The 25 Grippers are a set of 25 triangular finger grips designed for individuals with fine motor and grasping disabilities. These triangular grips help position the user's hand for writing and they can also be used with some cutlery, toothbrushes, and other small utensils. COLOR: Assorted bright colors.
The Assorted Foam Grips are a set of pencil holders designed for use by children and adults with upper extremity disabilities. The set includes one Foam Grip, one Ridged Foam Grip, one Baseball Grip,one Swirl Grip, and one Thick 'N Thin Foam Grip (all styles also available individually). DIMENSIONS: The Baseball Grip is 2.25 inches long and the other styles are 1.5 inches long.
The Baseball Foam Grip is a pencil holder designed for use by children and adults with upper extremity disabilities. This soft grip is shaped like a baseball bat and is slightly enlarged at one end to provide tactile and visual cues for finger positioning. DIMENSIONS: 2.5 inches long.
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To provide an enlarged grasping surface for individuals with arthritis or fine motor or grasping disabilities. Included in a chapter entitled "Living Room & Leisure Activities," this article provides several suggestions for simple solutions using small balls. The barrel of a pen, the shaft of a pencil, or the handle of a paintbrush can be pressed through the center of a two-inch foam ball, a Ping-Pong ball, or a hollow plastic, practice golf ball. MATERIALS:
DO-IT-YOURSELF-ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To assist individuals upper extremity disabilities in holding eating and other utensils and implements. Foam cylinders with holes at either end can be trimmed to size and slipped over the utensil handle, a pen, pencil, etc. The foam is available in varying thicknesses to accommodate different sized hands. MATERIALS: Foam tubing. SKILLS REQUIRED: Cutting. TITLE: Doing It Yourself. JOURNAL: Quest. REF: Volume 12, Number 6, November 2005. WEB: http://www.mdusa.or
The Bulb Shaped Grips are pencil holders designed for use by individuals with fine motor and other upper extremity disabilities. These bulb-shaped soft plastic grips slip on to any standard size pen or pencil and have three sides for finger placement. This design provides comfortable finger positioning and prevents the writing utensil from rolling. COLOR: Blue.
The Carex Enablers Pen and Pencil Cushions, model EN21CRD, is a triangular finger grip designed for use by individuals with limited manual dexterity, grasping disabilities, or arthritis. These frips slip over standard pens and pencils to provide a secure grip and aleviate stress while writing. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 1.75 x 0.63 x 0.63 inches.
Crayola Model Magic is material for creating custom built-up handle adapters for individuals with arthritis or fine motor or grasping disabilities. Available in four-ounce packages or two-pound buckets, this compound air dries can be used to create grips for writing and eating utensils, tools, paint brushes, hair brushes, combs, toothbrushes, and more. COLOR: The four-ounce packages are available in a choice of red, yellow, white, blue, green, orange, neon pink, neon red, neon green, neon lemon,
Cylindrical Foam, model NC33000, is designed to build up the handles of eating utensils, toothbrushes, small tools, and other items for use by people who have limited grasping ability. The foam features a square hole for holding handles, is dishwasher safe, and can be cut to the required size. DIMENSIONS: 1.25 inches x 1 yard.
The Foam Grip is a pencil holder designed for use by children and adults with upper extremity disabilities. This short round grip provides a cushion for those who grip the writing implement too tight. DIMENSIONS: 1.5 inches long.
The Foam Grips are pen and pencil holders designed to aid people with arthritis or fine motor disabilities or other disabilities of the finger or hand in gripping pencils or pens or other small utensils or tools. These soft foam tubes slide onto standard pens or pencils or other items. DIMENSIONS: The holders are 1.75 inches long. The inside measures .3125 inches in diameter. COLOR: Assorted.
The Foam Rubber Adapter Handle is a built-up handle adapter designed for use by individuals with grasping or upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. The handle slips on spoons, forks, knives, grooming utensils, toothbrushes, etc. to create a larger gripping surface. The surface is smooth, washable vinyl. DIMENSIONS: 1.25 inches in diameter.
"DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable individuals with grasping and other upper extremity disabilities to grasp items such as pens, pencils, toothbrushes, paintproushes, etc. Gripping objects that have small diameter handles, like pens, spoons, toothbrushes can be difficult for people with fine motor disabilities. There are many ways to adapt those items so they can be used. Sme objects that can be used to enlarge a device handle and make it easier to hold include a 35 millimeter film co
Triangular or round grips slide over shaft of pen, pencil or other hand held items. Soft vinyl provides more comfortable grip when writing and encourages natural finger hold to minimize finger strain. Several sizes available to fit variety of hand held tools such as crochet hooks, paintbrushes or silverware. Bag of 14 contains 7 sizes, 2 of each size. Pen and pencil holders available in bags of 25 or 100; Super Grip holders fit larger diameter ball point pens, crayons and some silverware. The gr
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PURPOSE: Increase grasp on writing implement. Suggests wrapping a pen or pencil with tape or twisting rubber bands around the writing implement; inserting the writing device into a practice golf ball, foam curler, foam tubing or a piece of childs modeling clay in order to increase the circumference. an elastic holder can be made by shaping a 1 1/2 inch wide strip of elastic around the thumb, then pinning the elastic; next pin elastic around a pen or pencil, then around the
"DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable people with grasping disabilities to hold and use a variety of utensils and tools. Sculpey is a soft, pliable polymer clay that works and feels like ceramic clay, but does not dry out when exposed to air. Users can shape it into any form and then bake it in a standard home oven or a toaster oven at 275 degrees Fahrenheit (130 degrees Celcius) for 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the size of the piece. Available in forty colors, once it cools, it can
My-Grip is a cylindrical foam padding designed for use by individuals with gripping and grasping limitations. By applying heat to the high friction thermoplastic materials of the moldable handle grips, it becomes pliable enough to conform to the contours of the individual's hand and can therefore be used as a built-up handle adapter. SIZES: Various handle sizes are available for the Tubing and Spiral Wrap.
My-Grip is a high friction thermoplastic material that can be used as pencil and crochet grips or as pre-cut built-up handle adapters. The material is moldable when heat is applied, and it becomes pliable enough to conform to the contours of the individual's hand. This adaptive aid is especially well designed for persons with upper extremity disabilities or poor grasping ability. My-Grip is non-toxic and dishwasher safe.
The Pen and Pencil Holders are triangular finger grips designed to aid people with arthritis or fine motor disabilities or other disabilities of the finger or hand in gripping pencils or pens. These molded soft palstic grips slide onto standard pens or pencils. COLOR: Assorted.
The Pencil and Grip Sampler is a set of pencils and pencil holders designed for use by children and adults with fine motor and other upper extremity disabilities. This set includes seven standard pencils and nine basic pencil grips in a variety of shapes to address a variety of grasping difficulties.
The Pencil Grips are pen and pencil holders designed for use by individuals with arthritis, fine motor disabilities, grasping disabilities, and other disabilities of the fingers and hand. These contoured, soft rubber grips aid in holding pens, pencils, slim crayons, standard paint brushes, etc. COLOR: Assorted.
The Slim Foam Grip is a pencil holder designed for use by children and adults with upper extremity disabilities. This soft grip is slightly enlarged at one end to provide tactile cues for finger positioning.
The Soft Plastic Grips are pencil holders designed for use by individuals with fine motor and other upper extremity disabilities. Available in two sizes and in a choice of round or triangular shapes, these grips can be used with standard pens or pencils or with the larger primary pencils. SIZES: Large or small. DIMENSIONS: The large models are 3/8-inch in diameter and the small model is .25-inch in diameter.
The Stetro Pen and Pencil Grip is a triangular finger grip designed for use by individuals who have difficulty grasping and holding pencils. The soft grips slide on to any standard pencil and may be used by right- and left-handed writers. COLOR: Assorted.
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a kitchen knife for use by individuals with grasping, fine motor or upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. The designer believes that traditional knives are not suitable for the elderly because the center of mass is located in the rear when people push down. The solution is the Swing Capsule kitchen knife. The handle can be rotated up and over the blade to create a more centered balanced while keeping the users fingers safely away fr
The Toothbrush Grips are designed to enable users with poor hand strength and dexterity to hold a toothbrush. These custom modifications include a built-up handle made of foam to increase the grip diameter and area, and two protruding arms that allow the brush to be supported by the forearm and reinforced by the thumb. PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT: The grips were designed by Paul Cermak for users with little hand control and dexterity that have difficulty with tasks such as brushing their teeth.
Tri-Glo Grips are a set of 100 pen or pencil holders designed for individuals with fine motor and grasping disabilities. These grips help position the user's hand for writng. Cutouts in the grips permit finger contact with the writing implement. COLOR: Assorted bright colors.
The TriSoft Contoured Triangle Grips are pencil holders designed for use by individuals with fine motor and other upper extremity disabilities. These bulb-shaped soft plastic grips slip on to any standard size pen or pencil and have three sides for finger placement. This design provides comfortable finger positioning and prevents the writing utensil from rolling. The textured surface provides tactile cues to the fingertips.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Increase grasp on writing implement. Five drawings of adaptations for pens and pencils including a foam curler slipped over the writing implement and secured with tape; a pen or pencil pushed through a practice golf ball to create a larger grasping surface; corrugated rubber tubing slipped over implement to increase friction; a rectangular block with angled opening for pen or pencil; and a suggestion for using a regular large diameter pen (1-2 inches).
Writing Grips, model NC21021, are pen and pencil holders and triangular finger grips designed to facilitate writing for people who have difficulty grasping writing utensils. The soft plastic grips slide over the barrel of any standard pen or pencil and the bulb design provides a built-up grasping area and encourages proper finger positioning.