Electrical Outlet Connector
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of an electrical outlet connector to assist individuals with cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and Parkinson`s disease to plug in everyday electrical devices. The concept behind this project is to reduce the stress factors that come from the pushing and pulling required to plug in electrical devices into most standard U.S. and Canadian electrical outlets, which is also an easily assembled, manufacturable device. The
The Plug Tugs is a plastic strip that pulls the plug out designed to help individuals with one hand or limited range of motion disabilities. The device is plastic strips that wrap around the plug and creating a flexible handle allowing the user to pull the plug out the outlet without any difficulties. They come in a pack of 10 plug tugs. The pack also contains labels, colored dots and a pen so that the user can identify which plug is which.
Power Cord Containment Device
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide a customized device to keep power cord out of wheelchair wheels for person with quadriplegia. Initial recommendations were that circuits be fitted with an Earth Leakage Protection circuit breaker (ELPCB) or Residual Current Device (RCD) in all cases where main power cables are involved in an occupational setting. With this in mind, 25 millimeter (mm) square aluminum tubing was used to make a 1,200 mm pole. The pole fits loosely into a 40 mm square alumi
Safety In The Bathroom
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRYPURPOSE: To make bathroom use safer for seniors and individuals with mobility, walking, or balance disabilities. This article, part of the chapter entitled "Bathroom & Washing Up," dicusses ways to provide greater bathroom safety, including using non-slip surfaces in the tub or shower and on the bathroom floor; installing grab bars; ensuring adequate lighting; and having ground-fault-interrupted (GFI) outlets in the bathroom.
AUTHOR: Greenstein, D. TITLE: Bathroom Safety.
Zuli Smartplug is a device that turns plugs into smart plugs so that devices can be attached. This device can be used by individuals with memory problems and limited mobility. The user can control the devices from a cell phone or tablet. The device allows the user to turn any light into a dimming light and will know when the user enters the room and turn on or off lights accordingly. The user can schedule their devices so that they turn on or off at a set time.