Reaching

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Active Heavy-Duty Reacher (Models Sw5126, Sw5127, & Sw5128)

The Active Heavy-Duty Reacher is designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities. Designed to lift heavier objects, this reacher has a straight, bulb-style handle and trigger-activated U-shaped gripping jaws with textured rubber tips for a firm grip. A strong magnet at the end of the handle aids in picking up metal objects. DIMENSIONS: The jaws on all models open to 2 inches. Model SW5126 is 24 inches long, model SW5127 is 28 inches long, and model SW5128 is 31.5 inches long. WEIGHT:

Aid For Closing And Opening Doors From Wheelchairs For Entering And Leaving The Home.

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Device to push or pull a door shut from a wheelchair. Aid made of a piece of broom handle or dowel with a crutch tip on one end and a leather loop at the other, which can be hung on a hook by the door. The leather loop hooks around the doorknob to allow the door to be pulled shut without a lot of maneuvering of the wheelchair. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly. AUTHOR: Independence Factory TITLE: How to Make it Cheap Manual: Volume 2 REF: Middletown, Ohio: Ind

Aluminum E-Z Reach (Models 6366 & 6367)

The Aluminum E-Z Reach is a reacher designed for people who need assistance reaching objects without significant bending or stretching. The reacher can handle objects weighing up to two pounds, but can also pick up a dime or hold a paper cup without crushing it. The reacher has a vertical grip and a voluntary closing and the grasping end has rubber grips. DIMENSIONS: Length, 30 inches (6367) or 20 inches (6366). WEIGHT: 9 ounces.

Arcmate E-Z Reacher

The ArcMate E-Z Reacher is designed to assist individuals with limited reach or who need assistance in reaching objects without significant bending or stretching. This reacher features a plastic handle, a pair of flexible aluminum claws with round rubber suction grips, and an aluminum shaft. The reacher is designed for one-or two-handed use and can hold items weighing up to two pounds. Folding and locking models are available. SIZES: Compact, standard, folding. DIMENSIONS: The standard and fol

Assistive Device Kit (Model A665322)

The Assistive Device Kit, model A665322, is a long-handled sponge, long-handled shoe horn, and a reacher designed for use by individuals with reduced reaching capabilities, including individuals with upper extremity and mobility disabilities. The set includes a standard Handi-Reacher; a round, long-handled sponge; and a long-handled shoe horn.

Carex E-Z Grabber (Models P605 & P606)

The Carex E-Z Grabber is a reacher designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. This reacher has a 90-degree rotating arm for grasping objects from above or below. A locking tab holds the item in place for users with limited strength. This reacher also features an EZ Twist Shaft and wrist support. DIMENSIONS: Model P605 is 26 inches long and model P606 is 32 inches long.

Children's Reacher

The Children's Reacher is a reacher designed for use by children who use wheelchairs or who have difficulty bending or stretching.This reacher features a non-toxic baked-on flouroescent finih; asingle, claw-style jaw; an ergonomic pistol grip; and squeeze trigger activation. DIMENSIONS: 15 inches long. WEIGHT: 3.6 ounces.

Complete Hip Kit (Model A665-320)

The Complete Hip Kit is designed for use by individuals who have had a hip replacement or who have mobility disabilities. The kit includes a Savanah Toilet Seat (see also separate entry), a long-handled sponge for bathing, a dressing stick, a long-handled shoe horn, a Sock Notch sock aid to assist in putting on socks without bending, and a standard-size Handi-Reacher (see separate entry). DIMENSIONS: The Savanah Toilet Seat is 4 inches tall,

Cubit Cane

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY" ----- PURPOSE: To assist individuals with low vision who use powered wheelchairs in reaching elevator call buttons or buttons on the control panel for higher floors. This short cane constructed from parts of damaged canes can be constructed of spare parts from damaged canes and attached to the wheelchair using hook-and-loop strips. Cut a cane grip and shaft to 17 inches. Install a slip-over tip on the end of the shaft, increasing the length to 18 inches. Complete the tool b

Deluxe Gopher

The Deluxe Gopher is a folding reacher designed for use by individuals with mobility or upper extremity disabilities. This folding reacher has trigger activation with a lock to hold items in the jaws. The jaws are equipped with suction cup grips and can lift up to five pounds. The device is aluminum with a plastic handle. DIMENSIONS: 33 inches long.

Diy Incredible Elevator Stick

--- DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --------- PURPOSE: To create a do-it-yourself utility reaching stick for pressing buttons for individuals with upper extremity disabilities. When navigating in small spaces such as an elevator, pressing buttons can be problematic. First, determine the length of the stick needed. The stick should be long enough to reach the highest elevator button for the elevator(s) most likely to be used, but not so long that it is difficult to carry. To determine how long the stick sho

Double Metal Spatula

The Double Metal Spatula is a spatula and tongs designed for kitchen use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Made of cast aluminum with high heat resistance, this product consists of two spatulas that can be attached at the base of their handles for use as barbecue tongs, or they can be detached for separate use as turners.

Double Spatula

The Double Spatula is a spatula and tongs designed for kitchen use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This utensil has two spatulas joined at the end of the end of their handles for gripping and turning food while cooking or serving.

Double Spatula

The Double Spatula is a pair of spatulas joined as tongs at the base of their respective handles for kitchen use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or have grasping disabilities. The two spatulas are joined at the handles for use as tongs, or they can be separated for use as single spatulas. The nylon, open-slotted spatulas can be used with non-stick cookware and are dishwasher safe.

Easireach II (Models Aa8042 & Aa8043)

The Easireach II is a reacher designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities. This device enables users to reach items overhead or on the floor without stretching or bending. This reacher features non-slip grasping jaws and a textured pistol grip handle. A magnetic tip aids in picking up small metal items and a post on top of the jaw aids with dressing and pulling objects to the user. A detachable clip secures the reacher to walkers, wheelchairs, bed rails, etc. and a hook on top fa

Easy Driving With Double Duty Reacher.

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Reacher for use in a car, developed by a person with arthritis. Reacher made with a 1/2 inch dowel cut to desired length. A rubber chair tip is attached to one end. A 5 inch piece of 3/4 by 1/4 inch finishing board is screwed onto the other end to make a T shape. Can be used to manipulate levers and buttons on the dashboard. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly. TITLE: Easy Driving With Double Duty Reacher JOURNAL: Accent on Living REF: Vol 26 no 2, Fall 1981: p

Economy Hip / Knee Kit

The Economy Hip/Knee Kit includes five products designed for use by individuals with upper extremity and mobility disabilities following hip or knee replacement surgery. The kit includes a reacher, shoe horn, sock aid with cords and built-up foam handle, dressing stick and a contoured bath sponge. These devices are designed to help users avoid bending, standing or turning at the hip when bathing, dressing and performing other activities in the home. The kit comes in a plastic bag. DIMENSIONS: Th

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.

Essential Folding Reacher (Model P2222)

The Essential Folding Reacher, model P2222, is a reacher designed for use by individuals with mobility or upper extremity disabilities. This reacher has an anodized aluminum shaft, a pistol grip handle, and a trigger-activated claw-style plastic jaw. A magnetic tip aids in picking up metalic objects. The shaft folds in the center for transport and storage. DIMENSIONS: 22 inches long.

Essential Straight Reachers (Models P2226 & P2232)

The Essential Straight Reachers are reachers designed for use by individuals with mobility or upper extremity disabilities. These reachers have anodized aluminum shafts, pistol grip handles, and trigger-activated claw-style plastic jaws. A magnetic tip aids in picking up metallic objects. DIMENSIONS: Model P2226 is 26 inches long. Model P2232 is 32 inches long.

Etac Aktiv Reacher

The Etac AKTIV Reacher is a reacher designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities or short stature. The handle of the reacher is angled to utilize the strength in the hand and provide an effective grip. There is an index finger support on the handle which gives improved precision. The entire gripping surface of the U-shaped jaws is coated with hard-wearing rubber. The jaws of the reacher can also be set in two positions, allowing the reacher to be used both horizontally and vertical

Etac Aktiv Reacher With Hooks

The Etac AKTIV Reacher with Hooks is a reacher designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities or short stature. The handle of the reacher is angled to utilize the strength in the hand and provide an effective grip. There is an index finger support on the handle which gives improved precision. The entire gripping surface of the U-shaped jaws is coated with hard-wearing rubber. The jaws of the reacher can also be set in two positions, allowing the reacher to be used both horizontally

Extra-Long Reacher

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual with spinal cord injury to reach items at the foot of the bed. The handle was cut off an existing reacher with U-shaped gripping jaws. A piece of aluminum tubing was added to extend the length of the reacher and a wire extension was soldered to the wire that activates the jaws when the trigger is squeezed. TITLE: Bedside Computer Stand. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 26, Number 2, July 2006: p. 10-11. PAGES: 3 (including cover).

Ez Shoe On (Models 365 & 385)

EZ Shoe On (models 365 and 385) are long handled shoe horns that allow the user to grip heel of shoe and pull the shoe on. The shoe horns have trigger action gripand may be used as a combination shoe horn, gripper and reacher. DIMENSIONS: Horns have 20 to 30 inch stalks.

Featherlite Reacher (Models Nc28521 & Nc28522)

The Featherlite Reacher, is designed to assist individuals with limited reach or who need assistance in reaching objects without significant bending or stretching. This reacher features a plastic pistol grip and an aluminum shaft. The trigger control mechanism allows the user to control the width of the opening of the gripper claw, allowing the device to grip both small and large objects. The reacher also features a lug on the top for pulling or pushing objects and a magnet in the tip for pickin

Featherweight Shoehorn Reacher

The Featherweight Shoehorn Reacher is a reacher with integral shoehorn designed for use by individuals with lower extremity or mobility disabilities. This aluminum reacher had a pistol grip with a hook trigger to open the GripCert jaws. The shoehorn extends over the top jaw and up the shaft, creating a long-handled shoehorn. DIMENSIONS: 32 inches long. The jaws are 3 inches wide. WEIGHT: 8 ounces.

Get-A-Grip

Get-A-Grip is a reacher designed for use by individuals with fine motor and grasping disabilities. This long-tweezer-like device can be used to retrieve parking and toll tickets, ATM cards at drive-through banks, horel card keys, and other small objects. DIMENSIONS: 11 inches long.

Grab Reacher (Model Ha-4610)

The Grab Reacher, model HA-4610, is a reacher designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities. This reacher has a wooden handle with an aluminum squeeze grip and vinyl coated claws, and extends the user's grip by 790 millimeters. It can be used for picking up cans, bottles, boxes, books, or newspapers. To close the claws, the user squeezes the trigger tightly. WEIGHT: 232 grams.

Grab-A-Cane

The Grab-A-Cane is an adjustable offset cane with a built-in reacher designed for use by individuals with balance, mobility or walking disabilities. This height-adjustable cane has an offset foam handle grip with a wrist loop, and just below the handle is a trigger activator for the reacher. The trigger locks when not in use. The gripper jaw is located at the bottom of the cane and extends to the bottom of the rubber cane tip. DIMENSIONS: The height adjusts from 30.75 to 39.75 inches. COLOR: Bla

Gripper Prehensor (Model 1496)

The Gripper Prehensor is a helmet with reacher designed for individuals with severe physical disabilities. The grip unit is mounted to the top of a lightweight bicycle helmet which virtually eliminates any wearer fatique. The device enables users to pick up parts at their workstation when activated by a capability switch.

Handy Reacher (Models Ha-4601 & Ha-4602)

Handy Reacher is a reacher designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities. This reacher has a trigger design and may be used for reaching awkward places, picking up objects, or to assist in dressing. WEIGHT: 167 grams (model HA-4601) or 185 grams (model HA-4602).

Helping Hand Shoe Helper / Reacher, The

The Helping Hand Shoe Helper/Reacher is a combination long handled shoe horn and reacher designed for use by individuals with arthritis, hip replacement, and other mobility and lower extremity disabilities. This lightweight anodized aluminum reacher features an ergonomic pistol grip, a curved trigger, a single rubber-lined claw, and an integrated shoe horn attached to the top. The claw secures the shoe and the shoe horn assists in putting on the shoe without requiring the user to bend. The gripp

Hip Kit Iii (Model 665-321)

The Hip Kit III, model 665-321, is a long-handled sponge, long-handled shoe horn, dressing stick, sock aid, and a reacher designed for use by individuals with reduced reaching capabilities, including individuals with upper extremity, hip replacement, mobility disabilities. The set includes a standard Handi-Reacher; a round, long-handled sponge; a dressing stick; a Sock Notch; and a long-handled shoe horn. DIMENSIONS: The Handi-Reacher is 24 inches long. The dressing stick is 26 inches long, and

Human Support Robot

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: Designed to help persons with physical disabilities live more independently. Called the Human Support Robot (HSR), it represents the latest initiative in Toyota's Partner Robot program and is intended to help out around the home by retrieving items, opening curtains, and picking up objects that have fallen to the floor. The HSR can be controlled using a simple graphical user interface via tablet PC. It can also wear a tablet atop its head, which would allow care

Junior Resistance-Band Kit

The Junior resistance-band kit is designed for individuals with disabilities affecting upper extremities of the body. The bands, with molded finger cut-outs on each side, can stretch to 10 times their length. Made of a durable, thick, custom molded, jelly-like material. This kit offers 100's of strengthening, fidgeting, and exercise possibilities. Set includes 3 stretchy sensory bands in 3 therapeutic resistances, a photo guide with animal-themed exercises, and a zippered nylon storage bag.

Long Handled Holder (Sandwich Or Washcloth).

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Long handled washcloth, sandwich or other item holder for persons unable to raise hands to face due to stiffness or weakness. Describes a holder made of aluminum with plastic end pieces and a steel spring to provide grip. Lists materials needed. Provides diagrams and photographs. SKILLS REQUIRED: Metalworking. TITLE: Self-Help Devices for Rehabilitation REF: Dubuque, Iowa: Wm C Brown: p 64-66 NARIC CALL NUMBER: R3360 PAGES (including cover): 4 1958.

Mabis DMI 32 Inch Reach Extender with Magnetic Tip, Model 640-1762-0000

Mabis DMI 32 Inch Reach Extender with Magnetic Tip is designed for people with fine motors and mobility disabilities. It helps picking up objects as small as a dime and as large as a quart bottle. Magnet on jaw tip helps pick up lightweight metal.

Mailhawk

The Mailhawk is a reacher designed to minimize the risks of painful rupture and serious back damage from daily stretching and straining. The Mailhawk may be used as a high shelf reacher, for retrieving fallen objects, putting on and removing socks and stockings, or for professional use by rural mail carriers and newspaper route carriers. The reacher has a long wooden handle with aluminum jaws. The jaws are covered with plastic tips and are tapered at the ends to grasp small objects. Springs open

Matey Bantam Reaching Aid (Model F76950)

The Matey Bantam Reaching Aid, model F76950, is an aluminum reacher with pistol trigger hand grip and jaw-style opening. The device features a voluntary closing action; pressure must be maintained to continue grip. DIMENSIONS: 26.5 inches long with a 2.5-inch maximum grip. WEIGHT: 6 ounces.

Matey Pocket-Fold Reaching Aid

The Matey Pocket-Fold Reaching Aid, model F76954, is a folding aluminum reacher with pistol trigger hand grip and jaw-type opening. This device features a voluntary closing action; pressure must be maintained to continue grip. A magnet at the tip aids in picking up small metal items. DIMENSIONS: 22 inches long when open; folds to 12.5 inches. 2.5-inch maximum grip. WEIGHT: 6 ounces.

Matey Ranger Reaching Aid (Model F76951)

The Matey Ranger Reaching Aid, model F76951, is an aluminum reacher with pistol trigger hand grip and jaw-type opening. This device features a voluntary closing action; pressure must be maintained to continue grip. DIMENSIONS: 32.5 inches long with 2.5-inch maximum grip. WEIGHT: 8 ounces.

Medline Reacher

The Medline Reacher is a reacher designed for use by individuals with grasping and upper extremity disabilities, including limited reach and hand strength. This reaching aid has a balanced design with a full grip handle allowing the use of all four fingers for greater grip strength. The jaws are latex free and are covered with non-slip rubber tabs over composite jaws that latch onto items securely. DIMENSIONS: Available in lengths of 24, 26.5, 31, and 32 inches.

Metal Reachers

The Metal Reachers are reachers designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or mobility disabilities. These reachers help users grasp items from hard-to-reach places, both above and below the user. The trigger handle pulls the jaw tight and the magnet at the end helps lift small metal objects. The reachers are available in a fixed model and a folding model. DIMENSIONS: The fixed models are available in 32 or 27 inches long. The folding reacher is 26.5 inches long.

Mini Grabber-Tongs

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To provide people with reaching or grasping disabilities with a tool to grab small things within small spaces such as removing toast from a toaster, grabbing olives in a jar, removing a letter from an envelope, or picking up a rubber band. Glue the tip of a tongue depressor to one of the flat surfaces of a 1-inch section of a 0.75-inch diameter dowel. Glue a second tongue depressor to the opposite side of the dowel. MATERIALS: 1-inch section of a 0.75-inch dowel

Mr. Longarm Lightbulb Changing System

The Mr. Longarm Lightbulb Changing System is a light bulb changing aid that can be used by an individual seated in a wheelchair or by others who have difficulty reaching light bulbs. The system contains one extension pole and three light bulb changing attachments. The three-section, non-conductive, variable-length pole allows a user to reach light bulbs on the ceiling with the pole extended. Interchangeable cups fit the three most popular bulb sizes: floodlight, spotlight, and incandescent light

Multi-Reach

The Multi-Reach is a reacher designed for use by individuals with lower extremity or mobility disabilities or who have difficulty bending or reaching. Designed for right- or left-handed use, this reacher has trigger-activated pinching jaws that rotate 360 degrees to enable grasping of both horizontal or vertical items. A locking mechanism holds items securely. DIMENSIONS: 32 inches long.

Original Cripper

The Original Cripper is a reacher or grabber specifically designed for quadriplegics who have wrist function that allows them to bend their hand back at the wrist. It can also be used by any person with grasping, fine motor, neurological or upper extremity disabilities who needs assistance reaching or gripping objects. The Original Cripper is available in Lightweight and Heavy Duty models, and both models are available for the right or left hand in a range of custom sizes. Made with aluminum and

Passive Reacher (Models Sw5136 & Sw5137)

The Passive Reacher is designed for use by individuals with arthritis or mobility disabilities. This lightweight reacher opens softly by squeezing the trigger handle using all fingers and closes with the release of the spring pressure by squeezing again. Small metal objects can be picked up using the magnet at the end of the handle. DIMENSIONS: 24 inches (Model SW5136)or 28 inches (SW5137) long. WEIGHT: 4.5 ounces (SW5136); 5 ounces (SW5137).

Pick-Up Reacher (Models Aa8070, Aa8060, Aa8062, Aa0863 & Aa8073)

The Pick-Up Reacher is a reacher designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities and limited hand strength. This device enables users to reach items overhead or on the floor without stretching or bending. This lightweight reacher features wire-driven rubber-lined non-slip grasping jaws and a textured pistol grip handle with an ergonomically-designed trigger that is operated with the whole hand, requiring less strength than the traditional two-finger trigger. The jaw rotates 360 degre

Pick-Up Tongs (Model 6079)

Pick-Up Tongs are tongs designed to assist people in reaching an object just out of range. The scissor-grip tongs are made of chrome-plated steel. DIMENSIONS: 15 inches long.

Pointer Gripper

Head mounted pointer that has a switch operated gripper on the end. Jaws of gripper release object when switch is opened. The activating switch can be selected according to the capabilities of the user. Mounted on headband, pointer with jaws on end is approximately 10 inches long.

Quad Reacher

The Quad Reacher is fabricated of stainless steel and aluminum. and is designed to allows individuals with limited hand function to reach and pick up assorted items by extending the wrist. DIMENSIONS: Made for either the right or left hand; 20 or 26 inch lengths. WEIGHT: 11 ounces.

Quantum Reacher (Models Nc28555, Nc28556 & Nc28557)

The Quantum Reacher is designed to assist individuals with limited reach or who need assistance in reaching objects without significant bending or stretching. This reacher features a plastic pistol grip, a neoprene-lined plastic claw, and an aluminum shaft. The trigger control mechanism allows the user to control the width of the opening of the gripper claw and to lock the claw in position. The reacher also features a hook on the top for pulling objects or dressing assistance, and a magnet in th

Rainbow Reacher

The Rainbow Reacher is designed for use by children or adults with mobility or bending disabilities and weak grasps. This colorful reacher have suction cups on either side of the sideways opening jaws which eliminates the need to turn the wrist to grasp objects. The extra small handlefits a child's hand or a frail hand and the squeeze-trigger aligns with the handle. DIMENSIONS: The reacher is 16 inches long and the suction cups are 1.5 inches in diameter. WEIGHT: Four ounces.

Reach Tool

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRYPURPOSE: To create a do-it-yourself high-reach tool with household items. A mop or broom handle serves as the shaft of the reacher. Using a drill, make a small hole in both clamp handles and secure the clamp to the end of a mop handle with a hose clamp. Next, feed cable through the bottom handle and attach to the top of the handle with a carriage bolt. A hole can be drilled through the bolt to better accompany the cable. Secure the cable using zip ties. Finally, attach the c

Reacher

DO-IT-YOURSELF-ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To assist an individual who uses a wheelchair in picking up items. A set of long barbecue tongs can be attached to the wheelchair and used to retrieve items. It can be used in conjunction with the hook on a wire hanger to pull items within reach. MATERIALS: Barbecue tongs and wire hanger. TITLE: Doing It Yourself. JOURNAL: Quest. REF: Volume 12, Number 1, January/February 2005. WEB: http://www.mdausa.org/publications/Quest/q121diy.cfm

Reacher

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To provide a person with grasping or other upper extremity disabilities with a method of retrieving metal objects or objects with handles that were otherwise out of reach. Attach a hook to one end of a wooden dowel, and attach a magnet to the other end of the dowel. MATERIALS: Wooden dowel (length determined by the user); hook; magnet; and glue. TITLE: Doing It Yourself. AUTHOR: Wechsler, K. JOURNAL: Quest. WEB SITE: http://www.mdausa.org/publications/Quest/q11

Reacher (Model 6006)

The Reacher, model 6006, is a wooden reacher designed to assist individuals in picking up objects without bending or stretching. This large, wooden scissor-style reacher features a scissor grip, non-slip ends, and a magnetic tip. DIMENSIONS: 27 inches long.

Reacher (Model Nc23621)

The Reacher, model NC23621, is designed to assist individuals with limited reach or who need assistance in reaching objects without significant bending or stretching. This reacher features a plastic pistol grip, a lightweight, unbreakable plastic claw, and an aluminum shaft. The trigger control mechanism allows the user to control the width of the opening of the gripper claw, allowing the device to grip both small and large objects. The reacher also features a 0.75-inch tall metal lug on the top

Reacher (Model R405)

The Reacher, model R405, consists of a horizontal grip and double, voluntary closing claws for gripping bulky items. DIMENSIONS: 31 inches long. WEIGHT: 9 ounces.

Reachers

These reachers feature a vertical grip, voluntary opening, and rubber bands that control the closing pressure. DIMENSIONS: 20 or 26 inch lengths.

Reaching Hook.

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Hook to enable an office worker with limited range of motion and grasp to open and close desk drawers from a wheelchair. Hook made of a piece of flat steel 1/2 by 9 inches long bent at 90 degrees 2 inches from one end, with the other end wedged and glued into a 6 inch piece of 1 inch dowel. COMMENTS: Originally published in Rehabilitation Engineering Sourcebook Supplement 1: Institute for Information Studies, Falls Church, Virginia 22046. SKILLS REQUIR

Reid PikStik TelescoPik Reacher, Model T3044

Reid PikStik TelescoPik Reacher is designer for people with fine motors, upper extremity, and grasping disabilities. It comes with a turn of the locking collar on the shaft. It intended to be durable, safe, and lightweight that makes it an aid to reach objects. It has an adjustable length from 30 inches to 44 inches that adapts to the need of the user. 

Sammoms Preston Reacher (Models 4107 & 4109)

The Sammons Preston Reacher is a lightweight aluminum reacher designed for use by people wh use wheelchairs or who are unable to bend or to reach overhead to retrieve items. This reacher features a pistol grip and a trigger which, when sqeezed, closes the single claw around the item to be grasped. A pulling lug is fastened on top of the reacher and there is a magnet on the end for retrieving small metal items. DIMENSIONS: Model 4107 is 32 inches long and model 4109 is 26 inches long. WEIGHT: Mod

Sammons Preston Feather Reach Economy Reacher (Model A665008 & A665009)

The Sammons Preston Feather Reach Economy Reacher,model 665008 and 665009 is designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities and limited hand strength. This device enables users to reach items overhead or on the floor without stretching or bending. This lightweight aluminum reacher features a grasping jaw and a contoured, textured pistol-grip handle. A rubber tip aids in picking up small metal items. SIZES: Standard (model A665008 and long (model 665009). The standard model is 26 inch

Sammons Preston Standard Reachers

The Sammons Preston Standard Reachers are designed for use by persons with limited reach and hand strength. These reachers have a serrated claw-style jaw with a flexible foam rubber tip that conforms to the shape of most objects weighing one pound or less. The reachers are designed with an ergonomic plastic pistol grip and a sqeeze trigger and an aluminum shaft with a pulling lug on top anda magnetic tip for retrieving small metal objects. DIMENSIONS: Available in 26 inches long or 32 inches lon

Shorty Cripper

The Shorty Cripper is a reacher or grabber specifically designed for quadriplegics who have wrist function that allows them to bend their hand back at the wrist. It can also be used by any person with grasping, fine motor, neurological or upper extremity disabilities who needs assistance reaching or gripping objects. The Shorty Cripper is available in Lightweight and Heavy Duty models, and both models are available for the right or left hand in a range of custom sizes. Made with aluminum and sta

Some Tips From A Disabled Driver.

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Simple devices and suggestions for locking and unlocking the passenger door from the driver's seat, holding doors open, putting things in the trunk, and supporting the right arm while driving. Suggests using a length of wood with a notch in the end for locking the opposite door, another stick to prop open the trunk door, a cane to pull things from the rear of the trunk, and padding a small wooden box with foam to rest the right arm on. AUTHOR: Lunt, S

Swinging Backpack

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: A group of seven students from a Wethersfield, CT high school developed the Easy Access Transport System (EATS). The device is designed to solve a problem that a student with Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease had accessing his books in his backpack on the back of his wheelchair. Over two months, the EATS was designed to allow the student with CMT to swing his backpack on hinges and bring it around to his lap so he could access his books. The students started wit

Telescoping Light Switch Device.

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Telescoping rod for reaching light switches. Telescoping radio or television antenna with a small rubber furniture tip on one end and a ring on the other; can be used to push or pull a switch. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly. AUTHOR: Independence Factory TITLE: Make it Cheap: Volume 3 REF: Middletown, Ohio: Independence Factory NARIC CALL NUMBER: R1183 PAGES (including cover): 2 1976.

Telestik (Model Ad3000)

The TeleStik, model AD3000, is a reacher designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury. This reacher has a telescoping stainless steel arm equipped with a washable UltraStik adhesive disk to pick up items weighing up to to one pound. The reacher has a soft, slip-resistant PVC grip. To use, place the adhesive disk flat on the object that is to be picked up. Press gently and bring object to the user. For heavier objects, after pressing gently,

Telestik (Model Ma4000)

The TeleStik, model MA4000, is a reacher designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury. This reacher has a telescoping stainless steel arm equipped with a strong magnet for picking up metal items weighing up to one pound and a hook for pulling or dragging items. The hook is also useful for opening cupboards, pushing elevator buttons, retrieving clothing, etc. In addition, the hook is helpful for those who have any difficulty extending the tel

Telestik (Model Ts3040)

The TeleStik, model TS3040, is a reacher designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury. This reacher has a telescoping stainless steel arm equipped with a strong magnet for picking up metal items weighing up to one pound and a hook for pulling or dragging items. The hook can also be used for opening cupboards, pushing elevator buttons, retrieving clothing etc. In addition, the hook is helpful for those who have any difficulty extending the te

Thought Controlled Wheelchair-Mounted Robotic Arm

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: Scientists at the University of South Florida have created a prototype of a wheelchair-mounted robotic arm controlled by thought to be used by individuals with ALS or full body paralysis. This device will allow those with severely limited mobility to perform simple daily activities for him- herself. EEG scans have allowed patients with ALS to communicate through monitored electronic brain impulses (P300 brain waves). Using these EEG-related technologies with the

Toe Toucher

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Device to enable persons who can't reach their feet to wash and dry their toes. Simple device consisting of a 1/2 inch diameter dowel 18 to 24 inches long, with a 6 inch slit up one end. A washcloth or towel is inserted into the slit and wrapped around the stick to use. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: Grainger, S E TITLE: Making Aids for Disabled Living REF: North Pomfret, Vermont: Batsford: p 15 NARIC CALL NUMBER: R1126 PAGES (including cover):

Total Hip Kit

The Total Hip Kit is designed for use by individuals who have had a hip replacement. The kit includes a Tall-Ette elevated toilet seat (see also separate entry), a long-handled sponge for bathing, a long-handled shoe horn, a sock aid to assist in putting on socks without bending, and a reacher with a pistol grip and a single claw gripper. The kit is packed in a sturdy cardboard carrying box and includes instructions forthe use of each item. The kit is also available without the toilet seat.

Trigger Reacher (R402, R403, & R404)

The Trigger Reacher is a pistol grip reacher designed for use with one hand. The reachers feature scalloped jaws which firmly grip both hard and soft objects, a small magnet on the tip, and voluntary closing action. DIMENSIONS: Model R402 is 26 inches long; model R403 is 32 inches long; and model R404 is a folding reacher measuring 24 inches long when open; 12 inches folded. WEIGHT: 5.25 ounces.

Unger Nifty Nabber Trigger Grip

Unger Nifty Nabber Trigger Grip is designed for use by individuals with limited arm, shoulder and back movement as a result of arthritis, surgery or neurological involvement. It is a medium-duty grabber featuring a magnetic tip, 360 degree rotating head and smooth-action trigger grip. The light-weight design enables greater wrist flexibility and less arm stress. It utilizes an ergonomic designed grip with trigger-pull action for increased comfort and efficiency. The rubber claws with magnetic ti

Utility Stick For Cosmetics.

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Extender with a gripper on one end to hold a lipstick or powder puff for a person with limited arm movement. Device made with a length of copper or other suitable tubing flattened at one end and fastened to a plastic clothes pin with tape or rivets. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly. AUTHOR: Independence Factory TITLE: Make it Cheap: Volume 3 REF: Middletown, Ohio: Independence Factory NARIC CALL NUMBER: R1183 PAGES (including cover): 2 1976.

Utility Stick.

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Stick with hooks to assist in retrieving small items or to help with dressing. Instructions for making a utility stick. Uses a dowel, clothes pin and door hook. Suggested length is 18 inches but can be any length. Includes drawing. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly. AUTHOR: Occupational Therapy Service. TITLE: REF: Resource Sheet: Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, New York. .

 
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