The 6760 Utensil Handles are foam holders that fit into palm of the hand. The holders have a hole in the center for eating utensils, personal hygiene items, activity brushes and crayons, and other items. The holders have an anchor strap that goes around the back of the hand, are contoured, and adjustable for fit. These devices may also be used as hand exercisers. SIZES: Small (1-inch diameter x 3 inches) and Large (1.5-inch diameter x 3.75 inches). COLOR: Blue, orange or red.
The 6766 Toy Holder is an adjustable grasping aid for the hand designed to allow a person without the ability to grasp to interact with a small toy in their hand. This snap on device has 2 Velcro bands used to hold a toy in place, and 3/4-inch webbing straps with snap closure that wrap around the palm and wrist. SIZE: One size fits all. COLOR: Rainbow strapping.
The D.C. Metro Bus 7000 Series is an American with Disabilities Act compliant metro bus that is designed for all people, for those in wheelchairs and those with mobility disabilities to ride to and from places with comfort and stability. It's ergonomic design allows for 2 more inches in the aisles on both sides, has a separate section for those in wheelchairs. Replaced the 1000 and 4000 Series metro buses. Seats 40 more people. Speaker is in real time and automated so it's clearer to understand
The ABLEWARE Door Knob Gripper is a grasping aid for hand designed for use by individuals with arthritis of the hand or fingers or other grasping disabilities. The Gripper fits over round door knobs and outdoor water faucets. The outside is smooth to the touch and the inside is ribbed to firmly grip the door knob. With this device, knobs can be turned with the stroke of the hand, and no hand strength is required.
The Ableware TKO Turning Knob Operator is designed to assist individuals with limited manual strength or dexterity to grasp, turn, and open any non-round control knob or appliance handle. The turner consists of a large T-handle attached to a large round base with retractable pins on its bottom. When the turner is pressed onto a knob the pins contacting with the knob’s surface retract, while the remaining pins surround the knob for a secure grip. The turner can be used on irregular knobs, includi
The Action Life Glove is a gasping aid for hand designed for use by individuals with spinal cord injury or severe physical, neurological, or upper extremity disabilities. Available for the right or left hand, this glove is a double tunnel loop glove with two loops or straps. The smaller hook strap aids in grasping handles of pool cues, ping pong paddles, fishing rods, brushes, etc. The larger strap runs through a palmar loop and forms a closed fist for use with gym machines, free weights, etc. W
The Adapt-A-Grip System is a grasping aid for the hand designed for use by individuals with spinal cord injury or grasping disabilities. This system enables individuals with limited or no hand function to independently use and switch between such items as eating utensils, brushes, cups, electric razors, toothbrushes, phones, and others. Objects are attached to adaptors with zip ties or Velcro straps (both included). Once objects are attached, they can be loaded into the accessory holder which se
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Adapted table tennis racket for person using a prosthetic hook. Racket paddle is constructed from 1/4 inch plywood, with a handle made from 3/4 inch wood. An outline of the hook is drawn on the handle, and a knife is used to cut out the shape of the hook. The hook should fit snugly to keep the racket secure while playing table tennis. Includes drawing. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: Jim Cowart TITLE: Teacher Made Devices for Archery, Badminton,
---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create custom adapted martial arts training dummy for an individual with cerebral palsy. A young man with cerebral palsy has an affinity for martial arts, learning all about Taekwondo from a young age but the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun really captured his imagination. Wing Chun is a form of self-defense and promotes awareness of the body. Students are encouraged to practice with a wooden training dummy to improve their form. As a result of h
---- 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
The All Terrain Ski Terminal Device (AT-Ski-TD) is a prosthetic terminal device for skiing that fits standard prosthetic wrists and allows the user to perform the flexing motion necessary to pole during either cross-country or downhill skiing. This "flex-away" action and a quick disconnect pole are safety features designed to reduce or eliminate stress and shock to the skier if he or she should fall. COMPATIBILITY: .5-inch diameter threaded fitting fits standard prosthetic wrists. Accepts 3/16-i
Fishing accessory for amputees. Fits most any fishing reel. Unit replaces terminal device and threads into amputee's wrist prosthesis. Nylon bearing replaces standard reel handle. Turning arm is inserted over nylon bearing to turn reel. Aluminum and stainless steel construction. Weighs 4 oz. May be purchased with Shimano MLX-200 Fast Cast System reel, for one hand casting, with nylon bearing attached. Specify right or left hand. .
The Amputee Golf Grip, model DPAGG, is a terminal device for sports for unilateral below and above elbow amputees. The device has a 1/2-inch threaded fitting that adapts to any standard prosthetic wrist. The device can be used by right- or left-handed amputees or by amputees who use a cross grip. The grip allows for full rotation during the backswing, squared club face at impact, and complete follow-through during the downswing. The grip can be positioned anywhere on the club, and is designed to
The Arthwriter Hand Aid, model F73514, is a grasping aid designed to provide grip assistance to individuals with hand or finger disabilities, particularly arthritis, missing fingers, or persons wearing hand casts. The device may be used to holds pencils, pens, razors, toothbrushes, or other utensils. The unit consists of a plastic ball with a 0.75-inch central hole. An enlarged thumbscrew on the side clamps the handle of the item inserted into the hole to secure it. DIMENSIONS: Ball is 3 inches
The Cigarette Holder is a grasping aid for hands of quadriplegics who cannot light his/her own cigarettes without the aid of an attendant. A commercial cigarette lighter is mounted on the end of a 3 mm diameter antennae wire, and mounted to a wheelchair armrest. The lighter runs off the wheelchair's power supply. The unit can be grabbed easily and pulled towards the user. The power switch has an extension, enabling it to be activated by a user with limited manual dexterity. PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT
The Curtain Opener is designed to enable users with poor finger or hand grip and manual dexterity to use a curtain drawstring. The device consists of a metal bracelet which fits around the user's fingers. An aluminum clamping component is attached to the bracelet and provides a means to grab the curtain drawstring. PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT: Developed by Paul Cermak for users with limited hand dexterity or arthritis for gripping curtain drawstrings or blinds.
The Dog Leash is a grasping aid for the hand designed to provide a dog leash that is easy to release and lock by a person with weak hands or limited manual dexterity. The standard brass snap shackle fitting from a sailboat is fixed to the end of a 3-inch leather wrapped extension. There is a large ring attached to the plunger on the snap shackle for easier grasping. PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT: Designed by Andre Paquette for pet owners with reduced dexterity who have difficulty operating the fittings
The Eye Dropper is a grasping aid and liquid medication guide designed to enable users with weak upper body strength, manual dexterity, or spasticity to apply eye drops with a standard eye dropper bottle. The device is a metal clamp consisting of machined aluminum, steel tubing, and plastic. The user places the eye dropper bottle in the holder at the top, then grasps the device by the two long handles at the bottom. The device is then raised up to the head, with the bottle positioned over the ey
--- 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
DISCONTINUED. (Verified 09/2013) RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. The Forearm Gripper, model 1496, is a grasping aid consisting of a caliper-type clamp that attaches to the forearm. The device is activated by an external capability switch to allow persons with limited manual motor functions to grasp and release objects at a workstation or in activities of daily living.
The Freestyle Terminal Swimming Device, model FSTSD 2, is a recreational accessory designed for use by individuals with upper extremity amputation. It is designed to be used with a custom swimming prosthesis for those interested in high performance or competitive swimming capability. The design mimics a folding wing to reduce resistance during stroke recovery, but flares open to provide maximum resistance during the power stroke. The device can be rotated to optimize various swimming strokes and
The Fun2Go Tandem is a side by side, three-wheel tandem cycle in which the users ride tandem and sit beside each other, to be used by institutions, individuals, homes, municipal and other companies or organizations who want to provide social contact and movement by cycling outdoors. One person steers, both can pedal, and the users can communicate well with each other due to the seats being next to each other. The riders can get on without having to step through and the seats can be easily adjust
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Piece of foam rubber used as a base to hold parts or tools, enabling someone with limited grasp capability to pick things up. A piece of foam rubber of the desired size and resiliency is placed on the regular work surface. The resiliency of the material makes it easier for small items placed on it to be picked up. COMMENTS: For further information contact: Leonard Anderson, Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation of Kansas Rehabilitation Engineering Center,
The Grasping Cuff with wrist support, model 9464, is a grasping aid for hand designed to provide grasping capabilities for people with limited hand function and good arm strength. The Grasping Cuff fastens around the wrist with a D- ring Velcro closure. One end wraps over the fingers to form a closed fist around the handle of a racquet, pool cue, pole, etc. The cuff is made of suede leather and lined with Dycem to prevent slipping, and fits the right or left hand.
Great Grips are door knob or faucet covers designed for use by individuals with arthritis, grasping disabilities, or little or no manual dexterity or strength to open doors or turn faucets. These soft thermoplastic sleeves slip over existing rounded door knobs or faucets. Made of a soft latex-free material, they have a smooth surface to assist in turning. OPTIONS: Built-in AgION antimicrobial, a combination of silver ions bonded to a ceramic material called zeolite; built-in glow-in-the-dark cry
HEROes Series of Sport Wheelchairs is designed to withstand and navigate on different terrain such as sand. This wheelchair is made so that users can participate in beach volleyball or rugby. HERO Xavier was inspired by fictional superhero and leader of the X-Men Charles Francis Xavier aka Professor X.
The Hi-Fly Fielder is a flexible mesh pocket for catching balls either forehanded or backhanded, eliminating the need for wrist or forearm rotation. Pocket is sized for baseballs or softballs. 1/2 inch threaded fitting adapts to any standard prosthetic wrist. Rotates with adjustable friction to accommodate varying field siturations. Padded leather edging. the Power Swing Ring installs into the bottom end of a wooden bat, accommodating any style prehensor finger or thumb; swivels to duplicate "wr
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable an individual with quadriplegia to play hockey in a wheelchair league. The lower half of a straight-bladed hockey stick was fastened to a bracket which,in turn, was held across the wheelchair footplates by two quarter-inch bolts and wing nuts for quick assembly and disassembly. Approximately two-thirds of the way back on the blade, arms were fastened that extend approximately four inches at a little less than a right angle to hold the ball. TITLE: Ho
The Hosmer Baseball Glove Attachment is a terminal device for sports designed to allow a firm gripping action between the thumb and forefinger when using a baseball glove. The device has knobs on the fingers to allow the glove to be securely attached. The glove attachment is available in either right or left hand models. DIMENSIONS: Standard 1/2-20 stud; 9.5 inches long. WEIGHT: 10.5 ounces.
The Hosmer Bowling Attachment is a terminal device for sports that has a neoprene expansion sleeve at the end of the device that is under constant spring compression which causes it to expand and hold a bowling ball. The same action used to operate a conventional prosthetic hook causes the device to release the bowling ball. DIMENSIONS: 4.5 inches long; has a standard 1/2-20 stud.
Van Raam's Husky Tricycle is a three wheel bike specially designed for young children ages 2 and up who have difficulties with stability. The tricycle serves as a method of transportation in a recreational setting. It has a specially designed bottom bracket, making it possible for a child to pedal downwards. The crank normally has integrated crank shorteners. It is smooth running, stable, agile, and has a modern design. Plastic chain protection, parking brake, quick release saddle, steering limi
The Incredibrace knee support is designed for a young adult to adult with arthritis or other disabilities which affect the knee joint. The Incredibrace is made out of soft and stretchy material and fits snugly around the knee, from mid-thigh to upper-calf. The Incredibrace is retains heat around muscles, helps promote blood flow and healing. It is made from germanium fiber, bamboo charcoal, and spandex. Is machine washable.
The Maddagrip Universal Built-up Grip, model F74616, is a mouth-inflatable utensil holder designed to provide an enlarged gripping area on eating or writing instruments. The fill tube recesses flush with the surface. When deflated, the unit folds flat for transport or storage. DIMENSIONS: 4.5 x 2.5 x 1.75 inches, inflated.
The Magnetic Wand 7.5in is a magnetic grasping aid for hand for persons with limited manual dexterity. The wand has a magnet on one end, and was designed for use with the World Wide Games Bingo Chips (see separate entry) so the chips are easier to move on the board and to pick up. COLOR: Assorted. DIMENSIONS: 7.5 inches long.
The N-Abler I is a terminal device for an upper extremity prosthetic designed to enable individuals with upper extremity amputation to utilize tools and utensils. Designed for use by stronger individuals with unilateral below the elbow amputation, this device is made of anodized aircraft aluminum and fits standard wrist units. Features include 360-degree rotation, 60-degree range of motion, quick-release spring-loaded friction quick disconnect. OPTIONS: Attachable cutlery, kitchen tools, gardeni
The N-Abler II is a terminal device for an upper extremity prosthetic designed to enable individuals with upper extremity amputation to utilize tools and utensils. This device is made of anodized aircraft aluminum and fits standard wrist units. This unit can also be used with the N-Abler III Wrist/Hand Orthotic (see entry) by individuals without an amputation who have hand wealness or disabilities. Features include 360-degree rotation, 60-degree range of motion, quick-release positive locking q
The N-Abler III Wrist/Hand Orthotic (W.H.O.) is a hand orthosis designed to enable individuals with upper extremity amputation or disability to utilize tools and utensils. Available in a soft model or a carbon fiber model, this device can be used with the N-Abler II (not included; see entry) by individuals with prosthetics or by individuals without prosthetics. OPTIONS: Attachable cutlery, kitchen tools, eating utensils, gardening tools, sports equipment (hunting, fishing, golf, and weightliftin
NewGrip Gloves are grasping aid for hand designed for use by individuals with arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, or grasping disabilities. These grasping aids have hand pads, which cover the palm and fingers, while the top of the hand is uncovered to prevent overheating. Wide wrist straps provide support to the wrists. The neoprene hand pads attach to the woven cotton wrist straps with Velcro. Both pads and straps can be adjusted to hand shape and wrist size. OPTIONS: Spare pads or straps. SIZES
The Nike Zoom Soldier 8 is a workout shoe developed for people with disabilities that are athletes to do two things, give them greater independence without having to have someone tie their shoes and to give them the opportunity to do a high intensity workout without worrying about their shoes slipping off. This is not a regular slip on shoe, and has the same support as Lebron James shoes. It slips on and then has a zipper that goes around the heel for adequate support. This gives people with one
The Palmer Yardkart, model 24, is a three-wheeled, powered all terrain cart designed for outdoor use by individuals with mobility disabilities. Standard equipment includes an on-off key with locking switch, sealed beam headlight, tail light, brake light, horn, fuel gauge, and large heavy-duty basket. FRAME: Heavy-duty, non-folding frame does not disassemble for transport. The dimensions (LxWxH) are 72 x 35 x 38 inches. CONTROLS: Utilizes a pressure twist grip control on a triangular handlebar t
The Polly Power Grip is a grasping aid for hand designed for use by individuals with arthritis and other grasping disabilities. This lightweight tool has vise-like jaws that adjust to varying widths and that close by squeezing the handles and open by pulling the handles apart. This device aids in providing a firmer grip with more power for pushing, pulling, picking up, turning, squeezing, or holding. This tool can be used to turn keys; open bottles, tubes, small jars, medicine bottles (including
The Pool Cue Cuff, model 9462, is a grasping aid for hand designed for use by individuals with spinal cord injury or upper extremity disabilities. This cuff is designed to hold a pool cue for those with limited hand function. A strap holds the hand around a pool cue. It is length-adjustable and is lined with Dycem to prevent slipping. The cuff is made of suede leather with D-ring Velcro closure.
Made of high quality wood, the Rockin' Rocker Board helps improve balance reactions, motor planning and coordination. Use for righting reactions, tilting reactions and dynamic standing balance. Use in multiple positions and activities--sitting, kneeling, standing and even playing outdoor games.
The Rolyan Walker Splint, models A7671 to A7674, are splints designed to help individuals with arthritis and neurological disabilities to securely grasp a walker handle. It features wrist straps for stability and is made from Polyform splinting material with a Kushionflex pad. The splints can be specifically adapted to each user by using a heat gun or hot water. Available for right- or left-handed use. DIMENSIONS: Determined by width of 2nd to 5th metacarpal phalangeals (MCPs). Small/Medium is 3
The Ski Hand/Fishing Hand is a terminal device for sports made of molded silicone rubber that resembles a closed hand. The opening will hold a ski pole or a fishing pole. The rubber will remain pliable in sub-zero temperatures. DIMENSIONS: Standard 1/2-20 stud.
The Super Sport is a passive terminal device for a prosthetic arm for use by individuals with below-elbow, elbow disarticulates, and long above-elbow amputation in sports/recreational and domestic activities, and in vocational situations dealing with materials handling and manipulation of products which are fragile or have marrable surfaces (veneers, formica, glass, etc). The devices are made of soft, pliable, non-toxic synthetic rubber with a stainless steel and aluminum core. The shape of the
The Textured Grip Ball, model H70858, is a hand exercise ball with a surface made of small individual bumps and a center hole. There is an internal bell which rings when shaken. The end of the hole may be pushed through with a pencil to create a pencil holder for persons requiring a built-up writing instrument holder. DIMENSIONS: 2 inches in diameter.
Tibby's Freedom is an all terrain cart designed to offer persons with muscular or mobility disabilities the ability to interact with their peers in a variety of environments. Designed for accessibilty, this cart is intended for on and off road use (i.e. beach, gravel, water, snow and ice) and is engineered to be environmentally safe. It can be transported in a van, truck or tilt trailor and can be loaded by a single person. It features front and rear wheel air-ride suspension; five point harness
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY" ----- PURPOSE: To assist individuals with low vision or blindness in running track events in competition. A rope was stretched the length of the lanes the runners would use and a short piece of PVC pipe was threaded on to each rope, with the pipe being able to move freely along the rope. Volunteers were stationed approximately 15 feet apart to hold the rope at waist level. During the race, the runner holds the pipe, allowing it to glide on the rope to guide him/her down the
The Trionic Trek All-Terrain Walker is an all-terrain walker for camping, hunting, or hiking designed for use by individuals with walking, lower extremity, or balance disabilities. The unit has a detachable carrying basket with a zip-pocket and rain cover. The walker is also equipped with a seat. Included is a seat bag that snaps onto the seat, and folds forward for sitting. This bag has three separate inner compartments, one zippered outer compartment, and two mesh pockets. A top elastic cord h
ZipKrooz ™ Assisted is an adapted playground zip line designed to stimulate proprioceptive and vestibular senses for children ages 2 to 12 year of age with limited upper and/or lower body strength. The rotationally molded bucket seat with a lock-in-place harness provides stability and security. The ZipKrooz ™ Assisted offers a 2-way ride along an easy glide trolley. There is a built-in elevation that can be installed on level ground with no embankments needed.
OPTIONS: Additional Bay.