This 17-Inch Flame Retardant Oven Mitt can help prevent burns when used by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The long mitt protects hand, wrist, and lower arm from direct contact with hot oven surfaces. The mitt is made from a quilted flame-retardant protective material. DIMENSIONS: 17 inches long. A 13 inch long model is also available. COLOR: Charcoal.
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.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Lifter, or handle for picking up small roasting pans, cake tins and other small pans with a lip. Handle made with a piece of plastic pipe union (or a piece of plastic pipe about 4 inches long and 1 inch in diameter) and two pieces of 1/8 inch stainless steel wire. The wire is slipped through the pipe and bent at its edges at 90 degrees with one wire fitted into notches to hold it steady and the other allowed to swing free. The tips of the wires are ben
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype rice cooker for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The rice cooker features three buttons to set the water and heating level and includes a speaker to speak the existing settings so that the visually impaired user can ensure everything is correct. The ANPLEe also has an ergonomic handle to open the cover All the user needs to do is load in the ingredients and set the commands. AUTHOR: Matthew Chung. TITLE: ANPLE Rice Cooker for
---- 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
The BBQ Counterweight is a cooking aid designed to assist individuals to lift the lid of a barbecue with very little force or physical exertion. The modified BBQ lid has a 5/16-inch read rod bolted to the back and the counterweight consists of a 1-litre plastic bottle filled with sand and is attached to the end of the rod with wire. PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT: Designed by Dave Doman for an individual with very little arm strength who had difficulty lifting the lid of the BBQ. This device was found to
Buckingham CoolHand Hot Plate Holder is designed for use by individuals with limited fine motor and grasping strength and dexterity as a result of arthritis, stroke or fractures. It uses the power of leverage to lift plates so that the entire hand takes the weight, not just the fingers. The plate is gripped and released as simply as using a hand, this is the easy way to carry plates even direct from the microwave.
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable individuals with arthritis or grasping disabilities to turn knobs. Included in a chapter entitled "Living Room & Leisure Activities," this article provides detailed instructions for building up a knob. Purchase epoxy putty at a hardware store and break off a small amount of each of the two colors. Knead the two colors together to a uniform color and mold it around the knob. Allow the putty to harden at room temperature. . MATERIALS: Epoxy putty.TIT
The Clavies Autoclave Gloves, model H78927, are pliable all-cotton gloves designed for handling hot objects out of the oven. The gloves have a 5-inch gauntlet and are heat resistant up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. The gloves are made of a terry cloth knit and are washable. COLOR: Bright orange.
The Color-Coded Cookbook is a cooking aid designed for use by children and adults with cognitive disabilities. This system includes recipes with color-coded measurements to match the included color-coded measuring cups and spoons. Designed to ensure cooking success, the recipes offer a visual measurement in a red, green, yellow or blue picture of a cup or spoon along with the traditional measurement amount. The cookbook includes more than 50 recipes and also aids in teaching cooking vocabulary
The Cool Touch Micro Bowl is designed for those to solve the problem of bowls from the microwave that get too hot to handle.The outer, microwave-safe, plastic bowl stays cool to the touch while food heats up quickly and thoroughly (and stays hot) in the inner ceramic bowl.
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual with mobility and upper extremity disabilities to safey access the knobs located on a panel above and behind the burners of a stove. A device was created using a piece of standard PVC pipe with a stopper at one end and a thread at the other end which fits precisely over the splines on the stove knobs. To make the thread, a piece of brass was machined on a lathe to match the knob profile. Twenty-four splines to match the knob were then machined
--- 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
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Second handle is added to a cooking pan so it can be picked up using both hands. Illustrates a second handle for a pan made with a 5 inch aluminum tube riveted to two 4 inch hose clamps. SKILLS REQUIRED: Metalworking. AUTHOR: Independence Factory TITLE: How to Make it Cheap Manual: Volume 2 REF: Middletown, Ohio: Independence Factory: p 12 NARIC CALL NUMBER: R1182 PAGES ( including cover): 2 1980.
This Folding One Handed Pot Stabilizer is designed for users with one hand or missing a limb. It is designed for individuals with one handed ability, or limited arm strength, arthritis- or for anyone who would prefer to use one hand. The pot stabilizer suctions onto the stovetop surface and holds pots and pan handles in place. It is tall enough to accommodate most pots or pans. It is made out of aluminum with rubber suction cups and it folds for storage when item is not is use.
The Etac Uni Universal Turner is a knob turner designed for use on a variety of knobs by persons with upper extremity disabilities. The turner features flexible plastic prongs that conform to the shape of the knob, enabling the device to be used on most sinks, stoves, washing machines, dryers, radiators, and other appliances.
EZ Fill is a device that aids in filling containers, such as a glass or cup. The aid hangs on the edge of the container, and when liquid fills to about one inch from the top, the device produces a signal, alerting the user.
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.
The Good Grips Uplift Kettle is cookware designed for use by individuals with upper extremity weakness or arthritis. This tea kettle has a loud two-tone harmonic whistle to alert the user to the water boiling. The whistle also directs steam away from the user. Other standard features include metal construction and a stainless steel body. The heat-resistant rubber handle is set low and toward the back of the kettle to reduce the risk of scalding and wrist strain. When the kettle is lifted by the
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Holds the handle of a cooking pan on the range stable for a person with limited coordination or use of one hand only. Device made from two pieces of 1/2 inch plywood, 4 by 5 and 2 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches, one cut into a triangle, the other into a U shape with the opening to fit the pan's handle; and three small screw-on suction cups. Includes photograph and plan. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: Strebel, M B; comp TITLE: Adaptations and Techniques for
The Hot Hand Hand Protector is a heat protection device and jar opener designed for maintaining a secure grip on hot or cold slippery items such as glasses, pans, cups and to aid in opening jars with screw tops. The protector is made of flexible silicone, and this pad has end pockets to fit the thumb and fingers. The gripping surfaces are studded with numerous small suction cups. The device will retain its flexibility over a temperature range from -70 degrees to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. Hole tabs
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.
Kitchen Roll About Cart is designed for use by individuals with limited upper extremity strength and grasping as a result of multiple sclerosis, arthritis or stroke. It is a wooden trivet that assists in moving hot pans and dishes. It has ball bearing wheels that roll with a minimum of effort. It includes a rubber stopper that helps in avoiding accidental movement. It is latex free.
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To make stove knobs easier and safer to operate for individuals with neurological disabilities or arthritis. A slot is cut in a piece of 1.25-inch round molding, enabling it to fit over the protrusion of the knob. A 0.25-inch round, 1.5-inch long dowel rod is attached, then fitted with a 0.5-inch dowel to make a T-shaped handle. AUTHOR: Wechsler, K. TITLE: Doing It Yourself. JOURNAL: Quest. WEB SITE: http://www.mda.org/publications/Quest/q113diy.html. REF: Vol.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Intended to facilitate turning knobs when range or strength is limited. Illustrates two knob turners to be made according to the type of knob. One is a dowel with a U shaped piece of metal fastened into one end. The other is two dowels fastened together to make a T shaped handle, fastened to a larger in diameter dowel with a wide cut in the bottom end to grip knobs with a raised horizontal finger grip. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: Independence
Magic Tap is a spill proof automatic drink dispenser designed for use by individuals with limited grasping, strength and coordination in the arms and hands due to an illness or injury. It fits right over your milk jugs, juice bottles and containers, the silicone universal cap fits most tops. Magic Tap works like a straw sucking up the liquid and with the push of the tap out it comes. No more spilled overs from those heavy jugs. Keep it ready to use in your fridge or on the counter so your younge
The Microwave Dish Holder is a non-commercial product designed to assist individuals with limited manual dexterity and/or feeling to pick up and move a microwave dish, while protecting the individual from burns. The unit resembles a forearm orthosis with an aluminum claw attached to the end to grab onto the dish. The device is made of bent aluminum plate and Duraplast, with two velcro straps for attaching the holder to the wrist and fingers. PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT: This device was designed by the
These Microwave Grips, by Pampered Chef®, are designed for persons with disabilities that affect an individual’s ability to securely transfer hot or warm dishes from the microwave to the kitchen counter, kitchen table, or to a serving tray, etc. Made of heat resistant silicone. Raised ridges and bumps are designed to give the user a secure, comfortable hold. One order includes one set of two.
My4Hands is a lapboard for use by people with lower extremity or mobility disabilities, spinal cord injury and others who use a wheelchair. The My4Hands independence assistant is a polyethylene board that has a proprietary "hold fast" high friction material coating on each side so the lapboard will hold position on the user's lap and items placed on the lapboard will remain in place. My4Hands also insulates the user's legs from heat generated by objects (such as laptop computers or cooking pots
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.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Oven mitt with the thumb in a natural position for the hand. Draw mitt pattern to scale from using the pattern drawing as a guide. Use heavy fabric for outer layer and terry cloth for padding inner layer. Stitch together and bind edges with bias tape. Includes picture and drawing of pattern. SKILLS REQUIRED: sewing. AUTHOR: Kernaleguen, A. TITLE: Clothing Designs for the Handicapped. REF: Book: University of Alberta Press, Alberta: p 240. 1978.
The Oven Rack Push Puller is an oven aid designed for use by individuals with neurological, fine motor, grasping mobility or upper extremity disabilities, have a spinal cord injury or cerebral palsy, and other people who use wheelchairs. This wood device resembles a ruler with a U-shaped notch at one end and a long handle at the other so that the user can push in a hot oven rack without being burned. It also has hook-shaped notch on once side that can be used to pull on hot oven rack out of the
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Scoop to alleviate the need to reach into the oven. Scoop made with a 1 inch diameter aluminum tube flattened at one end and riveted to an 8 by 10 inch piece of sheet metal. A crutch tip can be put on the other end of the tube. SKILLS REQUIRED: Metalworking. AUTHOR: Independence Factory TITLE: How to Make it Cheap Manual: Volume 2 REF: Middletown, Ohio: Independence Factory: p 7 NARIC CALL NUMBER: R1182 PAGES (including cover): 2 1980.
CUSTOM ADAPTATIONPURPOSE: To enable a wheelchair user or someone with short arms to pull an oven rack out of an oven. Take a 12-inch long ruler or a strip of wood 12 to 15 inches long, 1 inch wide, and 1/8 inch thick, and using a knife or a jigsaw, carve or cut a rounded U on one end of the ruler or stick. Two inches from the rounded U, cut or carve a curved slot on one edge of the ruler or stick. This curved slot is placed over or under the oven shelf to pull it out of the oven; the U-shape at
The Over Stove Mirror, model 3209, is an over stove mirror designed for use by individuals with mobility or lower extremity disabilities. This mirror is made of acrylic and mounts on the wall above the stove at an adjustable angle so that burners can be viewed from a seated position. The mirrror fastens to the wall with one screw. (Brown frame not included). DIMENSIONS (LxW): 19.5 x 15.5 inches.
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.
The Pasta Pot Strainer with Locking Lid - 6 Quart is cookware designed for use draining liquids during cooking by individuals with limited upper extremity strength or dexterity or who are blind or have low vision. This 6-quart capacity pot can be used to cook pasta, vegetables, or other food items. The lock and drain feature allows the user to strain out excess water. The lid locks in place to prevent slips during drainage. To drain the pot, the user aligns the lid with the handles, holds the po
The Push Pull Oven Rack Stick, model 16K042, is an oven aid designed for use by individuals with mobility or upper extremity disabilities or who use wheelchairs. This device can be used as a reacher or to take racks in an out of ovens. DIMENSIONS: 13 inches long.
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRYPURPOSE: To enable individuals with arthritis, fine motor disabilities or grasping disabilities to turn a stove on and off. To adapt existing knobs, drill two small holes in the stove knob and in a short dowel. Line up the holes in the dowel with the holes in the knobs and secure the dowel with screws. A similar effect can be achieved by drilling a quarter-inch hole through the knob and inserting a short quarter-inch diameter dowel in the hole. MATERIALS: Dowel. TOOLS: Drill.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Aids in the inability to hold a recipe or small booklet while cooking. A pants hanger (with clip tabs) is utilized to hold up the book, while the top hook of the hanger allows the item to fastened to a top cabinet knob. COMMENTS: The Recipe/Book Holder helps those who have grasping issues, nearsightedness, or other disabilities that prevent them from viewing a recipe comfortably. SKILLS REQUIRED: Fine motor skills (to attach book/recipe). AUTHOR: King,
The Revolution Basting Brush is a basting brush designed for use by individuals with arthritis affecting the hands or other grasping or upper extremity disabilities. Inspired by an artist's brush, it features a crown shape and conical bristles that provide control and even distribution of sauces and marinades. The wooden handle has an elliptical shape extending the entire length of the handle, which encourages a comfortable grip while preventing rotation and resistance. The handle has a push/pu
The Revolution Left-Handed Saute Spoon and Right-Handed Saute Spoon are stirring spoons designed for use by individuals with arthritis affecting the hands or other grasping or upper extremity disabilities. The spoon has a blade for lifting, stirring, and moving ingredients while sauteing. The spoon is available in left-handed and right-handed versions. The wooden handle has an elliptical shape extending the entire length of the handle, which encourages a comfortable grip while preventing rotati
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of tactile cookware for individuals who are blind or have low vision to use in meal preparation. For people who are blind or have low vision, meal preparation and cooking can be daunting and dangerous. Sento cookware provides a variety of utensils with unique tactile qualities for easy identification. This flame-resistant, easy to measure, friendly looking cookware is great for the beginner-cook as well. TITLE: Tactile Cookware for the Blin
This Silicone Handle Protector, by Pampered Chef®, is designed to help persons using the oven to safely transfer hot dishes from the oven to the table. These heat protectors fit Pampered Chef Executive and Stainless Cookware, plus a variety of other handles. Waffle pattern creates air-pocket insulation; interior ridges provide added grip. Heat-resistant to 536°F (280°C). Dishwasher-safe.
The Stainless Steel Locking Strainer Lid Pasta Pot Set is a 2-piece cookware set that enables individuals with limited upper extremity strength or dexterity or who are blind or have low vision to drain cooked foods safely. The set includes a 6 quart pot and a 2 quart pot, both made of stainless steel with cool hollow handles and knob. To lock the straining lid onto the pot, the user turns the lid 90 degrees, and the lid is held securely while hot liquid is poured out.
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.
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.
The Stove Top Fire Fighter is a heat protection device designed for use with individuals with dementia, Alzheimer's disease, or cognitive disabilities. This chemical fire extinguisher in a can attaches magnetically to the exhaust fan hood over a stove. If a fire starts on the burner as a result of cooking food left unattended or a burner left on, the device activates, dumping bicarbonate of soda on the flames. Each individual unit protects two burners.
The Swedish Tap Turner, model 16K037A, is a multi-pin tap and knob turner designed for use by individuals with arthritis, grasping disabilities, or limited grip strength. This device features a large handle and multiple nylon pins on the face to grasp many shapes of taps and knobs. The device is made of plastic.
The Tap Turner, model 16K025, is a tap turner designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities, arthritis, or limited hand strength. This device clamps onto a water tap or a door knob to convert knobs that are difficult to turn into levers. DIMENSIONS: 2 inches (6 centimeters) diameter.
The Gripper, model 18L003A, is a knob turner designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities, arthritis, or limited hand strength. This indoor/outdoor gripper fits over existing handles such as spigots and other hard-to-turn handles. It comes with two separate grip locks making it compatible with most valve and spigot handles. The device also features red and blue indicator caps that aid in identifying hot and cold valves in the laundry area.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Device to allow a person with difficulty manipulating small objects to deal with small knobs which must be pushed and turned. Manipulating device made of a length of broomstick or dowel drilled and countersunk at one end to take a baby bottle nipple, which is glued inside. This is pushed against the knob which can then be turned. A smaller piece of dowel can be pushed into a hole drilled through the other end of the broomstick to provide more of a grip
The Universal Turner "Pigge" is a knob and tap turner designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities or arthritis. The device consists of a unit with retractable stainless steel pins attached to an L-shaped, latex-free plastic handle to increase turning leverage.When pressed against an irregularly-shaped item, knob or control, such as keys, dead bolts faucets, or stove controls, the retractable pins conform to and grip the object to be turned. The handle provides turnin
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Describes modified utensils to aid in using the oven. oven. Suggests using a wood sliding board between the oven rack and a utility cart for people with muscle weakness; using a wooden stick with a V indentation on the end and a hook indentation on the side, for pushing and pulling oven racks; using a bent coathanger to pull out the rack, and using a velcro loop around the oven door to pull the door open using the arm for people with weak hands. Includ