or light blue.

Ableware One-Hand Cutlery Set (Model H746100000)

The Ableware One-Hand Cutlery Set, model H746100000, is designed for persons with the use of only one hand. This combination knife and fork can be used with either hand. When pushed down onto the food, the four-tined fork retracts up inside the three-sided box knife. The knife then cuts a bite-sized piece of food. When pressure is released, the spring-mounted fork emerges from the knife with the food. A raised lip guard on the fork section protects lips from the knife edges. All parts may be dis

Ableware Pot And Pan Holder (Model H753430000)

The Ableware Pot and Pan Holder, model H753430000, is designed to keep pots and pans steady on the stove so that individuals with the use of one arm can stir or dish out the contents of the container. The device consists of a plastic coated steel wire frame with three suction feet. It holds the handle of the pot or pan to prevent movement while thecontents are being stirred. DIMENSIONS: 16 x 4.5 inches. WEIGHT: 1 pound. WARRANTY: 12 months parts and labor.

Ableware Stay Bowl

Stay Bowl is a non-skid bowl with handle designed for users who have difficulty eating due to upper body or upper extremity control. Ergonomic, soft-feel handle balances and stabilizes the bowl on the table while simultaneously providing support to the upper body enabling a more controlled movement of food to the mouth. Lifting rim, opposite the handle, provides extra stabilization when lifting and transporting the bowl. Spouts on both sides of the bowl allow for controlled flow of liquid from t

Access4Kids

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of an accessible touchscreen for tablet devices for individuals with fine motor and/or hand disabilities. Touchscreen computer tablets vary but one unique feature between them all is the finger gestures necessary to perform tasks on the device. Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology created a simple tool, Access4Kids, that augments touchscreens and helps many people with fine motor control issues in their hands operate tablets

Activity Center For Entertainment And Stimulation

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide entertainment and stimulation for an aeronautical engineer with poor concentration and hemiplegia as a result of a stroke. The board consists of a wooden base with genuine aeronautical parts, gleaned from the reject bin at Quantas Airlines, fixed to it. Placed at an angle, the board provides manipulatives to take apart and put together for relevant, recognizable stimulation and entertainment. TITLE: Fiddle Board. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Vol. 12 no. 1, Au

Adapt-A-Cut

Adapt-A-Cut is designed for students who have difficulty holding and using standard scissors while holding and using standard scissors due to fine motor and dexterity challenges. The handle adapts with Velcro for extra support as well as a crossbar for horizontal support. Students use a "pushing" motion rather than grasping and squeezing motion. The blade is safely inside the tool. Adapt-A-Cut can be used with the Adapt-A-Hold, Item 3051 (not included).

Adapted Hobby Craft Handle

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a customized adaptation of a carder handle used by an individual with gripping difficulties in her craft hobby of making items out of the hair of pets. In the process hand-by-hand process pet hair must be un-tangled using carders before spinning. Carders are curved rectangular brushes with bristles of kinked wire; they are used to pull clumps of hair apart and thus align the hairs. The handles on the carders were ½ inch diameter dowels, and

Adapted Wireless Appliance Control

Adapted Wireless Appliance Control is designed for individuals with limited upper extremity coordination and strength as a result of cerebral palsy or stroke.  It works up to 100 feet indoors or out. Plug the receiver into a grounded outlet. Then, plug an electrical appliance such as a blender into the receiver. You can either press the button on the transmitter directly to activate the device/appliance, or you can connect an ability switch (not included) to the transmitter to complete the opera

Adaptive Cricket Bat

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted cricket bat for motorized wheelchair users to use in to play an adaptive cricket game. This adaptation of the game was developed by the Recreation Service at Northcott in Austrailia. A physiotherapist at Northcott contacted TADNSW to find out if it would be possible to create a cricket bat for individuals who use a wheelchair and have no upper body strength. The bat needed to be adapted and useable to attach to all the vari

Adjustable Telephone Support

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide a customized adjustable phone support to enable an individual with limited use of one arm to have less difficulty operating her speaker-phone. A vertical adjustment is provided by clamping the frame to vertical copper pipes that are mounted to a wall with hose clips. The up and down motion of the bottom of the phone is adjusted by pivoting the wood mounting base piece around the horizontal three-quarter-inch copper tube at its top edge. Adjusting the rotati

Affordable Prosthetic Hands

Affordable Prosthetic Hands are designed for people with only one hand in place of their other hand. The finger actuation and transmission system follows a bio-inspired design that structurally reproduces the flexion (with tendons driven through low-friction tubes) and extension (using elastomer materials) movements of human fingers. The proposed thumb mechanism substitutes the three Degrees of Freedom (DoF) that implement the human thumb opposition with only one rotational DoF. The proposed mec

Air Guitar Hero

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted version of “Guitar Hero” for individuals with upper limb disabilities or amputation to provide fun, entertaining and therapeutic exercise. “Air Guitar Hero” is an adaptation created by biomechanical engineer Robert Armiger and surgical roboticist Carol Reiley of Johns Hopkins University. The device translates the electrical impulses that occur between a muscle and the brain in the form of a guitar strum. Originally conceive

Aircraft Ada Recessed Hand Dryer (Model B-750)

The Aircraft ADA Recessed Hand Dryer, mode 750, is designed for use by people who have upper extremity disabilities or use of only one hand. It is made of cast iron with white vitreous enamel finish, and its sensor automatically turns the dryer on and off by sensing hand movement. The direction of the air can be adjusted. POWER: Available versions that can be powered by 115 volt or 222 volt power source. WARRANTY: 3 years on motor brushes; 10 years on all other parts.

Angel Faucet

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a hand washing device for individuals who are one handed or had an arm amputated. The Angel Faucet is an electronic faucet with a scrubbing pad designed for use by individuals who have use of only one hand or arm. The sensor-activated tap has a scrubbing pad mounted on top of the spigot that allows the user to scrub and clean the single hand effectively. The pad is made of soft silicon, and it can be removed for cleaning. The flow of wat

Angler's Aid Rod Holder (Models Rh101 & Rh102)

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

Another Device For One-Handed Insulin Management.

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Device to hold an insulin bottle securely so a person with one functioning hand can self- administer insulin. Provides diagram guide for construction of the bottle holder which calls for four small (1/2 inch) suction cups, 5 inches of 1/4 inch doweling cut into 4 equal lengths, a 4 1/2 by 2 by 1/ 2 inch piece of hard wood, a large rubber band, finishing nails and wood glue. The suction cups can hold the device on any smooth perpendicular surface. SKILL

Arthritis Handle

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted handle device which allows individuals with arthritis or grasping or upper extremity disabilities to safely support and move cookware around the kitchen. Australian university student, Ching-Hao Hsu, designed the Arthritis Handle. The Arthritis Handle slips over the forearm and allows the user to safely support the cookware on its journey around the kitchen. The Arthritis Handle is made from thermoplastic elastomers and h

Arthritis Kitchen Kit

The Arthritis Kitchen Kit is designed for use for individuals with arthritis, limited grasping strength or dexterity in their hands during meal preparations. This kit includes a Sure Hand Lightweight Built-Up Handle Teaspoon, Knife, and Fork (1000T, 1000K, 1000F), as well as a Push/Pull Helper (3016), a Good Grips Jar Opener (3082), and a Three-in-One Opener (9203-13). Products are latex free. COLOR: Black handles. WARRANTY/GUARANTEE: As stated by the manufacturer.

Artificial Muscle-Operated (Amo) Arm

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a prosthetic arm that is controlled by the user’s brain signals, and powered by compressed air for individuals who have had an arm amputated or who are otherwise missing an arm. Undergraduate biomedical engineering students; Thiago Caires and Michal Prywata, from Toronto’s Ryerson University have created the Artificial Muscle-Operated (AMO) Arm. The AMO arm offers a greater range of movement than traditional prostheses, doesn’t require

Autoject 2

The Autoject 2 is a syringe injection aid designed for use by individuals with vision or fine motor disabilities or use of only one hand with diabetes. Available in two models, for either fixed or non-fixed needle syringes, this device features adjustable penetration depth, a safety lock to prevent accidental firing, and a dose completion indicator. At the touch of a button, the unit automatically inserts the needle and contents of the syringe into the skin without the user having to see the nee

Babeebrite

Babeebrite is a hands-free battery-operated light source deigned for use by individuals with upper extremity or vision disabilities. This light clips onto any surface up to one-inch thick, including shirt pockets, robes, bed headboards, and other surfaces, to provide soft, unobtrusive light. The unit features an automatic shut-off seven minute timer to help preserve the battery life. POWER: Uses two CR-2032 batteries (included).

Baggy Rack

The Baggy Rack is a plastic bag holder designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities or use of only one hand. Constructed of polypropylene plastic, the device has a round base with a non-slip edge. Two adjustable arms with clips on top secure most sizes of storage bags or piping bags, holding them open for filling. The arms collapse for storage. DIMENSIONS: 3.625 inches in diameter x 7.25 to 10 inches high. WEIGHT: 5 ounces.

Bandit 8X25Mm Quick Focus Monocular (Model Ba-825)

The Bandit 8x25mm Quick-Focus Monocular, model BA-825, is a pocket telescope designed for use by individuals with low vision. The user focuses this device by pressing a lever on top, and it can be held and operated with one hand. It magnifies 8 times from a minimum distance of 13 feet through infinity. At 1,000 yards, its field of view is 379 feet. It comes with a pouch case and strap. DIMENSIONS: The lens is 25 millimeters in diameter. WEIGHT: 3.2 ounces.

Barracuda Adaptive Fishing Rod

The Barracuda is a harnessed adaptive fishing rod holder designed to assist individuals with upper body mobility disabilities. By helping distribute energy to the shoulders, back, stomach, and legs, the Barracuda allows the user to hold a fishing rod securely in front of him or herself with either the right or left hand. The Barracuda is made from corrosion resistant aircraft aluminum, stainless steel and nylon hardware, Polypropylene webbing, and high-impact plastic buckles and connectors. All

Bat Keyboards

BAT Keyboards are one hand keyboard interfaces designed to emulate all the functions of a standard computer keyboard. The system consists of two seven-key keyboards which are angled and have palm rests. The keyboards are capable of entering all the functions and characters of the traditional QWERTY keyboard and more. Letters, characters, and symbols are selected by pressing a combination of keys, similar to chords on a piano. One or two hands can be used to enter data. The user can assign chords

Bath Mitt

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRYPURPOSE: To provide a means of independent bathing for people with arthritis, spinal cord injury, or neurological, fine motor, or grasping disabilities. This artice, part of a chapter entitled "Bathroom & Washing Up," describes how to make a bath mitt that secures to the user's hand with Velcro. Placing a bar of soap inside the mitt before fastening the Velcro enables the user to create a lather for bathing without having to grasp and manipulate a bar of soap and a washcl

Black And Decker Gizmo Cordless Can Opener (Model Em 200)

The Black and Decker Gizmo Cordless Can Opener, model EM 200, is a lightweight can opener designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. Once the lid is pierced, the opener moves around the lid and shuts itself off when the can is open. The unit has a lid release to hold and drop the can lid and a removable blade. The unit's small storage/recharger base can be wall mounted or stored in a drawer. POWER: Uses rechargeable batteries (included) that recharge in the opener's st

Blackberry Playbook Tablet Open Case

The BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet Open Case is a case with stand for a tablet computer designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand or upper extremity disabilities. This leather case features two stands for landscape and portrait viewing, a soft interior, and access to ports and controls.

Bluetooth Right-Hand Ifrog Keyboard

The Buetooth Right-Hand iFrog Keyboard is a wireless one-handed keyboard designed for use by individuals with the use of only one hand or who have limited reach or muscle control. Although the keys are standard size, this keyboard is arranged so that its size and layout reduce strain on the hands and wrist. The letter layout is based on the percent of usage of each letter in the English language. Fifteen letters that are used 86 percent of the time by typists are placed in the most efficient loc

Bob-1

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a prosthetic device that allows children who have no fingers write with a pen or pencil. A team of girl scouts from Iowa, ages 11 through 13, came up with a design that assisted a 3-year-old girl born without fingers on her right hand to write. The device, called BOB-1, is a platform strapped to an arm with a cylindrical holder that can be used to hold a pen, pencil, or similar tool. With the device attached to her hand, the three-year-o

Body Mount (Leg) For Iphone, Ipod Touch And Ipad

The Body Mount (Leg) for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad is a cell phone holder and tablet computer mounting system for people with upper or lower extremity, grasping and mobility disabilities, people with use of one hand, and wheelchair users. The system includes two adjustable straps to secure an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch on the user's leg while seated in a wheelchair. OPTIONS: Mounts are available for the iPod Touch, iPhone 4, iPhone 4G, iPad 1 and iPad 2.

Bow Maker

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable an individual with use of only one hand to form large bows for gift baskets. This simple jig acts as a second holding hand. Two one-inch dowels are placed about seven inches apart on a plastic platform laid on a sheet of Dycem to keep it from slipping and the jig and the pad are held in place with a one-hand clamp. A plastic spring clip is bonded to the base and rests against the right-hand pillar. This clip holds one end of the ribbon, which is the wi

Bowl Holder.

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Holder to anchor bowl for stirring or mixing. Hole is cut in piece of plywood large enough for bowl to rest in without tipping; this piece of board is attached to two other boards which serve as legs. COMMENTS: Adding a thin strip of rubber to inside of cutout and on bottom of supports will make unit steadier. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: Garee, B TITLE: Single Handed Devices and Aids for One Handers and Sources of These Devices REF: Bloomingt

Boxtopper With Built-Up Handle

The Boxtopper with Built-up Handle is a box top opener designed for use by individuals with arthritis and other disabilities of the hand. This durable plastic opener has an oversized spongy handle. To use, the tip of the unit is placed under the box top flap and lifted up to open most flaps.

Bra Angel

The Bra Angel is a bra fastening aid designed for use by women with use of one hand, arthritis, or upper extremity disabilities. To use this device, the user places it around her neck and places the bra inside out and upside down around her waist with the hooks near her stomach. She then places her chin on the pink heart to secure the device in position and inserts one end of the bra into the gripper. With one end held by the gripper, the user hooks in the other end of the bra. After removing th

Bracelet Assistant

This Bracelet Assistant is designed for those individuals who have a debilitating condition that affects their fine motor skills and/or use of their hands. Also would benefit individuals with poor dexterity, perhaps those who have arthritis. Portable and small. Users have aided support while putting bracelets or necklaces on with this tool as it acts as an extra hand, holding one end of the bracelet or necklace.

Bracelet Fastening Tool

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: To assist individuals with limited fine motor, strength and dexterity due to arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome manipulate bracelet fasteners. MATERIALS USED: A 14-inch (35.6 centimeter) piece of 16-gauge wire (I used brass craft / picture hanging wire from the hardware store), a ruler or tape measure, a file, cup burr, or knife sharpening stone for smoothing off the wire ends, a ring mandrel, dowel, PVC pipe section, small prescription pill containe

Braille 'n Speak

Braille 'N Speak is an electronic braille notetaker designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The unit features a six-key Perkins-style braille keyboard and the capability to provide output in print, synthesized speech, or braille. This portable stand-alone data manager offers a simple command structure; word processing capabilities and spell check; a fully-adjustable speech synthesizer which enables the user to control the rate of speech, tone, pitch, and more; a Grade 2

Brake Director

Brake Director is a one hand dual brake lever designed for use by bicyclists with upper extremity disabilities, amputation, or stroke. This inline component installs in any cable-operated two-brake system so that one brake lever or other control operates both brakes with the force and control of two hands. This component easily installs on any normal hand-brake equipped as well as recumbent, hand bikes and other special needs bicycles. WARRANTY: Fully warrantied against manufacturing defects of

Brolly Rain Umbrella

The Brolly Rain Umbrella is designed for use by individuals with grasping or upper extremity disabilities affecting the gripping ability of the hand, including arthritis, or carpal tunnel syndrome. The Brolly Rain Umbrella features a unique grip that has four holes through which the user puts the fingers of one hand and a handle that will conform to the user's palm. Each finger hole is lined with rubber material to provide maximum comfort and flexibility, and the outside of the finger holes are

Buckingham Coolhand Plate Gripper (Model 16K029A)

The Buckingham Coolhand Plate Gripper, model 16K029A, is a grasping aid for the hand designed for use by individuals with arthritis or limited hand strength. Using leverage to lift plates, the entire hand-like gripper carries the weight. This non-slip, easy-to-clean device grips and releases most plates as if using the hand and there are no dirt traps.

Button Aid (Model R612 & R613)

The Button Aid, models R612 and R613, is a button hook with a wire loop to assist individuals the use of one hand or limited finger dexterity to fasten buttons. Available in models for small or large buttons. The handle is made of wood. DIMENSIONS: The handle is 6.5 inches long.

Buttoneer

Buttoneer is a sewing aid designed for use by individuals with fine motor, upper extremity and grasping disabilities, arthritis, low vision or amputation. This lightweight device fastens buttons and makes minor sewing repairs using fasteners, The device is operated with a gentle squeeze; no threading is necessary. The nearly invisible fasteners won't unravel and are washer, dryer, dry cleaning, and ironing safe. The set includes one Buttoneer with Needle Guard, 50 fasteners, 10 buttons, and ins

Call Button

---- DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --------- PURPOSE: To create a do-it-yourself call button device for an individual with disabilities to use to alert or call their care giver. A simple, effective, and reasonably cheap solution for a remote switch can be made using a battery powered, wireless door bell chime. The bell button should be placed in a location accessible to the user and the chime placed where it can be heard by the attendant. The chime is distinctive and loud enough to work in noisy areas. T

Camera Holder 2

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable an individual with limited of the hands or of only one hand to use a camera. This device consists of a a clipless bicycle pedal fitted to a frame that loops over the user's shoulders. Two cleats are fitted to a bracket on the camera to enable the photographer to switch from portrait to landscape orientation, and the pedal clamps are adjustable for strength to accommodate a heavy or a light camera. The pedal can be tilted up and down to adjust the camer

Camera Support

DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY---- Using PVC to stabilize a DSLR camera is designed for use by individuals with limited strength in their upper extremities as a result of fractures or neurological events such as stroke and Parkinson’s disease.

Catch For Lawn Mower Grass Catcher

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRYPURPOSE: To enable individuals with use of only one hand to attach a grass catcher to a lawn mower. The device is designed for lawn mowers requiring one hand to hold down a knob to lift the rear flap on the lawn mower while the other hand lifts the catcher and hooks it in place over the flap. A catch made of quarter-inch thick canvas Bakelite is mounted on a stainless steel flange collar that provides a base and enables the catch to have clearance to move. A similar collar si

Catchball

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

Cell Phone And Mini Keyboard Extension Holder

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual with use of only one arm to dial a cell phone and type on its mini keyboard extension. A holder in the shape of the phone and its extension was cut out of plywood, with an additional strip of wood at the sides and bottom to hold the phone in place. A strap with a pull-tight Velcro fastener was attached to the holder. The strap wraps around the user's arm and when the arm rests on a table or other surface, the phone and keyboard are steady for u

Citrusmate Plus

The CitrusMate Plus is a powered juicer designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. This countertop appliance features a citrus-colored reamer to clearly indicate the placement of fruit, a clear container and top, and an intuitive on/off control. Applying minimal pressure to the fruit on the reamer activates power on and auto-reverse.

Clamp-It

Clamp-It is an adjustable craft tool holder designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand, arthritis, or fine motor or physical disabilities. Clamp-It is mounted on four suction cups, and can be used vertically or horizontally to hold an item in a fixed position. The clamp size can be changed by turning two wing nuts. DIMENSIONS: Maximum holding width is one inch.

Clamp-On Vegetable Peeler (Model Aa5208)

The Clamp-On Vegetable Peeler, model AA5208, is a peeler designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand or with limited grasping ability. The unit clamps to a table or counter and has a horizontal peeling blade in the top. The fruit or vegegetable is pushed over the blade to peel it. DIMENSIONS: The clamp adjusts from .375 to 2.0 inches.

Classic Lite Cutting Board: Victorinox Knife Set

A light weight food cutting board designed for individuals with limited dexterity, restricted hand function, repetitive strain, tendinitis or arthritis. The board material has an ‘orange peel surface’ the result: very little marking and your knife stays sharper for longer. The boards are stain, odor and mildew resistant. Non porous, so won’t absorb bacteria. Easy to clean and dishwasher safe. It can be picked and carried using the bar as a handle. The freestanding feature enables it to be place

Clip Case For Blackberry Playbook Tablet

The Clip Case for BlackBerry PlayBook is a case with stand for a tablet computer designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand or upper extremity disabilities. This leather case clips to the device and features a ridged, indented base panel to support the device in three positions for hands-free use. COLOR: Black.

Clip Case For Ipad And Ipad 2

The Clip Case is a case with stand for a tablet computer designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand or upper extremity disabilities. Available in models for the iPad and the iPad 2, this leather case clips to the device and features a ridged, indented base panel to support the device in three positions for hands-free use. COLOR: Red, black, or taupe.

Clock Puzzle

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide entertainment and stimulation for an aeronautical engineer with poor concentration and hemiplegia as a result of a stroke. This wooden puzzle is a clock face cut into a jigsaw puzzle. Putting it together in the correct numerical order assists the user in learning to think about time and numbers and to relearn time telling skills. TITLE: Fiddle Board. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Vol. 12 no. 1, Autumn 2001: p. 16-17. PAGES (including cover): 3 2001.

Cloud Pillow

The Cloud Pillow is a book holder and support for a tablet computer designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand or upper extremity disabilities. This canvas beanbag cushion is filled with hypoallergenic polyfoam beads and has contoured ribbed shaping to hold print books, e-readers, or tablet computers, while supporting the user's hands. DIMENSIONS (WxDxH): 16 1/8 x 7 x 8 inches. WEIGHT: 0.7 pounds. COLOR: Denim blue.

Collar And Cuff Button Extender (Model 2136)

The Collar and Cuff Button Extender, model 2136, is a button aid designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities or amputees. Made with an elastic loop attached to an extra button, this device allows the user’s hand to slip through the cuff without need for unbuttoning. The device is made of durable fabric and increases collar and cuff size by half the original size.

Crochet Aid For One-Handed Operation.

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Device to hold thread and maintain tension on it to allow a person with use of one arm to crochet. Describes a wood stand with a box to hold the yarn or thread, and a system of buffers and levers to maintain tension on it and position the work in process; tension is released with a foot operated pedal. Includes photograph. COMMENTS: Designed by Bob Loughlin. For further information contact: Technical Aid to the Disabled, 227 Morrison Road, PO Box 108,

Curling Guide

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide a customized adaptation to enable individuals who use powered wheelchairs to participate in curling (a game similar to shuffleboard). Since one hand was required to control the speed and direction of the wheelchair, this left the players only one hand with which to control the push rod and rock when two hands are required. The Curling Guide allows users to finely aim and control the forward motion of the rock. The guides are a quick connect/disconnect to th

Custom Adapted Pram

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted pram (stroller) for a mother with arm amputation below the right elbow and back problems. The mother found it difficult and painful to push her baby’s pram as she had to stoop over to reach the handles due to her arm amputation. The mother’s physiotherapist became increasingly concerned by the arching and twisting that the mother's back experienced while pushing the pram. To stop the twisting, a design a handle extension fo

Custom Solution Comfort Seat (Model Scs-Cust)

The Custom Solution ComfortSeat, model SCS-CUST, is a custom-built personal cleansing system designed for individuals with mobility, balance, upper ectremity, or neurological disabilities, spinal cord injury, or arthritis. The device installs on the toilet, replacing the seat. This model can be configured for the individual's special needs. The customized controls include the choice of a left or right control lever, back controls, or wired remote control. Features include an adjustable rear was

Customized Cup

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a customized cup for a young adult with developmental delay, cerebral palsy, and vision impairment. After experimentation, a physical therapist determined the length of a cup from which the user could drink safely. A Doidy cup, which is used to teach babies how to drink from a rim rather than a spout, was adapted to allow the user to easily hold the cup. New handles were created that are 3 centimeters away from the cup rather than the curre

Cut And Carve Cutting Board With Prongs

The Cut and Carve Cutting Board with Prongs is a double sided cutting board that enables a low-vision user to keep food in place to cut. The board also features no-slip grip feet that secure the product. Additionally, a raised border helps reduce liquid or crumb mess.

Cutting Board (Model 16K013)

The Cutting Board, model 16K013, is designed for use by individuals with the use of only one hand, arthritis, neurological disabilities, or spinal cord injury. This polypropylene unit firmly attaches to a counter-top or table with the use of four attached suction cups designed to hold the board in a stable position. The board can be used to make sandwiches, slice meats and chop vegetables. Features include three 1-inch stainless steel spikes that securely grasp meats and vegetables, and a two p

Cutting Board For Graphic Arts

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual with scleroderma to cut mats, foam board, fabric, and other materials used in graphic arts. The board consists of a plastic cutting mat mounted on a wooden board with a spring-loaded metal strip across the top and down the left side. The user slides the material to be cut under the strips and tightens them using an attached tri-nut. This holds the material in place and enables the user to cut it without danger of cutting her fingers. TITLE: Cut

Cyclone Mtm 7020

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

D.I.Y. Make-N-Take Cutting Board

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: This cutting board is for anyone who has the use of only one hand. It has stainless steel nails to hold vegetables in place. PVC corner guards help prevent food from sliding off the board. It has a non-slip material to keep the board from sliding. MATERIALS USED: 1 - Plastic Cutting Board, 2 - PVC Pipe (around 4 inches), 3 - Long Nails (1¾ inch), 4 - Screws (½ inch), 1 - Small Package of Easy Liner shelf paper or any type of non-slip material that can

D.I.Y. Ooglies

***Do It Yourself*** OOglie adaptation allows children with limited fine motor, grasping and motor control due to cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury and/or illnesses activate mechanical toys and watch it move and light up. Materials: Any OOglie with a 3x 3.5 millimeters headphone socket; thin wire (e.g 7strand 0.2 millimeters). A Soldering iron (15 to 30 Watt power). Thin solder. Soldering flux. Desoldering braid. Cordless drill with drill bit 6 (1/4"); knife or wire strippers; small screwdr

Dadc Turn Signal Adapter

The DADC Turn Signal Adapter is a right or left hand directional signal extension lever designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities, especially those with limited or no use of the left hand or arm. Designed to allow drivers to operate the turn signals with the right hand instead of the left, this device attaches to the turn signal lever and crosses to the right side of the steering column. It can also be mounted on the left side as an extension of the turn signal lever. The

Daessy Mini Adjustable Mount (Model M75-Am)

The DAESSY Mini Adjustable Mount, model M75-AM, is a stand for a tablet computer and a computer mounting kit for wheelchair designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand, or mobility, lower extremity or upper extremity disabilities, or spinal cord injury. The system has several points of adjustment to set up and position the mount. Two rotating joints can be angled and twisted in various directions to adjust the horizontal tube position. The system is supported on the wheelchair by a

Daessy Mini Bent-Tube Mount (Model M75-Btm)

The DAESSY Mini Bent-Tube Mount, model M75-BTM, is a stand for a tablet computer, switch mounting hardware and a computer and communicator mounting kit for wheelchair designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand, or mobility, lower extremity or upper extremity disabilities, or spinal cord injury. The mount is non-directional and can be installed on either side of the wheelchair. This product also can be removed from the wheelchair when not needed. The frame clamp assembly includes a

Daessy Mini Folding Mount (Model M75-Fm)

The DAESSY Mini Folding Mount, model M75-FM, is a stand for a tablet computer, switch mounting hardware and a computer and communicator mounting kit for wheelchair designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand, or mobility, lower extremity or upper extremity disabilities, or spinal cord injury. The mount is non-directional and can be installed on either side of the wheelchair. The system folds the horizontal tube down to the outside. The folding joint between the two mount tubes brin

Defender Case For Ipad

The OtterBox Defender Case for iPad is a case with stand for a tablet computer designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand or grasping or upper extremity disabilities. This case offers three layers of protection, starting with a self-adhering clear protective film. The case also has a high-impact polycarbonate shell and silicone skin. The polycarbonate cover snaps on the back when the tablet is in use and is removable to serve as a screen cover for transport and storage. A built-in

Deluxe & Economy One-Handed Nail Care Units (Models A854-1 & A854-10)

The Deluxe and Economy One-Handed Nail Care are nail clippers designed for use by individuals with weak grasp or use of only one hand. The Deluxe Nail Clipper (model A854-1) has a durable base with a pivoting nail clipper and arched ramp that accommodates different finger thicknesses. Additional features include, a replaceable emery board secured both horizontally and vertically mounted on a base. The Economy Nail Clipper (model A854-10) has a durable base with a heavy-duty clipper and attached

Deluxe Maple Cutting Board (Model Nc28503)

The Deluxe Maple Cutting Board, model NC28503, is designed to assist people with limited hand strength or with use of only one hand in cutting or chopping food. The cutting board is handmade of solid, finished maple and features wooden food guards on one corner to keep food on the board. The board also has two stainless steel nails imbedded in it to hold vegetables and other foods in place. Rubber feet on the bottom of the unit keep it from sliding while in use. DIMENSIONS: 11 x 11 inches.

Deluxe Suction Nail Brush (Model Sw4395)

The Deluxe Suction Nail Brush, model SW4395, is designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand or other upper extremityh disabilities causing limited grasp, hand strength, or dexterity. Two large suction cups on the back of the brush secure it to smooth surfaces and keep it level while in use. One end of the brush has shorter, harder bristles to facilitate getting under the nails. The bristles at the other end of the brush are longer and softer for use on fingers and hands. DIMENSIONS

Denture Brush In Holder (Model F74153)

The Denture Brush in Holder, model F74153, is designed for one-handed cleaning of dentures. The device consists of a plastic base mounted on two suction holders, with a two-sided denture brush set in it vertically. DIMENSIONS: Base is 4 x 2.25 inches.

Designerseries 1040 Toilet Partition System

The DesignerSeries 1040 Toilet Partition System are accessible restroom stall partitions designed for use by people with grasping, fine motor, neurological or upper extremity disabilities, arthritis or other conditions that may cause weakness in the hands. Custom made to fit field conditions, these partitions are made of industrial grade particle board with stainless steel edge trim and concealed stainless steel hardware. They are scratch, dent and impact resistant and allow for complete removal

Device For Removing Staples

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual with use of one hand to remove staples. A steel tube with a curved piece of steel at one end sits between the user's thumb and index finger, with projecting rods further down. When the user curls his/her fingers around the rods and pulls them up, two steel jaws at the bottom of the tube are activated to slide under the staple and pull it out of the paper as the edges of the tube descend to hold the paper in place. TITLE: Office Assistance. JOU

Diy Adapted Power Wheels Toy

---- DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --------- PURPOSE: To create a do-it-yourself adapted power wheels electric ride on toy for children with disabilities. First locate the two wires that connect to the pedal switch and splice into the wires on either side of this switch. To create a switch for a child who cannot use the foot pedal a standard light switch can be used. Using a hot glue gun secure the wires so they do not hang all over the place and get ripped out. The wires you install should not be visibl

Diy Assistive Pan Holder

--- DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --------- PURPOSE: To create a do-it-yourself (DIY) assistive pan holder for individuals with upper extremity or grasping disabilities or the use of only one hand. The DIY assistive pan holder is designed to be a low-cost alternative for individuals with disabilities who cook. To begin, prepare three suction cups. If top section (grip) of a suction cup is round, use an Exacto knife to make the sides flat so that a lateral hole can be drilled through the suction cup's gri

Diy Assistive Shopping Bag Carrier

--- DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --------- PURPOSE: To create a do-it-yourself (DIY) assistive device for people with grasping or other upper extremity disabilities and older adults to use for carrying groceries into the home. Step 1: From the center of a plastic clothes hanger (where the hook is) measure 3 inches to each side and using a dremel or another cutting tool to cut the hanger on both sides. Step 2: Take a piece of Sugru (or another type of silicone rubber putty) about the size of one and a ha

Diy Device To Assist With Getting Dressed

---- DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --------- PURPOSE: To create a do-it-yourself assistive device for individuals with arthritis, recovering from surgery, and/or limited flexibility to dress themselves. Step 1: Use duct tape to fasten the wood block to the pole. Attach the wood block about 2 inches from the end of the pole and secure the block with tape at the top and bottom. Ensure the block is sturdy and unlikely to move. Duct tape makes this project quick and easy to complete without drilling any hole

DIY Homemade Storage Assistant

Homemade Storage Assistant is designed for use by individuals with limited strength and coordination in their hands and upper extremities as a result of arthritis, multiple sclerosis, or stroke.  This product involves a box support base that contains the plastic bag and the food that is put in. Extending from this box are 2 stick type objects that each have a clip at its end. The idea is the top of the plastic bag will be attached to the top of the sticks via the clips and held open wide. The bo

Diy Istand

--- DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --------- PURPOSE: To create a do-it-yourself (DIY) iPad stand for individuals with disabilities. Begin by cutting two wood strips 5 x 0.5 x 0.5 inches. In the center of each, rough in a "Home" button access groove using a band saw or jigsaw then finish with a dremel and sandpaper. While leaving the protective paper on the acrylic, cut the acrylic to size and sand its edges, and then on only one end, drill and countersink two holes. For the original iPad, cut a slot on t

Diy Mouse From Wii Remote

---- DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --------- PURPOSE: To create a do-it-yourself mouse for individuals with hand disabilities. First the Wii remote needs to be disassembled in order to reach the button actuators in which to solder the ADSL cable. Step 1: To disassemble the remote: (1) Dismount the battery cap you will see two screws, (2) with the screw driver (a special one bought on eBay for one dollar was used) unscrew the screws, (3) this will allow the remote to be taken apart, (4) the golden circl

Diy Plastic Soda Bottle Prosthesis

---- DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --------- PURPOSE: To create a do-it-yourself below-the-elbow prosthetic device suitable for light-duty activities for individuals with arm amputation in low-income countries. This technique is intended for use by trained prosthetists, it is intended to be performed only using a plaster cast of the residual limb. Step 1: Remove the bottom of the bottle and place over the plaster model. Then apply heat to the lower portion to form the trimline. Step 2: Heat the bottle un

DIY The EZegg, Breaking An Egg With One Hand

The EZegg is designed for use by individuals with limited upper extremity coordination, strength and movement as a result of stroke, upper limb amputation, or paralysis.  It allows individuals to use one hand to open an egg during a meal preparation or cooking activity.   

Diy Universal Utensil Holder

---- DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --------- PURPOSE: To create a do-it-yourself universal utensil holder to assist individuals with arthritis and grasping, fine motor or neuromuscular disabilities to hold and manipulate eating utensils. Step 1: Cut the pieces. Measure the hand—length and width—of the person the holder is for, using an average of 2 inch width depending on the size of the hand of the person. After cutting the rectangles out of the plastic package them both sides in duck tape. Step 2: Cut

Diy Wii-Mote Modification

---- DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --------- PURPOSE: To create a do-it-yourself rewired Wii remote to function using a switch witbigger buttons for individuals with disabilities. This DIY allows individuals with disabilities to use the Wiimote by not having to press the small buttons on the remote but rather use the buttons that have been rewired—A button, B button, the directional pad (up, down, left, right), and the home button. Step 1: Gather and set up soldering equipment. Step 2: Disassemble the W

Diy Wireless Typing Glove

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a wireless typing glove for individuals who type on a smartphone or computer one-handed and individuals with upper extremity or fine motor disabilities. G.A.U.N.T.L.E.T. (Generally Accessible Universal Nomadic Tactile Low-power Electronic Typist) is a do-it-yourself wireless typing glove that was developed by a pair of former design students and is in the beta stage of development. G.A.U.N.T.L.E.T. allows users to type on any smartphone

Doodle Bug

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of an inexpensive writing aid for individuals with hand injuries, congenital malformations, or arthritis to assist with holding a pen or pencil when writing. The Doodle Bug is a sturdy and child-friendly device with a wooden base covered with felt on one side; a hole in which to place a pen, pencil, or crayon; and a ball-bearing caster attached to the bottom of the wooden base allowing for easy mobility. The writing implement can be easily

Dorado

The Dorado is an adaptive fishing rod holder designed for individuals who use wheelchairs or who have upper extremity disabilities. This adapted fishing device has a unique spring-loaded tube that allows the user to adjust the fishing rod to 1 of 4 fishing positions, including lift and reel. No wheelchair modifications are required to mount the Dorado clamps to the wheelchair - just drill 2 holes into the base plate of the Dorado to securely clamp it in place. This will give the rod holder more

Drawer And Cabinet Pulls

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRYPURPOSE: To enable individuals with upper extremity disabilities or tremors, arthritis, or grasping or fine motor disabilities to open cabinets and other doors. Included in a chapter entitled "Kitchen & Meal Time," this article describes how cabinet door knobs and drawer pulls can be replaced with D-shaped handles to facilitate grasping. A D-handle can also be attached to the door of a front-loading dishwasher for easier opening. Attaching a loop of rope or webbing to a D

Dresser Drawer Handle

DO IT YOURSELF PURPOSE: To make dresser drawers easier to open for senior and individuals with arthritis, use of only one hand or fine motor or grasping disabilities. The existing knobs can be removed and replaced with a small towel bar, creating a single handle that extends across the drawer and enables the user to open the drawer with one hand. MATERIALS: Small towel bars. TOOLS: Screw driver and drill. SKILLS REQUIRED: Basic carpentry skills. AUTHOR: Greenstein, D. TITLE: Dressers and Knobs.

Dresser Drawer Pull

DO IT YOURSELF PURPOSE: To make dresser drawers easier to open for senior and individuals with arthritis, use of only one hand or fine motor or grasping disabilities. The existing knobs can be removed and replaced with eye bolts with a piece of soft rope or cord tied between them, creating a single handle that extends across the drawer and enables the user to open the drawer with one hand. A modification of this option would be to leave the existing knobs in place and tie the rope between the k

Dressing Stick

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRYPURPOSE: To enable individuals with upper extremity disabilities, arthritis, or mobility disabilities to dress independently. The dressing stick can be used to pull up trousers, pull a shirt or sweater up onto a shoulder, an pull socks up. This illustrated article, included in a chapter entitled "Bedroom & Getting Dressed," provides detailed instructions and illustrations for making a dressing stick from materials readily available at hardware stores: a dowel and a plasti

Dual Stand Leather Case

The Dual Stand Leather Case is a case with stand for tablet computer designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand or upper extremity disabilities. Available in models for the original iPad and the iPad 2, this case surrounds the device and features a velour interior to prevent scratching. Two stands to enable hands-free use of the device in landscape or portrait orientation. Openings in the case allow access to all device ports. COLOR: The case for the iPad comes in brown; the case

Dycem Jar Opener & Mat Set

The Dycem Jar Opener & Mat Set is a jar opener and non-slip pad designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. The set includes a bowl-shaped, non-slip jar opener for opening screw top jars and a round, non-slip mat to stabilize the jar during opening. DIMENSIONS: The round mat is 5.5 inches in diameter. COLOR: The jar opener is available in blue or yellow.

E-Move

The E-Move is a wheelchair designed for use by individuals with limited physical mobility.  The motor is built into the hub. The range has been extended by 20%. The extra width of the wheelchair has also been reduced by 10%.  The E-Move can be programmed to suit each user’s needs. It is also possible to have two programs and switch between them, for example, 1 for indoor use and 2 for outdoor use. Some examples of the adjustments that we can make for users are:  Power assist, between 0% and 100%

Earclip-Type Wearable Pc

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a personal computer that is worn on the ear and can be controlled without hands for use by amputees, individuals with grasping difficulties, fine motor skills or paraplegics. The Earclip-type wireless device has bluetooth capability and is equipped with a GPS, compass, gyro-sensor, battery, barometer, speaker and microphone. The device uses infrared sensors that monitor tiny movements inside the ear, which differ depending on how the eye

Earplug Chain Fixture

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted assistive device for use by CW Resources, a nonprofit organization in Britain, Connecticut to assist their employees with disabilities in the assembly process of earplug fixture kits for the Department of Defense. The assembly of the earplug kits required the insertion of a small chain into the case as part of the assembly process. It was difficult for some employees with disabilities to participate in this work task as the

Easy Cardholder

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: To assist children and adults with fine motor and grasping difficulties participate in a card game by using a phone book to hold the card.

Easy Eye Drops

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of an eye drop dispenser to assist people who have the use of only one hand, fine motor disabilities, or have other difficulties applying eye drops into the eye. Easy Eye Drops is an eye medicine dropper that allows and individual to dispense the liquid into the eye using just one hand. This device has two hinged plastic flaps that are located on opposite sides of the nozzle of the dispenser. When an eye is closed, the flaps are placed gent

Easy-Hold Hand Clip

This product is designed for individuals who have trouble gripping objects because of arthritis or reduced hand strength. it allows these persons to hold objects by slipping one's hand into the spring-action clip. The clip can attach to books, brushes, phones and bottles with hook-and-loop closure.

Eating Tool Eating Aid (Model F74610-0500)

The Eating Tool Eating Aid, model F74610-0500, is a rocker knife and fork designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand. This polycarbonate utensil is dishwasher and autoclave safe and enables one-handed cuting of most foods into bite sized pieces. To use, the utensil is pressed down on the food, rolled to cut, and twisted to pick the food up.

Ecomfort Home Office

The eComfort Home Office is a notebook/laptop computer support and support for tablet computers designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabiities or arthritis. This all-in-one workstation is built for use with a tablet, netbook, small laptop, e-reader, and other small electronics. The unit can be used as a regular lapdesk for typing on a laptop or the top can be lifted off and propped at an angle for a better viewing angle for a tablet. The textured top of grips the device securel

Economy Reacher And Dressing Stick (Model 2109)

The Economy Reacher and Dressing Stick, model 2109 is a dressing stick designed to aid individuals with mobility disabilities and spinal cord injury in putting on and removing clothing. This lightweight reacher/dressing stick features a small C-hook at one end and a large plastic-coated push/pull hook at the other. DIMENSIONS: Weighs less than 5 ounces. The shaft is 26 inches long.

Economy Suction Brush (Model Nc28224)

The Economy Suction Brush, model NC28224, is a scrub brush for cleaning vegetables designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand. The brush features stiff nylon bristles in a lightweight plastic base to which rubber suction-cup feet are affixed. The suction-cup feet secure the brush to most flat surfaces during use. DIMENSIONS: The brush is 4 inches long.

Egg Cup (Model Ha-4265)

Egg Cup, model HA-4265, is a dish with a suction base designed for one hand use by individuals who have had strokes or who have upper extremity amputations or disabilities or use of only one hand. This egg cup has a suction disc to keep the cup in place for one-handed eating. DIMENSIONS: External diameter is 47 millimeters. WEIGHT: 55 grams.

Elec-Tra-Mate Spinning Reel Drive (Model 450Pth)

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

Electric Can Opener And Knife Sharpener

The electric can opener and knife sharpener is a kitchen tool for teens and up, who have a hard time using a regular can opener. This product would be ideal for those who have a disability that affects their motor skills and for persons with arthritis. Twist-Off cutting lever for easy cleaning. Built-in manual knife sharpener. Cord storage. Opens cans up to 6 ½ inches height. COLOR: White. DIMENSIONS: 8 ½ inches height x 4 3/8 width x 4 5/8 depth.

Electrical Outlet Connector

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of an electrical outlet connector to assist individuals with cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and Parkinson`s disease to plug in everyday electrical devices. The concept behind this project is to reduce the stress factors that come from the pushing and pulling required to plug in electrical devices into most standard U.S. and Canadian electrical outlets, which is also an easily assembled, manufacturable device. The

Electrical Switches

DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY --- PURPOSE: Switches for use by individuals with mobility or neurological disabilities. Mel Nowland, a retired engineer, has designed many types of electrical switches for people with limited mobility, using easily found materials such as soap dishes and Tupperware, including eye-blink, two-handed, voice-operated, and pillow switches. AUTHOR: Wechsler, K. TITLE: Doing It Yourself. JOURNAL: Quest. WEB SITE: http://www.mda.org/publications/Quest/q113diy.html. REF: Vol. 11, N

Elementary Piano For One Hand

Elementary Piano for One Hand is a music lesson book for learning to play the piano with one hand. It contains 30 pages of music specifically written to be played with one hand.

Elis Electric Salt Mill

The Elis Electric Salt Mill is a salt mill designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities, use of one hand, or arthritis. The mills include a matching stainless steel tray. It enables one-handed use and features a patented U-Select mechanism, which allows the user to select the ideal grind for specific dishes. A built-in LED light illuminates the area to be seasoned. The mill also includes an extra LED bulb and salt. POWER: Uses 6 AAA batteries (included). DIMENSIONS: 8 inches

Embroidery Hoop

The Embroidery Hoop is a clamp-on needlework hoop designed for people with upper extremity disabilities or use of only one hand. This hoop can be used for knitting, crocheting, darning, and embroidery and clips to tabletops up to one inch-thick. The device has an adjustable, flexible gooseneck and includes the holder, darning ring, and a hoop with a flexible shaft. DIMENSIONS: The gooseneck is 13.5 inches long and the hoop is 8 inches in diameter.

Enamor Food Preparation Aid

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of food preparation device for individuals with upper extremity disabilities or amputation or other conditions that limit them to use of only one arm or hand. The Enamor (an anagram of “one arm”) allows a person with use of only one arm the opportunity to expand his or her cooking skills by facilitating food preparation. Enamor is a simple and easily cleaned kit that consists of both vegetable and meat cutting units that attach tightly onto

Ergo Plate

The Ergo Plate is a high side plate designed for use by individuals with the use of one hand, fine motor, upper extremity or eating disabilities. Designed to help prevent spillage of food over the side of the plate, this ergonomically designed plate has high sides and a wide rim against which food can be pushed onto cutlery. Other features include a slightly sloped base that keeps liquids and small particle foods contained in one spot. The plate is made from durable polycarbonate with a textured

Ergonomic Kitchen Fork Knife (Model Nc28264-04)

The Ergonomic Kitchen Fork Knife, model NC28264-04, is a combination rocker knife and fork designed to allow individuals with use of only one hand to cut and eat food without switching utensils. The rocker knife blade widens to a four-pronged tip for use as a fork. The utensil has a stainless steel blade and a plastic handle. It is dishwasher safe. DIMENSIONS: The blade is 4.5 inches.

Escali Taso Mixing Bowl Kitchen Scale

Escali Taso Mixing Bowl Kitchen Scale is designed to measure, mix and pour with all-in-one bowl. This mixing bowl is ideal for individuals with limited upper extremity mobility, strength and endurance. The Escali Taso Mixing Bowl measures anything by weight or liquids such as milk, water, oil, flour and sugar by volume. The removable 2 quart mixing bowl is dishwasher safe. It features rubber feet to protect counter tops and provide a stable measurement. POWER: AAA Batteries included, Automat

Est. 1850 Leather Folio For Ipad

The EST. 1850 Leather Folio for iPad is a case with stand for a tablet computer designed for use by individuals with fine motor or upper extremity disabilities or use of only one hand. This case is crafted of Scottish goat leather that is tumbled with aniline dyes and washed to create a durable, richly colored leather. It features include a striped interior cloth lining, an integrated collapsible back stand, a leather loop for a stylus, a slip pocket, and a business card holder. DIMENSIONS (LxHx

Etac Cross Xl Wheelchair

The Etac Cross XL Wheelchair is a heavy-duty adult folding wheelchair designed for use by individuals with lower extremity, mobility, or neurological disabilities or spinal cord injury. Adjustments that do not require tools can be made with one hand. FRAME: Aluminum and steel tube folding frame with twin cross-tubes, in a choice of regular or long frame. Push-handles are height-adjustable with tools and removable. Anti-tips are included. Color options are black, blue, sea green, or plum. SEAT (L

Etac Fix Preparation Board

The Etac Fix Preparation Board is a cutting board designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities or arthritis or use of only one hand. This dishwasher-safe polystyrene board has an adjustable clamp for securing larger items that can be arranged for left- or right-handed use. There is also a detachable plate with stainless steel spikes for smaller foods that can be turned over to a smooth side if needed. The board sits on four anti-slip feet. Suction pads are also included for

Evolution Back

Evolution Back is a wheelchair back support system designed for use by individuals with lower extremity disabilities, mobility disabilities, and spinal cord injury who use wheelchairs. The system is adjustable to accommodate growth and its "slide and snap" hardware is operable with one hand. It has an oversized self-inflating cushion for immersion of bony prominences, and is designed to work with lateral supports, hip belts, and hip guides. The system includes hardware with one inch of lateral a

Exoskeleton Glove

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of an exoskeletal glove for an individual with grasping difficulties. Charalampos Ioannou developed an exoskeletal glove after observing his grandmother having difficultly holding a remote control in her hand. This metallic orthotic glove that fits over the hand and supports the movements of the hand. The glove is controlled by the movement (kinetic stimulus) of the user's hand. It is intended for use by individuals with motor disabilities

Ez Putting Aid

The EZ Putting Aid is a golf accessory designed for use by individuals with spinal cord or brain injury or severe physical disabilties. Intended for wheelchair users with limited or no hand function but with limited movement of one arm, the unit cand be used on the left or right side and mounts on the wheelchair arm with the two included Velcro straps. Once the device is mounted, the user pushes or pulls the swing handle with the wrist, arm, or hand to perform the putt. As the handle is moved, t

Ez Squeeze Can Opener

The EZ Squeeze Can Opener is a can opener designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities or use of only one hand. This can opener features a patented stainless steel ratcheting mechanism, magnetic lid tip, stainless steel blade and sturdy construction. The user pierces the lid with the cutting wheel and squeezes the handles to open the can. The cut lid is then safely removed by the magnetized tip.

Ez Warm Wash Solution Comfort Seat (Model Scs130)

The EZ WarmWash Solution ComfortSeat, model SCS130, is a personal cleansing system designed for use by individuals with upper extremity, neurologogical, mobility, or balance disabilities, or arthritis or spinal cord injury. The unit installs under the existing toilet seat and the control unit can be placed on the left or right or moved aside to accomodate certain bathroom wheelchairs. Features include a temperature-controlled rear wash and adjustable water pressure. The device uses the existing

Ez Wash Solution Comfort Seat (Model Scs105)

The EZ Wash Solution ComfortSeat, model SCS105, is a personal sleansing system designed for use by individuals with mobility, balance, upper extremity, or neurological disabilities, or spinal cord injury, or arthritis. The unit installs under the existing toilet seat, requires no electricity, and connects directly to existing plumbing. Features include natural water rear wash and a turn-dial water pressure control. WARRANTY: A two-year warranty is standard with an optional two-year extended wa

Ez-Scoop 2010

--- DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --------- PURPOSE: To create a do-it-yourself prosthetic for individuals with upper limb amputation and/or disabilities to use to play lacrosse. Originally developed as part of the Engineering Design and Communication (EDC) class at Northwestern University, The EZ-Scoop 2010 is do-it-yourself prosthetic that enables individuals with upper limb amputation and/or disabilities to catch, throw, scoop, cradle, and check a ball while playing lacrosse. The device consists of t

Ezy-Dose 7-Day Push Button Medication Reminder (Models A-67578, B-67571 & C-67577)

The Ezy-Dose 7-Day Push Button Medication Reminder, models A-67578, B-67571, and C-67577 are medication organizers and reminders designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities, arthritis, limited hand strength or those with the use of only one hand. The Ezy-Dose pill series consists of four models each designed to hold specific amount of aspirin sized pills. Its one-touch design allows the user to lift the lid of the pill box with a touch of a button for easy access. Ot

Facecloth Wringer

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY ---PURPOSE: To enable a person with limited or no hand strength to wring out a face or dish cloth. The article includes diagrams showing two versions of a mechanism to remove most of the water from a cloth without requiring finger or grip strength. In one version, a metal plate with a 90-degree bend is bolted to the edge of a kitchen or bathroom sink. A second plate with drain holes is connected to the lower edge of the first plate by a hinge. A handle is attached to the sec

Fds Transportable Hand Control

The FDS Transportable Hand Control is an automobile hand control designed for use by individuals with lower extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury. Made of aluminium and stainless steel, the device enables the driver to accelerate and brake manually, and has a swivel knob for single hand steering. The control is foldable and is stored in a pouch. It can be installed in almost any vehicle by clamping the connecting rods to the corresponding pedals, strapping the clamps for safety, adjusting

Filet Board

The Filet Board is a cutting and filleting board designed for individuals with grasping and upper extremity disabilities, one hand and upper extremity amputation. The board in made of aluminum plate and has a specially designed clamp on one side that will hold a catfish or flat fish in place while the user fillets it using one hand.

Fishing Pole Holder

---- DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --------- PURPOSE: To create a do-it-yourself fishing pole holder for an individual with limited use of their arm related to stroke. A tube, made of plastic water pipe which is slightly larger in diameter than the fishing rod handle is attached at an angle to the arm of a folding chair. The chair should be carefully chosen for a sturdy arm rest and reinforced if necessary. Once the fishing rod is cast with one hand the rod is then placed in the tube and "locked" in plac

Fishing Pole Holder For Wheelchairs (Model H706631000)

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

Fishing Rod Holder And Accessories

CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide a custom adaptation of a fishing rod holder and fishing accessories for an individual with brain injury and limited arm mobility. Since the individual could only use his right arm, adaptations needed to include tying the hook onto a fishing line—an activity that normally requires two hands. First, a device was located and converted to one-hand use. The device was then mounted onto at an angle onto a piece of plywood, and then flexible polyurethane guides

Five Finger Typist

The Five Finger Typist is a typing instruction program designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand. Suitable for right- or left-handed typists, the program is designed to enable users to place their fingers on the home row of the keyboard and mimic the animated on-screen hand movements through a series of exercises. This program enables users to work at their own pace by beginning with simple exercises and gradually learning more keystrokes. The program also tracks typing accuracy

Flex, The

The Flex is a wheel lock system designed to enable individuals with use of only one hand to lock both wheels of a wheelchair simultaneously. This device can be installed on either side of the wheelchair. It fits most manual wheelchairs with round tubing and does not interfere with the collapsing mechanism of a folding chair. WEIGHT: 1.2 pounds.

Flexible Universal Mobile Mount (Fumm)

-- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a universal smartphone mount for use by people with and without disabilities. The Flexible Universal Mobile Mount (FUMM) is an adaptation on the basic function of propping a smartphone in a useful position. Instead of being restricted to only certain devices or angles, the device's flexible arms and nano suction pads make it possible for the FUMM to be used with almost any phone, removing the need to buy a new stand when changing or upgrad

Flip Lacer

Flip Lacer is a shoe lacing aid designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities or amputation. This device allows the user to pull laces tight with one hand. This self-locking plastic device has no moving parts and interlaces with standard lace up shoes. Shoes can be opened wide to slip feet in, then the device can be used to pull the laces tight and tie the final knot. The device has a locking position for small children and a relaxed mode for relaxing laces for comfort. COLOR

Folding Hemi Walker

The Folding Hemi Walker is a hemi walker designed for use by individuals with the use of only one arm or hand. This walker folds flat for compact storage. DIMENSION (HxDxW): 30 x 18 x 12 inches. The height adjusts from 30 to 34 inches in 1-inch increments. The maximum base width is 19.25 inches. CAPACITY: 300 pounds. WEIGHT: 3 pounds 7 ounces.

Folding Pan Holder (Model 3010)

The Folding Pan Holder, model BK3010, is a plated steel pan holder designed for use by individuals with the use of one hand. Featuress include a suction feet to affix the holder to the stove top to prevent movement of pan while stirring with one hand, a slot that holds the handle of the pan,and legs that fold in for easy storage.

Folio For Ipad

The Folio for iPad is a case with stand for a tablet computer designed for use by individuals with fine motor or upper extremity disabilites or use of one hand. This case provides easy device access and cutouts for play-through functionality. It is available with a full leather exterior or an exterior made of polyurethane with leather trim. The Folio for iPad includes an integrated recessed collapsible back stand to position the iPad for hands-free viewing. Other features include a leather loop

Food Prep Board (Model 3023)

The Food Prep Board, model 3023, is a cutting board and buttering aid designed for use by persons with upper extremity disabilities. The board anchors to the counter with a curved lip that fits over the counter edge and non-skid feet keep it from slipping. The board also features a patterned surface to keep food from sliding and raised back edges to brace bread for one-handed buttering or sandwich making and to keep food from slipping off during cutting or chopping. DIMENSIONS: 8.75 inches squar

Foot Flusher

The Foot Flusher is designed for use by individuals with limited use of their upper extremities or limited coordination and balance of their lower extremity while flushing the toilet. Step 1: Gather Materials. Materials: 2 Paper Towel Rolls. 1 Wire Hanger. 1 Kiwi Express Shoe Shiner (or similar). 1 Package of 3M (I used the "Utensil Hooks" but technically any one of these Command Strip products will work - more on that later). 1-5 Rubber Bands. Some tape or glue.

Fork Aid And One Hand Cutlery

The Fork Aid and One Hand Cutlery is an eating utensil designed for persons that have a disability that hinders their ability to feed themselves. It is a stainless steel automatic serving fork and its design is such that when the user puts food in their mouth, as the user pulls the fork back out of their mouth, the food on the fork is pushed off the fork. Ideal for one-handed users as well.

Formica Cutting Board (Model Nc28501)

The Formica Cutting Board, model NC28238, is designed to assist people with limited hand strength or with use of only one hand in cutting or chopping food. The formica cutting board includes plastic edge trim and features wooden food guards on one corner to keep food on the board. The board also has two stainless steel nails imbedded in it to hold vegetables and other foods in place. DIMENSIONS: 8 x 10 inches.

Four Suiter Card Holder (Model Nc29103)

The Four Suiter Card Holder, model NC29103, is a playing card holder designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities or arthritis. This wooden holder has four angled slots to hold cards and aid in visibility. DIMENSIONS (WxD): 9.5 x 5 inches. COLOR: Natural wood.

Frankenkindle

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted electronic book reader for an individual with cerebral palsy. Glenn, an electrical engineer created the "Frankenkindle" for his sister using an Amazon Kindle and a keypad from a children's reader. This e-reader adaptation features controls that are easier for and individuals with cerebral palsy or other types of fine motor and neurological disabilities to use compared to the standard buttons on the Kindle. The device is mou

French Design Rocking Knife

The French Design Rocking Knife is a rocking knife designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities or use of one hand. Pressure is applied directly above the food to be cut, requiring less strength and dexterity. This dishwasher-safe knife has a stainless steel blade and an upright, easy-grip plastic handle. DIMENSIONS: 6 inches long. The blade is 4 inches wide. WEIGHT: 1 ounce.

Gas Gadget

Gas Gadget is a gas cap opener designed for use by individuals with arthritis and those with limited hand function. It is a tool designed to help minimize the effort needed to loosen and tighten auto gas caps. The Gas Gadget has an ergonomic handle that is textured and is easy to grip. The slot opening for the gas cap measures 0.5 inch wide, and 2.25 inches long. Overall the gas cap wrench measures 7 inches long. It is small enough to fit in a glove compartment, under the seat or even in some do

Gauntlet Glove Keyboard

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a keyboard alternative for individuals who have the use of only one hand or have fine motor disabilities in one hand. Gauntlet, or the Generally Accessible Universal Nomadic Tactile Low-power Electronic Typist, is a smart glove device that features built-in wireless keyboard functionality. This device looks like a black glove with letters placed in between joints of each finger. The user types by using the thumb to touch the desired let

GE Energy Star RightHeight Design Front Load Washer (Model GFWR4805FRR)

The GE® Energy Star® RightHeight™ Design Front Load Washer, model GFWR4805FRR, is a front load washer designed for people who use wheelchairs and for those who have the use of only one hand. This ADA-compliant washer is equipped with a tilted wash basket made of stainless steel, controls placed at eye-level, a door with see-thru glass, and a chrome pocket door handle. The RightHeight™ built-in pedestal raises this washer 7 inches above the ground, making loading and unloading more convenient. Th

Gear Shift Adapter (Model 107)

The Gear Shift Adapter, model 107, is an extension lever that allows the gear selector to be operated from the left hand side. The unit will not interfere with the normal operation of factory installed right handed gear selector. Mounting tools are included.

German Sit-On Embroidery Stand

The German Sit-on Embroidery Stand is a needlework hoop with stand designed for use by individuals with use of one hand or other upper extremity disabilities. Crafted of varnished natural beech wood, this device has a shaped sitting board attached to a stand with a round beechwood hoop with height and angle adjustment. DIMENSIONS: 11 x 15.25 inches. The hoop is 9 inches in diameter. COLOR: Natural beechwood

Getting Yourself Dry

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY PURPOSE: To provide methods of drying after bathing for seniors and individuals with arthritis, mobility disabilities, and other physical disabilities. Suggestions include substituting a terry cloth robe for a traditional towel and cutting a large stip of towelling and attaching web or cloth loop handles to create a towel with hand grips. Cutting the bottom off a robe creates a "bath jacket" to reduce chilling when bathing takes some time. Attaching a terry cloth pouch over

Go 3 Shopping Trolley

The Go 3 Shopping Trolley is a folding wheeled shopping bag designed for use by individuals with balance, lower extremity, or upper extremity disabilities, use of only one hand, or arthritis. This three-wheeled folding shopping bag features an aluminum frame and a removable, washable bag with an exterior pocket and a drawstring closure. It has two rear wheels and a swivelling dual front wheel for maneuverability. The unit can also be used as a handtruck with the bag removed. Other features inclu

Go Two Shopping Trolley

The Go Two Shopping Trolley is a folding wheeled shopping bag designed for use by individuals with balance, lower extremity, or upper extremity disabilities, use of only one hand, or arthritis. This folding shopping bag features an aluminum frame with a removable, washable interior bag that has an exterior pocket and a drawstring closure. Other features include a foam-covered handle, two over-sized wheels, and a covered front anti-tip bar. The unit has a push-button folding mechanism. DIMENSIONS

Go Up Shopping Trolley

The Go Up Shopping Trolley is a folding wheeled shopping bag designed for use by individuals with balance, lower extremity, or upper extremity disabilities, use of only one hand, or arthritis. This folding shopping bag features a high-capacity removable and washable main bag, an adjustable top with hook-and loop closure, a front insulated pocket, and an exterior pocket for newspapers and books. Other features include a height-adjustable foam-covered handle, folding safety lock, lateral safety re

Good Grips Salad Spinner

The Good Grips Salad Spinner is a salad spinner designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities or use of only one hand. The unit consists of a non-slip bowl, a spinner bakse, and a lid with a large non-slip spinner knob. To use the device, the basket is placed in the bowl and the basket is filled with fruit or salad greens to be dried. With the lid in place, the user simply presses the knob to start the basket spinning; the more the knob is pressed, the faster the basket spins

Gorilla Gripper

The Gorilla Gripper is a construction materials carrier designed for use by individuals with use of one hand or upper extremity arthritis or disabilities. This device is designed to enable one person to carry heavy sheet goods such as plywood, drywall, particleboard, melamine, tempered glass and granite from the top, using only one hand. The gripper works by clamping onto the top center of the material, creating a sturdy temporary handle for the person who is carrying it. This device uses the i

Grater Holder.

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Attachment for an adapted cutting board to stabilize a flat grater for one-handed use. Board 5 by 4 by 3/4 inches with a strip of wood attached about an inch from the top on which a flat grater can be rested at an angle to the cutting board. The board has two holes on the bottom which fit over two nails on the cutting board. Includes photographs and diagrams. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: Strebel, M B; comp TITLE: Adaptions and Techniques for t

Grater With Suction Feet (Model 3294)

The Grater with Suction Feet, model 3294, is designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand or other upper extremity disabilities. This grater features suction feet to secure the device to the counter and a built-in bin to catch the grated food. The front plate reverses for a choice of fine or coarse grating.

Grip-It Floor Stand

Gripper Jar Opener

The Gripper Jar Opener is a jar opener designed for use by individuals with arthritis or upper extremity disabilities. The device works on smooth and grooved jar lids and the jaws securely tighten around the lid and remain locked until the user releases them. DIMENSIONS: Opens lids 1 to 3.75 inches wide; the unit is 9.5 inches wide.

Gripper Water Faucet Handle (Model 003)

The Gripper Water Faucet Handle, model 003, is a tap turner designed for use by individuals with grasping disabilities, arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, or use of only one hand. This turner attaches over existing tap handles, giving users a gripping area with more leverage. The device features red and blue color-coded indicators that identify hot and cold valves, and two separate grip locks that are compatible with most valve and spigot handles are included. COLOR: White

Gripper.

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Device to open and close screw-top jars or to use to turn taps and valves for someone with weak hands. Provides pattern and instructions for a gripper made of plywood with rubber glued to the surfaces that come into contact with the object to be turned. Can be clamped or screwed down for one-handed use. Includes drawings and photograph. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: Grainger, S E TITLE: Making Aids for Disabled Living REF: North Pomfret, Vermon

Groomstik

The Groomstik is a clamp for an ironing board designed for use by people with upper extremity and grasping disabilities, people with use of only one hand and upper extremity amputees. The Groomstik consists of soft gripping surfaces with a curved plastic handle and two U-shaped pieces, one on each end, that attach to each side of an iron board. It can be fastened to an ironing board with one hand. After placing a piece of clothing (or another fabric item such as a table cloth or sheet) on an iro

Gus! Word Prediction

Gus! Word Prediction is a word prediction program designed for use by individuals with fine motor or upper extremity disabilities and individuals who use one hand on a computer keyboard. This voice output utility program can be used with standard application software. It places an "always on top" window on the computer screen, which can be stretched or shrunk to any size, with automatic adjustment of font size. As the user begins to enter a word, the box displays a list of choices. Words are pre

H-36 Ipad/tablet Combo Stand

The H-36 iPad/Tablet Combo Stand is a stand for tablet computer and a keyboard tray designed for use by individuals with use of one hand, grasping or upper extremity disabilities, or arthritis. This lightweight, flexible, rugged and versatile stand holds both a keyboard and an iPad/tablet. The keyboard trays are designed at a steep angle which reduces head-bobbing. The individual parts (iPad/tablet shelf and keyboard trays) are attached by Super-Velcro so the users can adjust the parts themselve

H-36 Tablet Stand

The H-36 Tablet Stand is a stand for tablet computer designed for use by individuals with use of one hand, grasping or upper extremity disabilities, or arthritis. Three versions of the H-36 stand are available: Fixed-angle Tablet Stand, Variable-angle Tablet Super-Stand, and Tall Tablet Stand. These stands are designed for use with the Apple iPad, Auggie, other tablets, and alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) devices. Each stand comes with a Stick & Suck white disk on the bottom

H-57 Mini-Arm For All Ipads

The H-57 Mini-Arm is a stand for tablet computer designed for use by individuals with use of one hand, grasping or upper extremity disabilities, or arthritis. The H-57 is designed for use with the Apple iPad and other tablets. It includes the Super-Clamp (which allows clamping to wheelchairs, bedrails, desks or tables) and an iPad tablet holder without a case or an adjustable tablet holder (ATH). The user can select a standard, tall, or tall and wide ATH. The tablet can be removed from the holde

H-79 Tablet Floor Stand

The H-79 Tablet Floor Stand is a stand for a tablet computer designed for use by individuals with use of one hand, grasping or upper extremity disabilities, or arthritis. The stand comes in two sizes - short and tall - and with or without a counter-weighted, microphone-style boom. The short version with the boom is for people that are on the floor and unable to stand or sit up. This version positions the tablet up to 30 inches up from the floor, or all the way down right next to it. The tall ver

H-92 Phone Holder

The H-92 Phone Holder is a cell phone holder and tablet computer mounting system designed for use by individuals with upper or lower extremity, grasping and mobility disabilities, individuals with use of one hand, and wheelchair users. The Phone Holder’s gel case attaches to the “Quick Connect” lever which screws into the end of a Short, Mini, Articulating, Magic Arm or Super Clamp (see separate entries). The screw size is 1/4-20. The Phone Holder expands from 1.625 to 4.5 inches. The “Quick-Con

Half Keyboard

The Half Keyboard is a compact one-handed keyboard designed for use by individuals with upper extremity amputation, hand injury, or who have had a stroke. This keyboard allows the user to touch type with one hand, using existing typing skills. The user places a hand on the keyboard, in the standard position. The letters under the hand are exactly the same as on a standard keyboard. To get the other half of the keyboard, the user holds down the space bar. To type a space, the user taps the space

Half-Qwerty One-Handed And Two-Handed Keyboard

The Half-Qwerty One-Handed and Two-Handed Keyboard is a one-handed keyboard designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand, hemiplegia, carpal tunnel syndrome on one side, and other disabilities of the hand. This keyboard can also be used in conjunction with a braille dispaly by people with blindness or low vision. This full keyboard has a standard QWERTY layout that allows one-handed typing with either hand as well as standard two-handed typing. For one-handed typing, the user places

Half-Qwerty One-Handed Keyboard Software

The Half-QWERTY One-handed Keyboard Software is a one-hand keyboard modification program designed to allow a standard keyboard to also function as a one-handed keyboard, using a technique similar to two-handed touch typing. The user types with one hand in the standard home-row position for that hand. To type characters of the other hand, the user simply holds down the space bar and performs the finger movement previously performed by the other hand. Hitting the space bar only generates a space.

Hand And Foot Powered Cycle

The Hand and Foot Powered Cycle is a hand- and foot-propelled tricycle designed for children and adults ages 5 and above with neuromuscular disabilities or cerebral palsy who need to use both their feet and hands to propel the cycle. The user pedals with his or her feet and/or pushes and pulls the handlebars to propel this cycle. It features front wheel drive with a single speed. The cycle is custom-designed and fitted to each user using his or her measurements and guidelines to ensure a perfect

Hands Free Colander

The Hands Free Colander is a colander designed for use by individuals with grasping or upper extremity disabilities, arthritis or use of only one hand. Made of plastic, this strainer features a hook handle that fits securely around the base of a faucet, suspending the colander over the sink and leaving the hands completely free. It also features a hand slot handle just below the hook handle. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 4.75 x 13 x 13 inches. CAPACITY: Holds 90 ounces or 11.25 cups. COLOR: White.

Hands Free Hair Dryer

The Hands Free Hair Dryer's design allows it to individually stand on a countertop or table to leave both hands free for drying and styling which is ideal for individuals with upper extremity disabilities. Removing the need to hold the dryer reduces the shoulder, neck, and arm strain often accompanied by holding a dryer. The device's 1,500-watt motor blows air vertically at a standard 50 mph with two heat and two speed settings, so hair dries quickly without being blown around too vigorously. T

Hands Free Umbrella Holder

The Brella Bag Hands Free Umbrella Holder is designed for one-handed individuals, those confined to a wheelchair, or for those with upper extremity disabilities who have trouble holding an umbrella to keep them dry while in a wheelchair or in the garden. Lightweight. Deep pouch to hold either a straight or curved umbrella shaft. Features an adjustable strap that wraps around the neck and shoulder. The back strap has a belt loop used to hold the bag more securely. It also features a convenient sn

Hands-Free Hair Dryer Stand 2000 (Model 6475)

The Hands-Free Hair Dryer Stand 2000, model 6475, is a hair dryer holder designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. This free-standing device features a v-shaped base that can be placed on a table or counter top, and a flexible gooseneck that can adjusted to any angle from its tabletop base. The stand holds the hair dryer (not included) in a foam- padded clamp at the top of the flexible gooseneck. The dryer is then stabilized, leaving the hands free to manipu

Handy Opener (Models Kec160 & Kec160B)

The Handy Opener (models KEC160 and KEC160B) is a cordless powered can opener designed for one handed operation or with limited use of two hands. Lightweight, with rechargeable holder. Warranty available.

Helpikeys

Helpikeys is designed for use by individuals with low vision and cognitive and learning disabilities. Helpikeys is a programmable membrane keyboard which replaces a traditional keyboard and mouse. It comes with five standard overlays which are recognized by the keyboard when inserted under the protective membrane. As a programmable alternative keyboard, Helpikeys can be changed by using one of these five standard overlays, or by using the Helpikeys Layout Builder software (included) that allows

Hickies Elastic Shoelaces

Hickies Elastic Shoelaces are shoe laces designed to eliminate the need to tie shoes useful for users with grasping difficulties. Hickies elastic lacing system turns sneakers into slip-ons. Made of elastic copolymers that stretch to accommodate any size shoe. The laces loosen and contract with the movement of users foot for a comfortable, secure fit and return to original size for use with multiple pairs of shoes.

Hobby Paint Or Glue Bottle Spill Protector

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Designed to assist individuals with limited use in one hand or the ability to only use one hand to keep little glue or paint bottles from falling over for arts and crafts projects. Cut a hole in small paper plate — the kind used to serve cake at birthday parties. First, trace the bottom of the bottle in the middle of the plate, on the side used for food. Then cut the hole with an x-acto blade or scissors just a little larger in diameter than the bottle

Homemade Vegetable Grater Holder.

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: One handed use of vegetable grater. Suction cups on base of formica covered plywood stand holds commercially available grater stationary. Graphics included. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: Hamilton, L. TITLE: Why Didn't Somebody Tell Me About These Things? REF:Book: Author, 217 North Jeffreys St, Pleasant Hills, MO 64080; p 123. 1984.

Hot Shot Pool Cue

The Hot Shot Pool Cue is a pool cue designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities, use of one hand, or upper extremity disabilities. This automatic spring-loaded billiard cue can be operated with one hand is actuated by a power spring with infinitely adjustable power. The unit is activated by depressing a trigger with light pressure. This pool stick has an aluminum housing and a combination aluminum and steel shaft (internal). DIMENSIONS: 45 or 51 inches. Custom lengths can b

I-Openr

The I-OpenR is a powered door opener for a trash receptacle with a swinging door designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. Usable in the home or in restaurants, food courts, and other public venues, this device permits hands-free use of the receptacle. An infra-red eye detects an object being thrown away and automatically opens the trash door. Features include an LED trash-level sensor that changes from solid green to flashing red

Icamera Interface

The iCamera Interface is a switch activated shutter control that allows users with limited fine motor skills to take pictures on their iPhone, iPad and iPod with the camera feature on the device. The user plugs the capability switch into the compact iCamera Interface and attaches the Interface to their iPhone, iPad or iPod to take a picture. DIMENSIONS: 1 1/2" W x 1 1/2" L x 3/4" H. WEIGHT: 1 oz. COLOR: Black interface with white cord. WARRANTY/GUARANTEE: As stated by the manufacturer.

Impressor Braille Business Card Embosser (Model 1-03380-00)

The Impressor Braille Business Card Embosser, model 1-03380-00, is a braille labeler designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This business card embosser is similar to the stamp used by notary publics. It embosses up to four lines of braille on a standard 3.5 x 2 inch business card. The labeler is made of metal with an acrylic base for one-hand operation.

Incase Magazine Jacket For Ipad 2

The Incase Magazine Jacket for iPad 2 is a stand for a tablet computer designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand or grasping or upper extremity disabilities. The hardshell case protects the iPad 2’s back and sides while the front lap with rubberized exterior keeps the screen safe from scratches. The jacket can be converted into a stand with two viewing angles and one typing angle when the screen cover is folded back. Other features include snap-on attachment, secure elastic band

Incipio Fixie Universal Tablet Stand

The Incipio FIXIE Universal Tablet Stand is a stand for a tablet computer designed for use by individual with fine motor, grasping, neurological, or severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury or arthritis. Made of aircraft-grade aluminum, the unit fits most tablet computers. It is composed of two parts, one of which holds the tablet and the second supports the unit. Positioning the two pieces enables the user to choose from multiple viewing angles. Rubber grips on the stand are designed

Infinity 7236

The Infinity 7236 is a powered elevating therapy table designed for use in therapy settings. This height-adjustable table has a laminate top with PVC edging. Height adjustment is accomplished using the push-button controls and the lift mechanism can lift up to 400 pounds. The table seats six to eight individuals, including wheelchair users. POWER: Uses standard current and includes a hospital-grade plug. DIMENSIONS: The height adjusts from 26 to 38 inches and the table surface is 72 x 36 inches.

Inner Lip Plate

The Inner Lip Plate is an inner lip plate designed for use by individuals with low vision or upper extremity disabilities. The lip on the dishwasher-safe plastic plate helps keep food from spilling or to guide it onto the eating utensil. DIMENSIONS: 9 inches in diameter.

Inner Lip Plate (Models 16T119 & 16T119B)

The Inner Lip Plate, models 16T119 and 16T119BL, is an inner lip plate designed for use by individuals with the use of only one hand or with other upper extremity disabilities. The plate assists individuals in self-feeding by featuring a deep inner lip that holds food on the plate while the user brings the fork or spoon to the edge of the plate to push the food onto the utensil. The inner lip also aids in preventing spills. This no-slip sandstone plate is break proof and microwavable. DIMENSIONS

Innerlip Plates

Innerlip Plates are inner lip plates designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand or with other upper extremity disabilities. Food can be pushed up against the inner lip of the microwave-safe plastic plate and then scooped onto the fork or the spoon. DIMENSIONS: 8 inches in diameter. COLOR: Yellow or ivory.

Insul-Cap

The Insul-Cap is a syringe needle guide and vial holder designed to aid people with diabetes and neuromuscular disabilities, tremors or others with unstable hands to load a syringe. This colored plastic screw-on cap is designed to be used with bottles of insulin, and it facilitate one-handed syringe loading. The cap has a narrow neck and a top that snaps on and off. The top is designed to fit most standard syringes. COLORS: Blue and orange.

Insul-Eze

Insul-eze is a syringe magnifier, needle guide and vial holder designed to aid people with low vision and/or users with unstable hands in syringe loading. The device has a flat-base frame that can be positioned firmly on a flat surface. Insul-eze magnifies (2.5x) syringe calibrations and automatically aligns the bottle seal with the needle. Constructed of clear plastic, the device holds a variety of insulin bottles. It can be used with one hand.

Ipad Dexterity Enhancement Apparatus (Idea)

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a dexterity enhancement apparatus for an iPad tablet computer to be used by a child with cerebral palsy (CP). A 5-year-old kindergarten student with CP struggled with the fine motor movement required to use her iPad for communication. The iPad Dexterity Enhancement Apparatus, iDEA, is a supportive, spring loaded tracking system that keeps a user's hand in the optimal operating position while supporting the wrist to prevent hand dragging.

Ipad Mounting System (Model 1556)

The iPad Mounting System, model 1556, is a stand for a tablet computer and a computer mounting kit for wheelchair designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand, or mobility, lower extremity or upper extremity disabilities, or spinal cord injury. The system is composed of three parts: a mounting platform for the iPad, a mounting arm, and a clamp. Two flexible cords that securely hold the iPad to the platform are included. The light duty mounting arm expands from 14.5 inches to 24 inch

It Types

it Types is a compact keyboard and a one-handed keyboard interface designed for use by individuals with the use of only one hand or who have limited reach or muscle control. This device can be operated with one or two hands. It has only 10 keys, and it types letters, numbers and symbols. The it Types also supports the "Control" and "Alt" keys to allow for operation of a computer’s functionality. Each key acts as a "shift" key to create nine other options once one key is pressed and a tenth op

Itouchless Towel-Matic Ii Automatice Paper Towel Dispenser

The iTouchless Towel-Matic II Automatic Paper Towel Dispenser is designed for use by individuals with limited fine motor or hand dexterity due to arthritis or Parkinson’s Disease. This product utilizes an automatic proximity sensor to dispense a pre-determined length of paper towel for cleaning up spills, drying hands and more. Hygienic and smart, this handy appliance is effortless and economical, ensuring your paper towels never unravel or tear midway. The built in optical scanner identifies t

Iworm

-- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a wearable stand for a tablet computer that leaves the user's hands free. The iWorm is a stand for a tablet for a tablet computer that is designed for people with grasping, neurological or upper extremity disabilities and for people who have use of only one hand. It is worn around the user's shoulders and behind the neck and has foam pads on the chest and a brace extending onto the upper back with memory foam to bear the weight of the stan

Jar & Bottle Holder (Model Ha-4290)

The Jar & Bottle Holder, HA-4290, is a jar and bottle holder and opener designed for use by individuals with use of one hand, arthritis, or upper extremity disabilities. This device sits over the edge of a counter and the jar or bottle is placed in its V section. The sliding section is then pushed in with the hip or stomach, leaving the hand(s) free to remove the lid.

Jar Opener

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To provide a custom adaptation of a jar opener for individuals with hand paralysis to unscrew the lid from a variety of jar sizes. A standard vise was modified by bounding a 1-inch thick strip of hard rubber to each jaw face. Each rubber strip has a “v” cut out of the center to allow firm gripping the jar. The vise is mounted to a convenient counter space. The second component consists of a plastic handle with a cam on the end. A 1-inch canvas webbin

Jug Kettle Tipper

The Jug Kettle Tipper is a pouring aid designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand, arthritis, or other upper extremity disabilities. This wire-coated cradle accommodates pitchers, juice bottles, etc. and an elastic strap with hook-and-loop closure secures the container in the device. A built-in stop aids in cup positoning, enabling the user to pour liquids simply by tipping the cradle forward.

Jumbo Eyedroppers

This Jumbo eyedropper is designed for children age 3 and up who have fine motor challenges. Can be used in occupational therapy to test cause and effect or weights. Colorful droppers store vertically.

Kettle Pourer (Model Ha-4270)

The Kettle Pourer, model HA-4270, is a pouring aid designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. This pouring aid has a wire frame cradle that holds most kettles. The kettle sits in the cradle and is secured by a strap. Gentle pressure on the kettle causes it to pivot on the raised wire frame, so the liquid pours from the kettle into a cup placed in front of the frame. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 190 x 260 x 190 millimeters. WEIGHT: 377 grams.

Keyboarding By Ability

Keyboarding by Ability is a typing instruction program designed to teach keyboarding skills at employable speeds using a touch system to people who have use of only one hand or who have use of 3 or less fingers on one hand. This program utilizes a unique progressive learning system (which includes visual cues and human voice), allowing the student to learn by building upon his or her progress. Each lesson is presented in an easy step-by-step format. The first lesson shows a full visually-cued ke

Kids Mini Bowling Ramp

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a customized adaptation of a bowling ball ramp for a child with severe disabilities. This adaptation began with calculating how long and wide the ramp needed to be. The ramp needed to be narrow enough so the ball would not fall through but this can be adapted depending on the child’s size. The top portion sides are approximately 10 inches long, the cross pieces are 4 inches. The long portion consists of two 18 inch pieces with a straight co

Kinect Email Interface

-- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype email interface based on the Kinect system technology for individuals with aphasia or other communication disorders. For many sufferers of aphasia, a disorder caused by stroke that impairs the language centers of the brain, writing or typing emails may become difficult. When Chad Rubles's mother had a stroke that resulted in aphasia, he developed an email interface system based on the Microsoft Kinect's approach, using simple hand gestures to

Knead Helper

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a bowl that transforms to assist individuals with hand ailments and arthritis to knead dough without a bulky electric mixer. The bowl is two pieces: a silicone insert and the break-away base that unfolds. After mixing all the dough ingredients, tip the dough out of the silicone insert and place on the base of the unfolded bowl. Next, use the sides of the bowl to knead the dough, preventing finger and wrist pain. TITLE: Knead Helper – Hel

Knife Fork Combo (Model Bk1046)

Curved 4 1/4 inch stainless steel knife blade with 3 fork tines at end. 4 inch wooden handle. Protective leather sheath. For one hand use.

Knife-Fork Combo (Model 1046)

The Knife-Fork Combo, model 1046, is a rocker knife and fork set designed for individuals who have the use of only one hand. The blade, which is made of stainless steel, has a brown wooden handle and a protective leather sheath. Note: Careful use of this product is advised. It should not be used as a utensil in the mouth.

Knit-One Kit

Knit-One is a knitting Aid designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand. The unit clamps to a table or a suitable chair arm. The user adjusts the top to the desired knitting angle and slides the needle into position for knitting. The device holds the stitches in position on the clamped needle. The yarn can easily be moved along the needle. The kit comes with an instruction booklet (English only), 1 clamp and 3 pairs of handmade steel knitting needles sizes 4, 5 and 6 millimeter. (si

Knork

The Knork is a combination rocker knife and fork designed for use by individuals with use of one hand, arthritis, or neurological or upper extremity disabilities. This stainless steel utensil has tines like a fork and the outer tines are beveled like a knife, enabling most foods to be cut with one hand using a rocking motion. A finger platform in the handle helps provide additional leverage. WARRANTY: Manufacturer's limited lifetime warranty.

Lapreader

The Lapreader is a book holder designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand or upper extremity disabilities. Designed for use on the lap, this contoured unit has a firm foam core covered in soft cotton to support small or medium books or writing materials. Three back pockets hold pens, glasses, note cards, and the included Book Bungee book closer and book mark. DIMENSIONS (WxDxH): 15 x 14.5 x 6.5 inches. WEIGHT: 1.5 pounds. COLOR: Dark blue.

Large In-Line Switch

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To provide a custom adaptation for an individual with fine motor and mobility disabilities. An individual needs to be able to switch a table lamp on and off and is unable to operate the switch built into the table lamp due to limited arm mobility and fine motor skills. A small wooden box (stained and varnished) was made to contain two electrical boxes. One electrical box is for a large rocker switch, the other is for a regular 120 volt receptacle. Th

Large Scoop Bowl (Model Ha-4248)

The Large Scoop Bowl, model HA-4248, is a scoop bowl designed for use by individuals with use of one hand, stroke, or upper extremity or neurological disabilities. The large molded side to this bowl accommodates individuals who have difficulty getting food on the utensils, and a non-slip suction cup to keep the bowl in place. DIMENSIONS: Bowl is 78 millimeters high and 150 millimeters in diameter. WEIGHT: 110 grams.

Large Spike Board

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To provide a custom adapted food preparation spike board for an individual with left arm amputation. Current spike boards were not large enough to accommodate the user’s desire to cook large items such as large meats and large quantities of vegetables. A 400 by 300 millimeter PVC chopping board was acquired. Then 304 grade stainless steel, which is safe to use with food, was used to make a master pin and 30 copies. Each pin has a pointed tip which pr

Lazy Teapot

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a porcelain teapot and a holding device that allows individuals with grasping disabilities to easily pour a cup of tea without having to lift the teapot. When the teapot is placed into the holding device, it can then be swayed forward, well-directed without having to lift the teapot itself. Additionally, the holding device services as a heating device that can boil the liquid in the teapot and keep it warm precisely on different temperat

Leather Ipad Smartcase

The Leather iPad SmartCase is a case with stand for tablet computers designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or fine motor disabilities or the use of only one hand. This lightweight, genuine leather case features pebbling and contrasting stitching and has a soft interior lining to protect against the iPad's screen from scratching. The magnetic latch on the cover automatically wakes and sleeps the iPad. An integrated stand allows hands-free use of the iPad and viewing in both portrai

Leather Tablet Folio For Ipad

The Leather Tablet Folio for iPad is a case with stand for a tablet computer designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. Custom-sized for the iPad and the iPad 2, this zippered Nappa leather case folds to create a stand to support the iPad at the appropriate angle for use. This case holds the iPad on the right side and features card and document slots and pockets on the left. The center offers a pen loop and an integrated divider to protect the device screen. WARRANTY: One

Left Or Right Handed Keyboards

Left or Right Handed keyboards are modified keyboards designed for one handed use for individuals who have only one functioning hand. These keyboards are Honeywell modified keyboards with a Dvorak layout. The layout hlps to reduce stress with easy access to 60% of the characters used in each word. OPTION: An optional foot pedal can be used to control Shift, Ctrl, Alt for $89.95.

Lever Door Handle

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To provide a means for individuals with arthritis, spinal cord injury, or upper extremity disabilities to open doors. Included in a chapter entitled "Housekeeping & Getting Around," this article provides detailed instructions and illustrations for creating a lever door handle. A pipe hanger bracket is attached horizontally to a doorknob with a radiator hose clamp. Prongs and sharp edges are covered with plastic tape. Plastic tape can also be used to cover th

Lids Off Delux Jar Opener (Model Jw250)

The Lids Off Delux Jar Opener, model JW250 is a powered jar opener designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or grasping disabilities, arthritis, or the use of only one hand. To open a jar, the jar is placed on the turntable of the unit and the upper body of the unit is lowered to fit securely on the lid. Pressing the handle down causes the turntable to rotate, loosening the jar lid. The unit handles jars up to 8 inches high and up to 4.5 inches in diameter. Features include adjustabl

Lids Off Jar Opener (Model Jw 200)

The Lids Off Jar Opener, model JW 200, is a powered jar opener designed for use by individuals with grasping or upper extremity disabilities, arthritis or the use of only one hand. To open a jar, the jar is placed on the turntable of the unit and the upper body of the unit is lowered to fit securely on the lid. Holding the on/off button down cause the turntable to rotate, loosening the jar lid. The unit handles jars in a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles, including baby food jars, large jars,

Liquid Soap Caddy

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRYPURPOSE: To provide a stable holder for liquid soap pump bottles used by people with upper extremity, grasping, or fine motor disabilities, arthritis, or use of one hand. This artzicle, part of a chapter entitled "Bathroom & Washing Up," provides illustrated step-by-step instructions with a detailed materials list for making a simple holder to enable the user to dispense liquid soap from a pump-style container without holding or grasping the bottle. MATERIALS: 1 x 3 inch

Litter Pan With Handle

The Litter Pan with Handle is a cat litter box designed to be accessible to people with mobility, balance, or walking disabilities or spinal cord injury. This plastic litter box uses standard liners (not included) and features an easy-grip handle to aid in carrying. The handle keeps the pan balanced even when the litter is wet. The box is available 2ith or without a lip around the top and with or without feet to elevate it off the floor. SIZES: Medium or large. DIMENSIONS: The feet are one inch

Lux Extended Loud Ring Timer (Model 1929)

The Lux Extended Loud Ring Timer, model 1929, is a timer designed for use by individuals who are hard of hearing. This timer has a 5-second loud ring, and can be set and operated using one hand. It has a spring wound movement with one-minute to one-hour time settings. The high-impact plastic case has four rubber feet. OPTIONS: Antimicrobial (white and almond only). DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 2.75 x 4.25 x 3.5 inches. WEIGHT: 6.4 ounces. COLOR: White, almond, slate, blue, or mauve. WARRANTY: 1-year limi

Lux Long Ring Timer (Model 2428)

The Lux Long Ring Timer, model 2428, is a tactile timer for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. It times periods from 1 to 60 minutes. The rotary center knob has raised lines each minute and a raised print number and line at each 5 minute interval going clockwise. The timer has a spring wound movement in a high impact plastic case. OPTIONS: Antimicrobial (white, almond, black, and green only). WEIGHT: 6.4 ounces. COLOR: White, almond, hunter green, cobalt blue, slate blue, mauve, o

Maddak One Hand Adaptive Utensils Cutlery Set (Model H746100000)

The Maddak One Hand Adaptive Utensils Cutlery Set, model H746100000, is a combined fork and knife set designed for individuals with upper extremity disabilities or the use of only one hand. When the device is placed over a piece of food and pushed down, the fork retracts inside the three-sided box knife. The knife then cuts a bite-sized piece of food. When pressure is released, the spring-mounted fork holding the food extends past the knife, allowing the user to eat the freshly cut piece. The fo

Maddox Professional Helper Knife

The Maddox Professional Helper Knife is a rocker knife designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities or use of only one hand. This knife requires predominantly downward pressure and minimal rocking motion to cut. The knife has a weighted blade with a hollow ground 440 stainless steel edge. The knife is designed on a vertical axial plane design that provides control when pushing down, limiting slippage and increasing force. The tall wood and epoxy handle keeps hands and finger

Maltron Head / Mouth Stick Keyboard

The Maltron Head / Mouth Stick Keyboard is a 105-key modified keyboard designed specifically for use with a mouth stick or headwand. This Plug-n-Play keyboard has a concave front and a Frequency of Use letter layout with frequently used characters in the central area to reduce head movement for individuals who use a mouth stick or are single finger typists. The unit may be mounted on an articulated arm or positioned flat for single finger operation. The alphabetic keys are positioned in the midd

Maltron Single Left And Right Handed Keyboard

The Maltron Single Left and Right Handed Keyboards are modified keyboards specifically designed for one-handed operation. These Plug-n-Play keyboards have a sculptured shape to provide key heights suited to finger lengths to reduce fatigue and increase speed and accuracy. The letter layout has been developed to meet the special needs of single-handed operation and incorporates push-on/off keys for Control, Shift, and Alt functions. The alphabet, numeric, and arrow keys are all included in the de

Mantis Stand For Ipad & Ipad 2

The Mantis Stand for iPad and iPad 2 is a stand for a tablet computer designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand or grasping or upper extremity disabilities. The system is made of aluminum with anodized finish and can be used on a flat surface. The stand features 360-degree rotation from portrait to landscape, 360-degree swivel base, 90-degree tilt, quick cam release, and a security screw. The stand can also be used with Apple iPad Smart Cover.

Matias 508 Keyboard

The Matia 508 Keyboard is a one-hand keyboard designed for use by individuals with upper extremity amputation, stroke, or hand injury. This full-size keyboard allows both one-handed and two-handed typing. The user can touch-type with the left hand, the right hand, or both hands. The keys are built on rubber dome keyswitches that provide a quiet tactile feel, with enough resistance to hold the weight of the user's hands and reduce long-term fatigue. The user places a hand where it would normally

Meat Cutter Knife (Model Nc28242)

The Meat Cutter Knife, model NC28242, is a rocker knife designed to allow people with limited hand strength or use of only one hand to cut meat and other foods using a rocking motion. The knife features a stainless steel blade and a wooden handle shaped for ease in handling.

Messermeister Mezzaluna Rocking Knife

The Messermeister Mezzaluna Rocking Knife is a rocking knife designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities or use of one hand. Pressure is applied directly above the food to be cut, requiring less strength and dexterity. This knife has a high carbon stainless steel blade and an ergonomic blade. DIMENSIONS: 6.5 inches.

Midiwing

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype instrument interface that allows individuals with disabilities to learn and play music through any device they want to use as an input for a variety of digitized musical instruments. Dan Daily partnered with Kent Pfeifer to create the MidiWing that uses just about any USB controller as input and connects to any MIDI (musical instrument digital interface) device like a computer or digital instrument for output. Pfeifer assisted Daily in bui

Milbat Playing Card Holder

The Milbat Playing Card Holder is a playing card holder designed for use by individuals with arthritis, hand tremors, or use of only one hand. This upward curved device has three rows with elevated slots to keep cards in position. The holder can be placed on a table or any flat surface and can accommodate 15 cards per interval.

Mini Alligator Tongs

These Mini Alligator Tongs are designed to help build fine motor and to improve grasping abilities or pre-scissor skills. With build-in finger grips.

Mini-Keyboard With Keyguard (Model Mkk-100)

The Mini-Keyboard with Keyguard, model MKK-100, is a wireless mini keyboard designed for use by individuals who type with a single finger or a pointer. This keyboard connects to a computer using a wireless Bluetooth connection. The small size of the moisture-resistant keyboard reduces the distance the user has to reach to access all the keys. The keyguard fits between the keys and prevents simultaneously striking two keys next to each other. The keyguard is slightly taller than the keys to allow

MiracleFold

The MiracleFold™ is a laundry folding aid designed to help individuals who have upper extremity disabilities or the use of only one hand fold shirts, sweaters, pants, and towels. Made of premium plastic, the MiracleFold™ consists of a large base board with three attached foldable segments. Lay a garment on top of the base board facing down with the neck of the shirt or the waistband of the pants lined up across the top edge, and flip each segment towards the center of the board to fold the garme

Model Stand

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide a means for an individual with cerebral palsy to work on resin models. Because of reduced motor skills and strength in his right hand, the user required a means holding cast resin model pieces in place while he combined or painted them using his stronger hand. A custom stand was created with a heavy steel base containing holes for two vertical steel posts which clamp into place. Each post is equipped with a clamp holder at the top. A number of clamps were p

Model Stand 2

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide a means for an individual with cerebral palsy to work on resin models. Because of reduced motor skills and strength in his right hand, the user required a means holding cast resin model pieces in place while he combined or painted them using his stronger hand. A custom stand was created with a heavy steel base containing holes for two vertical steel posts which clamp into place. Each post is equipped with a horizontal arm with a clamp holder at the end. The

Modification For Mouthstick Computing

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: Miniature seesaw with ball bearing weight meant to hold down the shift key of a computer keyboard which lacks a caps lock key. Allows a quadriplegic using a mouthstick to type in upper and lower case without depressing two keys at once. Describes a miniature seesaw made of two tongue depressors, wooden matches, a nail, and a marble or ball bearing as a weight. The seesaw is placed so that when one end is tapped the weight rolls down and depresses the shift key.

Modifications To Trolley

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual with use of one hand to steer a trolley (cart) used for document delivery. An existing cart had four swivel wheels, making steering with one hand difficult. Two of the existing wheels were replaced with non-swivel ones. The adaptation required making small forks to fit the new wheels into the existing wheel mounts. In addition, the cart handle was raised using steel tubing and steel strap clamps. DIMENSIONS: The new handle is 950 millimeters hi

Modified Bike

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To provide a custom adapted bike for a child with bilateral ulnar club hand. The child’s arms and hands are not completed developed. Her right arm is longer and can straighten more easily, and she has some ability to grip with her right hand, whereas her left arm is less able to straighten or grip. When younger the child could use a standard bike with one hand, but a heavier bike is too difficult to steer one-handed. FREEDOM WHEELS was able to const

Modularhose.com Assistive Technology Double Kit (Model 90655)

The ModularHose.com Assistive Technology Double Kit, model 90655, is a stand for a tablet computer, a computer or communicator mounting kit for wheelchair, or switch mounting hardware designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand, mobility, lower extremity or upper extremity disabilities, or spinal cord injury. This kit can be used to mount and position a switch, tablet computer, communicator, or a variety of other assistive products. The kit comes preassembled and includes 6 feet of

Modularhose.com Assistive Technology Double Spring Clamp Kit (Model 90674)

The ModularHose.com Assistive Technology Double Spring Clamp Kit, model 90674, is a stand for a tablet computer, a computer or communicator mounting kit for wheelchair, or switch mounting hardware designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand, mobility, lower extremity or upper extremity disabilities, or spinal cord injury. This kit can be used to mount and position a switch, tablet computer, communicator, or a variety of other assistive products. The kit includes a 4 x 6 inch plat

Modularhose.com Assistive Technology Kit (Model 90650)

The ModularHose.com Assistive Technology Kit, model 90650, is a stand for a tablet computer, a computer or communicator mounting kit for wheelchair, or switch mounting hardware designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand, mobility, lower extremity or upper extremity disabilities, or spinal cord injury. This kit can be used to mount and position a switch, tablet computer, communicator, or a variety of other assistive products. The kit comes preassembled and includes 3 feet of Loc-Li

Modularhose.com Assistive Technology Kit Plus (Model 90652)

The ModularHose.com Assistive Technology Kit Plus, model 90652, is a stand for a tablet computer, a computer or communicator mounting kit for wheelchair, or switch mounting hardware designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand, mobility, lower extremity or upper extremity disabilities, or spinal cord injury. This kit can be used to mount and position a switch, tablet computer, communicator, or a variety of other assistive products. The kit comes preassembled and includes 6 feet of L

Modularhose.com Assistive Technology Kit With Two Plates (Model 90654)

The ModularHose.com Assistive Technology Kit with Two Plates, model 90654, is a stand for a tablet computer, a computer or communicator mounting kit for wheelchair, or switch mounting hardware designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand, mobility, lower extremity or upper extremity disabilities, or spinal cord injury. This kit can be used to mount and position a switch, tablet computer, communicator, or a variety of other assistive products. The kit comes preassembled and includes

Modularhose.com Assistive Technology Spring Clamp Kit (Model 90673)

The ModularHose.com Assistive Technology Spring Clamp Kit, model 90673, is a stand for a tablet computer, a computer or communicator mounting kit for wheelchair, or switch mounting hardware designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand, mobility, lower extremity or upper extremity disabilities, or spinal cord injury. This kit can be used to mount and position a switch, tablet computer, communicator, or a variety of other assistive products. The kit includes a 4 x 6 inch plate, 2 5.75

Modularhose.com At Ipad Kit (Model 90670)

The ModularHose.com AT iPad Kit, model 90670, is a stand for a tablet computer and a computer mounting kit for wheelchair designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand, or mobility, lower extremity or upper extremity disabilities, or spinal cord injury. The system can be used with iPad 1 and iPad 2. The kit comes with an iPad holder with a silicon edge for protection and grip, an integrated fixed mount plate attached to the iPad holder, 2 spring clamps with integrated fixed mount, 2

Modularhose.com At Starter Kit (Model 90680)

The ModularHose.com AT Starter Kit, model 90680, is a stand for a tablet computer, a computer or communicator mounting kit for wheelchair, or switch mounting hardware designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand, mobility, lower extremity or upper extremity disabilities, or spinal cord injury. This kit can be used to mount and position a switch, tablet computer, communicator, or a variety of other assistive products. The kit comes with all the common parts used in the assistive tec

Modularhose.com Round Tube Clamp Kit (Model 90750)

The ModularHose.com Round Tube Clamp Kit, model 90750, is a computer or communicator mounting kit for wheelchair or switch mounting hardware designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand, mobility, lower extremity or upper extremity disabilities, or spinal cord injury. The kit is intended to be used with Loc-Line 1-inch or 0.88-inch diameter tubing. Plates are made of stainless steel. The kit includes five-piece round tube clamp with knob, Loc-Line connector, Loc-Line double socket f

Modularhose.com Spring Clamp Kit With Plate 1 Foot (Model 90665)

The ModularHose.com Spring Clamp Kit with Plate 1 Foot, model 90665, is a stand for a tablet computer, a computer or communicator mounting kit for wheelchair, or switch mounting hardware designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand, mobility, lower extremity or upper extremity disabilities, or spinal cord injury. This kit can be used to mount and position a switch, tablet computer, communicator, or a variety of other assistive products. The kit includes a round plate connected to a

Modularhose.com Spring Clamp Kit With Plate 2 Feet (Model 90667)

The ModularHose.com Spring Clamp Kit with Plate 2 Feet, model 90667, is a stand for a tablet computer, a computer or communicator mounting kit for wheelchair, or switch mounting hardware designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand, mobility, lower extremity or upper extremity disabilities, or spinal cord injury. This kit can be used to mount and position a switch, tablet computer, communicator, or a variety of other assistive products. The kit includes a round plate connected to a

Monomano Cycling Control System

The MonoMano Cycling Control System are adapted tricycle handlebars intended for upper extremity amputees and others who have the use of only one hand, including stroke survivors and people with brain injury or arthritis. This handlebar is can be attached to any recumbent trike with a U-shaped handlebar that has a horizontal support beam. It attaches to the tricycle handlebar's horizontal support and extends back toward the trike's seat. The design enables a person to steer the tricycle comforta

Mother's Third Arm

Mother’s Third Arm is an adjustable cup and bottle holder that can be used by children and adults with limited arm and grasping strength. The user is able to access cups and bottles held with the Arm’s adjustable Velcro strap. The Arm has an easy-to-use clamp and a flexible tube that can be positioned in a variety of angles. It can be attached to wheelchairs, tabletops, strollers or highchairs.

Motomate (Models 6060 & 6260)

The Motomate are driving hand controls designed for use by individuals with lower extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury and those with the use of only one hand. Designed to respond to driver commands, the user pushes forward to brake and downward to accelerate. Both of these actions are intended to correspond to the driver’s natural motions. This product features a padded grip and can be mounted to either the right or left side of the steering wheel to suit the user’s need. Model 6260 is

Mount 'n Mover

The Mount 'n Mover is a wheelchair mounting kit for communicators, tablet or laptop computers, or a camera mount for wheelchair designed for use by individuals who use wheelchairs. The device can also be used to mount trays, easels, reading stands, remote controls and more. Available in single- or dual-arm horizontal models, the device is equipped with a quick-release mounting plate offering 0 to 90 degrees of tilt, a paddle to unlock the wrist joint to rotate the attached tray or device, and a

Movie Ticket Taker

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRYPURPOSE: To enable individuals with use of one hand to take tickets at a movie theater. An individual with cerebral palsy and mental retardation had use of only one hand and was unable to take and tear tickets at a movie theater where he was employed. The solution was to use a high torque rotary cutter which cuts the ticket when inserted into a custom designed box that sits on a tray in the user's lap. This is the same technology used in many parking lots, when a ticket is cu

Multipurpose Kitchen Board

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a multipurpose kitchen board for individuals with grasping disabilities or who are one-handed. The Multipurpose Kitchen Board is designed to assist people with use of only one hand in the kitchen with food preparation tasks such as holding items in place while cutting and opening jars and bottles. The prototype is a cutting mat with a plastic enclosure that has an adjustable arm that can be locked onto either side of the board and at any

Nantucket Ipad Cylinder Stand

The Nantucket iPad Cylinder Stand is a stand for a tablet computer or e-reader designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand or with other upper extremity disabilities. Made of bamboo, this stand supports the device in landscape or portrait orientation, and it holds the device firmly in place at a 20-degree angle via the attached rubber pads. The portable stand can also be used upside down by fastening the included additional rubber grips around the perimeter. A screen-cleaning cloth

Nantucket Ipad Lifter

The Nantucket iPad Lifter is a stand for a tablet computer designed for use by individuals with use of only one arm or upper extremity disabilities. Made of solid bamboo, this stand offers three viewing angles and has a curved base to hold the device in place whether vertically or horizontally. The device can be used on the stand with or without a case. The stand folds flat for storage and transport; three magnets keep the unit folded. The unit can also be used with eReaders. DIMENSIONS (WxDxH)

Nantucket Ipad Stand

The Nantucket iPad Stand is a stand for a tablet computer or e-reader designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand or upper extremity disabilities. This solid bamboo stand comprises a slotted tubular base into which the device fits and a bamboo rod that fits into the back to support the stand. When not in use, the rod fits in the base slot. A drawstring travel bag is included. DIMENSIONS (LxD): 7.75 x 2 inches. WEIGHT: 0.5 pounds. COLOR: Natural Bamboo.

Nantucket Lapreader

The Nantucket Lapreader is a stand for tablet computer, notebook/laptop computer support, or bookholder with lap desk designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or mobility disabilities. This two-piece unit consists of a bamboo reading desk or tablet computer stand and a cotton canvas cushion that can be used as a lap reading pillow. The pieces attach to each other with Velcro and can be used together or separately. The desk includes pen holders and a card holder. DIMENSIONS (WxDxH): 1

New Standard Ergonomic Keyboard, Professional Model

The New Standard Ergonomic Keyboard, Professional Model, is an ergonomic keyboard designed for use by individuals with learning or upper extremity disabilities. This alpha-numeric keyboard is a 53-key, USB-interface keyboard alternative to a standard Qwerty keyboard. The keyboard offers all the functions of a full-sized 104-key keyboard and is designed to reduce the learning curve for touch typing as well as make the task comfortable. The logical design of the keyboard reduces the number of keys

No More Dry Markers

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: To provide an opportunity for children who have difficulty with fine motor and upper extremity coordination participate in drawing activities by using a weighted marker holder to select and recap markers.

No More Mess!

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: To create a weighted bowl designed to stay in place to prevent spilling and overturning for children with upper extremity, motor coordination disabilities such as cerebral palsy and brachial plexus injuries during meal times. MATERIALS USED: Bowl with raised bottom, several pennies, glue or tape, large plastic container top, such as one used on a platter of food purchased in a grocery store PREPPARATION: 1. Turn the bowl upside down and place the pen

No Slide Cutting Board

The No Slide Cutting Board is a cutting board designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. Intended for use by people who have difficulty keeping food in place while cutting, paring, or peeling, this board is made of polypropylene and mounted on four suction cups to anchor the board securely. Features include stainless steel spikes that hold food in place, and two corner guards to keep bread from sliding when spreading butter or slicing. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 12 x 12 inches. Th

Nobow-Shoetie

The Nobow-Shoetie is a shoe aid designed for individuals with upper extremity disabilities, arthritis, back pain, or who have had strokes, or individuals with low vision. This device is a small piece of leather-like plastic that is laced into the top of the shoe, allowing the shoe laces to be attached and secured. To place the device onto the shoe, the user unties the laces to the level at which the narrow end of the device will be attached to the shoe. Once the NOBOW has been laced onto the sh

Non-Slip Bread Board

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable an individual with use of only one arm to butter bread. Five stainless steel rivets are inserted with the heads up into a standard wooden bread board. A non-slip pad is fixed to each corner on the underside of the board. DIMENSIONS: The rifvets are 5/16-inch long. TITLE: The Non-slip Bread Board. WEB SITE: Workshop Solutions at http://www.workshopsolutions.com/COMPLETE/breadboard.htm. REF: The originator, Gary Miller, can be contacted at miller@glen-ne

Non-Slip Dish

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRYPURPOSE: To enable individuals with upper extremity disabilities or tremors, spinal cord injury, or use of one hand to dine independently. Included in a chapter entitled "Kitchen & Meal Time," this article provides detailed instructions and illustrations for making a non-slip dish from a standard bowl. Apply a small amount of silicone bathroom tub and tile sealant around the bottom of a bowl and smooth with a moistened finger. Set the bowl, right-side up, on a piece of pl

Notepad Holder

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual with use of one hand to perform office tasks. This notepad holder is designed to "While You Were Out" pad in place for writing. The device consists of a plywood base with a three millimeter piece added to the front to create a slot to hold the cardboard backing of the pad. Non-slip material on the back of the plywood base keeps the unit from sliping while the user is writing. TITLE: Reception Aids. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Vol 23 no 1, Autum

Nuguard Gripstand

The NuGuard GripStand is a stand for a tablet computer for the Apple iPad that is designed for individuals with grasping or upper extremity disabilities or the use of only one hand. The system includes a hard plastic protective shell that grips the iPad snugly while enveloping it in a shock-absorbing inner rubber liner. The removable, skid resistant desktop stand can be swiveled 360 degrees and positioned at virtually any angle for viewing or typing. The desktop stand can also be used as a one h

Number-One Urinal

The Number-One is a male urinal designed to be used by individuals with severe physical disabilities. The Spill-Guard does not have to be held in place. It is designed to not slip, spill, or tip over. The urine can be measured in cubic centimeters and ounces using a graduate scale on the side of the Number-One Urinal.

One Hand Camera

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual who has had a stroke and lost use of one arm to operate the zoom lens of a camera while holding the camera in position to look through the viewfinder. The solution was to make a nylon gear with serrations that match those on the zoom lens, and two ball bearings to enable it to move freely. This is held in position against the zoom by a brass plate formed to clear the camera’s other functions and fixed to the tripod mount on the bottom of the ca

One Hand Fingernail Clipper

The One Hand Fingernail Clipper is a nail clipper designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. A fingernail clipper is mounted on a finished plywood base. The user rests a hand on the base with fingernail to be trimmed in the jaws of the clipper. When the board is pressed down with heel of the hand, the jaws close and the nail is trimmed. The board also has two emery strips for filing nails.

One Hand Knife (Model J818)

The One Hand Knife, model J818, is a rocker knife with a curved blade designed for use by persons with the use of only one arm. The knife is used by rocking the blade on the food. It is made of a metal handle.

One Hand Pepper Mill

The One Hand Pepper Mill is a pepper mill designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand, arthritis, or upper extremity disabilities. The unit grinds pepper at the touch of a button and features adjustable grind, a see-through chamber to measure peppercorn level, and a non-rusting ceramic mechanism. The unit can also be used to grind sea salt and spices. POWER: Uses four triple-A batteries. COLOR: Chrome finish. WARRANTY: One year.

One Handed Brake For Walking Frames

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted walker brake system for individuals who are unable to use both hands to brake a walker. An individual with multiple sclerosis utilizes a walker but he was increasingly unable to have the strength to use both hand brakes to stop/slow his walker down. The result was the walker would pull to one side and leave the individual prone to falling. A therapist at the MS Society referred this individual to TAD where a brake-splitter

One Handed Chopping Board

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide a customized one-handed chopping board for an individual with hemiplegia resulting from a stroke. The board base made of 16-millimeter plywood with a non-slip rubber underlay to prevent it from moving on the marble tabletop. The base has a laminex overlay and oiled hardwood edging. On the right side of the base there are two strips of polypropylene cutting board material, with two “jaws” mounted between them. The jaws have textured grooves on the inside fac

One Handed Embroidery Frame (Model 4Emfr)

The One Handed Embroidery Frame, model 4EMFR, is a clamp on needlework hoop designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand. This adjustable wooden hoop can be used for needlepoint, cross stitch, or crewel work and features an adjustable wooden clamp that secures it to the edge of a table.

One Handed Kitchen Helper Kit, Model 557152

The One Handed Kitchen Helper Kit, model 557152, contains specially selected kitchen aids designed to help those who have the use of only one hand. This latex-free kit contains a Rocker knife, a Zim jar and bottle opener, a Hi-D paring board, and an EZ squeeze one-handed can opener.

One Handed Nail Brush with Suction Cups (KE17035)

The One Handed Nail Brush with Suction Cups is a beauty product designed for use by individuals with the use of only one hand or other upper extremity disabilities causing limited grasp, hand strength, or dexterity. Two large suction cups on the back of the brush secure it to smooth surfaces and keep it level while in use. With bristles on the other side to facilitate in getting under the nails.

One Handed Rolling Pin.

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Allows use of rolling pin with one hand. Do it yourself alternative to commercially available product. Constructed from regular rolling pin by removing handles and attaching a doweled handle. Also suggests inserting a paint roller handle into a large dowel; the dowel would then act as the rolling pin surface, or using a pizza roller as a one handed rolling pin. Photographs, graphics. SKILLS REQUIRED:Woodworking. AUTHOR: Strebel, M. TITLE: Adaptations a

One-Hand Driving Device

-- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a device that allows drivers with disabilities steer, accelerate, change gears and brake with one hand. Users with reduced hand strength can easily use this device since it is completely electronically controlled—no mechanics are involved. To simulate the natural haptic feedback provided by a mechanical steering wheel, motors have been added to the device to simulate those sensations. The ease in which the device is operated can also be ad

One-Hand Keyboard

One-Hand Keyboard is a keyboard modification program for one hand designed for use by upper extremity amputees and other disabilities that prevent the use of one hand. Once installed, the software creates a mirror image of half of the keyboard on the other half. For example if the left half of the keyboard is mirrored on the right, the "i" key can also be used to type "e" and the "h" key also can type "g." The "Caps Lock" key allows the user to toggle between one- and two-hand typing. This progr

One-Handed Cutting Board

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRYPURPOSE: To enable individuals with use of only one hand to cut and chop during food preparation. This illustrated article, included in a chapter entitled "Kitchen & Meal Time," this article provides detailed instructions and illustrations for making this simple device. DIMENSIONS: 10 x 14 x 0.75 inches. MATERIALS: Small cutting board with straight edges or a piece of maple or other hardwood in similar dimensions; two stainless steel nails, two stainless steel screws wit

One-Handed Swedish Cutting Board

The multi-functional Swedish Cutting Board for One-handed use is designed for clients with neurological impairments, limited hand strength or mobility. The vise aides in gripping food to be peeled or sliced. It can be used to securely hold a large mixing bowl in place. Large rubber suction feet keep the board firmly atop counters.

One-Handed Walker

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted one-handed walker for an individual having use of only one hand following a stroke. This simple but effective adaptation was created by cutting off the existing handles of the walker while managing to remove one of the handgrips intact. The handgrip was placed in the center of a new bar which spans the space between the two original handlebars. Underneath the handgrip, a single brake lever was mounted which was then connect

One-Handed X-Box Control Joystick

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a one-handed, X-Box control joystick to enable an individual with limited or no mobility in his or her arm to interact with X-Box video games. The standard X-Box controller requires two hands to play a game while this new design implements every function on the paddle in a configuration that can be operated with one hand. The final product, One-Handed X-Box Control Joystick, was constructed by modifying a store-bought joystick to include all of the fea

One-Touch Dialing Cell Phone

---- DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --------- PURPOSE: To create a do-it-yourself one-touch dialing cell phone to be used by service dogs for individuals with disabilities. First step is to load a mobile phone number into the phone, set the ringer to silent, turn off one-touch answering, and turn on one-touch dialing or speed dial. Set the users mobile phone number into all the one-touch or speed dial so that any one of the number pads can be connected to the modified peg/cloths pin. Next open the cell ph

One-Touch Tea Kettle

The One Touch Tea Kettle is cookware designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand, arthritis, or other upper extremity disabilities. This 2.5-quart tea kettle has a harmonic whistle to alert the user that the water is at boiling temperature. The one hand mechanism lifts the whistle and opens the spout eliminating the need to push a button or lever. This kettle also has a soft grip heat resistant handle. COLOR: Blue, white, black, red, or purple.

Oxo Good Grips Simply Tear Paper Towel Holder

The OXO GOOD GRIPs Simply Tear Paper Towel Holder is a paper towel holder designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities or use of only one hand. A spring-activated arm holds the roll securely enabling the user to tear off just the amount of paper towel needed with one hand. Regardless of what brand or size paper towel roll used, the arm automatically adjusts to the width of the roll. Designed with internal resistance, it prevents the paper towel roll from spinning out of cont

Paddock 10 Stand & Stereo For Apple Ipad

The PadDock 10 Stand and Stereo for Apple iPad is a stand for tablet computer designed for use by individuals with use of one hand, grasping or upper extremity disabilities, or arthritis. The PadDock 10 is designed for the Apple iPad, iPad 2 or the third generation iPad. When the iPad is mounted on the stand, it can be rotated 360 degrees and tilts 30 degrees front to back for optimal orientation of the screen. The dock includes two oval 2.5-watt speakers with a class D amplifier and a passive r

Palmer Independence (Model 24)

The Palmer Independence, model 24, is a powered three-wheeled scooter designed for one-handed, outdoor use by individuals with arthritis, mobility or neurological disabilities, or spinal cord injury. The scooter has full differential gear drive, detachable arms, a contoured loop steering wheel, and a dash panel on the steering bar that contains lights, horn, on/off key, and gear indicator light. A twist grip throttle is also located on the steering bar. This scooter is equipped with moped tires.

Palmer Twosome (Model 24)

The Palmer Twosome, model 24, is a two-person, battery-powered three-wheeled cycle designed for outdoor use. This cycle has detachable armrests; full differential gear drive; parking brake; and a large rear basket. This cycle offers one-handed operation with a contoured loop steering bar and a dash panel that contains a gear indicator light, on/off key, lights, horn, and a twist grip throttle. The vehicle is equipped with three 16-inch moped tires on spoked wheels. POWER: Uses two group 24 bat

Palmer Yardkart (Model 24)

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

Pan Holder (Model 3011)

The Pan Holder, model 3011, is a pan holder designed for use by individuals with use of hand. This steel rod frame pan holder is latex free and mounts to a stove top with three suction feet. The device holds the handle of pan in vertical slot to prevent movement while stirring with one hand. The unit accommodates pots with handles up to 5 inches above base. DIMENSIONS (HxL): Frames measures 4.5 x 16 inches.

Pant Assist

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable a man who needs to use one hand to maintain a standing position to keep his trousers up when dressing. Obtain a set of pant braces that (a) have clips for attaching to the top of the pants, and (b) have two separate straps attached at the back by a plastic crossover clip. Separate the two straps and throw away the plastic crossover clip. The straps can be used as two separate aids (for example, one for the bedroom and one for the bathroom). When dressi

Paper Holder

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual with use of only one hand to cut paper with scissors. The device enables the paper to be elevated and positioned for cutting and consists of a cylindrical wooden base with a magnet embeded in it and a steel plate lid with a raised handle. The paper is held between the lid and the magnet for cutting and the paper can be maneuvered while in the holder. TITLE: Tried and Tested. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Vol. 12 no. 1, Autumn 2001: p. 18. PAGES (i

Paraplegic Drafting Table Modifications.

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Adaptation to foot control of powered drafting table. Clamp-on pin is attached to foot lever arm. The removable handle is kept under the table top. By placing the handle on the clamp-on pin, the individual can raise and lower the drafting table using one-handed lever operation. Includes photographs. SKILLS REQUIRED: Metalworking, Assembly. AUTHOR: David law, Jr., Woodrow Wilson Rehab. Center, Rehab. Engineering Dept., Fishersville, VA 22939, 703-885-97

Pathway Challenge (Model 3080)

The Pathway Challenge, model 3080, is an maze game designed to provide bilateral activity that enhances fine motor skills for individuals with little or no motor skills in their upper extremities. It is an eye hand coordination activity that gives proprioceptive and auditory feedback. The side bars can move independently or together depending on the path drawn by the therapist. Simple paths can be drawn so that only one hand is required or more complex paths can be used to require the simultaneo

Pego Finger Friendly Cutting Board

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of an adjustable cutting board for individuals with fine motor, neurological or upper extremity disabilities. Pego is designed to be an all-in-one cutting board solution. The design consists of a cutting surface, secured knife and pegs that are used to hold food in place while the user chops, dices and minces and keeps fingers out of harm's way. The pegs can be moved into a variety of configurations, allowing the user to place the items on

Perkins Brailler Straight Extension Keys, One Hand Extension Keys, & Space Bar Extension Key (Models 22-0202-6, 22-0201-8, & 22-0205-9)

The Perkins Brailler Straight Extension Keys, One Hand Extension Keys, and Space Bar Extension Key are braille writer accessories designed to make use of the Perkins Brailler (see separate entries) easier for individuals with limited hand strength and dexterity, including those with the use of only one hand. Extension keys attach to any Perkins Brailler and fold up when not in use to allow the brailler to fit into a carrying case. Straight Extension Keys, model 22-0202-6, reduce the effort requi

Pillow Case Jig

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY---- PURPOSE: To enable individuals with use of only one hand to put a pillow in a pillow case. This device consists of a three-foot tall cylinder made of 1/16-inch thick ABS plastic (approximately one-third of a sheet). The pillow case is turned inside out and places over the cylinder. The pillow is then pushed into the cylinder, forcing the pillow case to turn right-side-out over the pillow. SKILLS REQUIRED: Fabrication. TITLE: Pillow Case Jig for Therapy Center Worker. WE

Plant Stem Clamp

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual with quadriplegia and use of one hand to cut plant stems. The user has a spring-operated clamp worn on a rubberized rope around his neck. The clamp is used to steady the weed or plant stem, which can then be cut. TITLE: Fred's Garden. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Vol 21 no 4, Summer 2001: p. 17. PAGES (including cover): 2 2001.

Plastic Airline Headphone Bagger

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: Device to hold open a plastic bag originally designed so airline headphones can be packaged using one hand. Device made of plastic bent to make a shallow trough; the plastic bag is pulled over one end of it and the headphones are pushed along the trough into the bag. The device has a non-skid base. Includes photograph. SKILLS REQUIRED: Plastics. AUTHOR: Mallik, K; Shaver, E M TITLE: Jobs and Self-Sufficiency REF: Washington, DC: George Washington University Job

Plastic Food Bumper Guard (Model Cmi100)

The Plastic Food Bumper Guard, model CMI100, is a food guard designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities or who eat with one hand. The guard is clipped around a circular plate to aid in keeping food on the plate and in scooping food onto utensils. The unit is lightweight and dishwasher safe. DIMENSIONS: The guard is 1.25 inches high and fits 9- to 11-inch diameter plates. COLOR: Translucent or white.,

Plastic Handle Button Hook With Zipper Pull (Model 2038)

The Plastic Handle Button Hook with Zipper Pull, model 2038, is a combination button aid and zipper pull designed for use by individuals with grasping or fine motor disabilities, arthritis, limited hand dexterity or the use of only one hand. Designed to assist people with dressing by aiding with pulling zippers and fastening buttons, this device features a plastic handle with a button hook one end. At the opposite end is a slim metal hook that slips into the hole on a zipper tab to pull the zip

Plastic Paring Board

The Plastic Paring Board is a cutting board designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand or with other hand and upper extremity disabilities. Made of durable, waterproof, high-density polyethylene, this board features two rust-resistant pins to secure food during and cutting and chopping. Two removable corner sides keep food from sliding off the board and hold sandwiches in position for cutting or bread in place for buttering. The square board has rounded corners and rubber suction

Plastic Plate Guard (Model Ha-4250)

The Plastic Plate Guard, model HA-4250, is a food guard designed for use by individuals with use of one hand, stroke, or neurological disabilities or spinal cord injury. This removable plastic plate guard fits tightly around the rim of any circular plate 200 to 300 millimeters in diameter. The edge is curved to help keep food on the plate. DIMENSIONS (HxL): 42 x 150 millimeters. WEIGHT: 33 grams.

Platform Walker Attachment (Model W1219)

The Platform Walker Attachment, model W1219, is a platform forearm attachment for walker designed to enable individuals with use of only one arm to use a walker. The unit clamps to the side bars of most walkers and extends above the walker arm. A contoured platform supports the affected arm and a hook-and-loop closure strap secures the arm. The unit is equipped with an upright padded handgrip.

Playing Card Holder (Model 614600)

Metal playing card holder. Unique tension device holds 13 cards. Adhesive bottom holds firmly to table. For one handed card playing.

Pole-Lock Fishing Rod Holder

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

Poly Bagging Device

DO-IT-YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: Device can be used by person with use of only one hand to package greeting cards and other items. Briefly describes a wood and lucite frame in which cards and envelopes can be stacked, held in position and then pushed into plastic bags using a finger slot. Includes illustration. COMMENTS: For further information contact: United Cerebral Palsy of New York City, Inc., 122 East 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: Greco, M TITLE: P

Portable Solution Travel Bidet (Model Scs75)

The Portable Solution Travel Bidet, model SCS75, is a personal cleansing system designed for use by individuals with neurological, balance, mobility, or upper extremity disabilities or arthritis or spinal cord injury. The device is small enough to fit in the palm of the hand. Features include an adjustable bidet attachment, an adjustable nursing spray attachment, a feminine hygiene attachment, and a flexible extension hose. A removable wrist strap and a carrying bag are included. POWER: Uses on

Powered Trigger Mechanism (Model TM100)

The Powered Trigger Mechanism, model TM100, is a trigger activator designed for use by people with fine motor, neuromuscular or upper extremity disabilities or arthritis or spinal cord injury. Designed for use by individuals who are unable to pull the trigger on a firearm, this device has three components: The electric activator that mounts inside a standard trigger guard; the control box that attaches to the stock of the gun with a Velcro strap; and a suction tube that extends from the control

Propel Paddle Adaptations

ProPel paddle adaptations is designed for use by individuals with use of one arm due to an amputation or neurological impairment, which allows the user to paddle using one arm. An armband on the forearm creates an attachment point that releases instantly when you let go of the paddle. The hand/forearm/paddle adaptation forms the power triangle that maximizes your power and control while only using one arm. Adjusts easily and fits any paddle.

Puttycise Tool Set

The Puttycise Tool Set is ideal for use with therapy putty to increase function and versatility. This five-piece set includes a cap turn, key turn, knob turn, L-bar and peg turn. Each durable plastic tool works on simulating various functions to help with everyday life. Those with dexterity issues or hand disabilities find this activity to be therapeutic.

Puzzle Keyboard

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a computer keyboard with keys that can be arranged according to the user's preferences allowing greater flexibility in using a keyboard for people with upper extremity disabilities or the use of only one hand. The Puzzle Keyboard is composed of keys that can all be separated and rearranged so that it is infinitely adaptable to the design and layout required by each user. Keyboard layouts can be angled for better ergonomics and wrist posi

Quart Carton Holder

The Quart Carton Holder is designed to make pouring easier for use by individuals with grasping difficulties. Put carton in holder and instantly have handle to facilitate pouring.

Queens One-Handed Spork

The Queens One-Handed Spork is a side cutting spork with a built-up handle designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand and/or limited grasping ability. This dishwasher-safe lightweight stainless steel utensil has edges designed for cutting food, a rounded body to act as a spoon and four tines for use as a fork. The rounded built-up plastic handle aids in grasping.

Quikkut

The Quikkut Rocker Knife is designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities or who have limited wrist movement. This knife has a large handle in the middle so that it can be centrally controlled with only minimal pressure. It also features a sturdy, curved stainless steel blade to ensure that maximum cutting pressure is brought to bear on the food. The kinfe can be used with the right or left hand. A wooden storage block is also included. DIMENSIONS (HxW): The knife is 3.55 x

Quiqlite Double Led Light (Model Xp-440 )

The Quiqlite Double LED Lite, model XP-440 is a hands-free battery-operated light source deigned for use by individuals with upper extremity or vision disabilities. This light clips onto any surface up to one-inch thick, including shirt pockets, robes, bed headboards, and other surfaces, to provide unobtrusive light. This light uses super-bright dual LEDs and has a 180-degree adjustable light arm. The unit closes flat when not in use. The first push of the on/off button activates the white LED,

Ram Leg Kneeboard Mount For The Apple Ipad (Model Ram-Bm-L1-Sb1-Ap8U)

The RAM Leg Kneeboard Mount for the Apple iPad, model RAM-BM-L1-SB1-AP8U, is a stand for a tablet computer designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand or upper extremity disabilities. This mount allows a person to secure an Apple iPad to his or her leg for use while sitting. The system includes a high strength composite cradle for the iPad, a socket system, a leg base and and two straps for tight support. The socket system allows the user to rotate the iPad for viewing in portrait

Ram Leg Kneeboard Mount For The Samsung Galaxy And Amazon Kindle Fire

The RAM Leg Kneeboard Mount for the Samsung Galaxy and Amazon Kindle Fire, model RAM-BM-L1-SB1-SAM4U, is a stand for a tablet computer designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand or upper extremity disabilities. This mount allows a person to secure a Galaxy or Kindle Fire to his or her leg for use while sitting. The system includes a high strength composite cradle for the Galaxy or Kindle Fire, a socket system, a leg base and and two leg straps for tight support. The socket system

Ram Leg Mount For The Apple Ipad & Ipad 2 (Model Ram-Bm-L1-Ap8U)

The RAM Leg Mount for the Apple iPad & iPad 2, model RAM-BM-L1-AP8U, is a stand for a tablet computer designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand or upper extremity disabilities. The system comes with two straps for tight support and a cradle for the iPad made of high strength composite materials. The user can rotate the cradle to view the iPad in either portrait or landscape mode. The cradle is designed to hold an iPad without a case, sleeve or skin.

Ram Mounts Ez-On/off Flexible Seat Clamp Mount

The RAM Mounts EZ-ON/OFF Flexible Seat Clamp Mount is a stand for a tablet computer, cell phone holder and a computer mounting kit for wheelchair designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand, or mobility, lower extremity or upper extremity disabilities, or spinal cord injury. This mount consists of a universal mount with clamp and 2.5-inch diameter ball base, an 18-inch flex rod, a single socking mounting system, and a custom high strength composite non-locking cradle holder for the

Rapid Adjust Buckles

Rapid Adjust Buckles are one hand buckles for upper-extremity harnesses for voluntary closing terminal devices. These buckles may replace any three or four bar buckles and most metal belt or latch type buckles used in orthotic braces. The buckle locks positively into place anywhere on dacron/nylon or pro-poly web tape. The buckles are made of nylon. SIZES: Large, for one-inch wide webbing; Medium for three-quarter inch wide webbing. COLOR: White.

Reception Aids

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual with use of one hand to perform office tasks. A multi-function board made of nine-millimeter plywood to enable the user to open envelopes, remove envelope contents, fold papers, staple papers, and stuff envelopes. The board has a flat piece that rests on a desk or table and is slightly larger than A4 size. A slot placed at a ninety-degree angle to the flat piece rests against the edge of the table; if needed, the user can lean against the slot

Remote Holder

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable an individual with upper extremity disabilities to operate a Logitech Harmony Universal Remote for an entertainment system. This remote has a touch screen and many small buttons near its edges. The individual is unable to hold the controller, but he can push the buttons. The user needed a holder for the controller that he could operate by himself, placed where he could get to it in his wheelchair and where it would point to all the devices to be contro

Ribbon Bands

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: To allow children with limited fine motor and grasping skill participate in gross motor play with ribbon. The children can slip the bands over their hands instead of using their hands to grasp and hold a narrow stick. MATERIALS: 1 1/2 yards of colored ribbon any length, about 6 to 7 inches of 1/2 inch elastic band for each band. DIRECTIONS: 1.Take a yard and a half of ribbon and cut into two uneven lengths. 2.Place the ribbon on the inside of the ela

Ringbow

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a computer mouse alternative for individuals with fine motor disabilities and other disabilities the restrict the use of the hand. The Ringbow is a ring worn on the user’s finger that operates as a mouse letting the user control the touch functions for a touchscreen computer. The Ringbow works with the touchscreen electronic tablet technology allowing the device to know which finger is touching the display. With the Ringbow on, the user

Robo-Tar

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a device that allows individuals with fine motor skill or upper extremity disabilities to play the guitar using a series of foot pedals. Robo-tar is a device that attaches to the neck of a standard guitar and actuates chords electronically using a series of pedals. The Robo-tar allows individuals to play the guitar with only one hand (strumming) and the use of one foot to control the appropriate chords. It is intended to reduce the learn

Robocup

The RoboCup is a cup, can or drink holder designed for use by people who use a walker, wheelchair or mobility scooter and other individuals with a disability that affects their ability to hold or grasp objects. This portable dual caddy can securely hold two drinks, two fishing poles, tools, gear and personal belongings such as a telephone, keys, glasses and flashlight. The unit attaches to wheelchairs, walkers, scooters, grab bars, hospital beds or golf carts using the integrated clamp. The Robo

Robohand

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a prosthetic hand for a child born without fingers on his right hand and an individual who lost four fingers in an accident. Richard Van As, a developer from South Africa, developed a a prosthetic replacement for his hand that had already lost four fingers in an accident. Working alongside Washington-based prop manufacturer Ivan Owen, they created the "Robohand," which has also been fitted on a five-year old child in South Africa. This b

Robotic Arm Prosthesis

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a robotic arm prosthesis with tactile sensors for use by individuals with paralysis, amputation, or mobility disabilities. Researchers at Georgia Tech are developing a new technology that allows an individual with quadriplegia to use a robot to perform tasks such as pulling a blanket over themselves and grabbing a cloth to wipe their face. This robotic arm prosthesis is unique as it was created with tactile sensing material across its en

Robotic Prosthetic Arm, Teensy Arduino Version 3.2/3.1

This robotic arm, Teensy Arduino Version 3.0, is made for people with no arm(s) to allow them the capability to use a robotic arm. It has been and can be controlled via a spinal implant. Used instead of a prosthetic, it functions by a microcontroller as well as amplifier circuits and Bluetooth receivers. To control the arm, the user flexes a muscle to choose from a menu of movements, then performs a series of eye blinks to select pre-loaded gestures such as hand, elbow, or wrist movements. Once

Rocker Knife

The Rocker Knife is designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand or other upper extremity disabilities. This stainless steel knife has a sharp, tapered blade that cuts using pressure and a rocking motion. This knife is institutional dishwasher safe. WEIGHT: Three ounces.

Rocker Knife

Curved blade, used by rocking blade on food, metal handle. For one hand use.

Rocker Knife (Model Ha-4190)

The Rocker Knife, model HA-4190, is a rocker knife with a builit-up handle designed for use by individuals with arthritis or grasping disabilitiies. The rounded knife blade utilizes a rocking motion to aid in cutting. DIMENSIONS: 210 millimeters long. WEIGHT: 82 grams.

Rocker Knife And Fork

Combination rocker knife and fork; curved knife blade with three tines on end, metal handle. For one hand use.

Rocker Knife With Solid Handle (Model 1405)

The Rocker Knife with Solid Handle, model 1405, is a rocker knife with a curved stainless steel blade and a solid handle designed for use by people with upper extremity disabilities. The knife cuts using a one-handed rocking motion.

Rocker Knife With Solid Handle (Model Nc28272)

The Rocker Knife with Solid handle is designed to allow people with use of only one hand or with limited hand strength to cut food independently using a rocking motion. The stainless steel knife features a sharp, tapered blade.

Rocking T Knife (Model Nc28237)

The Rocking T Knife, model NC28237, is designed to assist people with limited hand strength or with use of only one hand in cutting or chopping food. The T-shaped knife features a wooden handle and cuts or chops food with minimal pressure by rocking the blade through the food. The knife is dishwasher safe. DIMENSIONS: The stainless steel blade measures 4.5 inches and can be sharpened with a knife sharpener.

Rocking T-Knife (Model 1411)

The Rocking T-Knife, model 1411, is a rocking knife designed for use by people with upper extremity disabilities. By apllying pressure on the T-handle, and rocking the knife, meats and other foods may be cut using one hand.

Rocking Teapot

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To provide a custom adaptation which allows users with dexterity and fine motor skill disabilities use a teapot safely and easily. The Rocking Teapot is a beautifully crafted porcelain teapot and wooden/chrome tipping stand. Individuals with weak and/or numb hands can pour a cup of tea from a heavy teapot safely. Future modifications could include the ability to heat the water in teapot whilst still sitting in its stand, thus removing the challenge

Rod Support

DO-IT-YOURSELF ENTRY 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.

Roll A Lotion Massager And Lotion Applicator

The Roll a Lotion Massager and Lotion Applicator is a dual functioning device designed to enable individuals with mobility and upper extremity disabilities to simultaneously apply lotion to difficult-to-reach places while massaging their muscles. Fill the Roll a Lotion Massager and Lotion Applicator with moisturizer, oil or foaming bath gel. Then the 19 rolling balls will begin to soothe and invigorate muscles as they work to evenly massage in the liquid. The extra-long removable handle makes re

Roll-Up Keyboard

---- DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --------- PURPOSE: To create an inexpensive roll-up keyboard for an individual with disabilities. Using a screwdriver deconstruct a USB keyboard, removing the keyboard’s membrane switch pad and control board. The membrane consists of three separate layers tacked together. Using the rubber pad, plate nuts and bolts reassemble the membrane to the control board, making sure that the traces of the membrane line up with the traces on the control board. If the keyboard had a

Rolyan Incline Board (Model A4101)

The Rolyan Incline Board, model A410-1, is an arm exerciser designed to increase muscle strength and endurance for indivudals with limited upper limb mobility. Made of durable molded plastic, the unit can be used bilaterally or with one hand and can be mouted to a table top or clamped temporarily. The board holds a square platform on a metal runner with handles on either side. Users pull down on a handle or both handles to move the platform. The board can be positioned at different angles to pro

Round Group Therapy Table (Model Gpp-360)

The Round Group Therapy Table, model GPP-360, is a treatment table designed for use in therapy settings. The height-adjustable table has a laminate top and height adjustment is accomplished by pulling on the adjustment knob. To lower the table, the knob is pulled and gentle pressure is applied to the top. The table seats four or five individuals and accommodates most wheelchair styles. OPTIONS: Casters. DIMENSIONS: The height adjusts from 24 to 36 inches and the table surface is 36 inches in dia

Rubber Handle Button Hook With Zipper Pull (Model A720301)

The Rubber Handle Button Hook with Zipper Pull, model A720301, is designed to aid individuals with use of one hand or with upper extremity or fine motor disabilities to fasten buttons and pull zippers. One end of the rubber handle has a wire loop that slips over the button to pull it through the buttonhole. The hook at the opposite end of the handle slips into the eye of the zipper tab for pulling zippers. DIMENSIONS: The handle has a diameter of 0.75 inch.

Sasf Fishing Harness

The SaSF Fishing Harness is a fishing rod holder designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities, amputation, or weakness or arthritis. This harness is designed to hold the rod in fishing position and to use back support to take pressure from the arms and hands.

Scoop Dish (Model Ha-4249)

The Scoop Dish, model HA-4249, is a scoop dish designed for use by individuals with use of one hand, who have had strokes, or who have upper extremity disabilities. The dish has a high back rim to accommodate individuals who have difficulty pushing food onto utensils. This dish also has a non-slip suction cup base to keep it in place while the user is eating. DIMENSIONS: 65 millimeters high x 303 millimeters in diameters. WEIGHT: 177 grams.

Scooper Dish With Non-Skid Foam Base

The Scooper Dish with Non-Skid Foam Base is a scoop dish designed for children and adults with limited muscle control in the upper extremities or the use of only one hand. The contoured lip can be used to push the food onto cutlery without it spilling out of the dish. The bottom of the dish has a non-skid base to keep it in place.

Scooper Plate With Non Skid Base (Model 16T175A)

The Scooper Plate With Non Skid Base, model 16T175A, is a scoop dish designed for use by individuals with the use of one hand or other upper extremity or eating disabilities. This scoop dish is intended to be used as a combination plate and bowl. The contoured lip or rim can be used to push food onto cutlery. The dish is not recommended for dishwashers or microwaves. DIMENSIONS: (HxLxW): 1.75 x 6 x 7.5 inches.

Scooper Plate With Suction Cup Base

The Scooper Plate with Suction Cup Base is a scoop dish designed for us by children and adults with limited upper extremity muscle control or the use of only one hand. The high rim and reverse curve aid in scooping food onto a utensil without spilling. The bottom of the dish has a rubber suction base to prevent skidding and keeps the plate in place. DIMENSIONS: 6.75 inches in diameter

Scott Driving System

The Scott Driving System is a one-hand driving control system designed to enable quadriplegics, paraplegics, persons with limited or no use of one or more limbs, and persons with other disabilities to perform all driving tasks without assistance, including entering and leaving the vehicle. DRIVING CONTROL SYSTEM: A single lever system combines all actual driving functions. Forward movement of the control column actuates the accelerator. Backward movement applies the brakes. Rotation of the mini-

Seasucker Ipad Mounting System

The SeaSucker iPad Mounting System is a stand for a tablet computer and a computer mounting kit for wheelchair designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand, or mobility, lower extremity or upper extremity disabilities, or spinal cord injury. The system requires no bracket for the iPad; it has a 4.5-inch diameter vacuum mount that attaches to the back of the iPad. This mount attaches to a flexible RAM arm that can be moved to position the iPad as needed. The arm attaches to a second

Selfwipe Bathroom Toilet Aid

The SelfWipe Bathroom Toilet Aid is a toileting aid designed for use by individuals with arthritis or upper extremity disabilities. This device allows people with limited use of their hands and arms to function independently when using the toilet. The device has a handle at one end and a clamp at the other, and can be used and operated with one hand. When the user presses a button on top of the handle, the clamp opens. Toilet tissue is wrapped around the clamp, and when the button is released th

Shoe Buttons (Models 6099, 609901 & 609902)

The Shoe Buttons, models 6099, 609901 and 609902, are shoe lace fasteners designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities or those with use of only one hand. These latex free devices make it unnecessary to untie shoe laces. Features include plastic buttons that the user can screw through the top shoelace hole and wrap the lace around the buttons to maintain tightness. COLORS: Model 6099 is black, model 609901 is brown, and model 609902 is white.

Side Winder

The Side Winder is an adaptive fishing rod holder designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities in one arm or hand. This adapted fishing device has a unique spring-loaded tube that allows the user to adjust the fishing rod to 1 of 4 fishing positions. It is designed to be worn on the hip of the side of the dominant limb, and intended to catch smaller sized fish (up to 30 pounds). Available for right or left hand use, the Side Winder will work with any rod handle less than 1¼-inch in

Side Winder II

The Side Winder II is an adaptive fly fishing rod holder designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities in one arm or hand. Similar to the Side Winder (please see separate entry), the Side Winder II will have a unique spring-loaded tube that allows the user to adjust the fly fishing rod to 1 of 4 fishing positions. It is designed to be worn on the hip of the side of the dominant limb, and intended to catch smaller sized fish (up to 30 pounds). Available for right or left hand use, th

Single Switch Remote Controlled Camera

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a single switch remotely controlled camera for an individual with cerebral palsy. A young man with cerebral palsy who had no use of his hands wished to independently operate a camera. Mounting the camera to the young man’s wheelchair was straightforward. The remote control cable for his camera required two switch actions, one to focus the camera and the other to simultaneously trigger the shutter. The young man currently used a switch ar

Single-Handed Barber

This Single-Handed Barber is an electric hair trimmer that cuts evenly in any direction, enabling you to maintain your own closely cropped, clean-cut hairstyle. As simple as combing your hair, the circular trimmer's rotary cutting system and stainless steel blades cut as the unit is moved circularly through your hair while accommodating the contours of your pate. The trimmer's two attachments cut hair to four different lengths (at 1/8 inch , 1/4 inch , 3/8 inch , or 1/2 inch) and its ergonomic d

Sit-On Needlework Frame

The Sit-on Needlework Frame is a needlework hoop with stand designed for use by individuals with arthritis, upper extremity disabilities, or use of only one hand. This frame holds the project above the lap and directly in front of the user for hands-free stitching. Crafted of American hardwood, this stable, height-adjustable stand comes complete with a 9" x 18" "No-Baste" split rail scroll frame which tilts to allow access to the back of the project for tying off stitches. Easy-turn plastic kno

Skipping Rope

allowing a child with left erb’s palsy (limited arm function) to skip rope independently. Due to the erbs palsy the child cannot hold the skipping rope and turn it in the normal way. A custom adaptation was designed which encloses one section of a skipping rope in a U-shaped piece of 10 millimeter aluminum tubing, with a small L-shaped indentation in one corner of the U. The bottom of the U-shaped section is strapped onto the child’s stomach by a belt that goes across her back, and her left arm

Slip Grips

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a gripping device (Slip Grip) to assist individuals with limited hand mobility to manipulate objects that they would otherwise be unable to use. The product is used by slipping the finger holds over the thumb and forefinger and then snapping objects in to place via the clips located in between these finger holds. At a slight angle, the clip directs objects placed in it downward, giving the user a natural range of motion. When wearing a S

Smak-A-Ball

Smak-a-Ball is designed for children and adults of all skill levels working on improving their motor planning and bilateral coordination while increasing their arm and hand strength, endurance and range of motion. It is ideal for individual or dual playing. The Smak-a-Ball comes equipt with two very lightweight catching hoops and one beach style ball. The object of the game is to use the hoop with either 1 or 2 hands to catch the ball when tossed. To get the ball moving again, it is "smacked" fr

Small Button Aid (Model Sw3110)

The Small Button Aid, model SW3110, is a buttonaid designed for use by individuals with fine motor or upper extremity disabilities. Designed for use with smaller buttons, this device consists of a straight handle attached to a wire loop. To button, the wire loop is slipped through the button hole to grab the button and the button is pulled back through the button hole. To pull the button through the hole, the user turns the buttoner 90 degrees up or down, with no need to twist the hand or arm. W

Smart Shower

The Smart Shower is designed to enable individuals to shower independently with the use of only one hand. The device ensures safety, remaining stable in a fixed position with the help of an antilock system.

Sock Notch (Models A754200, A754300, & A7546)

The Sock Notch, models A754200, A754300, & A7546, is a sock aid, designed for use by individuals with arthritis and mobility disabilities with use of one hand. Model A754200 has a cord handle and is designed for use with shorter socks. Model A743-300 has attached garters to aid in pulling on longer, over-the-calf socks or stockings and a webbing handle. Model A7543-6 is a wide-style aid for individuals with large or swollen feet. The flexible plastic form of the wide model has a flat design

Socket Wrench Holder.

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Holder enables one handed changing of sockets. Device is clamped to a work bench in an upright position. Constructed from 2 wooden blocks, fastened to each other at right angle. Drill hole down center of upright block to snuggly fit specific wrench used. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: Gugerty, J.; Tindall, L. TITLE: Tools, Equipment & Machinery Adapted for the Vocational Education & Employment of Handicapped People. REF: Book: Vocational

Softstep Keyworx

SoftStep KeyWorx is a foot operated mouse and keyboard system designed to allow computer access for individuals with upper extremity disabilities or carpal tunnel syndrome, or to reduce the risk of repetitive strain injury. This is a hardware and software bundle that translates up/down and left/right foot movements into control values, enabling the user to control the cursor, enter text, select programs, bring a browser window forward, scroll through folders and open documents, send out keystrok

Solar Powered Ana-Digit Watch English German

Its features include solar power, 4 strong vibrating alarms, ana-digit movement always synchronizes analog hands with LCD time, calendar on LCD (Time, Day, Date, Month), and language selection English/German. It is solar powered so light charges a rechargeable battery. While using a light to charge the watch make sure the watch is 3 inches away from the bulb. In direct sun it will take 60-80 hours and if using a strong fluorescent lamp it will take 100-120 to go from low to high battery.

Spill Not Jar & Bottle Opener (Model 6017)

The Spill Not Jar & Bottle Opener, model 6017, is a jar and bottle opener designed for use by individuals with the use of only one hand, arthritis, or grasping or fine motor disabilities. Made of durable plastic, this rectangular device has three inverted rubber cones that ensure a secure fit for any round glass or plastic container. By fitting the container into one of the three conic openings, the user can open bottle tops or lids with the use of one hand. Non-slip rubber feet on the base

Spin Plate

--- DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --------- PURPOSE: To create a do-it-yourself rotating plate for individuals who have upper extremity, fine motor and grasping disabilities or people who only have use of one hand. The do-it-yourself spin plate is a plastic plate mounted on top of a central post by way of two bolts and a wing nut and can be easily removed for cleaning. The post is attached to a swiveling platform allowing the user to easily turn the device with his or her mouth. To assemble, cut the cyli

Stabilization Of A Box Or Bag Used In Packing

"DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY --- PURPOSE: Box and bag holders are used to stabilize containers to facilitate filling them, for persons with use of one hand only. Describes an upright bag holder, a tilted box holder and an upright box holder intended to anchor the containers so they can be filled by persons with use of one hand. The frames are made of wood, one with a lucite flap, and can be made stable with a clamp, foam or rubber on the bottom, or can be bolted down. Variations used to accomodate dif

Stabilized Regular Or Loop Household Scissors

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY -------DESRIPTION: Household loop scissors (that include finger holes in addition to the loop handle) or regular household scissors mounted onto a wooden base. PURPOSE: To enable students who have severe motor limitations to participate in cutting tasks. Following are some of the ways in which stabilized loop scissors have been used: The student presses the scissors with the dominant hand while an adult turns the paper. The student presses the scissors with a mouth

Stainless Steel Plate Guard (Model Ke15216)

The Stainless Steel Plate Guard, model KE15216, is a food guard designed for use by individuals who have Parkinson’s disease, arthritis, use of only one hand, or limited range of motion or hand tremors. Designed to eliminate spillage, the device is attached to the plate by stretching and snapping the two metal tabs against the edge of the plate. When not in use the plate guard is detachable by pushing the device away from the plate at the point near the two tabs. DIMENSIONS: Fits plates 9 to 11

Standard Kettle Tipper (Model Aa5770)

The Standard Kettle Tipper, model AA5770, is a pouring aid designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand, arthritis, or other upper extremity disabilities. This unit has a coated base supporting a platform which accommodates gallon jugs, tea kettles etc. Four pillars hold the container in position and enable liquids to be poured by tilting the platform. The platform cannot move forward or backward accidently.

Stay Put Folder

Stay Put Folder is designed for use by students with limited upper extremity strength and coordination to assist in keeping papers in place while writing.

Stirex Fork Knife (Model 16K038A)

The Stirex Fork Knife, model 16K038A, is combination fork and knife with built-up handle designed for use by individuals with arthritis, grasping disabilities, or with use of only one hand. This utensil features an upright handle set at 90 degrees to the blade and a stainless steel blade with a two prong fork-like tip. The user's arm can remain with wrist straight while slicing and lifting food. DIMENSIONS: The blade is 4.5 inches long.

Stove Knob Turner, Long (Model 16K023)

The Stove Knob Turner, Long, model 16K023, is a knob turner designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities, arthritis, grasping or fine motor disabilities, or limited hand strength. This stove knob turner features a lightweight scratch free aluminum rod with a long handle that aids the user in grasping and turning stove knobs or reaching over hot pots.

Stylus Pro

The Stylus Pro is a stylus for tablet computers and mobile phones or MP3 players with touch screens. It is designed for use by individuals with fine motor or neurological disabilities. The stylus has a silicone tip to prevent scratching. Shaped and weighted like a pen, the device is equipped with a pocket clip. DIMENSIONS: 4.25 inches long. COLOR: White, silver, black, purple, pink, or red.

Suction Brush

The Suction Brush is an all-purpose brush on a suction base that can be used as a dishwashing brush, a nail brush, oe a denture brush by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. The brush secures to sinks and counters using two attached rubber suction cups. DIMENSIONS (WxD): 4 x 2 inches.

Suction Denture Brush

The Suction Denture Brush is a denture brush with suction base designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand. This two-sided brush has firm bristles and an extra-large suction cup base to adhere to smooth flat and contoured surfaces. Molded from high-impact styrene, it contains no latex.

Suction Denture Brush (Model Nc28333)

The Suction Denture Brush, model NC28333, is a denture brush with a suction base designed for use by people with limited manual dexterity or use of only one hand. The brush features a styrene base with two rubber suction feet that secure to most surfaces and firm bristles.

Suction Emery Board (Model Sw4405)

The Suction Emery Board, model SW4405, is a nail file designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand or other upper extremity disabilities. One large suction cup on the back of the board secures it to smooth surfaces and keeps it level while in use. The surface is covered with two grades of emery so nails to be filed simply by moving the finger nails over the board. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 3.5 x 2.25 inches.

Sugar Please Automatic Sugar Dispenser

The Sugar Please Automatic Sugar Dispanser is a sugar dispenser designed for use by individuals with arthritis, use of one hand, or fine motor, upper extremity, or neurological disabilities. This dispenser looks like a peppermill but does not require twisting; a button on the top of the unit is pressed once to dispense the equivalent of a packet of sugar (a half teaspoon). This dispenser can also be used with with a sugar substitute or powdered coffee creamer. A refill funnel is stored in the ba

Supergrip Buttonhook (Model A72051)

The Supergrip Buttonhook, model A72051, is designed to aid individuals with use of one hand or with fine motor disabilities in fastening buttons. The unit consists of a large, textured, built-up handle of rubber-like material that resists slipping with a wire loop at one end that slips over the button to pull it through the buttonhole.

Sure Hand Button Hook / Zipper Aid (Model A9231)

The Sure Hand Button Hook/Zipper Aid, model A9231, is designed to aid individuals with use of one hand or with fine motor disabilities to fasten buttons and pull zippers. One end of the cushioned handle has a wire loop that slips over the button to pull it through the buttonhole. The hook at the opposite end of the handle slips into the eye of the zipper tab for pulling zippers. DIMENSION: Handle has a diameter of 1.5 inches.

Sweepeze Electric Dust Pan

The SweepEZE Electric Dust Pan is a dustpan designed for use by individuals with upper extremity, lower extremity, or mobility disabilities. This automatic device uses patent-pending technology in which an infrared beam located at the base of the unit flows continuously. When this beam is broken, a vacuum automatically activates and clears the debris. POWER: Uses 110 volts and 600 watts and has a power cord. DIMENSIONS: 7 x 9.25 x 16.5 inches. The power cord is 6 feet long. WEIGHT: 7 pounds. WAR

Synergistic Physio-Neuro Platform (Synphne)

-- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype stroke rehabilitation system to guide individuals who have experienced a stroke through the rehabilitation process. Developed by Dr. John Heng and his PhD student Banerji Subhasis, at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University, the new system known as the Synergistic Physio-Neuro Platform (SynPhNe) guides people who have experienced a stroke or brain injury through exercises, monitors their performance, and determine why they are unable to

Taco Plate

The Taco Plate is a taco holder designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand or with upper extremity disabilities. Made of high-density plastic, these plates are divided into three sections; the largest section has three slots to hold soft or hard tacos upright for filling or easier eating. The remaining sections can be used for side dishes or condiments such as rice, beans or salsa. These oval plates are microwave-safe and dishwasher-safe. They are sold individually and in sets of

The One-Hand Kitchen Equipment

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a one-hand kitchen equipment device for individuals who have use of only one hand. The One-Hand Kitchen Equipment is designed for both right and left handed people to use and includes seven products uses in all. This is specialized kitchen equipment includes one-handed food cutting equipment, one-handed different diameter tubes opener, one-handed fruits and vegetables cutting and peeling equipment, one-hand changeable graters, food box,

The Original Afo Assist

The Original AFO Assist® is an innovative, one-of-a-kind lower body dressing aid designed to help stroke survivors and other individuals with disabilities (i.e., Multiple Sclerosis and Cerebral Palsy) independently don an ankle foot orthosis (AFO) and shoe.

The Original Afo Assist’s Accessory Pack

The Accessory Pack is an addition to The Original AFO Assist®, a lower body dressing aid designed to help stroke survivors and other individuals with disabilities (i.e., Multiple Sclerosis and Cerebral Palsy) independently don an ankle foot orthosis (AFO) and shoe.

Tiger Taco

The Tiger Taco is a box flap clip designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or coordination disabilities. Available in steel or plastic, these taco-shaped clips assist in the packing and unpacking of cardboard boxes by securing the flaps out of the way.

Toe Mouse

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype toe-operated computer mouse for individuals with upper limb disabilities. The Toe Mouse is especially designed for those who have upper limbs disability and cannot use their hands to move the mouse. This ergonomically designed gadget uses the natural ability to grip between the toes, for manipulating the Toe Mouse. The user slips it on, between the big toe and second, just as one would wear flip flops. The sensor below the big toe acts as t

Toilet Paper Roll Mofifications

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRYPUPRPOSE: To make toilet paper use more manageable for people with arthritis, use of only one hand, or other upper extremity disabilities. This article, part of a chapter entitled "Bathroom & Washing Up" discusses ways to make managing toilet paper easier. Suggestions include squeezing the roll to make the cardboard cylinder more oval than round to prevent paper from unrolling too rapidly, re-installing the holder so the roll is vertical rather than horizontal, and attach

Toothpaste Dispenser (Model 3348)

The Toothpaste Dispenser, model 3348, is a countertop dispensing aid. It is designed to dispense the correct amount of toothpaste unto a toothbrush from a 4.3 or 4.6-ounce stand-up pump style canister for people with the use of only one hand. Once the user places the pump in the plastic countertop dispenser and aligns the toothbrush with the guide underneath the nozzle, all he or she has to do is press down on the dispenser lever with one hand or arm to dispense the correct amount of toothpaste.

Top Off

The Top Off is a twist cap bottle opener designed for use by individuals with grasping or upper extremity disabilities, carpal tunnel syndrome, use of one hand, or arthritis. This lightweight, portable device enables users to open twist off and pop off bottles with one hand. The user puts the opener over the bottle, pushes down, and the cap pops off. Very little pressure needed for removing caps. COLOR: White.

Topless Shoes

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype topless shoes that require little to no effort to put on (no bending, tying) for individuals with back problems, arthritis, seniors, and other individuals with a disability that may prevent them from bending. Winner of the 2011 Red Dot Concept Design, Topless Shoes have no upper constrictions or bindings. The shoes consist of an elastic layer called the “muscle” which encloses the foot in a comfortable but firm grip. TITLE: Funky Shoe Style

Totes Big Top Auto Open & Close Umbrella

Totes Big Top Auto Open & Close umbrella is a golf-sized umbrella designed for use by individuals with fine motor and grasping disabilities. The umbrella opens and closes with the push of the same button, and has lightweight aluminum and fiberglass construction. DIMENSIONS: 55 inches in diameter and 13.5 inches long when folded. COLOR: British tan, denim, or navy and white. WARRANTY: Lifetime.

Totes Mini Auto Open Close Umbrella

Totes Mini Auto Open Close umbrella is an umbrella designed for use by individuals with fine motor and grasping disabilities. The umbrella opens and closes with the push of the same button, and has lightweight aluminum and fiberglass construction. DIMENSIONS: 35 inches in diameter and 11 inches long when folded. WEIGHT: 12 ounces. COLOR: Black, khaki, navy, or red. WARRANTY: Lifetime.

Totes Professional Open Close Umbrella

Totes Professional Open Close umbrella is an umbrella designed for use by individuals with fine motor and grasping disabilities. The umbrella opens and closes with the push of the same button, and is made from lightweight aluminum and fiberglass. The umbrella folds flat for carrying in a pocket or briefcase. DIMENSIONS: 36 inches in diameter and 9 inches long when folded. WEIGHT: 12 ounces. COLOR: Available in a variety of colors. WARRANTY: Lifetime.

Touch-Free Ez Faucet Adapter

Touch-Free EZ Faucet Adapter is a hands-free faucet adapter designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or grasping disabilities, carpal tunnel syndrome, or arthritis. This adapter turns any kitchen or bathroom faucet into a hands-free faucet. The unit features a built-in infrared sensor that automatically turns the water on when hand movement is detected in front of the fixture. The water stays on only as long as the sensor is activated, eliminating unattended running water. This fixtu

Touchless Sensor Toilet Seat, Elongated Version

The Touchless Sensor Toilet Seat is a sensor-controlled, fully automatic toilet seat designed for individuals who have lower or upper extremity disabilities. The lid cover lifts up automatically when the user approaches the toilet. If the user wants to lift the toilet seat, all he or she has to do is wave his or her hand one more time in front of the sensor. Both the toilet lid and seat will close automatically 30 seconds after the user moves away from the toilet. The Elongated Version of the T

Tray For Aligning Documents

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual with use of one hand to staple and clip documents. An A-4 sized document tray with edges on three sides was fabricated from rectangular aluminum sheet. A cutout in the top left corner enables the user to staple or paper clip the document. The tray can also be used to rubbber band groups of documents. The rubber band is hooked over the right corner of the tray and then hooked over the left side. The papers and the rubber band are lifted off the

Triangular Suction Plate

The Triangular Suction Plate is a plate with suction base designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand or with other upper extremity disabilities. Food can be pushed up against the rim around the plate and then scooped onto the fork or the spoon. This dishwasher-safe plastic plate has three suction cups on the bottom to secure the plate to the table during use. OPTIONS: Package of three replacement screw-in suction cups DIMENSIONS: 9 inches in diameter with 0.5 inch sides and a o

Trimlineseries 1030 Toilet Partition System

The TrimLineSeries 1030 Toilet Partition System are accessible restroom stall partitions designed for use by people with grasping, fine motor, neurological or upper extremity disabilities, arthritis or other conditions that may cause weakness in the hands. Custom made to fit field conditions, these partitions are made of industrial grade particle board with stainless steel edge trim and concealed stainless steel hardware. The can be mounted on the floor with or without overhead bracing or hung

Tube Squeezer (Model Ha-4211)

The Tube Squeezer, model HA-4211, is a tube key and toothpaste dispenser designed for use by individuals with use of one hand. It has a thumb rotator screw to put prussure on toothpaste and similar tubes. DIMENSIONS: 55 millimeters diameter. WEIGHT: 27 grams.

Turn Signal Adapter (Model 106)

The Turn Signal Adapter, model 106, is a right hand directional signal extension lever that allows the driver to operate the directional signal with the right hand. The device clamps to the base of the factory installed directional signal lever. Manufacturer recommends mounting the adapter to metal or polymers as some thin plastics may crack. The adapter will not interfere with normal operation. The Turn Signal Adapter will accommodate a turn signal base thickness of up to 0.75 inch in diameter.

Tv Controller 2

CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --- PURPOSE: To provide a custom adaptation of a TV remote for individuals with arthritis and/or fine motor disabilities. Lexan material was heated and shaped to fit various television remote controllers. Small tabs are bent at right angles over the buttons to be operated. In many settings, such as a hospital, volume can be preset so that only three tabs are required for off/on, channel up, and channel down. The unit can be placed on a non-slip rubber base or fastened to a

Twiddler, The (Model Hkt-35)

The Twiddler is a 5-inch long pocket-sized mouse pointer and full-function keyboard in a single unit that can be used with either the right or left hand. The unit is equipped with a 6-foot cord and will work as far as 50 feet away from the computer. This combination unit is good for individuals who do computer work from a bed, one-handed individuals, or individuals with difficulties accessing a keyboard and a mouse. The Twiddler has three rows of keys on the front surface. Each row is designated

Ty-All

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.

Ultimate Solution Comfortseat (Model Scs5000)

The Ultimate Solution ComfortSeat, model SCS5000, is a personal cleansing system designed for use byindividuals who have neurological disabilities, mobility disabilities, or upper extremity disabilities. The device uses existing plumbing and installs on the toilet, replacing the standard seat. The unit provides an adjustable sweeping wash motion and aerated spray to provide cleansing with the touch of a button. The nozzle can be stopped and focused, providing a lavage to help stimulate bowel mo

Ultra Latch

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a door handle that pushes or pulls to open an interior door making it possible for individuals with disabilities, small children, or anyone unable to use either or both hands to enter and exit through the doorway. The UltraLatch doesn’t twist or turn like traditional door handles. The user unlatches the door by pushing or pulling UltraLatch approximately .5 inches. Inspired by the auto gear shifter, the UltraLatch is designed to conform to the shape of

Under-Counter Jar Lid Opener (Model 3088)

The Under-Counter Jar Lid Opener, model 3088, is a jar opener designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or grasping disabilities, arthritis, or the use of only one hand. The jar opener is designed for mounting under a cabinets or counters to aid in opening jar lids from 3/8 to 3-inches in diameter. The device consists of hardened steel knurled gripper mounted in a durable plastic casing.

Unimanual Perkins Brailler (Model 22-0101-0)

The Unimanual Perkins Brailler, model 22-0101-0, is a manual braille writer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision and who can use only one hand. This sturdy, portable machine has the features of the Standard Perkins Brailler (see separate entry) along with the ability to produce braille with only one hand. The keys for dots 1, 2, and 3 remain in a locked position until dots 4, 5, and 6 are added or the spacebar is depressed. This braille writer can emboss 25 lines with

Universal Adaptive Drink Holder

This Universal Adaptive Drink Holder is designed for individuals who have limited or no grip, persons with disabilities that negatively affect their fine motor skills, a person with a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, MS, cerebral palsy, someone who has arthritis or had a stroke. With the Universal Adaptive Drink Holder the user can drink independently. This product has a curved handle and can be adjusted to fit onto bottles, cans, cups & glasses of all different shapes, sizes and

Universal Lock

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of universal lock that allows children with disabilities to operate a school locker. In middle and high school, almost every student secures their locker with a dial combination lock. Individuals with cerebral palsy or spinal cord injury may be unable to use these types of locks due to a lack of motor or cognitive skills necessary to open a standard lock. A universal lock prototype was created and tested on children with special needs. The

Usb Frogpad Keyboard

The FrogPad is a one-handed keyboard designed for use by individuals with the use of only one hand or who have limited reach or muscle control. Although the keys are standard size, this keyboard is arranged so that its size and layout reduce strain on the hands and wrist. The letter layout is based on the percent of usage of each letter in the English language. Fifteen letters that are used 86 percent of the time by typists are placed in the most efficient locations. The keyboard is available f

Van's Ez Cast

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

Vegetable Brush (Model Sw3235)

The Vegetable Brush, model SW3235, is designed for use by individuals with arthritis, use of only one hand, or other upper extremity disabilities.This brush features two suction cups on the base to secure it to counters or other smooth surfaces. It is also designed for comfortable gripping while holding. The brush is equipped with stiff nylon bristles for scrubbling potatoes, vegetables, and fruit. Two prongs at one end of the brush can be used to remove eyes and other bad spots. The other end i

Verti-Grip Rocker Knife

Verti-Grip Rocker Knife is vertical handle rocker knife designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities or use of only one hand. This knife requires predominantly downward pressure and minimal rocking motion to cut. The knife has a weighted blade with a hollow ground 440 stainless steel edge. The knife is designed on a vertical axial plane design that provides control when pushing down, limiting slippage and increasing force. The tall wood and epoxy handle keeps hands and finge

Walker Modifications

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create walker modifications for an adult with paralysis on his right side, use of only the left arm and hand, and with balance disabilities. The user attends a local bridge club with an entrance that has a steep ramp with no handrail on the left side, and he had to rely on someone to walk next to him for stability and balance in addition to using his walker. The walker was helpful, but without the use of his right hand, when the frame brakes were

Walking Frame Modification

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual with balance disabiolities and only one hand to use a walker. A commercially-available wheeled walker with a seat was purchased and adapted. First, the existing wheels were replaced with larger ones to make it easier to traverse bumpy surfaces. Next, the walker was fitted with a stainless steel cross bar between the existing handles. To add the cross bar, the rubber handgrip on the left side was removed and an aluminum swivel block was fitted o

Walking Frame Modification

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted walking frame for an older individual who has had a stroke and can be safely used with only one hand. The individual was experiencing several problems with her current walking frame—the existing gutter splints were not strong enough for her and had broken in addition to being too uncomfortable to start. Additionally, this individual needed a back rest for the seat and a method for braking safely with one hand. A unique solu

Wall Mount Insulin Holder (Model 2049) & Table Stand Insulin Holder (Model 2050)

The Orthocare Wall Mount and Table Stand Insulin Holders are vial holders designed for one-handed use. The holders feature a coated clamp to secure the insulin bottle. The Wall Mount model (##2049, $17.85) is made of Plexiglas and attaches to any smooth surface by use of suction cups. The Table Stand model (##2050, $24.30) is L-shaped and stands firmly in place, by means of suction cups, on any smooth surface (countertops, desks, tables, etc).

Wall-Mounted Can Opener And Stand

The Wall-Mounted Can Opener with Stand, also called the Croydon Can Opener and Stand is designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand or with limited grasping ability. The unit consists of a wall-mounted stand that positions the can beneath the can opener blade, enabling the can to be opened with one hand using the built-in crank handle. DIMENSIONS: Opens cans up to 4.75 inches in diameter and 6 inches high.

Wallet Modification

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted wallet modification for individuals with a variety of physical disabilities including but not limited to: inability to use one hand; sight/depth perception disabilities; limited dexterity; spasms and tremors; or mobility disabilities. The concept was to create a wallet that can be easily manipulated with only one hand, has no small parts, is accessible to an individual sitting who is sitting down, and is designed to be secu

Wheelchair Camera Mount

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom wheelchair camera mount for a photographer with hemiplegia related to stroke and limited use of his right arm. This individual cannot simultaneously hold his camera firmly and press the shutter, particularly as he uses large lenses which are quite heavy, and using a tripod to hold the camera doesn’t work either, as it’s difficult to set this up with one hand. Therefore, a custom adaptation solution of creating a wheelchair camera m

Wheelchair To Stroller Linking Device

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a customized linking device between wheelchair and stroller for an individual with spinal cord injury. While the individual could push the stroller and use her wheelchair in tandem for short distances, this configuration was not idea for various surfaces and/or travel over long distances. The individual obtained a stroller that has swiveling wheels at the front and fixed wheels at the back. An adaptation using the stroller was created takin

Wii Assist

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: University of Delaware students Rob Rehrig, Josh Marks, and Larry Aiello have hacked the Wii video game controller and Wii Fit’s Wii Balance Board creating prototypes which can be used with applications for individuals with disabilities. The WiiAssist adapts the infrared sensors in the Wii controller, which detects a Wii game player’s motion and position, so that it can be attached to someone’s head. The sensor is then used to track head movements, which can con

Wooden Dresser Drawer Handle

DO IT YOURSELF PURPOSE: To make dresser drawers easier to open for senior and individuals with arthritis, use of only one hand or fine motor or grasping disabilities. The existing knobs can be removed and replaced with a wooden handle that extends across the drawer and enables the user to open the drawer with one hand. To maske the handle, drill holes at each end of a horizontal dowel and in a pair of wooden spacers. Put bolts through the holes in the dowel and the specers and secure in the hol

Workstation For Tv Repair

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRYPURPOSE: To enable individuals with spinal cord injury or severe physical disabilities to independently engage in television repair work. A U-shaped work station was designed to allow easy access to tools, parts, catalogs, and equipment. Many tasks can be performed from a centralized sitting area, and a large turntable powered with a rotation lock enables up to four televisions to be placed and independently rotated as needed. Mirrors placed above and below the back of the ta

World's Tiniest Hand Splints

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PROBLEM: When I drive for 30 or more minutes my paralyzed hand gets tight from the constant vibration. PURPOSE: To use foam tubing to help keep fingers from bending. MATERIALS USED: Foam tubing PREPPARATION: 1. Use foam tubing designed to slip over the handle of eating utensils. It has a 5/8 inch opening that runs down the center of the tube. The splints should not fit tightly to keep the fingers absolutely straight, but the foam traps body heat which relaxe

Wrist Grips Paddle Adaptations

Wrist Grips Paddle Adaptations is designed for use by individuals with limited to no grasping abilities due to an injury or neurological disability. A wristband is worn on the wrist that slides in a keyhole slot on the paddle. This provides a complete connection that allows you to paddle, even with an open hand. Yet, it safely releases without any secondary action.

Zippie Gs

The Zippie GS is a child's manual wheelchair designed for use by children with lower extremity, mobility, or neurological disabilities or spinal cord injury. This wheelchair is designed to grow with the child without the need for new parts. The Zippie GS provides a wide range of width, seat depth and other key positioning adjustments. Reversible wheel configuration, a universal axle plate and unique side frames add additional flexibility and stability. FRAME: Overall width is 19 to 27 inches. T

Zumo

Zumo is designed for use by children with or without special needs to control tablet application and games. Once paired to a device, simply press Zumo’s buttons and apps respond to the child’s input on-screen. Once Zumo is paired to a device, users press the buttons and apps respond to the child’s input on-screen. Children are provided a unique experience by mapping their physical movements to fine touch screen gestures.

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