Grasping Disabilities

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1-Clic Vial System

The 1-Clic Vial System is an easy open medicine bottle for use by individuals with grasping or upper extremity disabilities or arthritis, or by upper extremity amputees. The system is made up of 1-Clic vials (bottles) and closures (lids), which are moisture and light resistant. The lid can be opened with minimal pressure on the tab at the top of vial and a slight turn of the lid. An audible “click” signals that a closure is properly secured. The closure can be used in a child-resistant or non-ch

1/2-Inch & 3/4-Inch Wall Valves - Lever Handle (Models 818/013 & 818/014)

The 1/2-Inch and 3/4-Inch Wall Valves - Lever Handle are single-lever shower controls designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities. This wall-mounted, cast- brass valve has a single-lever handle to control on/off and volume functions in a shower system. The valve is available with either 1/2-inch (model 818/013) or 3/4-inch (model 818/014) NPT National Pipe Thread) standard threading. COLOR: Brushed nickel, diamond, platinum nickel, or polished chrome finish.

18 / 8 Brushed Stainless Steel Cheese Slicer (Model M-120)

The 18/8 Brushed Stainless Steel Cheese Slicer, model M-120, is a cheese slicer designed for use by individuals with upper extremity, fine motor, or grasping disabilities. This unit consists of a brushed stainless steel cutting board with a built-in cutting arm. When the arm is lowered, the stainless steel cutting wire slices through the cheese. The board is equipped with non-slip rubber feet. The cutting wire is replaceable. OPTIONS: Replacement cutting wires are available. DIMENSIONS(LxW): 9.5

2-Lever Great Grips

The 2-Lever Great Grips are grasping aids for a door knob designed for use by individuals with arthritis, grasping disabilities, or upper extremity neuromuscular disabilities. Designed for round or awkward door knobs, this device has two flat levers that extend from opposite sides of the grip. The levers that are intended to make it easier to turn door knobs with a closed fist, elbow, or even a single finger. The Great Grips are made of soft material that easily stretches to fit the knob and bec

2-Piece Fan Card Holder Set

The 2-Piece Fan Card Holder Set are playing card holders designed for use by individuals with fine motor and grasping disabilities or arthritis. The set comprises two brightly colored plastic holders which fan out to hold up to 15 cards. The fan can be held or placed on the table. DIMENSIONS: Card holder is 8 x 4 inches. COLOR: Blue.

2Gb Blank Cartridge For Nls/bard And Library Of Congress New Digital Talking Book Players

The 2GB Blank Cartridge for NLS/BARD and Library of Congress New Digital Talking Book Players is a digital talking book cartridge designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or physical disabilities that prevent holding a book. This cartridge is the new format for digital audio materials from the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) of the Library of Congress, and is used by eligible borrowers to download digital talking books and magazines

3-D Haptics Technology Device

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a device that allows a person to feel a virtual object. Miraisens Inc., a company developed from the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Tsukuba, Tokyo., has revealed a device that allows users to move virtual 3D objects around in virtual space and "feel" them via a vibration sensor. The current technology works using a virtual reality headset, a bracelet with hardware attached (enclosed in a box), and a f

30-Degree Slope Bowl

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a bowl that slopes to be easily used by individuals who have upper extremity or fine motor disabilities, such as trembling hands, or arthritis. The 30-degree Slope is a bowl specifically designed for individuals with trembling hands who have difficulty holding a cup and saucer with a steady hand. The bowl is designed to tilt at a 30-degree angle so that an individual can access the contents of the bowl without having to worry about hand

4-Piece Round Card Holder

The 4-Piece Round Card Holder Set is a set of playing card holders designed for use by individuals with fine motor and grasping disabilities. The set is comprised of four brightly colored plastic discs which hold the playing cards together. The holders are made of two plastic disks with foam pads in between them. DIMENSIONS: Discs are 2.5 inches. WEIGHT: 0.5 ounce each.

4-Piece Triangular Card Holder

The 4-Piece Triangular Card Holder is a set of playing card holders designed for use by children and adults with fine motor and grasping disabilities or arthritis. These triangle-shaped card holders make it easy for the user to hold large amounts of cards. The holders can be held in the hand by the user or set on the table using the flat bottom of the card holder. Each holder consists of two plastic disks with a built-in spring to hold them in place. COLORS: Red, blue, yellow, and white.

4-Way Opener

The 4-Way Opener is a jar, bottle, ring top, and twist cap opener designed for use by individuals with upper extremity, fine motor, or grasping disabilities or arthritis. One end has an slot in which ring tabs fit for easier opening and a bottle opener; the opposite side has a ridged circle to grip and unscrew bottle tops. On the underside, there is a hook that that will pop off a jar lid. The 4 Way Opener is dishwasher safe. DIMENSIONS: 5.25 inches long.

5-Way Opener

The 5-Way Opener is a can and bottle opener designed for use by individuals with arthritis or fine motor, grasping, or upper extremity disabilities or weakness. This ergonomically designed opener features teeth, pincers and levers to assist with opening bottles with metal bottle caps, cans with pop tops, machine-sealed plastic bottles, and cans with pull tabs. Its rubber handle insert offers a secure grip that helps reduce slipping. The device can also be used to break the vacuum seal on hard to

Ablenet Rugged Ipad Case Mounting Plate

The Rugged iPad Case Mounting Plate can easily mount your iPad and Rugged iPad Case. It can be used in the classroom, home or work environments.

Abletrack

Abletrack is a switch adapted track ball designed for use by individuals who wear wrist splints or who have carpal tunnel syndrome, fine motor disabilities, limited hand function, or upper extremity disabilities. This track ball can be operated without the thumb or fingers as it requires no grasping, pinching, or twisting. It comes with two large, removable external hand switches which can be operated using the palm, fist, or side of the hand. The knee, foot, toes, etc. can also be used. The sw

Ableware 706220001 Wheelchair Plastic Cup Holder by Maddak

Ableware's Wheelchair Cup Holder holds a drink securely on wheelchair frames, bed rails, and other tubular frames. The plastic cup holder is slotted on two sides to hold a cup with handles and is accessible to left or right-handed people. It can also hold a glass, can or bottle. The rugged plastic clamp has a large easy-to-tighten lever knob. It is designed for people with fine motors and grasping disabilities.

Ableware 708500002 Porcupine Ball

The Porcupine Ball is for finger exercise, grip improvement and various games of skill. It stimulates sensory perception and improves flexibility and strength in the fingers. Hundreds of soft, rounded porcupine quills cover its surface. When used in combination with other types of balls, it can be useful for tactile discrimination activities including form, size, and weight.

Ableware All Out Universal Opener

The Ableware All-Out Universal Opener is a multi-functional opening tool designed for use by individuals with upper extremity, fine motor, or grasping disabilities or arthritis. Provides the leverage needed to open most packaged food items. The hand rest resembles a computer mouse and distributes the pressure on the hand to reduce pain and cramping, while the T-shaped handle on top allows a person to use the device with little or no gripping strength. Designed to accommodate several gripping opt

Ableware Door Knob Gripper

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.

Ableware Softcurve Grip Cutlery (Series 74642)

ABLEWARE SoftCurve Grip Cutlery, series 74642, is a knife, fork, and spoons with built-up handles designed for use by individuals with arthritis or limited grasping ability. Made of dishwasher-safe stainless steel with large, soft santoprene handles, the utensils have handles that are ergonomically designed with a slight curve at the end to fit securely in the hand. Available models include a table knife, fork, teaspoon, and soup spoon (each sold separately).

Ableware Universal Built Up Handle

The Universal Built Up Handle are utensil extensions designed for individuals with arthritis or limited grasping ability. Multi-purpose handle creates a larger gripping surface on most standard eating utensils – forks, knives, spoons - eliminating the need for special built-up utensils. Soft, ribbed handle fits comfortably in the hand. Can also be used with other everyday items such as pens, pencils, toothbrushes, crochet hooks and knitting needles.

Activity Tray

The Activity Tray is a height adjustable tray designed for use by people with upper extremity, fine motor, grasping or neurological disabilities or conditions such as multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy or Parkinson's. Made of rugged ABS, the Activity Tray can be set at any of 4 available heights by pulling the easy-open handle. The tray has two recessed cutouts for placing mugs or cups and can be used to place food and drink closer to a person's mouth. The Activity Tray can be reversed so that

Adapt-A-Grip System

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

Adapted Bocce

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Students with disabilities may experience difficulty in throwing activities, such as bocce. Using the gutter as a ramp provides active participation for those students with movement limitations due to contractures, abnormal muscle tone, etc. The ramp is lightweight, easily transported, and contracts for little storage space. Students may use the ramp as they sit (easiest and great for kids with wheelchairs). Standing, aiming the ramp, and holding th

Adapted Book

"DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable children with limited hand or finger control to turn pages independently. To adapt the book, number the pages in the book; cut the book apart to separate each page. Laminate each page of the story. Three-hole punch each page and put it in the binder in order. Cut weather stripping into half-inch chunks, peel the backing off each piece and place two or three pieces on each page: one at the top, one at the bottom, and one in the middle. Slide the cov

Adapted Controller For Remote Control Cars

DO-IT-YOURSELF-ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To assist a child with upper extremity disabilities with operating remote control cars. A two-stick controller for model airplanes was more manageable for the child, who lacked the grip strength to use the pistol grip controller for remote-controlled cars and trucks. The cars were set up to be controlled by a single stick, with steering and speed control on the same stick. The controller operates similarly to that of a powered wheelchair and has adjustable-tensi

Adapted Headset

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted headset for an adult with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and spinal fusion. This individual has limited mobility, can only lift her arms to her chest, and cannot bend her neck. She mostly relies on Dragon Naturally Speaking voice recognition software since she can only type for a short time without pain; however, she is unable to put on or take off the microphone headset by herself. Designers observed that she was able to m

Adapted Hobby Craft Handle

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a customized adaptation of a carder handle used by an individual with gripping difficulties in her craft hobby of making items out of the hair of pets. In the process hand-by-hand process pet hair must be un-tangled using carders before spinning. Carders are curved rectangular brushes with bristles of kinked wire; they are used to pull clumps of hair apart and thus align the hairs. The handles on the carders were ½ inch diameter dowels, and

Adapted Puzzle

"DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable children with limited hand or finger control to play with puzzles independently. One wooden knob is attached to each puzzle piece in a spot where the picture is not obscured. The knob can be attached with either self-adhesive Velcro or using a hot glue gun. To use Velcro, cut pieces of Velcro the size of the knob. Place the smooth side of the Velcro on the puzzle. Secure the Velcro with a firm push, or heat with a blow dryer. To glue the handle in

Adapted Ski Pole

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable an individual with grasping disabilities to use a ski pole. A glove was specially sewn from a mitt to contain just two fingers. The fingers fit on either side of the post. The hand is held in place by the wide Velcro band around the arm and the wrist, which is made flexible by a rubber joint. TITLE: The Adapted Skipole. WEB SITE: Workshop Solutions at http://www.workshopsolutions.com/COMPLETE/skipole1.htm. REF: The originator, Tom Jeary, can be contact

Adapted Spoon

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted spoon for an adult with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and spinal fusion. This individual has limited mobility, can only lift her arms to her chest, and cannot bend her neck. As a result, she has been limited in the types of foods she can eat since she could only use a fork. A temporary solution of taping a dessert spoon and a teaspoon together worked well but was unhygienic, and the tape would come undone over time. A perma

Adapted Two Switch Ihome

Adapted Two Switch iHome is designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or neurological disabilities. The play/pause and track advance features of the iHome speaker dock for the iPod and iPhone has been adapted to allow the user to turn their iPod music on and off and scan through songs with the simple touch of two switches. This device is only compatible with a 30 pin dock connector. POWER: Requires 3 AAA Batteries. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 6½"W x 4"H x 8"D. WEIGHT: Weight: 1 1/2 lbs. COLOR

Adapted VibraFlex Massager

Adapted VibraFlex Massager is designed for individuals with generalized weakness and limited grasping strength as a result of neurological impairments.  It is a two-speed massager with a soft, microfiber cover that bends to conform to all areas of the body, including neck, back, shoulders, arms, and legs. It accepts any switch with 1/8-inch phono plug. 

Adapted Wireless Appliance Control

Adapted Wireless Appliance Control is designed for individuals with limited upper extremity coordination and strength as a result of cerebral palsy or stroke.  It works up to 100 feet indoors or out. Plug the receiver into a grounded outlet. Then, plug an electrical appliance such as a blender into the receiver. You can either press the button on the transmitter directly to activate the device/appliance, or you can connect an ability switch (not included) to the transmitter to complete the opera

Adapting Puzzles

“DO IT YOURSELF” ENTRY ----- PURPOSE: To provide several do-it-yorself options for adapting puzzles for children with grasping and fine motor skill disabilities. First, cut notches into the side of the puzzles pieces to make them easier to grasp. A second method reqires adding handles of some kind to the puzzle pieces (i.e. a knob, empty thread spool, or section of dowel rod). If the puzzle came with knobs, but they are too small, replace them with larger knobs. Third, if the child cannot grasp

Adaptive Grip Brush

The Adaptive Grip Brush is an adapted brush designed for use by children with fine motor or grasping disabilities. Available in a choice of flat or round brush styles, this brush has a large bulb-shaped lacquered wooden handle to accommodate adaptive grasping. The brush has an aluminum ferrule and natural bristles. DIMENSIONS: The flat brush is 7/8-inch wide and the round brush is 0.5 inch in diameter. COLOR: The round brush has white bristles and the flat brush has black bristles.

Add-On Handles

The Easi-Grip Add-On Handles are grip attachments for garden tools designed for use by individuals with grasping or upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. These grips can be added to short handled garden tools for an ergonomic grip or to standard rakes, hoes, brooms, etc. to provide an ergonomic grip and enable a more upright stance. The grips are fitted by clamping the unit to a handle and tightening the large plastic wing nuts on the stainless steel clamps. OPTIONS: An Arm Support Cuff tha

Adjustable Easel And Marker Holder

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of an adjustable easel with a tray to hold marker pens for a high school student with cerebral palsy. The girl has severe contractures in her fingers, which made it difficult for her to grasp and release markers when desired. When she needed a new marker, a teacher or aide manually opened her fingers and placed a new marker in her hand. Her range of motion was limited, and she could only access a portion of the drawing surface. Designers cr

Adjustable Telephone Support

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide a customized adjustable phone support to enable an individual with limited use of one arm to have less difficulty operating her speaker-phone. A vertical adjustment is provided by clamping the frame to vertical copper pipes that are mounted to a wall with hose clips. The up and down motion of the bottom of the phone is adjusted by pivoting the wood mounting base piece around the horizontal three-quarter-inch copper tube at its top edge. Adjusting the rotati

Adjustable Touch Screen Mouth Stylus (Model 9089)

The Adjustable Touch Screen Mouth Stylus, model 9089, is a mouthstick for a tablet computer designed for use by individuals with grasping, fine motor, neurological, severe physical or upper extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury. This telescoping stylus is lightweight with a tip that requires minimal pressure. It has an adjustable stainless steel shaft and a plastic bite plate with rubber sleeves that allows the user to firmly and comfortably hold the stylus in his or her mouth. This mouth

Adjustable Touch Screen Stylus

Adjustable Touch Screen Stylus is designed for use by individuals with fine motor, grasping or neurological disabilities while accessing touch screen surfaces such as smart phones, iPads and Android tablets. The telescopic arm allows users to adjust the length of the stylus. The stylus comes with Velcro straps that allow it to fit any hand and any position. Just adjust the length of the stylus and use on touch screen surfaces including smart phones, iPads and Android tablets. Replaceable tips av

Adult Bib Clothing Protector - Smoker Bib

The Adult Bib Clothing Protector - Smoker Bib is a fireproof apron designed for use by individuals with grasping, fine motor, or upper extremity disabilities, cerebral palsy or spinal core injury. Constructed of flameproof material, this apron is intended to protect people from burns and fire when smoking cigarettes, cigars or a pipe. The apron fits around the neck provides knee-length coverage. SIZE: One size fits all. COLOR: Black or tan.

Adult Weighted Holder

The Adult Weighted Holder is a pencil or pen holder designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. These holders securely hold most round or irregularly shaped items from 1/8-inch to 7/16-inch in diameter. This weighted handle is available in a standard or deluxe model and uses three adjustable set screws to accommodate different sizes. The deluxe model has a plastic vinyl handle and the standard model has a metal handle. The set includes a Husky pencil, a pencil sharpener, a

Advantage Arm Keyboard Support Mechanism

The Advantage Arm Keyboard Support Mechanism is a keyboard tray support arm designed for use in wheelchair accessible computer workstations. The unit features an extended, fully adjustable spring-assisted arm with a lock/release mechanism. The spring-assist feature offsets keyboard weight. The unit is fully retractable. A closed fist can be used to lock and unlock a single, large, horizontal lever on the front of the unit for setting height and tilt position. To adjust the keyboard tray, the use

Aerobie Squidgie Ball

The Aerobie Squidgie Ball is a textured ball designed for use by children ages three years and up with fine motor and grasping disabilities learning to throw and catch. Designed for indoor or outdoor use, this ball has soft, molded rubber fins that can be used for grasping. The ball floats in water. DIMENSIONS: 3.5 inches in diameter. COLORS: Yellow, blue, purple, magenta, orange, green and glow in the dark.

Air Guitar Hero

PROTOTYPEPURPOSE: To develop a muscle-computer interface to play the "air" Guitar Hero video game. Researchers at Microsoft Research along with PhD student Scott Samponas have developed a muscle-computer interface that allows individuals with grasping disabilities to control devices without the use of the hands. TITLE: Microsoft researchers build muscle-computer interface, play air Guitar Hero. AUTHOR: Donald Melanson. WEBSITE: Engadget.com. REF: http://www.engadget.com/2009/10/27/microsoft-rese

Alimed Disposable Nosey Dual Cup, Model 83062

Alimed Disposable Nosey Dual Cup features a disposable "chin neutral" cup which can be used as a regular cup when the client is ready. It has a perforated cutout that removes with just a twist. It is convenient and sanitary, suitable for use at bedside, at meals or on a cart. The rim provides a generous cutout with room for the nose, allowing the client to drink without tilting the head. It is made of paper and can be squeezed to direct the liquid flow. 

Alimed Grip Utensils Set, Model 81424

Alimed Grip Utensils Set, Model 81424 are easy-to-grip utensils designed for use by individuals with fine motor and grasping disabilities associated with stroke, arthritis, traumatic brain injury and nerve injuries.  They feature textured handles. They are made of stainless steel and are dishwasher safe.

All By Myself

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: To help children with fine motor and grasping difficulties turn the pages of a book. Materials Needed: Book, several empty daily lens cases, adhesive (glue or tape). Instructions: 1. Determine how many contact lens cases will be need for the selected book. 2. Attach one contact lens case to a page using either glue or tape. If using glue, allow the first to dry on the page before attaching the next contact lens case. Ways to Adapt this Activity: Atta

All Inclusive Lend-A-Hand

The All Inclusive Lend-A-Hand is a forearm cuff tool holder or grasping aid designed to help people with grasping disabilities, upper extremity disabilities or hand amputees to hold a variety of objects that have a narrow handle, including golf clubs, tools, brooms, mops, rakes shovels and paint brushes. The All Inclusive Lend-A-Hand is a long pocket constructed of heavy-duty fabric that is firmly attached to the user’s forearm by three straps that fasten with snaps. Five interchangeable, revers

All Purpose Toy Bar

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a customized adaptation of an all-purpose toy bar for a child with severe disabilities. This adaptation was created using a bunch of PVC to put together a giant toy bar. It was made very large so the child’s recliner and stander could be used with it. The dimensions could easily be adjusted to fit any child's needs. The sides are 12 inches wide and the bottom has an extra 5 inch piece of PVC plus a 3-way joint on each side for added stabili

All-Around Self-Opening Pliers (Model Sw5205)

The All-Around Self-Opening Pliers, model SW5205, are pliers designed for use by individual with arthritis or other grasping disabilities. These lightweight pliers are made of surgical stainless steel and have cushioned, contoured handles joined by a loop. The jaws close by squeezing the handles and open when the handles are released. These pliers can be used for home repair, crafts, and hobbies.

Alphabet And Number Caps

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Caps can be used in activities to help children learn to recognize letters and numbers.

Ambidextrous Lever Handle Lock (Model 7055)

The Ambidextrous Lever Handle, model 7055, is a keyless exterior door lock with lever designed for use by individuals with fine motor, grasping, or upper extremity disabilities. This heavy-duty door lock has an eight-button combination pad with an ambidextrous lever for right- or left-hand doors. The lock has double push capability, meaning a repeated digit can be used in the combination. To preserve the lock's mechanical functions, its inner parts are Teflon-coated. A hold-back feature allows t

Amefa Specific Select Utensils

The Amefa Specific Select Utensils are a collection of cutlery designed for individuals who do not have full use of their arms and hands. The pieces are made of highly polished, heavy duty stainless steel with dishwasher-safe plastic handles. Knife edges are serrated and curved, forks have four tines, and spoons are relatively deep. Each piece is available with a straight or curved handle. A rocker knife is also available. Each piece is sold separately. The fork and spoon with the curved handle

Angled Lightweight Knife

The Angled Lightweight Knife is a knife with a built-up handle designed for use by individuals with weakened or painful grasps and limited arm or wrist motion. This dishwasher-safe lightweight stainless steel utensil is mounted on plastic stems and hygienically sealed into sculptured closed-cell foam handles with finger contours. The knife can be used without cocking the wrist and has a 90-degree angle. OPTIONS: Available items include a left-hand angled fork, a right-hand angled fork, a left-ha

Angled Spoons

The Angled Spoons are spoons with built-up handles designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or grasping disabilities, spinal cord injury, or arthritis. Two styles are available: A fixed- angle spoon with a stainless steel bowl and a large plastic handle that fits average adult hands and an adjustable-angle spoon with a plastic bowl and handle that fits small adult and children's hands. Both styles are available in right- or left-hand models. OPTIONS: Wrist strap. DIMENSIONS: The fixe

Arm Assist

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adaptation for an individual with weakness in his upper limbs. The individual was weakened to the point where he could manipulate his arm but could not lift the arm’s weight and therefore could not lift eating utensils to feed him self. A plastic sling is used to hold the individual’s arm, hung by a rubber bungee cord, affixed to an overhead arm on a swivel above the bed, and placed in a neutral position approximately an inch or so

Armada Easy-Spring Scissors

The Armada Easy-Spring Scissors are self-opening scissors designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities or arthritis. These scissors are operated by squeezing gently using the thumb and fingers or the fingers and palm of the hand, and they are suitable for right-handed or left-handed users. When the handles are released, the blades open. These scissors have stainless steel blades and plastic handles. DIMENSIONS: 5 inches long.

Armada Snippy Spring Action Scissors (Models B888 & S888)

The Armada Snippy Spring Action Scissors, models B888 and S888, are self-opening scissors designed for use by children and adults with fine motor disabilities or arthritis. Available in blunt or pointed models, these scissors feature a flexible plastic arm with spring action on one handle that keeps them open and ready to cut until squeezed shut. The handle is ABS plastic and has a label insert for the user's name. The blades are 1.2 millimeter (mm) gauge stainless steel. DIMENSIONS: The handle

Armassist

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a portable robotic device with matching video game software platform for telerehabilitation for individuals with neuromuscular disabilities such as stroke, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, and various others. Researchers in Spain have created ArmAssist, a mobile-based device that connects to the user through an orthotic that then records and measures the movements of the shoulder and elbow. These arm movements are translated to moveme

Arrow Q Series Lever Lockset

The Arrow Q Series Lever Lockset is an exterior door lock with lever handle designed for use by individuals with grasping or upper extremity disabilities. Levers are pressure-cast zinc with a brass or bronze rose, and are non-handed to operate bi-directionally. The lockset is through-bolted, requiring a door from 1.75 to 2 inches thick with a 2.13 inch diameter bore through the door. An extra long bearing sleeve offers added support for interlocking tubes and provides extra lever rigidity. The l

Arrow W Series Lever Lockset

The Arrow W Series Lever Lockset is an exterior door lock with lever handle designed for use by individuals with grasping, fine motor, or upper extremity disabilities. The non-handed lever comes in Broadway, Sierra, or Ventura styles, and is set in a circular plate (rose) assembly. The lockset includes a solid brass, six-pin cylinder with Arrow “A” keyway; a brass latch with brass, bronze, or stainless steel latch front; thru-bolts with support plates; and two six-pin nickel silver keys. DIMENSI

Artho Thumbs-Up Cup

The Artho Thumbs-Up Cup is a twin handle cup designed for use by children or adults with hand disabilities or arthritis. This cup is equipped with a thumb rest above each handle for stability and easy lifting. Available with or without a lid, the cup is fabricated of lightweight, insulated plastic, is microwave and dishwasher safe, and holds eight fluid ounces. OPTIONS: A replacement lid is available. COLOR: Beige.

Arthritis Daily Helper Kit (Model 557183)

The Arthritis Daily Helper Kit, model 557183), combine products designed for use by individuals with arthritis, fine motor or grasping disabilities or limited hand dexterity. Intended to assist arthritis sufferers with daily tasks, this kit features the following item: Dr. Grip Pen, Rubber Doorknob Extension, EZ Key Turner, Button Hook with Zipper Pull, and Shoe Buttons (see separate entries).

Arthritis Handle

---- 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

Artificial Muscle-Operated (Amo) Arm

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a prosthetic arm that is controlled by the user’s brain signals, and powered by compressed air for individuals who have had an arm amputated or who are otherwise missing an arm. Undergraduate biomedical engineering students; Thiago Caires and Michal Prywata, from Toronto’s Ryerson University have created the Artificial Muscle-Operated (AMO) Arm. The AMO arm offers a greater range of movement than traditional prostheses, doesn’t require

Ashtray With Remote Smoker Tube (Model 16C036)

The Ashtray with Remote Smoker Tube, model 16C036, is a remotesmoking device designed for use by individuals with severe or upper extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury. The consists of a clear tube attached on one end to the inside of the ashtray where the cigarette is placed; the other end of the tube acts as a mouthpiece for the user to smoke. The device is designed so that the cigarette remains contained in the ashtray if the user falls asleep while smoking. DIMENSIONS: The tube is 36

Asl Egg Switch Finger Ring Mount (Model Asl300R)

The ASL Egg Switch Finger Ring Mount, model ASL300R, is switch mounting hardware designed for use by individuals with cerebral palsy or neurological or upper extremity disabilities. This mount for the ASL 300 Egg Switch (not included; see separate entry) holds the Egg Switch near the user's finger. Screws for the switch are included. OPTIONS: Egg switch (model ASL 300).

Assistive Dining Device (Arm Sling)

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: This is an instruction on how to make an assistive dining device for people with limited or no arm strength (such as Muscular Dystrophy or ALS) but still have hand movement. The assistive device (Schleeder) is designed to work with spoon and bowl. The instruction is created for occupational Therapist or those whose loved one may be benefited from this device.

Assorted Foam Grips

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.

Atlas 370 Gardening Gloves

The Atlas 370 Gardening Gloves are gardening gloves designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities or arthritis. The palms and fingers are coated with nitrile, an extremely tough yet thin and flexible material that can withstand punctures and even small thorns. The machine-washable gloves have a skin-tight fit to aid dexterity. SIZES: Extra-small, small, medium, large, or extra-large. COLOR: Choice of violet (extra-small, small, medium, or large), teal, grass green, pin

Audio Bible For The Blind

Audio Bible for the Blind is a recorded book designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or severe physical disabilities. Bibles include the New Testament, Proverbs, and Psalms, and are available in English (King James Version or selected other versions) in cassette tape or CD/MP3 format. The MP3 format allows the user to locate books and chapters via keyboard shortcuts; it plays on a MP3-compatible CD player or on most Windows-based computers. Bibles are also available in a

Automatic Card Shuffler (Model 11475)

The Automatic Card Shuffler, model 11475, is a card shuffler designed for use by individuals with limited hand strength or fine motor or grasping disabilities. At the press of a button, this device will perform a full random shuffle of one or two decks of cards. This shuffler has two card slots (one on each side) into which the user places the cards to be shuffled and a catch tray in the center where the shuffled cards are placed. The manufacturer recommends that this device be used by people w

Automatic Tweezer

The Automatic Tweezer is designed for use by individuals with fine motor, upper extremity, and grasping disabilities or arthritis. The unit comprises a pair of tweezers with precision-ground, permanently aligned slanted tips and non-slip gripping handles. When a user squeezes the side handles, the tweezers retract and pull out the unwanted hair.

Automatic Wine Opener With Foil Cutter

The Automatic Electric Wine Opener is a corkscrew designed for use by individuals with fine motor, grasping, or upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. To remove a cork, the user places the bottom of the unit over the top of the wine bottle and presses the button on the inside of the curved handle to engage the corkscrew. The opener works with natural or synthetic cork. The foil cutter is located at the top of the unit. POWER: Uses a rechargeable battery to remove 50 corks per charge. A recha

Autosqueeze Eyedrop Bottle Squeezer

Autosqueeze Eyedrop Bottle Squeezer is a designed for use by individuals with decreased hand strength and manual dexterity. The enlarged levers help to make bottles easier to squeeze by providing extra leverage.

Awesome Action Figures

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: To provide an opportunity for children who have difficulty holding and manipulating small items during play, participate in playtime by independently holding and manipulating action figures.

Back Overlapped Ladies Tops

The Back Overlapped Ladies Tops are women's blouses designed for women with limited arm mobility or for women who are dressed by caregivers. The smock-style blouse is available with long or short sleeves in cotton or double napped flannel. It opens flat for ease in dressing, and closes with two buttons at each shoulder. The back overlaps, creating a double yoke for added warmth. SIZES: Small, medium, large, extra-large, extra-extra-large, and extra-extra-extra-large. COLOR: Cotton available in a

Back-Of-Hand Paddle Adaptation

Back-of-Hand Paddle Adaptation is designed for use by individuals with limited fine motor and grasping skills in her hands due to arthritis, motor and neurological impairments. Creating Ability's Back-of-Hand adaptations are designed to relieve the stress of holding the paddle from the fingers and move it to the arms. If the paddler has the ability to grasp the paddle, but lacks endurance or tires easily, this is the correct adaptation. The position is adjustable with a hose clamp, and the arm

Bagel Biter Guillotine

The Bagel Biter Guillotine is a bagel slicer and cutting guide designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or fine motor or upper extremity disabilities. This bagel slicer has a serrated, Xylan-coated, non-stick blade behind an acrylic safety shield. The bagel is sliced while held in the Bagel Biter's specially designed base. The unit is upper shelf dishwasher safe.

Baggy Buddy Shopping Bags Handle

Baggy Buddy Easy Carry Handles are shopping bag handles designed for use by individuals with arthritis or grasping, fine motor, or upper extremity disabilities. These handles are shaped like a V with curved top arms, and can carry up to sixty pounds in plastic grocery or department store bags with loop handles. One Baggy Buddy can accommodate up to 60 pounds of multiple shopping bags. A Baggy Buddy allows the user to easily grasp and pick-up multiple shopping bags without fumbling for all the in

Balance Fishing

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: To develop coordination and balance in children working on improving gross motor skills.

Bamboo Cheese Slicer (Model 126B)

The Bamboo Cheese Slicer, model 126B, is a cheese slicer designed for use by individuals with upper extremity, fine motor, or grasping disabilities. This unit consists of a bamboo cutting board with a built-in cutting arm. When the arm is lowered, the stainless steel cutting wire slices through the cheese. The board is equipped with non-slip rubber feet. The cutting wire is replaceable. OPTIONS: Replacement cutting wires are available. DIMENSIONS(LxW): 12 x 6 inches. COLOR: Natural light and dar

Barracuda Adaptive Fishing Rod

The Barracuda is a harnessed adaptive fishing rod holder designed to assist individuals with upper body mobility disabilities. By helping distribute energy to the shoulders, back, stomach, and legs, the Barracuda allows the user to hold a fishing rod securely in front of him or herself with either the right or left hand. The Barracuda is made from corrosion resistant aircraft aluminum, stainless steel and nylon hardware, Polypropylene webbing, and high-impact plastic buckles and connectors. All

Baseball Foam Grip

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.

Baseline Mechanical Pinch Gauge (Models 12-0200, 12-0205, 12-0201, 12-0206, 12-0203, 12-0208, 12-0212, & 12-0207)

The Baseline Mechanical Pinch Gauge is a pinch meter designed to measure the hand strength of individuals with grasping disabilities or hand injury. The meter measures tip, key, and palmer pinch strength in both pounds and kilograms. The maximum reading is 60 pounds (models 12-0200 and 12-0205), 30 pounds (models 12-0201 and 12-0206), 10 pounds (models 12-0203 and 12-0208), or 2 pounds (models 12-0202 and 12-0207). The indicator remains at the maximum reading until reset. The meter comes with or

Bath Mitt

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRYPURPOSE: To provide a means of independent bathing for people with arthritis, spinal cord injury, or neurological, fine motor, or grasping disabilities. This artice, part of a chapter entitled "Bathroom & Washing Up," describes how to make a bath mitt that secures to the user's hand with Velcro. Placing a bar of soap inside the mitt before fastening the Velcro enables the user to create a lather for bathing without having to grasp and manipulate a bar of soap and a washcl

Battery Operated Scissors (Model 9080)

Battery Operated Scissors, model 9080, are powered scissors designed for use by children with fine motor disabilities and grasping disabilities. These scissors are designed to allow children with limited hand strength to participate in art and other classroom or home activities. Once a connected capability switch is activated (required, but not included) the scissors are ready to be used to cut through paper or other art material. These scissors come with a special mounting base where they are s

Beaker With Holder & Lid

The Beaker with Holder & Lid is a cup with holder and spout designed for use by individuals with spinal cord injury, severe physical disabilities, or upper extremity disabilities. The cup is made of polycarbonate and has a polypropene holder with a large D-shaped handle. The polypropene lid is equipped with a spout. The cup is heat insulated and is suitable for hot or cold liquids.

Beamz Education Bundle

Beamz Education Bundle is an interactive music system that can be used by individuals with upper extremity, neurological and cognitive disabilities. It is a musical instrument that enables special needs users and individuals of all ages to interactively create and play music. Users pass their hands through the laser beams to trigger music, vocals or sound effects. The Education package includes 50 songs and 10 lessons for education and therapy settings. The Education package includes the Beamz l

Bear Popper-Animal Popper

Bear Popper-Animal Popper is designed to increase hand strength and coordination in children in adults. Users grab their Bear around the mid-section and give it a big squeeze! That sudden burst of air pressure pushes out a soft foam ball from the Bears mouth. The harder you squeeze the faster and further the ball will launch. Go the distance or accuracy, with one hand or two. Comes with 6 foam balls and carry net. Various animals are available.

Bed Assist For Home Style Beds With Cushioned Hand Grip

Bed Assist Handle for Home Style Beds with Cushioned Hand Grip is designed for persons with limited mobility, the elderly, or those who have difficulty with balance, as it helps the user get in and out of bed safely. To set up, slide between the box spring and mattress. Laminated wood base. Cushioned hand grip.

Beechwood With 18 / 8 Brushed Stainless Steel Inlay Cheese Slicer (Model Mw-805)

The Beechwood with 18/8 Brushed Stainless Steel Inlay Cheese Slicer, model MW-805, is a cheese slicer designed for use by individuals with upper extremity, fine motor, or grasping disabilities. This unit consists of a cutting board with a stainless steel inlay and beechwood edges and a built-in cutting arm. When the arm is lowered, the stainless steel cutting wire slices through the cheese. The board is equipped with non-slip rubber feet. The cutting wire is replaceable. OPTIONS: Replacement cu

Bendable Fork (Model Ha-4295)

The Bendable Fork, model HA-4295, is a swivel fork with built up handle designed for use by individuals with grasping or upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. This fork has a soft cushion grip with a flexible section that allows it to be bent to any angle. DIMENSIONS: 205 millimeters long. WEIGHT: 75 grams.

Bendable Spoon (Model Ha-4291)

The Bendable Spoon, model HA-4291, is a swivel spoon with a built-up handle, designed for use by individuals with grasping or upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. Its soft cushion grip is designed to be comfortable and easy to hold, and it has a flexible section that allows it to be bent to any angle. DIMENSIONS: 210 millimeters long. WEIGHT: 80 grams.

Best Shot Golf Stick

The Best Shot Golf Stick is a golf accessory designed to assist people with grasping disabilities, upper extremity disabilities, and other disabilities that prevent a person from being able to reach and pick up a golf ball on the ground or in a hole. This tool features a True-Temper steel shaft, a Golf Pride grip, and the Upright Claw (see separate entry). DIMENSIONS: 36 inches long.

Bestic

Bestic, an eating assistive device, is designed to support eating for individuals who have difficulty feeding themselves due to physical disabilities, decreased range of motion in their arms or hands, or decreased motor coordination due to neurological diseases or degenerative conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Polio, ALS, Parkinson’s Disease, Cerebral Palsy, spinal cord injuries, or ataxia. It is designed to allow the user to eat without assistance. Bestic can be controlled by anyone who is

Better Board Slant Boards

The Better Board Slant Board is a bookholder and table top writing desk designed for use by individuals who use wheelchairs or who have upper extremity. It is made of durable corrugated plastic, it has attached plastic clamps that hold paper well and includes non-slip feet to help it stay in place while in use. It has a 20-degree angle and can be used for reading, writing and copying. When not in use, this board folds to a thickness of 0.75 inch for stacking and storing. SIZES: Small and large.

Big Bend Clip

The Big Bend Clip is a bookholder, document holder, or switch mounting hardware designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. This device consists of an adjustable clamp base with an expandable gooseneck-style flexible arm attached to a large alligator clip. This unit can be clamped to the Convert-Able Table (see separate entry), a wheelchair tray, or other flat surface to hold books, toys, photographs, switches, and other items. Using two clips enables larger, heavier items

Big Grips Frame

The Big Grips Frame is a tablet computer protector designed for use by individuals with grasping, upper extremity and fine motor disabilities who use an Apple iPad or iPad2. The soft case fits around the outside of the iPad, and it does not cover the iPad's ports and controls, Wi-Fi antenna, ambient light sensor or cameras. The Big Grips Frame is very soft for easy gripping. Its lightweight material is non-toxic; lead- and latex-free; phthalate- and PVC-free; resistant to oils, chemicals, stains

Big Handle Utensils (30975, 30980, 30985 & 30930)

Big Handle Utensil sets include a fork, knife, and two spoons with built up or extended handles designed for use by people who have difficulty grasping. The utensils have plastic-coated tube handles. DIMENSIONS: Model 30975 has handles that are 1 inch in diameter and 4 inches long; handles on Model 30980 are 1.25 inches in diameter and 4 inches long; handles on Model 30985 are 1.5 inches in diameter and 4 inches long. Extended handles are 5 inches long. WARRANTY: The manufacturer warrants these

Big Screen

The Big Screen is a tablet or touch screen stylus designed for use by individuals with grasping, fine motor, neurological, sever physical or upper extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury. This telescoping stylus allows the user to input exerting very low pressure. Three differently colored models differ slightly in diameter. All styluses telescope continuously from fully collapsed to fully extended. The shorter length is suitable for the iPhone, iTouch, or another cell phone, while greater

Bigbib

The BigBIB is a bib designed to protect clothing from spills for individuals with arthritis or eating disabilities. The bib is made of sturdy cotton/poly terry with a vinyl waterproof backing to prevent spills from soaking through. The custom- designed shape features shoulder level, Velcro front closure. The neck size is adjustable to fit all individuals. The bib is easy to put on and remove even over bulky clothes. All bibs are machine washable and dryer safe. SIZES: Original and Junior. DIMENS

Bingo Made Easier

Bingo Made Easier is a game designed for use by seniors and individuals with low vision or fine motor or grasping disabilities. Instead of small numbered balls for calling, this version of Bingo uses flash cards. Metal Trays provide a tactile gameboard for large magnet-backed markers with raised edges. The Bingo caller has an easy maintenance number card with a Dry Erase marker and cloth for recording and cleanup. The set includes six metal trays, six Bingo cards, 156 magnets, one one masterboa

Biolock 333

Biolock 333 is a fingerprint door lock with remote control and a lever handle, designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities. This remote-controlled fingerprint lock for single-latch doors has a programmable LED control with storage for up to 99 users, a 500-dots-per-inch optical fingerprint reader, CMOS image sensor, and a reversible lever handle that can be installed to the right or left. The lock has three levels of administrator security which allow the administrat

Bionic Women's Stablegrip Golf Glove

Bionic Women's StableGrip Golf Glove is designed for golfers whose grasp may be impacted by strength and pain as associated by arthritis or ulnar nerve palsy. The Bionic Golf Glove is specifically designed and cut for the anatomical specifications of female hands. The patented construction of the cabretta leather gloves helps to prevent the user's grip from shifting during each swing. DIMENSIONS: Length: Small- 6 inches – 6 3/8 inches, Medium- 6 3/8 inches - 6 3/4 inches, Large 6 ¾ inches - 7 1

Bipgrip Pencil Grip

Bipgrip Pencil Grip makes any standard pen, pencil or crayon easier to hold by reducing the required gripping power. It is an especially helpful writing aid for those with arthritis. It works for left and right handed users and is good for all ages. The BipGrip makes any standard pen, pencil or crayon easier to hold by reducing the required gripping power.

Blick Egg Handled Brushes

The Blick Egg Handled Brushes are paint brushes with large handles designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities. These brushes have high-quality multi-diameter Golden Nylon hairs with the feel and appearance of sable. The hairs are set in an egg-shaped ergonomic handle. One side of the handle is flat to prevent rolling and to keep the brush head off of the table surface when not in use. When used with watercolor, oil paint, fluid acrylic or any other fluid medium, the

Blue Ant S4 True Handsfree

The Blue Ant S4 True Handsfree is a device to augment users' cell phone that is designed to be hands free for users with Multiple Sclerosis or other upper body disabilities. The S4 is activated with the hands-free trigger phrase "BlueAnt Speak to Me," making it ready for the user's voice commands.

Blue Freedom Bluetooth Cell Phone Headset

The Blue Freedom Bluetooth Cell Phone Headset is a one button headset designed for use by individuals with limited mobility or dexterity issues. Bluetooth headset with high quality, adjustable volume and allows user to be handsfree and wireless. Plus, everything is controlled at the touch of a single button. Features: Clips comfortably to user's clothes. Enhanced voice quality. Adjustable volume, rechargeable li-polymer battery enables hands free operation of mobile phones. Lightweight design.

Bob-1

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a prosthetic device that allows children who have no fingers write with a pen or pencil. A team of girl scouts from Iowa, ages 11 through 13, came up with a design that assisted a 3-year-old girl born without fingers on her right hand to write. The device, called BOB-1, is a platform strapped to an arm with a cylindrical holder that can be used to hold a pen, pencil, or similar tool. With the device attached to her hand, the three-year-o

Bobles Obstacle Course Set

Bobles obstacle course set is designed to be a playful indoor environment for children, where they can work on motor skills. Can be used as furniture but meant for play and to enhance children's motor skills while playing. Each animal influences motor skill development in a positive direction way. Free of any toxin or phthalates.

Body Mount (Leg) For Iphone, Ipod Touch And Ipad

The Body Mount (Leg) for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad is a cell phone holder and tablet computer mounting system for people with upper or lower extremity, grasping and mobility disabilities, people with use of one hand, and wheelchair users. The system includes two adjustable straps to secure an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch on the user's leg while seated in a wheelchair. OPTIONS: Mounts are available for the iPod Touch, iPhone 4, iPhone 4G, iPad 1 and iPad 2.

Book Reader

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To hold a book open in front of a reader with upper extremity disability or weakness or arthritis and enable the reader to turn the pages. The unit is made of plastic (Lexan). A single sheet, approximately 14 x 20 inches, is heated and bent and non-slip rubber is bonded to the base. The book support shelf is also bonded but can also be screwed in place from the back before bending. Spring loaded clips are mounted to the bottom, which enable the reader to release

Book Stand (Model Pvc-B)

The Book Stand, model PVC-B, is a book holder designed for use by individuals with grasping, upper extremity, or other physical disabilities. The stand can be used on a wheelchair lap tray, stander tray, table top, or when the reader is seated on the floor. It holds most standard-size books, including 3-ring binders. Smaller books can be displayed by placing a cutting board (not included) on the book stand.

Book With Ez Turn Pages

"DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable people with limited grip or arm mobility to read independently. To adapt any hardcover or softcover book, Take the book to be adapted to a printer to have the binding removed and the pages bundled and tied with string. Purchase a comb binder thicker than the book to be bound from an office supplu store. Use a comb binding machine to rebind the book. To use a comb binder, cut rectangular holes along the pages to receive the binder. (This is done with

Bookwedge

The BookWedge is a bookholder and stand for a tablet computer or e-reader designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities, weakness, or arthritis. This triangular pillow supports a book or tablet device on a desk, table, lap, or floor and enables the user to read it hands-free. To use the BookWedge, the user places the spine of a book in the wide ledge on one side of the pillow, and leans the book or tablet against the pillow's side so is it angled upward for reading. DIMENSION

Bottom Buddy Toilet Tissue Holder

The Bottom Buddy Toilet Tissue Holder is a toileting aid designed for use by individuals with grasping, neurological, reaching, or upper extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury. This device has a curved handle and a rounded head. The soft, flexible head has three tulip-petal sections that pull back to allow the user to insert and grip any toilet paper or pre-moistened wipe securely. Once inserted, the toilet tissue covers the rounded head and the user does not need to touch it again. A pres

Bracelet Buddy

Bracelet Buddy is a jewelry clasp aid designed for use by individuals with arthritis or fine motor or grasping disabilities. The device consists of a decorative textured ABS plastic handle with an alligator clip at one end. The clip holds the bracelet in position while the user fastens the bracelet with his/her free hand. A travel pouch and instructions are included. DIMENSIONS: The handle is 7 inches long. COLOR: The handle is gold.

Bracelet Fastening Tool

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: To assist individuals with limited fine motor, strength and dexterity due to arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome manipulate bracelet fasteners. MATERIALS USED: A 14-inch (35.6 centimeter) piece of 16-gauge wire (I used brass craft / picture hanging wire from the hardware store), a ruler or tape measure, a file, cup burr, or knife sharpening stone for smoothing off the wire ends, a ring mandrel, dowel, PVC pipe section, small prescription pill containe

Brain Interface Glasses Eye Tracking System

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a brain controlled interface pair of glasses that can be used by individuals with severe mobility disabilities and neurological disorders to control a computer. The glasses were created from off-the-shelf materials by PhD student William Abbott and Dr. Aldo Faisal, a lecturer in neurotechnology at Imperial College in the United Kingdom. The system has two basic components: (1) an eye tracking system that an individual wears on his or her

Brolly Rain Umbrella

The Brolly Rain Umbrella is designed for use by individuals with grasping or upper extremity disabilities affecting the gripping ability of the hand, including arthritis, or carpal tunnel syndrome. The Brolly Rain Umbrella features a unique grip that has four holes through which the user puts the fingers of one hand and a handle that will conform to the user's palm. Each finger hole is lined with rubber material to provide maximum comfort and flexibility, and the outside of the finger holes are

Brush Grubber Brush-Clearning Device

The Brush Grubber Brush-Clearing Device is designed for use by individuals with back injuries, limited strength and endurance in their upper and lower extremities while working in the yard. The Brush Grubber Brush-Clearing Device is an attachment that is capable of pulling out small trees, bushes, and other overgrowth by the roots, thus eliminating either stumps or the chance of regrowth. Consisting of a pair of 360-degree-rotating 'grip pads' (each having eight spikes) attached to a spring-loa

Buckingham CoolHand Hot Plate Holder, Model CHAND01

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.

Buckingham Coolhand Plate Gripper (Model 16K029A)

The Buckingham Coolhand Plate Gripper, model 16K029A, is a grasping aid for the hand designed for use by individuals with arthritis or limited hand strength. Using leverage to lift plates, the entire hand-like gripper carries the weight. This non-slip, easy-to-clean device grips and releases most plates as if using the hand and there are no dirt traps.

Buckle Puzzle

The Buckle Puzzle is adressing activity designed for use by individuals with fine motor, grasping, or upper extremity disabilities. This dressing-fastener tool is intended to help children ages four and up and adults develop the ability to manipulate a variety of clothing fasteners while building finger strength and motor planning skills. The puzzle features six assorted buckle fasteners joined together by brightly colored pieces of nylon webbing.

Built Up Handle Knife

The Built Up Handle Knife is knife with a built-up handle designed for use by people grasping disabilities. This dishwasher safe utensil features a secure lock-in handle with three movable grips rings. The rings slide to provide support against individual fingers. The utensil is made of stainless steel with a plastic handle. DIMENSIONS: The handle is .87 inches in diameter and 4.5 inches long. COLOR: White handle.

Built-Up Grip For Pencil Or Paintbrush

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:

Built-Up Handle For Hairbrush

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRYPURPOSE: To enlarge the handle of a hair brush for use by individuals with arthritis or grasping, fine motor, or upper extremity disabilities. The handle of a hair brush can be enlarged and equipped with a softer surface using hot-water-pipe insulation. To do so, cut a length of insulation to the size of the brush handle, being certain to choose insulation with an inner diameter that securely holds the handle. Insert the brush handle in the insulation and wrap tightly with pl

Built-Up Handle For Toothbrush

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRYPURPOSE: To enlarge the handle of a toothbrush for use by individuals with arthritis or grasping, fine motor, or upper extremity disabilities. The handle of a toothbrush can be enlarged and equipped with a softer surface using a piece of terry cloth or a washcloth. To do so, fold the cloth into a rectangle with a short side slightly shorter than the toothbrush handle and wrap the cloth around the handle. Secure the padding with two rubber bands or elastic ponytail holders. AU

Built-Up Handles

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

Built-Up Knob

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

Built-Up Silverware

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRYPURPOSE: To enable individuals with upper extremity disabilities or tremors, arthritis, or grasping or fine motor disabilities to use eating utensils. Included in a chapter entitled "Kitchen & Meal Time," this article provides detailed instructions and illustrations for making built-up handles for eating utensils for temporary or trial use. These handles can be made of foam-rubber tubing with the appropriate inner diameter for a fork or spoon handle, or they can be made

Bulb Auger for Radius PRO Ergonomic Gardener Set

The PRO Bulb Auger is designed for those with a limited grasping pattern as a result of neurological impairment, arthritis or a nerve injury.  It has a carbon steel auger head with depth indicators and an extended tooth for easy insertion into compacted soil.

Bulb Shaped Grips

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.

Bumpity Blocks

Bumpity Blocks are weighted foam blocks designed for use by children with fine motor or neurological disabilities. An alternative to classic blocks, the extra weight and unique texture help provide increased motor control, and the non-standard shapes help avoid self-stimulatory behavior and encourage creativity in building. Set includes eight interlocking pieces. The blocks are Latex-free and surface washable. A booklet is included with easy, medium, and challenging play options.

Butcher Block End Grain Beechwood Cheese Slicer (Model Bb-120)

The Butcher Block End Grain Beechwood Cheese Slicer, model BB-120, is a cheese slicer designed for use by individuals with upper extremity, fine motor, or grasping disabilities. This unit consists of a beechwood cutting board with a built-in cutting arm. When the arm is lowered, the stainless steel cutting wire slices through the cheese. The board is equipped with non-slip rubber feet. The cutting wire is replaceable. OPTIONS: Replacement cutting wires are available. DIMENSIONS(LxW): 9.5 x 6 inc

Button Adaptations

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRYPURPOSE: To adapt clothing for easier dressing for seniors or individuals with arthritis or fine motor, grasping, neurological, or upper extremity disabilities. This illustrated article, included in a chapter entitled "Bedroom & Getting Dressed," discusses options to replace buttons on clothing. The option chosen should be based on the abilities of the wearer and include using large hooks or snaps, Velcro, or extending buttons with elastic. A detailed description and illu

Button Hook -- Zipper Pull

"DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable individuals with limited hand or finger control to manage buttons and zippers for independent dressing. To make this device, drill small holes in each end of the dowel. Twist cup hook into one of the hole, being careful not to split dowel. Straighten paper clip and bend the paper clip wire in half; pinch the fold with the pliers. Place paper clip wire over the dowel and twist ends to form button hook loop. Put a dab of glue in open hole of dowel and.

Button Hook / Zipper Pull (Models Da-5130, Da-5131, Da-5132, & Da-5133)

The Button Hook / Zipper Pull is a dressing aid designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities or arthritis. This small device assists in button and zipper fastening. It incorporates a stainless steel hook at one end and a "C" hook at the other. DIMENSIONS: Length is 160 millimeters (model DA-5130), 166 millimeters (model DA-5133), 205 millimeters (model DA-5131), or 210 millimeters (model DA-5132). WEIGHT: 11 grams (model DA-5130), 25 grams (model DA-5131), 35 grams (m

Button Hook / Zipper Pull Combo (Models 30086 & 30085)

The Button Hook/Zipper Pull Combo is a button hook and a zipper pull designed to assist people with physical disabilities with dressing. One end of the handle has a button hook imbedded in it and the opposite end holds a zipper pull. Model 30086 has a standard handle and Model 30085 has a ribbed handle. WARRANTY: The manufacturer warrants these products against defects in workmanship and materials for 90 days from the date of purchase.

Buttoneer

Buttoneer is a sewing aid designed for use by individuals with fine motor, upper extremity and grasping disabilities, arthritis, low vision or amputation. This lightweight device fastens buttons and makes minor sewing repairs using fasteners, The device is operated with a gentle squeeze; no threading is necessary. The nearly invisible fasteners won't unravel and are washer, dryer, dry cleaning, and ironing safe. The set includes one Buttoneer with Needle Guard, 50 fasteners, 10 buttons, and ins

C.e.o. Hybrid

The C.E.O. Hybrid is a case with stand for a tablet computer designed for use by individuals with grasping or upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. This tablet folio doubles as a stand and allows the user to work on an iPad at a desk or table, in a reading chair or aboard an airplane. The fully padded case offers both support and flexibility and is compatible with an iPad 2. Features include a camera cut-out in back and multiple adjustable angles for viewing, displaying and typing. Turn the

Caddy For Sewing And Knitting

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a customized free-standing caddy for sewing and knitting supplies for elderly individuals with heart problems and osteoarthritis. This individual had previously used a fabric storage bag fitted onto her favorite chair for her supplies. Her mobility needs changed and she obtained a new recliner-type chair and the bag no longer worked with this chair. A free-standing caddy was suggested to solve this problem. A wooden caddy with two posts an

Call Button

---- DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --------- PURPOSE: To create a do-it-yourself call button device for an individual with disabilities to use to alert or call their care giver. A simple, effective, and reasonably cheap solution for a remote switch can be made using a battery powered, wireless door bell chime. The bell button should be placed in a location accessible to the user and the chime placed where it can be heard by the attendant. The chime is distinctive and loud enough to work in noisy areas. T

Cambridge Ipad Case / Stand

The Cambridge iPad Case/Stand is a case with stand for a tablet computer designed for use by individuals with grasping or upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. Compatible with the iPad or iPad 2, this case is made of smooth, full-grain waxed leather with contrast stitching, brushed brass hardware, and zippered closure. The interior is generously padded with ultra-soft nubuck. To use the case as a stand, unsnap the stand from the back flap. DIMENSIONS(WxDxH): 8 x 1 x 10.5 inches. COLOR: Toba

Camera Holder

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide a means for an individual with quadriplegia to hold and operate a digital camera. Made of steel, this mount is equipped with two foam-covered handles, one above the other. The user places the top handle in his/her palm and the bottom handle holds the hand in position, supports the back of the wrist, and can be rested on a stable surface as needed. The handles are attached to a frame that screws into the tripod mount on the bottom of the digital camera. The

Can Pop

The Can Pop is a ring top opener designed for use by individuals with fine motor, grasping, or upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. The tip of the device slips under the ring on the lid of pet food or single-serving food cans and can be used to lift the ring. Pulling back on the handle then provides leverage to remove thelid.

Cando Theraputty Resistive Hand Exercise Material

Cando TheraPutty Resistive Hand Exercise Material is a therapy putty designed for therapeutic hand exercise. Each color-coded putty has a different consistency ranging from xx-soft for strengthening the weakest grasp to extra-firm for developing a stronger grip. SIZE: Available in plastic containers (2, 3, 4 and 6 ounce) for individual patients to use at home and a choice of larger containers (1, 5 and 50 pound) for the hospital or clinic. COLOR: Tan (extra-extra-soft), yellow (extra-soft), red

Canvas Pyramid Pillow

The Canvas Pyramid Pillow is a bookholder and a support for tablet computers and e-readers designed for use by individuals with grasping or upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. The pillow can be used on a lap, desk, or floor. It is tapered and topped with a loop, offering a variety of surfaces and storage. One side has a rolled edge at the bottom for propping an iPad, eReader, tablet or book. A screen cleaning cloth is included. The pillow also features pockets on three sides to hold pens,

Cap Turner (Model Sw5157)

The Cap Turner, model SW5157, is a twist cap bottle opener designed for use by individuals with arthritis or fine motor or grasping disabilities. The unit fits over a screw or twist top and is is equipped with an inverted L-shaped handle to provide leverage and grip to turn the cap. Recommended for bottles and small jars with a mouth up to 1.5 inches in diameter.

Capstan Handrim

The Capstan Handrim is a wheelchair handrim designed for people with lower extremity or mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury. This aluminum alloy handrim is plastic-coated intended for users with good arm and shoulder strength but poor hand and finger grip. This handrim is fitted 8 projections at either 45 or 0 degrees (vertical). There are 3 different mounting systems for the hand rims: standard tab, close-in tab, or riv-nut. OPTIONS: 10 or 12 projections. SIZES: For 20-, 22-, 24-, 25-,

Card Holder

"DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable individuals with grasping and other upper extremity disabilities to hold playing cards. To make this holder, put the lids together, top to top and lay them on the table. Place one of the buttons in the center of the stacked lids and poke two holes through the button holes into the center of the tub lids with the needle. Pick up the stacked items and place the second button over the holes on the back side. Sew together. MATERIALS: Two buttons, two sma

Card Holder

---- “DO IT YOURSELF” ENTRY --------- PURPOSE: To create a card holder for individuals with grasping disabilities. To create this DIY card holder, put the lids together, top to top and lay them on a table. Then put one of the buttons in the center of the stacked lids. With the needle, poke two holes through the button holes into the center of the tub lids. Finally, pick up the stacked items and place the second button over the holes on the back side and sew together. Coffee can tops can be used

Card Holder

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: To provide an opportunity for individuals with fine motor and grasping disabilities to hold playing cards during a recreational game of cards.

Card Holder - Clear Plastic

The Card Holder-Clear Plastic is a playing card holder designed for use by individuals with upper extremity, fine motor, or grasping disabilities or arthritis. This slotted clear plastic holder keeps playing cards at an angle to improve visibility and provides hands free viewing. The device can also be used to hold recipes or memos. DIMENSIONS: 10 inches long. WEIGHT: 0.2 pound.

Carex Enablers Pen And Pencil Cushion (Model En21Crd)

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.

Carex Spoon and Fork Holder , Model EN37CRD

Carex Spoon and Fork Holder are designed for people with  arthritis, or those with dexterity disabilities or weakened grip. Their design helps to create a larger surface for holding eating utensils and are easily removable to take along when eating.

Carrying Strap (Model Sw5050)

The Carrying Strap, model SW5050, is a shopping bag handle designed for use by individuals with arthritis and other upper extremity disabilities. The length-adjustable strap is designed to be worn over the shoulder and has a pad to protect the shoulder. A wire hook at the bottom holds and supports shopping bags. DIMENSIONS: The length adjusts up to 35 inches from the top of the shoulder. WEIGHT: 3.5 ounces.

Chunky Tic Tac Toe (Model 3602)

Chunky Tic Tac Toe, model 3602, is a board game designed for use by individuals with fine motor disabilities. This version of the classic game has a board with large, easy-to-hold shapes with giant knobs. DIMENSIONS (LxWxH): 10.5 x 10.5 x 1.25 inches. WEIGHT: 1.25 POUNDS.

Circular Sorter (Model G526)

The Circular Sorter, model G526, is a form board and large knobbed puzzle for children with learning disabilities. Designed to teach shape and color recognition, the puzzle consists of a round puzzle board and five colored circles that children can pull off and put back in the correct spot. Large knobs on each circle assist children with grasping and placement. DIMENSIONS (HxWxL): The puzzle is 2.75 x 12 x 12 inches. The circles range in diameter from 2 inches to 5 inches. The knobs are 2 inches

Cjt Comm Belt

The CJT Comm Belt is a carrying aid for communication aids designed for use by children or adults with communication or speech disabilities. This belt provides portability for alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) devices, enabling users to carry their devices with them at all times. When placed inside the belt, the weight of the communication device is evenly distributed around the user's lower hips and shoulders. It can be worn on in front or on the left or right side. The shoulder

Clamp-It

Clamp-It is an adjustable craft tool holder designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand, arthritis, or fine motor or physical disabilities. Clamp-It is mounted on four suction cups, and can be used vertically or horizontally to hold an item in a fixed position. The clamp size can be changed by turning two wing nuts. DIMENSIONS: Maximum holding width is one inch.

Clamp-On Vegetable Peeler (Model Aa5208)

The Clamp-On Vegetable Peeler, model AA5208, is a peeler designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand or with limited grasping ability. The unit clamps to a table or counter and has a horizontal peeling blade in the top. The fruit or vegegetable is pushed over the blade to peel it. DIMENSIONS: The clamp adjusts from .375 to 2.0 inches.

Classic Foot Flush

Foot Flush is a foot-operated toilet flushing aid designed for use by individuals with mobility, upper extremity, or neurological disabilities or arthritis. This device fits most flapper-style tank toilets and does not interfere with the operation of the standard flush handle. Once installed, the device sits on the floor and enables the toilet to be flushed simply by stepping on the unit.

Classic Lite Cutting Board: Victorinox Knife Set

A light weight food cutting board designed for individuals with limited dexterity, restricted hand function, repetitive strain, tendinitis or arthritis. The board material has an ‘orange peel surface’ the result: very little marking and your knife stays sharper for longer. The boards are stain, odor and mildew resistant. Non porous, so won’t absorb bacteria. Easy to clean and dishwasher safe. It can be picked and carried using the bar as a handle. The freestanding feature enables it to be place

Clear Caring Mug

The Caring Mug is a twin handle cup designed for use by people with limited grasp or hand strength. The 8-ounce plastic mug features a wide stable base, twin handles, and a removable feeding spout lid and is dishwasher safe.

Clear Zipper Pull

The Clear Zipper Pull is a zipper pull designed for use by individuals with grasping difficulties or fine motor disabilities. To assist in closing and opening zippers, this unit has a metal clip that attaches to the zipper tab, and a loop for pulling. The loop can be tucked out of sight when not in use.

Clip Case With Tech Grip For Ipad

The Clip Case with Tech Grip for iPad is a case with stand for a tablet computer designed for use by individuals with fine motor, grasping, or upper extremity disabilities. Available in models for the Apple iPad 2 and the iPad third generation, the tablet clips into the interior of the case. The case's exterior is made of rubberized Tech-Grip material for a better grip. A built-in rigid panel enables the user to choose three different angles to erect the iPad (low for typing, medium for gaming a

Clip-On Spoon (Model 16T031)

The Clip-On Spoon, model 16T031, is a utensil holder designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or grasping disabilities or spinal cord injury. This vinyl covered hand strap fits over the back of the hand and holds a spoon or fork securely. The strap can be bent to fit individual hands. It is dishwasher safe.

Closet Adaptations

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRYPURPOSE: To make an existing closet accessible to seniors and individuals with arthritis, balance disabilities, or mobility disabilities. This illustrated article, included in a chapter entitled "Bedroom & Getting Dressed," discusses various inexpensive modifications. Included are lowering the clothes rod, adding shelves at usable heights, storing items on the floor in baskets, and replacing the closet door with a curtain or lighter weight folding door. AUTHOR: Greenstein

Coated Weighted Soup Spoon

The Coated Weighted Soup Spoon is a plastisol coated spoon designed for use by individuals with grasping or neuromuscular disabilities, or spasticity. This adaptive utensil features a built-up covered handle designed to comfortably fit the fingers and provide an easier grasping surface to steady the hands. The entire spoon, including the spoon bowl, is covered in a layer of plastisol to prevent injury from hitting, jabbing or biting the teeth and gums. DIMENSIONS: The spoon is 7.5 inches long. W

Combination Seed Dispenser And Planting Mechanism

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a seeding system for employees with developmental disabilities or traumatic brain injury working in a greenhouse. The employees perform a variety of tasks that involve planting and growing crops. The employees plant seeds in flats, consisting of 12 trays of 2 x 2 inch cells for a total of 48 cells per flat. Each employee seeds two to three flats per day. The seeds are small and difficult to discern from the soil. The employees have varyi

Combo-Tip Soft-Touch Tweezers

Combi-Tip Soft-Touch Tweezers are tweezers designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities or arthritis. Made of professional grade stainless steel, these tweezers feature aligned slanted edges, hand-filed precision tips, and a wide grip with a soft touch finish. DIMENSIONS (LxWxD): 3.5 x 0.75 x 0.25 inches. WEIGHT: 2 ounces. COLOR: Red.

Compression Sock Aid

The Compression Sock Aid is a sock aid designed for use by individuals with arthritis or mobility or grasping disabilities. Designed with a heel guide for putting on compression socks, this device features an extra wide design for people with edema or large feet, and high handles to reduce the need for bending or stretching. The sock aid is easily assembled and disassembled for travel. DIMENSIONS: The handle is 17 inches high.

Computer Keyboard Aid

The Computer Keyboard Aid is a typing stick designed for use by individuals with limited hand function. Designed to help those who cannot access a keyboard with their fingers, this device can be used on typewriters, adding machines, calculators, and telephones. The device comprises a pointer with a round rubber tip for depressing the keys and a hand loop that secures with Velcro. DIMENSIONS: 7.5 inches (19 centimeters) long. WEIGHT: 1 pound.

Convenient Pill Box

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a convenient pill box for individuals who are elderly and/or for individuals with disabilities. The Convenient Pill Box combines the convenience of carrying a person's daily dose of medications and vitamin supplements with a water bottle by integrating the pill case as a bottle cap. The pill box's ergonomic triangular shape makes the bottle easy to open. There is a manual rotary date counter (month and day) in the center of the triangle

Crayola Jumbo Crayons

Crayola Jumbo Crayons are easy grasp crayons designed for use by children with grasping or fine motor disabilities. Available in a set of 8, these over-sized crayons are designed to aid in gripping while reducing breakage. Each crayon has a double paper wrapper for extra strength. DIMENSIONS (LxD): 5 x .5625 inches. COLOR: Birdie Blue, Bunch O' Grapes Purple, Bunny Brown, Candy Apple Red, Jack O'Lantern Orange, Kitty Cat Black, Leap Frog Green, and Sunshine Yellow.

Crayola Large Crayons

Crayola Large Crayons are easy grasp crayons designed for use by children with fine motor or grasping disabilities. Available in standard (sets of 8 and 16), multicultural (set of 8), and washable (set of 8 or 16), these over-sized crayons aid in grip and control. DIMENSIONS (LxD): 4 x .4375 inches. COLOR: The sets of 8 standard and 8 washable crayons include red, orange, yellow, blue, green, violet, brown, and black. The set of 16 standard and washable crayons include red, orange, yellow, blue,

Crayola Model Magic

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,

Crayola So Big Brush

The Crayola So Big Brush is an easy grasp paint brush designed for children age 3 and up with fine motor or grasping disabilities. This brush has a wide handle and a thick brush head. The white bristles acommodate tempra and watercolor paint.

Crayon Holder

“DO IT YOURSELF” ENTRYPURPOSE: To create an adaptive crayon holder for children with grasping and fine motor skill disabilities. Take a 35-millimeter film canister and cut an "X" in the bottom and top. Insert the crayon through the Xs. Using both top and bottom of canister makes the crayon more stable. MATERIALS: Discarded 35 millimeter film canister (available for free from any store that does film processing) and crayon. TOOLS: Utility Knife. TITLE: Adapted Crayon Holder JOURNAL: Ideas to shar

Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty-Super Magnetics

Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty is designed for use by children and adults to reduce stress, build hand and arm strength, provide tactile stimulation and develop motor skills. Each tin of Crazy Aaron's Super Magnetics Thinking Putty comes with a powerful magnet that can be used in a variety of different ways. It can be rolled, stretched, pulled and twisted. Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty is odorless and designed to not dry out if it is left outside of the container.

Crossover Grip, The

The Crossover Grip Classic is pencil holder designed for use by individuals with arthritis or fine motor disabilities or other disabilities of the finger or hand. This device uses a technology that works with the body’s natural physiology to place the user’s fingers in the proper position. It is designed the same as The Pencil Grip (see entry) but has added wings to prevent fingers from crossing over each other. COLOR: Assorted classic, neon, or metallic colors.

Cup Holder (Model Ha-4263)

Cup Holder, model HA-4263, is a cup or glass holder designed for use by individuals with grasping or upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. This cup holder has two large handles to assist with control, enabling the user to hold the cup in the correct position for drinking. WEIGHT: 55 grams.

Cup Holder With Handle

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To create an easy way to pick up various size cups or bottles. Cut a piece of 4-inch diameter PVC pipe and split it on one side so the hoop can expand and fit over a larger container. Screw a wooden handle into the PVC pipe directly opposite the split. MATERIALS: Wooden handle; 4-inch diameter PVC pipe; wood screws. TOOLS: Bandsaw, screwdriver. SKILLS REQUIRED: Carpentry. TITLE: Doing It Yourself. AUTHOR: Wechsler, K. JOURNAL: Quest. WEB SITE: http://www.mdausa.

Curling Guide

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide a customized adaptation to enable individuals who use powered wheelchairs to participate in curling (a game similar to shuffleboard). Since one hand was required to control the speed and direction of the wheelchair, this left the players only one hand with which to control the push rod and rock when two hands are required. The Curling Guide allows users to finely aim and control the forward motion of the rock. The guides are a quick connect/disconnect to th

Custom Solution Comfort Seat (Model Scs-Cust)

The Custom Solution ComfortSeat, model SCS-CUST, is a custom-built personal cleansing system designed for individuals with mobility, balance, upper ectremity, or neurological disabilities, spinal cord injury, or arthritis. The device installs on the toilet, replacing the seat. This model can be configured for the individual's special needs. The customized controls include the choice of a left or right control lever, back controls, or wired remote control. Features include an adjustable rear was

Custom Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles

Custom Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles are wood puzzles designed for use by individuals with fine motor and upper extremity disabilities. These custom-made large-pice tray (frame puzzles)can be made with a choice of picture from the manufacturer's collection or with the user's personal picture. The pieces are available without knobs or with knobs in one of three styles. An additional picture may be added under the puzzle pieces as a guide. The puzzle size, number of pieces, and piece shape are per the cus

Customized Cup

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a customized cup for a young adult with developmental delay, cerebral palsy, and vision impairment. After experimentation, a physical therapist determined the length of a cup from which the user could drink safely. A Doidy cup, which is used to teach babies how to drink from a rim rather than a spout, was adapted to allow the user to easily hold the cup. New handles were created that are 3 centimeters away from the cup rather than the curre

Cut & Relieve System

The Cut & Relieve System is a cutting board and cutting guide and kitchen knife set designed for use by individuals with upper extremity tremors or disabilities or low vision. The dishwasher-safe, polystyrene Cut Cutting Aid firmly attaches to a countertop and holds the item to be cut in a stable position. The slice thickness is controlled with a turnable bar and the knife fits in the guides for straight slicing. The Relieve Knife has a loop in the polypropylene handle for easier grasping an

Cutting Board (Model 16K013)

The Cutting Board, model 16K013, is designed for use by individuals with the use of only one hand, arthritis, neurological disabilities, or spinal cord injury. This polypropylene unit firmly attaches to a counter-top or table with the use of four attached suction cups designed to hold the board in a stable position. The board can be used to make sandwiches, slice meats and chop vegetables. Features include three 1-inch stainless steel spikes that securely grasp meats and vegetables, and a two p

Cutting Board For Graphic Arts

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual with scleroderma to cut mats, foam board, fabric, and other materials used in graphic arts. The board consists of a plastic cutting mat mounted on a wooden board with a spring-loaded metal strip across the top and down the left side. The user slides the material to be cut under the strips and tightens them using an attached tri-nut. This holds the material in place and enables the user to cut it without danger of cutting her fingers. TITLE: Cut

Cutting Board With Pivot Knife

The Cutting Board with Pivot Knife is a cutting board and kitchen knife designed for use by individuals with upper extremity, fine motor or grasping disabilities or tremors. This cutting board and knife combo features 4 suction cups at the bottom to secure the board to the counter, and the chef knife attaches to the cutting board on a pivot to control the chopping motion. The chef knife has an ergonomically shaped handle for easier grasping and a stainless steel blade. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 12 x 12

Cylindrical Foam (Model Nc33000)

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.

D'lux Pullout Kitchen Faucet (Models R3830U-Apc, R3810U-Stn, R3805U-Wh, R3802U-Bk, R3835U-Pc/wh, & R3832U-Pc/bk)

The D'Lux Pullout Kitchen Faucet, models R3830U-APC, R3810U-STN, R3805U-WH, R3802U-BK, R3835U-PC/WH, and R3832U-PC/BK, is a single lever kitchen faucet designed for use by individuals with grasping, upper extremity, or mobility disabilities. This faucet has an ergonomic loop handle and the end of its spout can be pulled out on a stainless steel coil. Other features include a ceramic disc cartridge, a hard water resistant soft touch elastomer spray face and anti-scald device, dissimilar ceramic d

D.I.Y. Electronic Dice

***Do It Yourself*** D.I.Y. Electronic Dice is designed for use by individuals with limited fine motor and upper extremity strength and coordination due to arthritis, neurological impairment, illness or surgery. It can be used children and adults during recreational games. Materials: Electronic Die with a 3.5 millimeters mono headphone socket. Thin wire (e.g 7 strand 0.2millimeters). Soldering iron (15 to 30 Watt power). Thin solder. Soldering flux. Desoldering braid. Step 1: Drill a hole. Locat

D.I.Y. Game Console Switch Interface Deluxe

***Do It Yourself*** Game Console Switch Interface Deluxe is designed for use by individuals with limited fine motor and coordination while accessing Playstations. Materials: 1x Sega Dreamcast Arcade Stick 1x Ultimarc iPac board with USB PC lead. 1x Ultimarc Playstation adapter with case, fitted with latest PCB and OneSwitch.org.uk control-set chip. 1x PS/2 to PS/2 connecting lead 1x USB Keyboard 1x On/Off switch (e.g. Maplin's "JR96E") 3x Small push switches (e.g. Maplin's "FH59P") 27x 3.5mm so

D.I.Y. Lighter Aid

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: To provide assistance for those with limited fine motor strength and dexterity to light a lighter rod. MATERIALS USED: Plasticine or clay, Lighter rod, 2 component casting silicone with stiffness A30, 5 pieces wood, Low density polyutherane foam, Braided polyamide rope (rope with little stretch), 2 Eyebolts, Putty, Bicycle brake lever, Paint. TOOLS NEEDED: Drill, Sandpaper. PREPPARATION: 1. Personalize Hand Print: Use the Plasticine or clay to make a h

D.I.Y. Ooglies

***Do It Yourself*** OOglie adaptation allows children with limited fine motor, grasping and motor control due to cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury and/or illnesses activate mechanical toys and watch it move and light up. Materials: Any OOglie with a 3x 3.5 millimeters headphone socket; thin wire (e.g 7strand 0.2 millimeters). A Soldering iron (15 to 30 Watt power). Thin solder. Soldering flux. Desoldering braid. Cordless drill with drill bit 6 (1/4"); knife or wire strippers; small screwdr

D.I.Y. Scalextric

***Do It Yourself*** D.I.Y. Scalextric is race track game designed for children with limited fine motor, upper extremity strength and grasping abilities due to cerebral palsy, brain injuries, or surgery. It allows the activity to be activated by switch. Materials: Chaserz racing game; 2x 3.5 millimeter mono headphone socket. Thin wire (e.g 7strand 0.2millimeter). Soldering iron (15 to 30 Watt power). Thin solder. Soldering flux. Desoldering braid. Cordless drill with 2 drill bits (1x ¼ inch; 1x

D.I.Y. Tumbler

***Do It Yourself*** D.I.Y. Tumbler is a remote control car. This modification allows users with limited fine motor, strength, and grasping abilities use a switch to activate the small buttons on the remote control base. Materials: Tumbler Remote Control Car with 2 button controller; 2x 3.5 millimeters headphone socket. Thin wire (e.g 7strand 0.2 millimeters). Soldering iron (15 to 30 Watt power). Thin solder. Soldering flux. Desoldering braid. Cordless drill with drill bit 6 (1/4 inch). Knife o

Dadc 500 Manual Push Pull

The DADC 500 Manual Push Pull is a hand control designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities, spinal cord injury, or upper extremity disabilities, including limited range of motion. It is designed for drivers who like the traditional push/pull handle. The user pulls the handle to control the accelerator and pushes it to apply the brakes. The DADC 500 Manual Push Pull features quick, light action and smooth response to the user's motions. It fits a wide range of vehicles with little

Dadc 500 Manual Push Rock

The DADC 500 Manual Push Rock is a hand control designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities, spinal cord injury, or upper or lower extremity disabilities, including limited range of motion. Designed for drivers who want a higher hand position on the steering wheel, the DADC 500 Manual Push Rock features a vertical handle and provides a quick, light action and smooth response to the user's motions. The user pulls (or rocks) the vertical handle back to control the accelerator and pu

Dadc Key Tee

The DADC Key Tee is a key holder designed for use by individuals with grasping disabilities, limited hand strength or arthritis. This T-shaped holder fit over the top of most keys to facilitate grasping the key and increase leverage when turning the key.

Defender Case For Ipad

The OtterBox Defender Case for iPad is a case with stand for a tablet computer designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand or grasping or upper extremity disabilities. This case offers three layers of protection, starting with a self-adhering clear protective film. The case also has a high-impact polycarbonate shell and silicone skin. The polycarbonate cover snaps on the back when the tablet is in use and is removable to serve as a screen cover for transport and storage. A built-in

Deltasand

DeltaSand is a sand water table designed for use by children with fine motor, upper extremity, or cognitive disabilities. This non-tox, allergen- and latex-free sand acts and feels like wet sand molds like dough and is reusable and does not dry out. The sand is available in a set with two pounds of sand and an inflatable, high-sided tray which serves as a worksurface and carrying case or in a starter kit with two pounds of sand, the tray, six molds, and two carving tools. The tray has a clear sl

Deluxe Dressing Stick (Models A69820 & A6983)

The Deluxe Dressing Stick, models A69820 and A6983, is a dressing aid designed for use by individuals with grasping, upper extremity or mobility disabilities, spinal cord injury, arthritis or reaching difficulties. This device is intended to assist with putting on and removing clothing. It can also be use to push and pull objects. This dressing stick is comprised of a wooden dowel with reinforced hook at one end. DIMENSIONS (L): 19 inches (model A69820) or 26 inches (A6983); the dowell has a dia

Deluxe Grab Bar

The Deluxe Grab Bar is a decorative wall-mounted grab bar designed for use by individuals with balance or mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury. The bar attaches to the wall at two points, with round, square, or diamond-shaped flanges at the points of attachment. DIMENSIONS: 12, 16, 18, 24, 32, or 36 inches long. The round flanges are 3 inches in diameter; the square flanges are 3 x 3 inches, and the diamond-shaped flanges are 4.25 inches. COLOR: Available finishes include antique brass, p

Deluxe Lacing & Tracing Set

The Deluxe Lacing & Tracing Set is an eye hand coordination activity designed for use by children with fine motor and neurological disabilities. The activity reinforces fine-motor skills, provides tactile stimulation and sequencing practice by lacing or tracing the colored shapes. The set of three kits includes: Lacing & Tracing Kids with eight kids and a bus; Lacing & Tracing Goldilocks with Goldilocks, three bears, one house, one bed, one chair, and one bowl; and Lacing & Trac

Denco Easy Grip Nail Clipper

The Denco Easy Grip Nail Clipper is a nail clipper designed for use by people with arthritis or grasping disabilities. The redesigned fulcrum mechanism increases the cutting power of the clipper while reducing the force required to cut. The oversized handles and angled design make the tool easy to hold, while blade bumpers increase stability and prevent nails from being cut too short. WARRANTY: Guaranteed for life.

Denco Easy Grip Point Tip Tweezers

The Denco Easy Grip Point Tip Tweezers are tweezers designed for use by individuals with arthritis or fine motor or grasping disabilities. These tweezers feature an improved handle design with a rounded back, enabling users to hold the tool in their palms for stability. This grip eliminates the pinching motion of regular tweezers. The tweezers’ built-in alignment arms ensure that the tips do not slide from side to side, even after being dropped. The tips have also been sprayed with a fine abras

Denco Easy Grip Slant Tip Tweezers

The Denco Easy Grip Slant Tip Tweezers are tweezers designed for use by individuals with arthritis or fine motor or grasping disabilities. These tweezers feature an improved handle design with a rounded back, enabling users to hold the tool in their palms for stability. This grip eliminates the pinching motion of regular tweezers. The tweezers’ built-in alignment arms ensure that the tips do not slide from side to side, even after being dropped. The tips have also been sprayed with a fine abras

Denco Easy Grip Toenail Clipper

The Denco Easy Grip Toenail Clipper is a nail clipper designed for use by people with arthritis or grasping disabilities. The redesigned fulcrum mechanism increases the cutting power of the clipper while reducing the force required to cut. The oversized handles and angled design make the tool easy to hold, while blade bumpers increase stability, keep toenails from being cut too short, and help prevent ingrown toenails. WARRANTY: Guaranteed for life.

Design And Drill Activity Center

Design and Drill Activity Center is designed for children 4 years and older through adult. It can be used with individuals with cognitive impairments, fine motor delays, and other neurological impairments. Users can use the patterns or their imagination to create pictures with colorful plastic 'bolts' and power drill or screwdriver. This kit includes 20 pattern cards, 120 bolts, plastic grid box and reproducible blank grid for make-your-own cards.

Designerseries 1040 Toilet Partition System

The DesignerSeries 1040 Toilet Partition System are accessible restroom stall partitions designed for use by people with grasping, fine motor, neurological or upper extremity disabilities, arthritis or other conditions that may cause weakness in the hands. Custom made to fit field conditions, these partitions are made of industrial grade particle board with stainless steel edge trim and concealed stainless steel hardware. They are scratch, dent and impact resistant and allow for complete removal

Detachable Claw

The Detachable Claw is a golf accessory designed for us by people with grasping disabilities, upper extremity disabilities and other disabilities that prevent a person from being able to reach a ball on the ground or in a hole. The Detachable Claw consists of two parts: the Claw pick up tool with a magnet on its base and a 1.5-inch screw that screws into the small hole on the end of a putter grip and has a magnet. The two magnets hold the Detachable Claw when being used to pick up the ball. This

Device To Enable An Individual To Feed Himself

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual with neurological disabilities to eat independently. This chair has an armrest for the user's right arm made from U-shaped PVC half-pipe.The armrest is attached to an outer sleeve that moves up and down a central steel post attached to the chair platform. A cast-iron window weight acts as a counter weight to render the user's arm weightless. A foot pedal connected to a system of pulleys and levers underneath the chair platform raises the user's

Diginity Mug

The Dignity Mug is a twin handle cup designed for use by individuals with grasping disabilities, upper extremity tremors or limited hand dexterity. The Dignity Mug's design is intended to permit multiple grip positions. The user can grasp the outside of both handles, slide his/her fingers through both openings, or grip the body of the mug directly. The mug holds 8 ounces. OPTIONS: Available as a set of two or four.

Digital Camera Mount And Control Device

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide an individual with cerebral palsy a customized, digital camera mount, and control device. The patron was unable to avoid moving the camera when she operated the shutter, so her shots were blurred. The first solution was to isolate the triggering mechanism from the camera; but today’s digital cameras lack the remote triggering capacity that film cameras have. A “camera remote shutter release” was the solution. A release mechanism consisting of solenoid which

Dining Smock

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRYPURPOSE: To enable individuals with upper extremity disabilities or tremors, arthritis, or grasping, eating, swallowing, or fine motor disabilities to eat without soiling clothing. Included in a chapter entitled "Kitchen & Meal Time," this article provides a pattern, detailed instructions, and illustrations for making a dining smock from a used shirt or blouse one size larger than the wearer’s usual size. The shirt is buttoned closed in the front and cut open down the bac

Discovery Wooden Pro Card Shuffler

The Discovery Wooden Pro Card Shuffler is designed for use by individuals with arthritis or upper extremity disabilities. This shuffler automatically shuffles up to two decks of standard playing cards. The user cuts the deck, lays the cards flat on the trays, and pushes the button for a fast and thorough shuffle. A card return tray is included. POWER: Uses 4 double-A batteries (not included). DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 4.25 x 9 x 5 inches. WEIGHT: 2.69 pounds. WARRANTY: Two month manufacturer's warrant

Disposable Clothing Protectors

The Disposable Clothing Protectors are bibs designed for use by individuals with eating, grasping, fine motor, neurological or upper extremity disabilities as well as people with excessive drooling. Designed for easy application and removal, these disposable peel-and-stick bibs have an adhesive on the back. Each bib covers the chest and waist and feature a fold-out pocket to catch crumbs. These absorbent, waterproof and leakproof protectors offer protection similar to standard cloth bibs without

DIY 3 Ring Binder Opening Tool

3 Ring Binder Opening Tool is designed for use by individuals with fine motor dexterity, coordination, and limited upper extremity skills as a result of arthritis, stroke, multiple sclerosis, or traumatic brain injury. This tool is designed to provide the additional leverage that is often needed for a person with limited hand dexterity to open a three-ring binder.

Diy Adapted Power Wheels Toy

---- DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --------- PURPOSE: To create a do-it-yourself adapted power wheels electric ride on toy for children with disabilities. First locate the two wires that connect to the pedal switch and splice into the wires on either side of this switch. To create a switch for a child who cannot use the foot pedal a standard light switch can be used. Using a hot glue gun secure the wires so they do not hang all over the place and get ripped out. The wires you install should not be visibl

Diy Assistive Pan Holder

--- 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

Diy Assistive Shopping Bag Carrier

--- DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --------- PURPOSE: To create a do-it-yourself (DIY) assistive device for people with grasping or other upper extremity disabilities and older adults to use for carrying groceries into the home. Step 1: From the center of a plastic clothes hanger (where the hook is) measure 3 inches to each side and using a dremel or another cutting tool to cut the hanger on both sides. Step 2: Take a piece of Sugru (or another type of silicone rubber putty) about the size of one and a ha

Diy Device To Assist With Getting Dressed

---- DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --------- PURPOSE: To create a do-it-yourself assistive device for individuals with arthritis, recovering from surgery, and/or limited flexibility to dress themselves. Step 1: Use duct tape to fasten the wood block to the pole. Attach the wood block about 2 inches from the end of the pole and secure the block with tape at the top and bottom. Ensure the block is sturdy and unlikely to move. Duct tape makes this project quick and easy to complete without drilling any hole

Diy Iphone Or Ipad Glove

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: To help prevent unwanted marks and accidental activation of targets on touch tablet screen. This glove will also help to discourage positioning your “hand in the air” while attempting to keep your hand away from the screen. This can modification can be used by children and adults with decreased hand strength and individuals who are left handed dominant. MATERIALS USED: Gloves and scissors. PREPARATION: 1. Select a glove. 2. Take a pair of scisso

Diy Istand

--- DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --------- PURPOSE: To create a do-it-yourself (DIY) iPad stand for individuals with disabilities. Begin by cutting two wood strips 5 x 0.5 x 0.5 inches. In the center of each, rough in a "Home" button access groove using a band saw or jigsaw then finish with a dremel and sandpaper. While leaving the protective paper on the acrylic, cut the acrylic to size and sand its edges, and then on only one end, drill and countersink two holes. For the original iPad, cut a slot on t

Diy Mouse From Wii Remote

---- DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --------- PURPOSE: To create a do-it-yourself mouse for individuals with hand disabilities. First the Wii remote needs to be disassembled in order to reach the button actuators in which to solder the ADSL cable. Step 1: To disassemble the remote: (1) Dismount the battery cap you will see two screws, (2) with the screw driver (a special one bought on eBay for one dollar was used) unscrew the screws, (3) this will allow the remote to be taken apart, (4) the golden circl

DIY Pick & Place Jigsaw Puzzle Aid

This product was designed for individuals with limited fine motor and dexterity to pick up and manipulate small puzzle pieces. An aquarium pump was reversed so it sucks air instead of blowing air. A tool with a small suction cup was attached to it and a switch was placed between the pump and the plug to temporary interrupt the current towards the pump so the puzzle piece could be released.

DIY Pill Bottle Tip Switch

DIY Pill Bottle Tip Switch is designed for use by individuals with limited fine motor and grasping skills as a result of cerebral palsy or arthritis. 

DIY Soap Pouch

DIY Soup Pouch can be use by individuals with limited grasping and dexterity in their hands associated with arthritis, stroke, fractures, or amputations.

DIY Switch Air-Surfer

DIY Switch Air-Surfer is designed to assist individual with limited mobility and fine motor coordination due to cerebral palsy, stroke, and brain injuries participate in recreational play by using a switch to fly the model plane. Materials 1x "Air-Surfer". 2x 3.5 millimeter mono headphone socket. Thin wire (e.g 7strand 0.2 millimeter). Shrink-wrap. Soldering iron (15 to 30 Watt power). Thin solder. Soldering flux. Desoldering braid. Cordless drill with 1x 1/4 drill bit. Knife or wire strippers.

Diy Universal Utensil Holder

---- DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --------- PURPOSE: To create a do-it-yourself universal utensil holder to assist individuals with arthritis and grasping, fine motor or neuromuscular disabilities to hold and manipulate eating utensils. Step 1: Cut the pieces. Measure the hand—length and width—of the person the holder is for, using an average of 2 inch width depending on the size of the hand of the person. After cutting the rectangles out of the plastic package them both sides in duck tape. Step 2: Cut

DIY Weighted Marker

DIY Weighted Marker is designed for individuals with tremors in their upper extremities or hands during writing tasks. It can be use by children and adults. Materials: marker, nuts, couple of nuts.

Diy Wii-Mote Modification

---- DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --------- PURPOSE: To create a do-it-yourself rewired Wii remote to function using a switch witbigger buttons for individuals with disabilities. This DIY allows individuals with disabilities to use the Wiimote by not having to press the small buttons on the remote but rather use the buttons that have been rewired—A button, B button, the directional pad (up, down, left, right), and the home button. Step 1: Gather and set up soldering equipment. Step 2: Disassemble the W

Doodle Bug

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of an inexpensive writing aid for individuals with hand injuries, congenital malformations, or arthritis to assist with holding a pen or pencil when writing. The Doodle Bug is a sturdy and child-friendly device with a wooden base covered with felt on one side; a hole in which to place a pen, pencil, or crayon; and a ball-bearing caster attached to the bottom of the wooden base allowing for easy mobility. The writing implement can be easily

Door Finger

The Door Finger is a door closing aid designed for use by people with mobility or lower extremity disabilities, spinal cord injury, and others who use a wheelchairwho have difficulty closing a door behind them. The unit is made of a light weight durable acrylic tube with a soft neoprene hand grip. A cord lock at the top allows it to fit around standard door knobs as well as door levers. With the cord looped around the knob or lever, the user can close a typical door by pulling on the tube. DIME

Door Handle Pull

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable an individual with limited grasp to opene a door. Form a loop large enough to fit over the door handle at one end of a length of parachute cord (available in hardware stores) Secure the loop around the handle and knot the remaining cord into a large loop to act as a pulling aid. MATERIALS: Parachute cord. AUTHOR: Labbe, A. TITLE: Quest Extra: Doing It Yourself. JOURNAL: Quest. WEB SITE: http://www.mda.org/publications/quest/extra/qe14-5_diy.html REF: V

Door Knob Gripper

The 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. Made of durable rubber, this round gripper slips over the existing knob minimizing hand stress.

Door Knob Helper (Model 640-8114-0200)

The Door Knob Helper, model 640-8114-0200, is a door handle lever designed for use by individuals with grasping or upper extremity disabilities, arthritis, or other wrist or hand pain. The lever device is constructed of rubber and fits over most standard round door knobs. It is designed to eliminate turning or twisting of wrists and hands by enabling the user to press down on the lever to open a door.

Doorknob Extender

The Doorknob Extender is a door handle lever designed for use by individuals with grasping disabilities. This door knob extension handle converts a standard doorknob into a door lever, providing extra leverage so less pressure is needed to turn the doorknob. The extender fits over a standard doorknob and allows access to keyholes. A cord or string can be inserted through the handle slot, making doorknobs easier to access for people with limited reach. DIMENSIONS: Handle length is 5 inches. COLOR

Doro Handleeasy 321Rc Remote

The Doro HandleEasy 321rc universal television remote control designed for use by individuals with limited dexterity or low vision. The unit has seven large programmable buttons and a learning function which enables it to learn commands from multiple existing remotes. POWER: Uses triple-A batteries (included). COLOR: White with black buttons.

Double Reeboundnet Kit

The ReeBoundNet Kit is an eye-hand coordination activity designed for use by children 13 years of age and older and adults with fine motor or neurological disabilities. The Kit includes two back-to-back nets on a large square frame enabling two activities to take place simultaneously. The users can hit the net target with bean bags and balls in any eye-hand coordination activity program. The net has one fixed bounce-back angle designed for maximum returns; however, the bounce-back angle can be s

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.

Double-Handled Mug

The Double-Handled Mug is a twin handle cup with spout designed for use by individuals with upper extremity tremors or disabilities and/or swallowing disabilities. This 10-ounce mug is equipped with handles large enough to accommodate adult fingers. The drinking spout in the included lid prevents spills. This cup is afe for dishwasher, microwave, and autoclave. COLOR: Clear with white lid.

Draw-Loc

The Draw-Loc is a bow release aid designed for use by people with limited hand and arm movement and strength. The Draw-Loc consists of a rod that fits into a mount bolted to the center of a compound bow. The mount fits left- and right-handed bows. A release with a safety is attached to the end of the rod. The user can attach the bowstring to the release with a loop and engage the safety, and then draw the bow by himself or herself or have another person draw the bow by sliding the rod back unti

Drawer And Cabinet Pulls

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRYPURPOSE: To enable individuals with upper extremity disabilities or tremors, arthritis, or grasping or fine motor disabilities to open cabinets and other doors. Included in a chapter entitled "Kitchen & Meal Time," this article describes how cabinet door knobs and drawer pulls can be replaced with D-shaped handles to facilitate grasping. A D-handle can also be attached to the door of a front-loading dishwasher for easier opening. Attaching a loop of rope or webbing to a D

Drawer Pulls

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable an individual with limited grasp to open drawers with knob pulls. The knobs can be removed and a length of parachute cord (available in hardware stores) threaded through the holes and knotted inside the drawer. In lieu of removing the knobs, cut a length of cord several inches longer than the distance between the two knobs, then form and knot a loop at each end large enough to slip over the knobs. MATERIALS: Parachute cord. AUTHOR: Labbe, A. TITLE: Que

Dresser Drawer Handle

DO IT YOURSELF PURPOSE: To make dresser drawers easier to open for senior and individuals with arthritis, use of only one hand or fine motor or grasping disabilities. The existing knobs can be removed and replaced with a small towel bar, creating a single handle that extends across the drawer and enables the user to open the drawer with one hand. MATERIALS: Small towel bars. TOOLS: Screw driver and drill. SKILLS REQUIRED: Basic carpentry skills. AUTHOR: Greenstein, D. TITLE: Dressers and Knobs.

Dresser Drawer Knobs

DO IT YOURSELF PURPOSE: To make dresser drawers easier to open for senior and individuals with arthritis or fine motor or grasping disabilities. Drawers with small round knobs can be difficult to open. For easier grasping, the knobs can be removed and replaced with larger knobs intended for use on cabinet doors. Cabinet knobs are available in a range of styles and sizes, so can be selected to make grasping easier for the intended user. For example, a larger square knob may be more accessible th

Dresser Drawer Pull

DO IT YOURSELF PURPOSE: To make dresser drawers easier to open for senior and individuals with arthritis, use of only one hand or fine motor or grasping disabilities. The existing knobs can be removed and replaced with eye bolts with a piece of soft rope or cord tied between them, creating a single handle that extends across the drawer and enables the user to open the drawer with one hand. A modification of this option would be to leave the existing knobs in place and tie the rope between the k

Dressing Stick

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRYPURPOSE: To enable individuals with upper extremity disabilities, arthritis, or mobility disabilities to dress independently. The dressing stick can be used to pull up trousers, pull a shirt or sweater up onto a shoulder, an pull socks up. This illustrated article, included in a chapter entitled "Bedroom & Getting Dressed," provides detailed instructions and illustrations for making a dressing stick from materials readily available at hardware stores: a dowel and a plasti

Drinking Cup (Model Ha-4262)

The Drinking Cup, model HA-4262, is a cup with spout designed for use by individuals with grasping, swallowing, or severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. This plastic cup holds 250 milliliters and has a long mouthpiece. DIMENSIONS: 175 millimeters high. WEIGHT: 38 grams. COLORS: Green, blue, pink, or clear.

Drinkup Hands-Free Drinking System

The Drinkup Hands-free Drinking System is designed for use by people with grasping, fine motor, upper extremity, severe physical disabilities and upper extremity amputation. The system has three main components: a polycarbonate jug with cover; a food-grade PVC fluid tube and straw with a silicone rubber CamelBak bite valve; and a polypropylene and fiberglass base into which the jug is secured. The base has an adjustable arm to position the straw and bite valve. The open end of the tub is inserte

Drinkup Travel Lite

The Drinkup Travel Light is a wheelchair drink holder with a long straw designed for people who have lower extremity or mobility disabilities and spinal cord injury and grasping, fine motor, upper extremity, severe physical disabilities or upper extremity amputation. The Drinkup Travel light consists of a water bottle cage with a bracket so it can be attached to the backrest frame of a wheelchair. It has a semi-rigid flexible arm that extends upward past top of backrest and forward around to the

Drive Standard Assist 32 Inch Reacher, Model RTLPC23583

Drive Standard Assist 32 Inch Reacher is intended for individuals with limited hand strength or flexibility. It has ergonomically designed trigger for use with the whole hand and it adds 32 inch to arm length to reduce stretching and bending when picking up objects to purposely enhance user's safety.

Dryer Door Pull

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable an individual with limited grasp to open a dryer door with recesed handle. Drill a small hole at the top and bottom of the handle. Thread a length of parachute cord (available in hardware stores) through the holes and knot it in a loop. MATERIALS: Parachute cord. TOOLS: Drill. SKILLS REQUIRED: Basic shop skills. AUTHOR: Labbe, A. TITLE: Quest Extra: Doing It Yourself. JOURNAL: Quest. WEB SITE: http://www.mda.org/publications/quest/extra/qe14-5_diy.html

Ducks On A Pond

Ducks on a Pond is designed for children with neurological and upper extremity disabilities who are working on improving their kinesthetic awareness, hand skills and upper extremity stability. Players work to move the magnetic duck through each maze by moving the magnetic handle under the maze board. Vision is blocked so sense of kinesthesia is facilitated. Comes with 3 ducks, 3 handles, 6 maze boards and wooden maze holder. Frame requires some assembly. COLOR: Blue table top. WARRANTY/GUARANTEE

Due Kettle

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a tea kettle for elderly and/or individuals with disabilities. The Due Kettle is an electric kettle that features dual handles on opposite sides of the kettle to allow the user to grip it with two hands. Additionally, its spring-loaded lid only opens when tilted to pour. TITLE: Tea at any age! WEBSITE: Yanko Design. REF: http://www.yankodesign.com/2013/07/03/tea-at-any-age.

Duracell Easytab

Duracell EasyTab is a hearing aid battery designed for use by individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing with arthritis or fine motor, grasping, or upper extremity disabilities. The battery has a long tab attached to it to make it easier for a user with arthritis or other grasping or upper extremity disability to hold, replace, or remove the battery. In addition, the lightweight packaging is designed to be easy to open. Batteries have Duralock Power Preserve Technology and are color-coded by si

Dycem Jar Opener (Model 16K027A)

The Dycem Jar Opener, model 16K027A, is a jar opener designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities, arthritis, or grasping disabilities. The device is a hollow cone lined with Dycem, which exerts a strong grip on most surfaces. The user places it over the top of the jar and turns. The device can be used to open jars with lids from 1 to 4 inches in diameter. COLOR: Blue.

Dycem Multi Purpose Bottle Opener, Model 564292

Dycem Multi Purpose Bottle Opener is the solution to a wide range of grip and stability needs. It can aid people with a weak grip or decreased sensation to open stubborn bottles. It is not just limited to the kitchen though it can be used to open door or turn home faucets on and off. It fits all sizes of bottles and ensures a good seal when closing.  It can be used to open the following items: medicine bottles, prescription bottles, jars, door knobs, cabinet handles, and drinks bottles.

Dycem Non Slip Self Adhesive Strips, Model 6620

Dycem Non Slip Self Adhesive Strips are designed for use by individuals who could benefit from a non-slip surface and increased friction as a result of limited grasping pattern.  There is an adhesive backing so the adhesive strips can be permanently attached to objects. These strips are ideal for improving grip on pens, cutlery, crutches and walker handles.

Dyna-Putty

Dyna-Putty is hand therapy putty designed for use in grip strengthening exercises. This putty comes in four color-coded levels of resistance (soft, medium, firm, and extra-firm). OPTIONS: Packages of 20 booklets of hand exercises for use with therapy putty. COLOR: Yellow (soft), red (medium), green (firm), blue (extra-firm).

Earclip-Type Wearable Pc

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a personal computer that is worn on the ear and can be controlled without hands for use by amputees, individuals with grasping difficulties, fine motor skills or paraplegics. The Earclip-type wireless device has bluetooth capability and is equipped with a GPS, compass, gyro-sensor, battery, barometer, speaker and microphone. The device uses infrared sensors that monitor tiny movements inside the ear, which differ depending on how the eye

Early Childhood Break Box

Early Childhood Break Box is a box full of educational toys and therapy tools, designed for young children and meant to engage those persons with autistic traits or Asperger’s syndrome, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder or any students who cannot sit still. The box is geared toward preventing disruptive behavior by integrating the sensory motor activities throughout the day. Assists in self-regulation in order to develop the ability to calm down, channel energy, and focus for extended p

Earplug Chain Fixture

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted assistive device for use by CW Resources, a nonprofit organization in Britain, Connecticut to assist their employees with disabilities in the assembly process of earplug fixture kits for the Department of Defense. The assembly of the earplug kits required the insertion of a small chain into the case as part of the assembly process. It was difficult for some employees with disabilities to participate in this work task as the

Easi-Grip Cheese Slicer

The Easi-Grip Cheese Slicer is a cheese slicer designed for use by individuals with grasping disabilities and arthritis, repetitive strain injury, carpal tunnel syndrome or other conditions that weaken the hand and wrist. Designed to keep the hand and wrist in a neutral stress-free position, this device features an angled built-up plastic handle with a stainless steel grater that is set at 90 degrees from the handle. The positioned handle allows the user a firm grip when using either hand. The

Easi-Grip Cultivator

The Easi-Grip Cultivator is a short-handled garden tool designed for use by individuals with grasping or upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. The ergonomically-angled handle keeps the hand and wrist in a natural position and the three stainless steel tines helps prevent soil adhesion. The "soft-feel" non-slip grip prevents the tools from turning in the hand, giving a firmer grip, even in wet conditions. OPTIONS: Arm Support Cuff that plugs into the rear of the handle. DIMENSIONS: (23cm). W

Easi-Grip Fork

The Easi-Grip Fork is a short-handled garden tool designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or grasping disabilities or arthritis. The ergonomically-angled handle keeps the hand and wrist in a natural position and the three-tine stainless steel tool helps prevent soil adhesion. The "soft-feel" non-slip grip prevents the tools from turning in the hand, giving a firmer grip even in wet conditions. OPTIONS: Arm Support Cuff that plus into the rear of the handle. DIMENSIONS: Overall lengt

Easi-Grip Grater

The Easi-Grip Grater is a grater designed for use by individuals with grasping disabilities and arthritis, repetitive strain injury, carpal tunnel syndrome or other conditions which weakens the hand and wrist. Designed to keep the hand and wrist in a neutral stress-free position, this device features an angled built-up plastic handle with a stainless steel grater that is set at 90 degrees from the handle. The positioned handle allows the user a firm grip using either hand. The grater is dishwash

Easi-Grip Spatula

The Easi-Grip Spatula is a spatula designed for use by individuals with grasping disabilities, arthritis, repetitive strain injury, carpal tunnel syndrome or other conditions that weaken the hand and wrist. Designed to keep the hand and wrist in a neutral stress free position, this device features an angled built-up plastic handle with a stainless steel grater that is set at 90 degrees from the handle. The positioned handle allows the user a firm grip using either hand. The spatula is dishwasher

Easi-Grip Trowel

The Easi-Grip Garden Trowel is a short-handled garden tool designed for use by individuals with grasping or upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. The ergonomically-angled handle keeps the hand and wrist in a natural position and the stainless steel blade helps prevent soil adhesion. The "soft-feel" non-slip grip prevents the tools from turning in the hand, giving a firmer grip even in wet conditions. OPTIONS: Arm Support Cuff that plugs into the rear of the handle.

Easie Eaters

Easie Eaters are a fork and spoon with built-up handles designed for use by individuals aged three years and older with fine motor, grasping, or upper extremity disabilities. These easy-grip plastic utensils have built-up, curved handles that facilitate greater success with hand-to-mouth feeding. Latex-free and dish-washer safe, the set includes one spoon and one fork. COLOR: Assorted.

Easieeaters Curved Utensils

The EasieEaters Curved Utensils are a fork and spoon with built-up handles designed for use by children with weakened or painful grasps and limited upper extremity range of motion. Designed to facilitate help hand-to-mouth feeding, these dishwasher-safe lightweight utensils have large, long curved plastic handles with molded finger grips. Features include safety shields to prevent utensil from entering mouth too deeply. The set consists of one fork and one spoon. OPTIONS: Available for right or

Easier Painting

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted easel and head mount for artists with cerebral palsy who have limited hand/grasping function. A new head mount was created after evaluating the consumer using the inner mechanism from a welder’s helmet, which has a tensioner in the back to ensure an exact fit. A small brass plate was riveted to the front, taking care to preserve the frame’s cloth surround so that the individual’s forehead was protected. Onto the plate, a

Easitwist Jar Opener

The EasiTwist Jar Opener is a jar opener designed for use by individuals with fine motor, grasping, or upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. This plastic device tightly grips jar lids and holds on until the lid is off. The ridged grip handle grips lids from sticky steak sauce caps to pickle jar lids. DIMENSIONS (LxWxH): 9 x 3 x 0.875 inches. The unit grips lids up to 3 inches in diameter.

Easy Action Micro-Tip Scissors

The Easy Action Micro-Tip Scissors are scissors designed for use by individuals with arthritis, grasping or upper extremity disabilities, or limited hand strength. Intended to reduce hand strain, these micro-tip easy action scissors have a spring-action design that opens the blades after each cut. The scissors have high grade stainless steel blades that offer a lasting sharp edge that cuts all the way to the tip. Other features include an easy-to-slide thumb lock that provides safe storage, and

Easy Cardholder

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: To assist children and adults with fine motor and grasping difficulties participate in a card game by using a phone book to hold the card.

Easy Eye Drops

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of an eye drop dispenser to assist people who have the use of only one hand, fine motor disabilities, or have other difficulties applying eye drops into the eye. Easy Eye Drops is an eye medicine dropper that allows and individual to dispense the liquid into the eye using just one hand. This device has two hinged plastic flaps that are located on opposite sides of the nozzle of the dispenser. When an eye is closed, the flaps are placed gent

Easy Grip Cup

The Easy Grip Cup is a cup with finger grips designed for use by individuals with grasping, fine motor or upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. This cup is light and easily held. It features three areas with textured, slip resistant finger grooves on opposite sides of the cup. The cup is made of BPA-free polypropylene plastic and holds 12 ounces of a cold or hot beverage or food. It is for indoor or outdoor use, and it is dishwasher and microwave safe. The product is sold in sets of four cu

Easy Grip In Zt-Cruiser Hand Warming Mug

The Easy Grip-"IN" ZT-Cruiser Mug is a cup with large handle designed for use by individuals with arthritis or grasping, fine motor, cognitive, or upper extremity disabilities. These 16-0unce mugs feature an internal handle that enables the hand to fit through the mug, eliminating the need for grasping. Other features include an easy open/close lid lever, a 360-degree rotating lid, an adjustable drinking spout, and a non-slip rubber grip base. DIMENSIONS (HxW): 7.75 x 3.5 inches. COLOR: Red chec

Easy Key Turner (Model En15Crd)

The Easy Key Turner, model EN15CRD, is a key holder designed for use by individuals with limited grasping ability or hand strength. These large T-shaped holders fit over the top of the key and have a D-shaped opening on each side for ease in grasping. The turner provides a large grasping surface and leverage for turning the key. DIMENSIONS (HxDxW): 1.25 x 0.25 x 2.25 inches. COLOR: Two different colors per package.

Easy Open Vial

The Easy Open Vial is an easy open medicine bottle for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities, arthritis, or grasping disabilities and by upper extremity amputees. This plastic bottle and its cap are a single piece with the bottle and top portions connected by a durable and flexible plastic tab. The Easy Open Vial's 1-piece construction is intended to prevent lost caps. To open the bottle, a user squeeze the top sides where indicated by arrows on the cap and the lid pops open. Al

Easy Turn Lampswitch Kit (M0Del Nc28750)

The Easy Turn Lampswitch Kit, model NC28750, is a lamp switch extension lever designed to assist people with limited hand strength or grasp in turning lamps on and off. The kit extends the length of the turning knob and provides a large triangular knob for ease in grasping and turning. DIMENSIONS: 1.75 inches in diameter.

Easy-Hold Hand Clip

This product is designed for individuals who have trouble gripping objects because of arthritis or reduced hand strength. it allows these persons to hold objects by slipping one's hand into the spring-action clip. The clip can attach to books, brushes, phones and bottles with hook-and-loop closure.

Easy-Hold Hand Clip

The Easy-Hold Hand Clip is designed for individuals with arthritis or reduced hand strength. It is a spring-action clip and it attaches to books, brushes, phones and bottles with hook-and-loop closure.

Easy-Open Bottle Opener (Model 645952P)

The Easy-Open Bottle Opener, model 645952p, is a twist cap bottle opener designed for use by individuals with fine motor, grasping, or upper extremity disabilities. The unit is placed over the bottle top and pushed downward to pop the top. A built-in magnet inside the unit holds the top when the opener is removed from the bottle. WARRANTY: One-year limited warranty.

EasyRoll Stocking Donner

EasyRoll Stocking Donner is designed for use by individuals with limited upper extremity and lower extremity mobility and coordination associated with arthritis, stroke, and fractures.  EasyRoll works for any length stocking, for any level of compression, and for virtually any body size. The patented roller design helps ensure that stockings go on uniformly every time, without bunches or wrinkles that could impair circulation.

EazyHold

The EazyHold is designed for use by children and adults with fine motor and grasping disabilities associated with cerebral palsy, arthritis, nerve injuries and stroke. The EazyHold can be attached to a variety of equipment such as eating and cooking utensils, electric toothbrushes, sports equipment, paintbrushes, styluses, and toys.  It is comprised of a single rubber strap with apertures at each end to slip onto objects.?

Ecomfort Home Office

The eComfort Home Office is a notebook/laptop computer support and support for tablet computers designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabiities or arthritis. This all-in-one workstation is built for use with a tablet, netbook, small laptop, e-reader, and other small electronics. The unit can be used as a regular lapdesk for typing on a laptop or the top can be lifted off and propped at an angle for a better viewing angle for a tablet. The textured top of grips the device securel

Ecomfort Tablet Pillow

The eComfort Tablet Pillow is a stand for a tablet computer designed for use by individuals with fine motor, grasping, or upper extremity disabilities. This plush pillow can be used on a plane, in a chair or wheelchair, in bed, or on a table, and it holds the tablet at any angle. The removable X-stand secures an iPad, e-reader, Kindle device, or other tablet to the pillow for hands-free use. The X-stand fits into a magnetic ball socket in the pillow that swivels to enable the user to freely adju

Economy Sand & Water Table (Model La309)

The Economy Sand & Water Table, model LA309, is a sand/water table designed for use by children with upper extremity, mobility, or cognitive disabilities. This table has a height-adjustable metal frame with a removable plastic tub. OPTIONS: A top is available. DIMENSIONS: This table has a 6.5-inch deep tub and is 20inches wide x 27.25 inches long. The stand adjusts from 18 to 21 inches high.

Ekco 123 Bottle Opener

The EKCO 123 Bottle Opener is a bottle opener designed for use by individuals with grasping and fine motor disabilities or arthritis. Designed to aid in opening pop-top bottles and piercing can tops, this bottle opener consists of a stainless steel head and an ergonomically designed handle for comfort and ease of use. DIMENSIONS (HxDxW): 9.625 x 2.75 x 0.125 inches. WEIGHT: 2.1 ounces. COLOR: Gray handle. WARRANTY: Limited manufacturer's warranty.

Ekco 123 Ceramic Peeler

The EKCO 123 Ceramic Peeler is a peeler designed for use by individuals with grasping or fine motor disabilities or arthritis. This peeler has a non-corrosive blade that lasts up to 10 times longer than steel blades, provides a sharp cutting edge, and does not alter the taste of prepared foods. It also has a built-up handle for easy grasping. The device is designed to require little effort when peeling vegetables. DIMENSIONS (HxDxW): 9.7 x 3.7 x 7 inches. COLOR: Grey handle. WARRANTY: Limited m

Ekco 123 Peeler

The EKCO 123 Peeler is a peeler designed for use by individuals with grasping or fine motor disabilities or arthritis. This peeler consists of a built-up, ergonomic rubber-like handle for ease of use, and stainless steel blade for peeling or shredding carrots, cucumbers, potatoes and other food items. DIMENSIONS (HxDxW): 9.5 x 2.75 x 1.0 inches. COLOR: The handle is gray. WARRANTY: Limited manufacturer's warranty.

Ekco 123 Pie Server

The EKCO 123 Pie Server is designed for use by individuals with limited hand use, grasping and upper extremity disabilities, or arthritis. Designed to help users serve up slices of cake and pastries with ease, the EKCO Pie Server is constructed of stainless steel for strength and durability and features a double molded angled handle that allows for better grip. DIMENSIONS (HxDxW): 12.75 x 3.75 x 1.0 inches. WEIGHT: 4.8 ounces. COLOR: Gray handle. WARRANTY: Limited manufacturer's warranty.

Ekco 123 Stainless Steel Cheese Slicer

The EKCO 123 Stainless Steel Cheese Slicer is a cheese slicer designed for use by individuals with upper extremity, fine motor or grasping disabilities or arthritis. This device features a long stainless steel cutting wire and a plastic roller attached to a metal handle with a built-up handle. The slicer is designed to require little effort to slice cheese. The adjustable head slices cheese to desired thickness. DIMENSIONS (HxDxW): 10.8 x 5.75 x 1 inches. COLOR: Grey handle. WARRANTY: Limited m

Elastic Shoelaces

The Elastic Shoelaces are designed for individuals with arthritis or a disability that makes it difficult to perform fine motor skills. These elastic shoelaces stay in place and turn shoes into slip-ons. One set comes with three shoelaces.

Elastic Waist Pant With Button Fly (Model 102E)

The Elastic Waist Pant with Button Fly, model 102E, are men's pants designed for use by men with fine motor or grasping disabilities or arthritis The button fly and inset back pocked are held in place with Velcro closures. SIZE: 28 to 44 inches long. COLOR: Black, olive, or khaki.

Elastic Waist Pants

The Elastic Waist Pants are slacks designed to provide ease of dressing for individuals with physical disabilities. The pull-on pants have double-sewn seams and are available in polyester/cotton twill, cotton denim, or polyester/cotton denim. OPTIONS: Pockets and a zipper fly (right or left hand) are available at an extra charge. SIZES: Small, medium, large, extra-large, extra-extra-large, and extra-extra-extra-large. COLOR: The denim pants are blue; twill pants available in a variety of colors.

Electric Can Opener And Knife Sharpener

The electric can opener and knife sharpener is a kitchen tool for teens and up, who have a hard time using a regular can opener. This product would be ideal for those who have a disability that affects their motor skills and for persons with arthritis. Twist-Off cutting lever for easy cleaning. Built-in manual knife sharpener. Cord storage. Opens cans up to 6 ½ inches height. COLOR: White. DIMENSIONS: 8 ½ inches height x 4 3/8 width x 4 5/8 depth.

Electric Wine Opener

The Electric Wine Opener is a powered corkscrew designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities or arthritis. This device uses screw insertion to remove traditional and synthetic corks. The opener comes with two stoppers, a foil cutter, and a wine preserver that removes air from unfinished bottles. POWER: Uses a rechargeable battery to open up to 50 wine bottles after a 10-hour charge via the base that uses standard alternating current (AC). DIMENSIONS: 7.75 inches high

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

Electronic Toilet Flush Valve (Model 44-911)

The Electronic Toilet Flush Valve, model 44-911, is a toilet flushing aid designed for use by individuals with Alzheimers disease or cognitive disabilities who forget to flush the toilet, or by individuals with grasping, fine motor, or upper extremity disabilities. This electronic module can be used to retro-fit an existing toilet. When it detects the presence of the user, it enters stand-by mode. The toilet flushes when the user leaves the detection area. The unit also flushes the toilet automa

Elis Electric Pepper Mill

The Elis Electric Pepper Mill is a pepper mill designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. This electric mill grinds automatically at the touch of a button and cracks the peppercorns just before the fine grinding begins, releasing maximum flavor from the spice. The grinding mechanism is case-hardened and offers six grind levels, from fine to coarse. During grinding, an LED light shines to eliminate shadows. The unit features an acrylic window for viewing conte

Elite Gardening Gloves

The Elite Gardening Gloves are gardening gloves designed for use by men and women with arthritis, hand or wrist joint disabilities, or hand cramping or fatigue. These ergonomic gloves help protect and support the hand while permitting full dexterity. Made of washable, flexible cabretta leather (sheepskin), these gloves have breathable, stretchy neoprene motion zones over the knuckles; moisture ports between the fingers; and patented padding in the thumb, fingers, and palm to aid in reducing blis

Enamor Food Preparation Aid

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of food preparation device for individuals with upper extremity disabilities or amputation or other conditions that limit them to use of only one arm or hand. The Enamor (an anagram of “one arm”) allows a person with use of only one arm the opportunity to expand his or her cooking skills by facilitating food preparation. Enamor is a simple and easily cleaned kit that consists of both vegetable and meat cutting units that attach tightly onto

English Ipad Stand

The English iPad Stand is a case with stand for a tablet computer designed for use by individuals with grasping or upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. This polished leather case accommodates an Apple iPad or other tablet computer and doubles as a stand. To convert to a stand, unsnap the back flap. The interior is padded with sheepskin nubuck and the case has a zipper closure and brass hardware. DIMENSIONS(WxDxH): 8 x 1 x 10 inches. COLOR: Bright blue, green, pink, orange, or purple.

Enlarged ADL Cuff/Vinyl ADL Cuff

The Enlarged Grasp ADL Cuff and the Vinyl ADL Cuff are cuffs designed for people with limited dexterity to hold objects in their hand. Its increased area makes it easier for individuals to grasp a utensil or handle similar objects in activities of daily living. The Vinyl ADL Cuff attaches to the hand with a clear hook and loop strap. It fits any user and the utensil will and slides into place. When done, it wipes away clean.

Enlarging Handle for Persons with Spasticity

The Enlarging Handle is a cup holder specifically designed for people with spasticity or grasping difficulties. Cut the handle off of a detergent bottle. Then take a cup-like plastic container, such as a bottle used for contact lens solution, and cut a notch into it. Push the detergent bottle handle into the notch of the cup-like container and secure it with duct tape. Then place a drinking cup inside the larger container. The user will be able to hold the Enlarging Handle and sip out of the dri

Equalizer Adaptive Shooting Bench

The Equalizer Adaptive Shooting Bench is a firearm support and trigger adapter designed for people with lower extremity or mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury and others who use a wheelchair, including those with limited upper body movement. When a gun is mounted on this stand, an individual in a wheelchairs can drive up to the bench and shoot the mounted gun. The bench has an adjustable third leg for leveling, and it can fold for transport and storage. The Equalizer Adaptive Shooting Be

Equalizer Shooting System With Custom Chair Mount

The Equalizer Shooting System with Custom Chair Mount is a firearm support for wheelchair and a trigger adapter designed for use by people who use a wheelchair and have limited upper body movement. This system makes it possible for people with physical or neurological disabilities to hunt and shoot from their own wheelchair. The system has over 60 precision machined parts for durability and shooting accuracy, and each chair mount is custom adapted to the user's wheelchair. Multiple brackets can

Ergo Cup

The Ergo Cup is a cup with a large handle designed for use by individuals with grasping, fine motor, cognitive or upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. This ergonomically designed cup features a grooved gripping surface for ease in handling and a small finger rest opposite the handle to provide added stability and help reduce spilling. The cup holds 9.5 ounces of cold or hot beverage. It is dishwasher and microwave safe. An optional wide spout lid (see separate record) is available. COLOR:

Ergonoma Bread Knife (Model Rk908)

The Ergonoma Bread Knife, model RK908, is a kitchen knife designed for use by individuals with arthritis or grasping disabilities. Designed to cut and slice all types of bread, this knife has a large, built-up handle at a right angle to the serrated blade. DIMENSIONS: The blade is 8 inches long.

Ergonoma Cheese Slicer (Model Rk901)

The Ergonoma Cheese Slicer, model RK901, is a kitchen knife designed for use by individuals with arthritis or grasping disabilities. This slicer has a large, built-up handle at a right angle to the stainless steel blade. The blade has a teflon surface to aid the the device in sliding on all types of cheese

Ergonoma Chef's Knife (Model Rk906)

The Ergonoma Chef's Knife, model RK906, is a kitchen knife designed for use by individuals with arthritis or grasping disabilities. This multi-purpose knife has a large, built-up handle at a right angle to the smooth, stiff, heavy blade with a pointed tip. DIMENSIONS: The blade is 9 inches long.

Ergonoma Fork Knife (Model Rk903)

The Ergonoma Fork Knife, model RK903, is a kitchen knife designed for use by individuals with arthritis or grasping disabilities. Designed for both food preparation and dining, this knife has a large, built-up handle at a right angle to the blade which is serrated for half its length. Two fork-like prongs at the tip of the blade aid in anchoring or picking up food. DIMENSIONS: The blade is 4.5 inches long.

Ergonoma Frying Spatula (Model Rk920)

The Ergonoma Frying Spatula, model RK920, is a spatula designed for use by individuals with arthritis or other grasping disabilities. This spatula has a large handle set at a right angle to the slotted stainless steel blade. This ergonomic design aids in grasping and prevents the hand from being burned against the side of the pan. DIMENSIONS: The blade is 6.5 inches long. WEIGHT: 4 ounces.

Ergonoma Laser Knife (Model Rk910)

The Ergonoma Laser Knife, model RK910, is a kitchen knife designed for use by individuals with arthritis or grasping disabilities. This multi-purpose knife has a large, built-up handle at a right angle to the extra-hard stainless steel blade. The blade has permanent laser grinding to cut difficult foods such as soft bread, tomatoes, and thin-sliced meats. DIMENSIONS: The blade is 8.25 inches long.

Ergonoma Meat Knife (Model Rk907)

The Ergonoma Meat Knife, model RK907, is a kitchen knife designed for use by individuals with arthritis or grasping disabilities. Designed to cut meat and vegetables, this knife has a large, built-up handle at a right angle to the smooth blade that tapers to a pointed tip. DIMENSIONS: The blade is 8 inches long.

Ergonoma Steak Fork (Model Rk912)

The Ergonoma Steak Fork, model RK912, is a kitchen fork designed for use by individuals with arthritis or grasping disabilities. This fork has a large, built-up handle at a right angle to the two stainless steel tines. The fork is designed for removing food from pots and frying pans. DIMENSIONS: The fork tines are 6 inches long. WEIGHT: 4 ounces.

Ergonomic Assistive Mug

The Ergonomic Assistive Mug is designed for users with upper body disabilities or grasping difficulties that make it difficult to hold a cup or drink without spilling. Its large handle and ribbed sides are designed to prevent spills. Small lip on the opposite side of the handle allows the mug to be lifted with both hands. Can be used with how or cold liquids. Is made of very dense, strong plastic.

Escali Taso Mixing Bowl Kitchen Scale

Escali Taso Mixing Bowl Kitchen Scale is designed to measure, mix and pour with all-in-one bowl. This mixing bowl is ideal for individuals with limited upper extremity mobility, strength and endurance. The Escali Taso Mixing Bowl measures anything by weight or liquids such as milk, water, oil, flour and sugar by volume. The removable 2 quart mixing bowl is dishwasher safe. It features rubber feet to protect counter tops and provide a stable measurement. POWER: AAA Batteries included, Automat

Etac Beauty Extra-Long Handle Groominng Kit

The Etac BEAUTY Extra-Long Handled Grooming Kit is a comb, hair brush, and nail file set with extended, built-up handles designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or grasping disabilities. Each product has a unique shape that makes reaching easier. The handles are oval and have a rough surface to provide a secure grip. The comb and brush are each curved to follow the shape of the head. The nail file holder/multipurpose grip rests securely in the whole hand and the disposable file is d

Etac Beauty Long Handle Groominng Kit

The Etac BEAUTY Long Handled Grooming Kit is a comb, hair brush, and nail file set with extended, built-up handles designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or grasping disabilities. Each product has a unique shape that makes reaching easier. The handles are oval and have a rough surface to provide a secure grip. The comb and brush are each curved to follow the shape of the head. The nail file holder/ multi-purpose grip rests securely in the whole hand and the disposable file is desig

Etac Cut Cutting Aid

The Etac CUT Cutting Aid is a cutting board and cutting guide designed for use by individuals with upper extremity tremors or disabilities or low vision. This dishwasher-safe, polystyrene unit firmly attaches to a counter top and holds the item to be cut in a stable position. The slice thickness is controlled with a turnable bar and the knife fits in the guides for straight slicing. WEIGHT: 14.5 ounces.

Etac Fix Preparation Board

The Etac Fix Preparation Board is a cutting board designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities or arthritis or use of only one hand. This dishwasher-safe polystyrene board has an adjustable clamp for securing larger items that can be arranged for left- or right-handed use. There is also a detachable plate with stainless steel spikes for smaller foods that can be turned over to a smooth side if needed. The board sits on four anti-slip feet. Suction pads are also included for

Etac Light Dining Set

The Etac Light Dining Set is a set knife, fork, spoon, and teaspoon with extended handles designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. These stainless steel utensils have ABS plastic handles and are specially designed for people who need support for their hands and forearms when they eat, and who usually use cutlery in a pencil grip fashion. Theis dishwasher-safe cutlery is light, with long, straight handles. This allows for proper pressure distribution, minimal movement an

Etac Tasty Beaker with Holder and Lid (Model 80404042)

The Etac Tasty Beaker with Holder and Lid, model 80404042, is a cup designed for people with impaired sensibility or coordination. This item consists of a beaker, a beaker holder that insulates against hot liquid, and a lid with a spout. This ergonomically designed cup has a handle and a supporting edge that permits various grips. The Etac Tasty Beaker with Holder and Lid is dishwasher safe.

Even Par Original Lend-A-Hand Forearm Support, Model OLAH

Even Par Original Lend-A-Hand Forearm Support is designed for use by individuals with or without limited use of both arms as a result of limited strength and coordination associated with arthritis, stroke or nerve injuries. It is designed to provide extra support, resulting in less strain on the shoulders, arms, back and legs. Wearing the support on the top or bottom of the forearm, it provides leverage to help the user with everyday activities.

Evoluent Verticalmouse 2 Left Hand

Evoluent VerticalMouse 2 Left Hand is an ergonomic mouse designed for use by individuals with carpal tunnel syndrom or repetitive strain injuries. The vertical shape of this mouse supports the user's left hand in a fully upright handshake position that eliminates twisting of the forearm. The optical sensor has 1,200 dots-per-inch (dpi) resolution, allowing the pointer to be moved across a 17-inch monitor with only 0.5 inch movement of the mouse. The mouse has five buttons that have basic functio

Exacto Ergo Utility Knife

The Exacto Ergo Utility Knife is a craft knife with a large handle designed for use by individuals with arthritis or grasping disabilities. Useful for cutting cardboard, matboard, foamboard and other art materials, this knife has a large ergonomically-designed handle allowing a full-hand grasp for those with limited hand strength and dexterity. A twist-open knob and patented hinged casing facilitate changing blades. This knife also allows the blade to be positioned horizontally for use as a pain

Exercise Glove

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: Provide a custom adaptation of an exercise glove for an individual with grasping difficulties due to right hemiplegic stroke. A special glove is created which uses Velcro to attach an open-fingered gym glove to the handlebar of exercise equipment. Velcro is sewed onto the palm of each glove, with a loose section at the end. When the individual uses the exercise machines, she sticks three adhesive Velcro dots to the handle and wraps her hand around them. The loose end

Exercise Squeeze Star

The Exercise Squeeze Star is a product designed for individuals with arthritis weak wrist, fingers, thumbs, or grips. It helps to strengthen the wrist, fingers, thumbs, and grip. It is available in three levels of firmness.

Exoskeleton Glove

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of an exoskeletal glove for an individual with grasping difficulties. Charalampos Ioannou developed an exoskeletal glove after observing his grandmother having difficultly holding a remote control in her hand. This metallic orthotic glove that fits over the hand and supports the movements of the hand. The glove is controlled by the movement (kinetic stimulus) of the user's hand. It is intended for use by individuals with motor disabilities

Expert Mouse (Model K64325)

The Expert Mouse, model K64325, is a trackball designed for use by individuals with grasping disabilities or limited dexterity. In the center of this unit is a ball which can be moved with the palm of the hand or the fingertips to control the cursor. The system uses DiamondEye optical tracking. Encircling the ball is a Scroll Ring for fingertip scrolling. On both sides of the Scroll Ring are two large buttons, allowing left- and right-handed users to perform the "left" and "right" clicks of a st

Explore-A-Center Busy Box (Model 1811)

The Explore-A-Center Busy Box, model 1811, is a sensory busy box designed for use by children with severe physical, upper extremity, or cognitive disabilities. This toy encourages parallel play for two to four children at one time, providing users with eight activities which turn on multi-colored blinking lights, mechanical music, vibration, and many different sounds including children’s laughter, water splashing, and circus music. Side mirrors allow for visual recognition. It has a volume contr

Extenda-Ball Pick Up

The Extenda-Ball Pick Up is a golf accessory designed to assist people with grasping disabilities, upper extremity disabilities and other disabilities that prevent a person from being able to reach and pick up a golf ball on the ground or in a hole. This tool has a telescoping handle to enable the user to pick up a ball without bending. It also enables the user to pick up a ball without getting out of a golf cart. DIMENSIONS: The handle is 7 inches long when retracted and extends up to 25 inches

Extension Handle For Feather Duster

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable individuals who use wheelchairs or limited reach to dust. Included in a chapter entitled "Housekeeping & Getting Around," this article provides detailed instructions with illustrations for adding a lightweight extension handle to a feather duster. Use a dowel to extend the handle and add foam hot-water-pipe insulation at the end of the dowel to form a built-up grip. Use tie wraps or plastic tape to fasten the dowel to the handle of the feather dust

Extra Long Drinking Straw

This Extra Long Flexible Drinking Straw is designed for those individuals confined to a wheelchair or a bed. With its ability to bend in three places, the user may drink while laying down in bed, or from an upright position when sitting in a wheel chair so that those persons will not have to strain their neck, trying to reach the straw, and with this product the individual will not have to hunch down. OPTIONS: Sold in package of 10 or may buy a set of 50 in bulk. To buy this item in bulk, contac

Extreme Magic Opener

The Extreme Magic Opener is a bottle opener, twist cap bottle opener and ring top opener designed for use by individuals with upper extremity, fine motor, or grasping disabilities or arthritis. This opener consists of three sections; top, middle, and bottom. The top section has a ring top that fits into a slot on one end of the opener. The user then pivots the handle upward to raise the ring top and break the can’s seal and then lowers the handle to raise the ring top, pulling the lid off the c

Ez Dress 3 Pack

The EZ Dress 3 Pack are men's and women's socks designed for use by individuals with arthritis or lower extremity or mobility disabilities. These dress socks feature two reinforced pull loops extending from the top of each sock to facilitate putting on the sock. They have seamless toes. The socks are made of 80% cotton, 17% polyester and 3% spandex. SIZE: 9-11 or 11-13. COLOR: Black, navy and brown.

Ez Faucet Pro Automatic Faucet Adapter By Itouch Touchless

EZ Faucet Pro Automatic Faucet Adapter is designed for use by individuals with limited fine motor or hand dexterity due to arthritis. It is a water faucet that provides users with the ability to run water without having to touch the knobs. Unlike traditional faucets, the iTouchless EZ Pro helps users save water and lower the cost of their water bill as it is equipped with an infrared sensor that detects motion faster and more precisely. With motion detection, the EZ Faucet helps prevent cross-co

Ez Nail Clipper

The EZ Nail Clipper is a nail clipper designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities or arthritis. Made of chromed steel, the nail clipper is equipped with finger loops to aid in grasping. The clipper folds compactly like traditional clippers. DIMENSIONS: 3.125 inches long.

Ez Sox Kids

The EZ Sox Kids are children's socks designed for use by individuals with arthritis, grasping, lower extremity or mobility disabilities. These socks feature two reinforced pull loops extending from the top of each sock to facilitate putting on the sock. They have seamless toes. The socks are made of 80% cotton, 17% polyester and 3% spandex. The EZ Sox Kids are available with a variety of animals printed on the top of the foot portion of the sock, including cats, dogs, bears, frogs, pigs, penguin

Ez Sox Solid Colors (Big Kids)

The EZ Sox Solid Colors (Big Kids) are children's socks designed for use by individuals with arthritis, grasping, lower extremity or mobility disabilities. These socks feature two reinforced pull loops extending from the top of each sock to facilitate putting on the sock. They have seamless toes. The socks are made of 80% cotton, 17% polyester and 3% spandex. SIZES: One size fits children who wear children's size 13 to adult size 3 shoes. COLOR: Black, navy and white.

Ez Sport 3 Pack

The EZ Sport 3 Pack are men's and women's socks designed for use by individuals with arthritis or grasping, upper extremity or mobility disabilities. These sports socks feature two reinforced pull loops extending from the top of each sock to facilitate putting on the sock. They have toe and heel cushioning for shock absorption and seamless toes. The socks are made of 80% cotton, 17% polyester and 3% spandex. SIZE: 9-11 or 11-13. COLOR: White.

Ez Warm Wash Solution Comfort Seat (Model Scs130)

The EZ WarmWash Solution ComfortSeat, model SCS130, is a personal cleansing system designed for use by individuals with upper extremity, neurologogical, mobility, or balance disabilities, or arthritis or spinal cord injury. The unit installs under the existing toilet seat and the control unit can be placed on the left or right or moved aside to accomodate certain bathroom wheelchairs. Features include a temperature-controlled rear wash and adjustable water pressure. The device uses the existing

Ez Wash Solution Comfort Seat (Model Scs105)

The EZ Wash Solution ComfortSeat, model SCS105, is a personal sleansing system designed for use by individuals with mobility, balance, upper extremity, or neurological disabilities, or spinal cord injury, or arthritis. The unit installs under the existing toilet seat, requires no electricity, and connects directly to existing plumbing. Features include natural water rear wash and a turn-dial water pressure control. WARRANTY: A two-year warranty is standard with an optional two-year extended wa

Ez-Stix

The EZ-STIX is a sock aid designed to assist individuals who have difficulty bending to put socks. It is designed to be used with EZ SOX socks (see separate entries) that have two reinforced pull loops extending from the top of each sock. The EZ Stix consists of two metal shafts, each of which has a hook at the end. The user grabs a shaft in each hand, puts each hook in one of the sock loops, places his or her toes in the opening of the sock, and pulls the sock up over the foot and lower leg. Ea

Ezgrip Ez1 Ballpoint Pen

The EzGrip Ez1 Ballpoint Pen is an easy grasp pen designed for use by individuals with arthritis or other grasping or upper extremity disabilities. This ergonomically designed writing instrument has a design that cradles and conforms to your extended finger and tip, requiring only one finger, knuckle, or thumb to exert sufficient downward pressure to write, eliminating the need to squeeze the pen. COLOR: Red, blue or black transluscent barrel with black grasp; black ink only.

Ezgrip Pen/tool Grip

The EzGrip Pen/Tool Grip is is a pen, pencil, tool or utensil holder designed for use by individuals with arthritis or other grasping or upper extremity disabilities. Made of a soft rubber composite that is hypoallergenic and can be cleaned and chemically sterilized, this ergonomic slip-on grip works with pens, pencils, modeling tools and knives, picks, probes, scribes, and other pencil-like tools and utensils. This grip requires only one finger, knuckle, or thumb to exert downward pressure on t

Ezgrip Resq Gel Pen

The EzGrip ResQ Gel Pen is an easy grasp pen designed for use by individuals with arthritis or other grasping or upper extremity disabilities. This ergonomically designed writing instrument has a sculptured design which requires only one finger, knuckle, or thumb to exert sufficient downward pressure to write, eliminating the need to squeeze the pen. COLOR: Metallic barrel with blue grasp; black ink only.

Ezy-Dose 7-Day Push Button Medication Reminder (Models A-67578, B-67571 & C-67577)

The Ezy-Dose 7-Day Push Button Medication Reminder, models A-67578, B-67571, and C-67577 are medication organizers and reminders designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities, arthritis, limited hand strength or those with the use of only one hand. The Ezy-Dose pill series consists of four models each designed to hold specific amount of aspirin sized pills. Its one-touch design allows the user to lift the lid of the pill box with a touch of a button for easy access. Ot

Faber-Castell 9000 Jumbo Pencils

The Faber-Castell 9000 Jumbo Pencils are easy grasp drawing pencils designed for use by individuals with fine motor and grasping disabilities. These pencils feature a large graphite tip that offers a wide variety of line widths, while five different hardness grades provide many tones of gray. The leads are encased in an oversized barrel that is finished with an environmentally friendly, water-based varnish. The SV-bonded leads are extra break-resistant. These pencils are available in HB, 2B, 4B,

Faber-Castell Art Grip Aquarelle Anime Art Sets

Faber-Castell Art GRIP Aquarelle Anime Art Sets are easy grasp colored pencils designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities or arthritis. These pencils have ergonomic triangular-shaped barrels with a soft-grip zone. These pre-sharpened pencils blend like traditional colored pencils. Adding water and a brush creates watercolor effects, and they can also be used to draw on wet paper. These pencils are available in college, fantasy, fairies, and gothic (each set sold sep

Faber-Castell Art Grip Color Pencils

Faber-Castell Art GRIP Color Pencils are easy grasp colored pencils designed for use by children and adults with arthritis or fine motor or grasping disaabilities. These pencils have a triangular barrel with soft grasp dots to aid in grasping. These pencils are available in sets of 6, 12, 24, or 36 pencils with acid-free, pemanent colors. Some sets include a portable storage tin. DIMENSIONS: The pencil leads are 3.3 millimeters.

Faber-Castell Grip 2001 Eraser

The Faber-Castell GRIP 2001 Eraser is an easy grasp eraser designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities. Shaped like a pencil with a triangular barrel, this eraser has soft dots to aid in finger positioning and grip. This eraser works with standard and colored pencils.

Faber-Castell Grip Colour Markers

Faber-Castell GRIP Colour Markers are easy grasp markers designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities. These non-toxic markers have a triangular barrel design with raised GRIP dots to aid in holding. This set of 10 or 20 washable markers features a long-lasting water-based ink that can be re-hydrated by placing the nib in water. These markers have a fineline tip for detailed coloring and drawing. A ventilated cap prevents choking if swallowed.

Faber-Castell Grip Erasers

Faber-Castell GRIP Erasers are easy grasp erasers designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities. The set of three erasers includes one round, one oval, and one triangular, each of which are designed to be easy to hold. This eraser works with standard and colored pencils.

Faber-Castell Grip Pencil

The Faber-Castell Grip Pencil is an easy-grasp pencil designed for use by individuals with arthritis or fine motor disabilities. These wooden pencils combine an ergonomic triangular shape with a soft-grasp zone. The lead is break-resistant, dermatologically tested, and designed to be easy to sharpen. These pencils are available in five grades of hardness (2B, B, HB, H, and 2H); 2B is the softest, while 2H is the hardest.

Faber-Castell Jumbo Beeswax Crayons

Faber-Castell Jumbo Beeswax Crayons are easy grasp crayons designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities. Available in sets of 12 or 24, these crayons have a triangular shape that teaches proper grip and will not roll off desks or tables. COLOR: The set of 12 includes black, blue, brown, green, lime, mustard, orange, peach, red, sky blue, yellow, and white. The set of 24 includes all of the colors of the smaller set plus dark blue, dark brown, gray, grass green, magent

Faber-Castell Jumbo Broadline Washable Markers

The Faber-Castell Jumbo Broadline Washable Markers are easy grasp markers designed for use by individuals with arthritis or fine motor or grasping disabilities. These markers are made with a long-lasting water-based ink that can be rehydrated by placing the marker nib in water. The jumbo barrel is designed to be easy to hold, and the broad tips lay down bold strokes of color. The nibs are designed to be durable enough to sustain heavy pressure when coloring. Name labels are included. The markers

Faber-Castell Jumbo Colour Grip Pencils

Faber-Castell Jumbo Colour Grip Pencils are large easy-grasp colored pencils designed for use by children with fine motor or grasping disabilities or arthritis. These large pencils feature a triangular barrel and grasp dots to aid in holding the pencil. Sold in sets of six or 12, these non-toxic pencils can be blended dry or used with water as water-color pencils. The set of 12 pencils includes a jumbo pencil sharpener.

Faber-Castell Jumbo Grip Ecopencil

The Faber-Castell Jumbo GRIP EcoPencil is an easy grasp pencil designed for use by individuals with arthritis or grasping or fine motor disabilities. These wooden pencils are sold in sets of two and combine an ergonomic triangular shape with a soft-grasp zone of raised dots to encourage the proper grip. The graphite lead is break-resistant, and the pencils are pre-sharpened.

Faber-Castell Oil Pastels

Faber-Castell Oil Pastels are easy grasp oil pastels designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities. These pastels are available in sets of 12 or 24 and have a triangular shape for ease in handling. These pastels can be blended and they can be smoothed and thinned with baby oil. COLOR: The set of 12 includes black, brown, cobalt blue, emerald green, light blue, light green, orange, peach, red, white, yellow, and yellow ochre. The set of 24 includes the same colors as th

Faber-Castell Short Jumbo Crayons

The Faber-Castell Short Jumbo Crayons are easy grasp crayons designed for use by children with fine motor or grasping disabilities. Available in a set of 15, these crayons offer smooth bright colors and easy color lay down, and they come without a paper wrapper so they can be used to create rubbings.

Facecloth Wringer

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY ---PURPOSE: To enable a person with limited or no hand strength to wring out a face or dish cloth. The article includes diagrams showing two versions of a mechanism to remove most of the water from a cloth without requiring finger or grip strength. In one version, a metal plate with a 90-degree bend is bolted to the edge of a kitchen or bathroom sink. A second plate with drain holes is connected to the lower edge of the first plate by a hinge. A handle is attached to the sec

File Adaptation

"DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable people with limited grip strength to remove files from file cabinets. To adapt hanging file folders, thread cable ties through the center tab slots of the hanging file folder. Create a loop by attaching the two ends of the cable tie. This is done on each side of the hanging folder. Adjust the loop by pulling on the cable tie. Users can place their hands through the front and back loops of the file they need and pull the file out. MATERIALS: Seven- o

File Cabinet Adaptation

"DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable individuals with grasping and other upper extremity disabilities to open file cabinet drawers. Drill a hole vertically above and below the existing hand pull on each drawer and place the U-shaped handle vertically over the holes.Place a washer and nut over the threaded ends of the screws provided with the handles (longer screws may be required). Place the screws into the drilled holes from the inside of drawer and then into the handles, and tighten.

Filet Board

The Filet Board is a cutting and filleting board designed for individuals with grasping and upper extremity disabilities, one hand and upper extremity amputation. The board in made of aluminum plate and has a specially designed clamp on one side that will hold a catfish or flat fish in place while the user fillets it using one hand.

Finger Grip Key Turner (Model 16H148)

The Finger Grip Key Turner, model 16H148, is a key holder designed for use by individuals with grasping or fine motor disabilities or arthritis. It is intended to enhance a person's ability to hold and turn a key. This key turner consists of a plastic piece with two large plastic finger loops that attaches to the base of a key with a screw so the loops extend from either side of the key. The user places his or her fingers through the loops, places the key in the lock, and rotates to lock or unlo

First Shapes Jumbo Knob Puzzle

The First Shapes Jumbo Knob Puzzle is a large knobbed wood puzzle designed for use by children with fine motor, grasping, neurological, or upper extremity disabilities. This five-piece puzzle teaches basic shapes (triangle, square, circle, oval, and rectangle)and the name of the shape is printed on each piece. The shapes fit into an image of a house. Each piece of this extra-thick wooden puzzle has a jumbo wooden knob. Full-color, matching pictures appear underneath each piece. This puzzle encou

Fishing Pole Holder

---- DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --------- PURPOSE: To create a do-it-yourself fishing pole holder for an individual with limited use of their arm related to stroke. A tube, made of plastic water pipe which is slightly larger in diameter than the fishing rod handle is attached at an angle to the arm of a folding chair. The chair should be carefully chosen for a sturdy arm rest and reinforced if necessary. Once the fishing rod is cast with one hand the rod is then placed in the tube and "locked" in plac

Fishing Rod Holder And Accessories

CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide a custom adaptation of a fishing rod holder and fishing accessories for an individual with brain injury and limited arm mobility. Since the individual could only use his right arm, adaptations needed to include tying the hook onto a fishing line—an activity that normally requires two hands. First, a device was located and converted to one-hand use. The device was then mounted onto at an angle onto a piece of plywood, and then flexible polyurethane guides

Fiskars Loop Handle Bypass Pruner

The Fiskars Loop Handle Bypass Pruners are pruners designed for use by individuals with arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, or fine motor, grasping or upper extremity disabilities. These bypass pruners feature a comfortable Softgrip upper handle that allows for a firm grip and and helps prevent friction. The lower loop handle enables use of all fingers, protects knuckles when the gardener reaches into branches, and the ambidextrous locking mechanism is designed for left- or right-handed use. The

Fiskars Softouch Hand Tools

Fiskars Softouch Hand Tools are short handled garden tools designed for use by individuals with carpal tunnel syndrome or arthritis. This set includes a cultivator, trowel, and transplanter trowel. These one-piece cast aluminum tools have an oversized cushioned grip handle with a thumb rest indentation for proper positioning to keep the wrist in a neutral position. WARRANTY: Manufacturer lifetime warranty.

Fiskars Spring Action Scissors

Fiskars Spring Action Scissors are self-opening scissors designed for use by children age 3 and up with fine motor or grasping disabilities. A spring-action handle opens the blade after each cut, helping children learn a proper cutting motion as they use them. These scissors have a unique blade design for safe, high-quality cutting and blunt tips for added safety. Additionally, large handle loops provide comfort and control and accommodate right- and left-handed users. COLOR: Red or blue. WARRAN

Fiskars Squeeze Punch

The Fiskars Squeeze Punch is a paper punch designed for use by individuals with arthritis or fine motor or grasping disabilities. Ergonomic handles and a specially engineered squeeze motion make these punches two times easier to squeeze than regular hand punches. An open punch head feature lets the user see where he or she is punching to avoid paper waste and to add distinctive style to craft project designs such as embellishments on homemade cards, scrapbook pages, and collages. The punches are

Fiskars Total Control Scissors

Fiskars Total Control Scissors are child's scissors designed for use by children with fine motor disabilities. These scissors feature a three-loop handle design that teaches proper finger positioning to help kids learn how to cut. These scissors feature a safety-edge blade for high-quality cutting with a safer blade angle to help protect fingers. They also have blunt-tip blades for added safety. These scissors accommodate right- or left-handed users. COLOR: Blue, green, or red handles. WARRANY:

Flex Bar, Red, 10 Lb. Resistance (Model 15E070A)

The Flex Bar, Red, 10 Pound Resistance is a hand exerciser designed for use by individuals with grasping or other upper extremity disabilities. The flex bar is a system of progressive resistance exerciser designed for strengthening wrists, shoulders, grip strength, and improving elbow mobility. This exerciser is lightweight and portable.

Flexible Universal Mobile Mount (Fumm)

-- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a universal smartphone mount for use by people with and without disabilities. The Flexible Universal Mobile Mount (FUMM) is an adaptation on the basic function of propping a smartphone in a useful position. Instead of being restricted to only certain devices or angles, the device's flexible arms and nano suction pads make it possible for the FUMM to be used with almost any phone, removing the need to buy a new stand when changing or upgrad

Flexigrips

FlexiGrips are exercise cuffs designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or grasping disabilities. Designed to aid users in holding the handlebars of Flexiciser exercise machines (see entries), these cuffs secure around the wrist with attached Velcro straps. A hook extends from the underside of the cuff and fits over the handlebar.

Floppy Foam Brush

The Floppy Foam Brush is an adapted brush designed for use by children and adults with fine motor or grasping disabilities. These brushes are made of pre-cut foam with pre-cut foam bristles. The user can roll up the foam and secure with a rubber band in a size and shape to accommodate his/her needs. The foam can also be wrapped around a piece of cardboard, a cardboard tube, or a frozen juice can to provide a different shape or a firmer grip. When used with water-based paint, the bruses can be ri

Foam Cardholder

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To create a lightweight playing card holder for a young child with disabilities. Simply use a piece of foam and cut a diagonal shelf for the cards to sit in. MATERIALS: Light weight piece of foam. TOOLS: Cutting knife. SKILLS: Cutting. TITLE: Foam Cardholder. JOURNAL: Ideas to share: Tots n’ Tech. REF: http://www.asu.edu/clas/tnt/home_files/ideas/communication/picture/foamc.... PAGES: 1 with cover. Idea submitted by: Maria Jones, Oklahoma. For more information c

Foam Grip

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.

Foam Grips

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.

Foam Rubber Adapter Handle

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.

Foam-Handled Shoehorn (Models A71551 & A71552)

The Foam-Handled Shoehorn is a long-handled shoe horn with a built-up handle designed for use by individuals with arthritis, hip replacement, or mobility disabilities or grasping disabilities. This shoe horn has a coated steel shaft to prevent it from sticking to skin or clothing and minimal curve for ease of insertion or removal. The foam handle has a hanging loop. DIMENSIONS: Model A71551 is 18 inches long and model A71552 is 24 inches long. The shoe horn has a four-inch handle. COLOR: The han

Forever Premium Hose (Models Fxg5825, Fxg5850, Fxg5875, Fxg58100, Fxg3450, Fxg3475, & Fxg34100)

The Forever Premium Hose, models FXG5825, FXG5850, FXG5875, FXG58100, FXG3450, FXG3475, and FXG34100, is a garden hose with easy grasp connector, designed for use by individuals with arthritis, limited strength, or grasping, neurological, or upper extremity disabilities. The hose's Guard-N-Grip connector on this heavy duty hose protects the hose coupling from becoming damaged while making it easier to connect and disconnect the hose from any faucet or spigot. DIMENSIONS: Length is 25 feet (FXG5

Formed Sock Starters (Models 30007 & 30008)

Formed Sock Starters are sock aids designed to assist people with difficulty in bending to don socks. Both models are shaped from semi-rigid plastic. The deluxe model 30008 includes a tubular pull handle over polypropylene webbing and garter hooks to assist with holding. The standard model 30007 has a cord pull handle. WARRANTY: The manufacturer warrants these products against defects in workmanship and materials for 90 days from the date of purchase.

Four Suiter Card Holder (Model Nc29103)

The Four Suiter Card Holder, model NC29103, is a playing card holder designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities or arthritis. This wooden holder has four angled slots to hold cards and aid in visibility. DIMENSIONS (WxD): 9.5 x 5 inches. COLOR: Natural wood.

Frankenkindle

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted electronic book reader for an individual with cerebral palsy. Glenn, an electrical engineer created the "Frankenkindle" for his sister using an Amazon Kindle and a keypad from a children's reader. This e-reader adaptation features controls that are easier for and individuals with cerebral palsy or other types of fine motor and neurological disabilities to use compared to the standard buttons on the Kindle. The device is mou

Freedom Standard Cup Holder

The Freedom Standard Cup Holder is a cup holder designed for use by individuals with upper extremity, neurological, or mobility disabilities. This collapsible, weighted drinkholder has an integral base with a cork bottom to absorb moisture. A patented locking leg prevents the drink holder from collapsing while in use. The cup holder adjusts to hold 6- to 16-ounce glasses, mugs, cans, or bottles. This cupholder is designed not to move or tip over when hit or bumped, making it useful for wheelchai

Freestanding Chrome Bowling Ramp

The Freestanding Chrome Bowling Ramp is a bowling ramp designed for use by individuals with mobility, upper extremity, or balance disabilities or spinal cord injury. Bowlers can sit or stand while using the ramp. This portable ramp is made of strong steel pipe and has four no-slide rubber feet. The unit disassembles for transportation or storage. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 25 x 62 x 26 inches. COLOR: Chip-resistant bright chrome finish.

Front Opening Dress With Collar

The Front Opening Dress with Collar is a women's dress designed to provide ease in dressing for women with physical disabilities. Made of wrinkle-resistant, color-fast cotton, this dress features double-sewn seams, a V neck with a notched collar, short sleeves, front patch pockets, and a tie belt. A choice of button, snaps, or a zipper down the front is offered. SIZES: Small, medium, large, or extra-large. COLOR: Rose, blue, green, red, or lavender print or blue denim.

Front Opening Nightgown

The Front Opening Nightgown is a women's nightgown designed to provide ease in dressing for women with physical disabilities. Designed with double sewn seams, elbow-length sleeves, and snaps or buttons down the full length of the front, the garment may also be worn as a robe. This nightgown is available in cotton or double-napped flannel, or satin-backed flannel. SIZES: Small, medium, large, extra-large, extra-extra-large, and extra-extra-extra-large. COLOR: The cotton gown is available in brigh

Fun Foot Flush

Foot Flush is a foot-operated toilet flushing aid designed for use by individuals with mobility, upper extremity, or neurological disabilities or arthritis. This device fits most flapper-style tank toilets and does not interfere with the operation of the standard flush handle. Once installed, the device sits on the floor and enables the toilet to be flushed simply by stepping on the unit. This unit has a foot-shaped base, complete with toes.

Fun Frame 3000

The Fun Frame 3000 is a golf accessory, tennis serving aid, and darts game designed for use by individuasls with spinal cord injury, or neurological or severe physical disabilities. The basic frame attaches to most manual and powered wheelchairs using Velcro straps and is fully adjustable for desired height and width. The frame is constructed of durable non-corrosive, easy-to-clean, thermoplastic material and can be transferred from one chair to another. The heavy-duty fittings used to connect

Fun Gripper Golf Set

The Fun Gripper Golf Set is a golf game designed for use by children with neurological and upper extremity disabilities. Useful for assisting in developing eye-hand coordination and perceptual skills, the set includes easy-grip clubs and soft, oversized balls. The complete set includes a putter, an iron, a driver, two balls, and a nylon golf bag. DIMENSIONS: The clubs are 22 inches.

Game Board

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide recreation and therapy for seniors and individuals with coordination and mobility disabilities. The board is designed for a game called Draughts and can be adapted for use playing Noughts and Crosses. A base was cut from three millimeter craft board and another piece the same size was cut for the top. Sixty-four ten millimeter holes were cut in the top piece. The board was finished in a checkerboard pattern, alternating black and varnished natural wood squa

Game Controller Adaptation

DO-IT-YOURSELF-ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To assist an individual with upper extremity disabilities in operating the remote control of a PlayStation. Attach several Lego-style blocks to each of the four blocks. Grabbing the extension and pulling down causes the blocks to activate the corresponding button. MATERIALS: Lego-style blocks and game controller. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly.11 TITLE: Doing It Yourself. JOURNAL: Quest. REF: Volume 12, Number 1, January/February 2005. WEB: http://www.mdausa.org/publ

Games Ramp

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To provide a custom adapted game ramp to play pool for a young adult with cerebral palsy. Due to the cerebral palsy the young adult was unable to control his arm movements and sufficiently use a cue. A ramp was created using a 9 millimeter piece of plywood. The design included a small landing at the top of the ramp for setting the ball, shallow sides to guide the ball in a straight line, and smooth contact points and the edge cushioned so not to dama

Gas Cap Wrench Opening/closing Aid

The Gas Cap Wrench, a tool that uses leverage to twist the automobile gas cap, helps users with arthritis, multiple sclerosis, post stroke, limited hand strength or dexterity open and close their gas cap. The Gas Cap Wrench fits over the gas cap’s raised handle, and its three turning slots allow the user to turn the cap to open and close it before and after fueling up. Made of heavy duty plastic, the tool has a solid handle that is angled for a comfortable grip. Plus, the multiple turning slots

Gas Gadget

Gas Gadget is a gas cap opener designed for use by individuals with arthritis and those with limited hand function. It is a tool designed to help minimize the effort needed to loosen and tighten auto gas caps. The Gas Gadget has an ergonomic handle that is textured and is easy to grip. The slot opening for the gas cap measures 0.5 inch wide, and 2.25 inches long. Overall the gas cap wrench measures 7 inches long. It is small enough to fit in a glove compartment, under the seat or even in some do

Gel Tiles

Gel Tiles are a perceptual training activity designed to encourage manipulation for children with cognitive, developmental, fine motor, neurological, or upper extremity disabilities. These sealed plastic tailes are filled with brightly-colored, non-toxic gel that reacts to hand pressure. Set includes six tiles ranging in a variety of shapes (circles, squares, etc.). DIMENSIONS: Sizes range from a circle 3 inches in diameter to a 20-inch square. COLOR: One tile each of red, yellow, green, blue, o

Gel-Grip Entertaining Set

The Gel-Grip Entertaining Set is a citrus reamer, citrus zester, and melon baller set designed for use by individuals with grasping disabilities, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, or chronic hand pain. These tools have soft gel silicone grips on ergonomic handles for correct wrist and hand placement balanced by stainless steel heads.

General Purpose Gripping Aid (Model Ah1)

The General Purpose Gripping Aid, model AH1, is a grasping aid for the hand designed for use by individuals with grasping and upper extremity disabilities. This device features an adjustable padded wrist strap that extends over the back of the hand. Another strap that extends from the top of the hand over the palm to the inside of the wrist can be tightened to help the user to form a fist to grasp a variety of items. The General Purpose Gripping Aid is made of heavy-duty fabric with padding, a

Genesys Series Grade 1 Cylindrical Lockset

The Genesys Series Grade 1 Cylindrical Lockset is a door lock with lever handle designed for use by individuals with grasping or upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. This door lock has a full length non-handed lever handle. It has a solid brass 6-pin keyway cylinder and fits doors from 1.375 to 1.75 inches thick, with fixed Thru Bolt Installation and concealed mounting screws. The housing is made from cold rolled steel and zinc dichromate finish for rust resistance with precision cast st

Get A Grip

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: To allow children with fine motor and grasping difficulties hold an adapted eating utensil to participate in meal times. MATERIALS USED: Empty prescription bottle or 35mm film container, scissors, playdough or modeling clay. PREPPARATION: 1. If you are using a prescription bottle, select the size that seems most appropriate. 2. Remove the cap of the film container or prescription bottle. 3. With a pair of scissors, make a small incision into the

Getting Yourself Dry

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY PURPOSE: To provide methods of drying after bathing for seniors and individuals with arthritis, mobility disabilities, and other physical disabilities. Suggestions include substituting a terry cloth robe for a traditional towel and cutting a large stip of towelling and attaching web or cloth loop handles to create a towel with hand grips. Cutting the bottom off a robe creates a "bath jacket" to reduce chilling when bathing takes some time. Attaching a terry cloth pouch over

Giant Economy Sand & Water Table (Model La308)

The Giant Economy Sand & Water Table, model LA309, is a sand/water table designed for use by children with upper extremity, mobility, or cognitive disabilities. This table has a height-adjustable metal frame with a removable plastic tub. OPTIONS: A top is available. DIMENSIONS: This table has a 7-inch deep tub and is 22.25 inches wide x 34.25 inches long. The stand adjusts from 18 to 21 to 24 inches high.

Giant Monopoly Deluxe Game

The Giant Monopoly Deluxe Game is a large print board game designed for use by individuals with low vision or fine motor or grasping disabilities. This set includes playing pieces 150 percent of their normal size and an over-sized board. Built with solid wood stained and varnished for a subdued gloss finish the board includes a recessed well lined with smooth felt where the Chance and Community Chest cards reside. The well is ideal for rolling the game's dice, ensuring that the over-sized metal-

Gingher Spring-Action Knife-Edge Dressmaker's Shears

The Gingher Spring Action Knife Edge Dressmaker's Shears are self opening scissors designed for use by individuals with arthritis, or weakness of the hand. Designed to reduce hand strain, the Gingher shears are equipped with a gentle spring action that opens after each cut. Ergonomic bent handles provide a comfortable and easy grip, and a long length design allows for ease in trimming seams. Other features include a sharp blade that cuts multiple layers of fabric with less manual effort. The she

Girth Tightener

The Girth Tightener is designed for use by individuals with limited hand strength. This nylon tightener is designed to be used with English, Australian, Plantation, or Western saddles and works with leverage to tighten the girth. WARRANTY: Lifetime warranty.

Glo Worm With Switch (Model 8014)

The Glo Worm with Switch, model 8014, is a switch operated toy designed for use by children with upper extremity, severe physical, cognitive, or emotional disabilities or spinal cord injury. Press the attached capability switch or squeeze the toy and the Glo Worm comforts with a gentle light and lullabies. POWER: Uses 3 double-A batteriess. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 10 x 7 inches.

Glow In The Dark Gripper (Model 16H162A)

The Glow In The Dark Gripper, model 16H162A, is an illuminated door knob gripper designed for individuals with low vision or fine motor or grasping disabilities. Exposure to bright light or sunlight recharges the power of this device. Illuminating power lasts up to eight hours keeping door knobs visible in a dark room for greater safety.

Glued To A Book

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: To help children with fine motor and grasping difficulties turn the pages of a book. Materials Needed: Book, hot glue gun Preparation: 1. Plug in hot glue gun and allow it to heat up 2. Place a small amount of glue on the bottom right corner of each page in the book 3. Allow glue to dry before turning the page Ways to Adapt this Activity Small, round, felt chair leg protectors could also be used to separate the pages of the book Author: Designing En

Go Ring

Go Ring is a cell phone holder and a stand for a tablet computer designed for use by individuals with fine motor, grasping, or neurological disabilities, spinal cord injury or arthritis. The device reduces the risk of dropping and breaking smartphones and tablet computers. Go Ring fastens to the back of the device with an adhesive pad. It rotates in 360 degrees when used with a smart phone, and it can function as a stand for a tablet computer with adjustable mounting angles. The adhesive pad sup

Gold Leaf Soft Touch Gloves

Gold Leaf Soft Touch Gloves are gardening gloves designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities or arthritis. These gloves are designed to be durable yet remain soft and pliable. The palm and fingers of these gloves are made of deerskin leather. The back is Lycra, nylon and foam with a Velcro closure on cuff. When first worn, the gloves are snug; as they are worn, they stretch and conform to the contours of the hand like a custom-tailored glove. SIZES: Women's or men's

Golf Club Tube

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adaptation of a golf club for a child with mobility and severe physical disabilities. The child has limited movement in swinging a golf club from his wheelchair even with assistance. The child's mother had observed a teacher using a long plastic pipe with students to roll a golf ball through a target. The adaptation had a straight tube, which would not work well with this particular child. The parents bought several sections of 2 x

Good Grips Bag Handle

Thr Good Grips Bag Handle is a shopping bag handle designed for use by individuals with arthritis or grasping disabilities. This soft handle cushions the hand and can be used to carry a variet of items, including shopping bags, grocery bags, paint cans, luggage, and more. DIMENSIONS: 4 x 1 x 1 inch. WEIGHT: One ounce.

Good Grips Broom

The Good Grips Broom is broom with an extra long handle and soft handle cushions designed for people with back pain or grasping disabilities. It has angled bristles to provide maximum floor-to-bristle contact and make it easy to sweep and gather dust and dirt efficiently. It has a hanging hole at the top of the broom handle for easy storage. DIMENSIONS: The bristles are 10 inches wide. WEIGHT: 1 pound, 6 ounces.

Good Grips Brush Set

The Good Grips Brush Set is a set of horse grooming tools designed for use by individuals with limited grip and hand strength. The set includes three brushes: one with soft bristles, one with medium bristles, and one with stiff bristles. These ergonomically designed brushes have non-slip rubber-grip backs that fit securely in the hand even when wet.

Good Grips Garden Cultivator

The Good Grips Garden Cultivator is a short handled garden tool designed for use by individuals with arthritis and grasping disabilities. This ergonomically-designed, heat-tempered steel three-tined fork has prongs at right angles to the prongs to aerate surface soil. The cultivator has a large cushioned handle to reduce pressure on the hand. COLOR: Black handle with a silver fork.

Good Grips Garden Fork

The Good Grips Garden Fork is a short handled garden tool designed for use by individuals with arthritis and grasping disabilities. This ergonomically-designed, heat-tempered steel fork resembles a small pitchfork. The fork has a large cushioned handle to reduce pressure on the hand. COLOR: Black handle with a silver fork.

Good Grips Garden Weeder

The Good Grips Garden Weeder is a short handled garden tool designed for use by individuals with arthritis and grasping disabilities. This ergonomically-designed, heat-tempered steel two-tined fork has a large cushioned handle to reduce pressure on the hand. COLOR: Black handle with a silver fork.

Good Grips I-Series Y Peeler

The Good Grips i-Series Y Peeler is a peeler designed for use by individuals with grasping or fine motor disabilities. Made of die-cast zinc, this peeler has a non-slip, contoured handle, a precision-ground, extra-hardened stainless steel blade and features an eyer to remove blemishes on fruits and vegetables. OPTIONS: Peeler Blade Replacement Cartridge. DIMENSIONS: 6 x 3 x 1 inches. WEIGHT: 4 ounces. COLOR: The handle is black.

Good Grips Jar Opener

The Good Grips Jar Opener is designed for use by people with limited grasping ability. The built-up handle is made of rubber-like material that bends to conform to the user's grasp and is non-slip even when wet. The dishwasher-safe device grips lids up to four inches in diameter in the vortex of a V and with a turn of the wrist opens them. DIMENSIONS: 9 x 5 x 1 inches. COLOR: Black.

Good Grips Transplanting Trowel

The Good Grips Transplanting Trowel is a short handled garden tool designed for use by individuals with arthritis and grasping disabilities. This ergonomically-designed, heat-tempered steel trowel has a longer, narrower blade than a standard trowel. The slightly curved trowel has a large cushioned handle to reduce pressure on the hand. COLOR: Black handle with a silver blade.

Good Grips Trowel

The Good Grips Trowel is a short handled garden tool designed for use by individuals with arthritis and grasping disabilities. This ergonomically-designed, heat-tempered steel trowel has a wide, slightly curved blad with an integral ruler to allow accurate measuring of planting depth. This trowel has a large cushioned handle to reduce pressure on the hand. COLOR: Black handle with a silver blade.

Good Grips Utensil Strap

The Good Grips Utensil Strap is a utensil holder designed for use by adults and young children with upper extremity or grasping disabilities or spinal cord injury. It is an expandable loop strap that attaches to the handle of a Good Grips utensil and slips over the user’s hand. The standard size strap fits most adults and accommodates all Good Grips utensils as well as other large or built-up handles. The pediatric size strap fits the Good Grips Pediatric Spoon. The straps are machine washable.

Grabzi

Grabzi is designed for use by individuals with involuntary upper extremity movements associated with cerebral palsy or tremors.  It offers a secure anchor point for one hand allowing the user to focus on the free hand.  This in turn enables useful functional tasks to be undertaken.

Grasping Aid For Paddle

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual with only an index finger and a thumb on her right hand to paddle a dragon boat. The aid has gone through several iterations, Initiallythe design consisted of a T-shaped piece of wetsuit fabric. The bar of the T wrapped around the wrist and was secured with Velcro. The leg of the T wrapped over the hand and the paddle and then was secured to the wristband, also with Velcro. However, when the material became wet, it stretched and came off. The n

Great Games

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: To assist children and adults with fine motor and grasping difficulties increase participation and interaction during board games activities.

Great Grips

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

Griffin Mouthstick Stylus

The Griffin Mouthstick Stylus is a mouthstick for tablet computer designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities, spinal cord injury, or severe physical disabilities. This capacitive touchscreen stylus is designed to be held in the mouth, allowing people with limited or no use of their hand to manipulate both touchscreen and button on smartphones and tablet devices. The Y-shaped mouthpiece is made of food-grade stainless steel and the removable cushion sleeves are BPA-free. Th

Grip Ez Triple Peeler With Multiple Blades

The Grip EZ Triple Peeler with Multiple Blades is a kitchen tool designed for individuals with grasping difficulties. Turn to the blade user desires: standard blade for potatoes and hard skinned fruits and vegetables; soft skin for tomatoes, pears, soft-skin fruits and vegetables; or julienne to create thin strips for salads and garnishing. Pointed tip for removing potato eyes and blemishes. Stainless steel blades. Soft grip handle. Safety guard for storage.

Grip-Ease Foot Smoother

The Grip-Ease Foot Smoother is a callus remover designed for use by individuals who have arthritis or fine motor or grasping disabilities. This device features an angled design and an over-sized handle for a secure grip and to enable users to reach their feet more easily. Other features include a flexible stainless steel abrasive sheet that contours to the foot for gentle and effective callus reduction.

Gripable Comfortable Cutlery

Gripables Comfortable Cutlery is designed for children who have difficulty grasping as a result of cerebral palsy, brachial plexus or neurological injuries. The cutlery set includes a fork, spoon and knife. The handles are made out of soft, non-toxic c and latex free material. It is dishwasher safe. COLOR: Pink or blue. WARRANTY/GUARANTEE: As stated by the manufacturer.

Grippables

Grippables are a set of a knife, fork, and spoon with built-up handles designed for use by children with grasping or fine motor disabilities. Each utensil in the set has an easy-grip, notched plastic handle. COLOR: Available with blue and white, red and white, pink and white, or green and white handles.

Gripper Water Faucet Handle (Model 003)

The Gripper Water Faucet Handle, model 003, is a tap turner designed for use by individuals with grasping disabilities, arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, or use of only one hand. This turner attaches over existing tap handles, giving users a gripping area with more leverage. The device features red and blue color-coded indicators that identify hot and cold valves, and two separate grip locks that are compatible with most valve and spigot handles are included. COLOR: White

Grippers

"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

Grippersnapper & Crayons And Grippersnapper & Paintbrush

The GripperSnapper is a crayon or paintbrush holder designed to enable children with limited grasping ability to color or paint independently. The plastic handles feature a tube-like opening into which the crayon or paintbrush is inserted and two triangular openings which the child's fingers slip into. The user may also wrap his or her hand around the handle. The GripperSnapper & Crayons includes four soy-based crayons and may be used with any standard crayon. The GripperSnapper & Paintb

Grippity

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a transparent display tablet with rear keyboard designed for individuals with grasping difficulties. Grippity tablet is ergonomically designed with 10-finger typing in mind, hinging on the ability to touch the front and rear of the screen simultaneously. The transparent display allows users to view both their fingers tapping from the reverse side and the complete screen from the front. So it can come in handy for activities like pinch-to

Groomstik

The Groomstik is a clamp for an ironing board designed for use by people with upper extremity and grasping disabilities, people with use of only one hand and upper extremity amputees. The Groomstik consists of soft gripping surfaces with a curved plastic handle and two U-shaped pieces, one on each end, that attach to each side of an iron board. It can be fastened to an ironing board with one hand. After placing a piece of clothing (or another fabric item such as a table cloth or sheet) on an iro

Groove Slim Colored Pencils

The Groove Slim Colored Pencils are easy grasp colored pencils designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabiities. These pencil feature an ergonomic triangular shape with a natural grip zone and offset slide guards that enables the user's fingers to slide into the optimal writing hold. The grooves are offset ergonomically so that all the fingers (index, middle finger, and thumb) rest in the proper position. Made of all natural materials, these pencils contain no rubber or pl

Guitar Modification

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adaptation for a guitar for an individual with left side hemiplegia in arm and leg due to stroke. An individual was a self-taught and lover of playing the guitar experienced a stroke that resulted in a left side hemiplegia in his arm and leg making the muscles on this side of his body weak. He had to learn how to walk again which he does with a cane. This also meant, he was no longer able to play the guitar because of the weakness

H-18 Magic Arm

The H-18 Magic Arm is a mounting kit for tablet computers, communicators, or ebooks, an adjustable ebook holder and a stand for a tablet computer designed for use by people with grasping, neurological or upper extremity disabilities, cerebral palsy or arthritis. The H-18 includes the Super-Clamp which allows clamping to wheelchairs, bedrails, desks or tables; and an iPad tablet holder without case or an adjustable tablet holder (ATH) for other devices or tablets such as the Auggie or Super-Auggi

H-50 Ipad Mini Leather Carry Case

The H-50 iPad Mini Leather Carry Case is a tablet computer protector designed for use by individuals with grasping, upper extremity and fine motor disabilities who use an Apple iPad Mini. The case features two Super-Velcro strips which hold the cover to the case while being carried. A strap can also be attached to the case. COMPATIBILITY: For use with the Apple iPad Mini. COLOR: Available in black, blue, pink and purple.

H-56 Ipad Ultimate Ii Case

The H-56 iPad Ultimate II Case is a tablet computer protector designed for use by individuals with grasping, upper extremity and fine motor disabilities who use an Apple iPad. The case uses a special foam and is resistant to damage. The handle is foldable and can be attached to the case by rivets. A shoulder strap (included) or a stand can also be attached to the case by removing the handle. A screen protector is also included with the product. COMPATIBILITY: For use with the Apple iPad 2, 3 or

H-61 Tablet Bumper Case

The H-61 Tablet Bumper Case is a tablet computer protector designed for use by individuals with grasping, upper extremity and fine motor disabilities. The H-64 is available in two different versions: regular and full. The regular version provides rear and corner protection, and it is intended to be used with a tablet carry case. The regular version is available for the iPad 1 and offers a separate model for the iPad 2, 3 and 4. The full version encloses the tablet edges completely for maximum se

H-64 Ipad Ultimate Carry Case

The H-64 iPad Ultimate Carry Case is a tablet computer protector designed for use by individuals with grasping, upper extremity and fine motor disabilities who use an Apple iPad. The H-64 is available in two different versions: one version is for the iPad 2, 3 and 4 and the other is for the iPad 1. The Ultimate Carry Case has 3 components - a soft padded protector that fits around the back of the iPad and the front and back pieces of a hard shell. The soft protector has cutouts for access to but

H-80 Short Arm

The H-80 Short Arm is stand for tablet computer and an adjustable ebook holder designed for use by people with grasping, neurological or upper extremity disabilities, cerebral palsy or arthritis. The H-80 includes the Super-Clamp (which allows clamping to wheelchairs, bedrails, desks or tables) and an iPad tablet holder without case or an adjustable tablet holder (ATH) for other devices/tablets such as Auggie/Super-Auggie (see separate entries), Barnes and Noble Nook, and Amazon Kindle. The user

H-86: Capacitive Headpointer

The H-86: Capacitive HeadPointer is a headwand and stylus for tablet computer and touchscreen designed for use by individuals with grasping or upper extremity disabilities, spinal cord injury, or severe physical disabilities. This product is a combination of a capacitive mouthstick and a headpointer, allowing people with limited or no use of their hands to use an iPad and other tablet devices that have a capacitive touchscreen. The fit of the H-86 headpointer is adjustable with a "dial." The mou

H-88 Tablet Handpointer

The H-88 Tablet HandPointer is a stylus for a tablet computer or other touch screen device designed for use by individuals with fine motor or neurological disabilities or arthritis. This capacitive stylus is designed to interact with the touchscreens of an iPad or other tablet. The stylus is mounted on a plastic cylinder, which is grasped in the users palm with the stylus emerging from between the first and second (index and middle) fingers or the second and third (middle and ring) fingers. The

H-91 Ipad Mini Ultimate Ii Case

The H-91 iPad Mini Ultimate II Case is a tablet computer protector designed for use by individuals with grasping, upper extremity and fine motor disabilities who use an Apple iPad. The case is made of rigid foam, protecting all sides and edges. The thick front protects the iPad screen by not letting it touch the ground if dropped. The handle can be folded down to act as a stand, or it can be removed to mount the case to a holder. A strap can also be attached to the case. COMPATIBILITY: For use w

H-92 Phone Holder

The H-92 Phone Holder is a cell phone holder and tablet computer mounting system designed for use by individuals with upper or lower extremity, grasping and mobility disabilities, individuals with use of one hand, and wheelchair users. The Phone Holder’s gel case attaches to the “Quick Connect” lever which screws into the end of a Short, Mini, Articulating, Magic Arm or Super Clamp (see separate entries). The screw size is 1/4-20. The Phone Holder expands from 1.625 to 4.5 inches. The “Quick-Con

Hairbrush Card Holder

“DO IT YOURSELF” ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To create a card holder for individuals with grasping disabilities. The hairbrush holds the cards in place while removing the need for an individual to hold his or her cards during card games such as Old Maid, Go Fish, or Crazy 8’s! For individuals requiring more support and stability, Velcro can be used to secure the hairbrush to a non-skid placemat. TITLE: Hairbrush Card Holders. JOURNAL: Ideas to share: Tots n’ Tech. REF: http://www.asu.edu/clas/tnt/home_fi

Hamilton Beach Black Ice Metal Collection Can Opener, Model 76776

Hamilton Beach Black Ice Metal Collection Can Opener is designed to help people with upper extremity disabilities. It is a can opener that includes OpenMate multi-tool which opens bottle tops, hard plastic packages, and pop-top cans. The SureCut patented technology opens cans the first time, every time. It features built-in cord storage and knife sharpener. Removable cutting head rinses clean.

Hand Band Grip Enhancer

The Hand Band Grip Enhancer is a hand grip designed to help individuals with grasping disabilities, limited hand strength, arthritis, or upper extremity disabilities to grasp a cane, walker, or rollator handle securely. The band attaches to a handgrip of walker or a cane shaft, using the attached hook and loop fastener. By placing the fingers in the band, the user gets a better grip. The elasticity in the band provides greater control and ensures a secure grip. This device is also useful for pro

Hand Held Pill Crusher

The Hand Held Pill Crusher is a pill crusher designed to assist individuals with limited hand strength, swallowing disabilities or arthritis to crush medications from pill(s) into powder to facilitate swallowing them. Made of heavy duty plastic, this device has a shallow cavity on one side of a hinge and a cylindrical protrusion on the other side that fits into the cavity. Handles extend from each part. Pills are placed in the cavity, and the user closes the handles to crush the pills into a po

Hand To Hand Mug W/ Spout

The Hand to Hand Mug With Spout Lid is designed for those with grasping disabilities, Parkinson’s or for individuals who do not have steady hands especially while drinking. The ribbed or contoured shape of the mug makes the ability to grasp or hold it with one or both hands. It's large handle is large enough for large hands to grasp it comfortably. Also designed to hold hot and cold liquids at a constant temperature. Top rack dishwasher and microwave safe. Not returnable.

Hand Utility Cuffs

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable an individual without fingers or without the use of hands to use a variety of tools and implements. The cuffs are made from Velcro with a canvas pocket. They are fastened in place by gripping the D-ring at one end with the teeth and rolling the Velcro together under the chin. The canvas pocket, open on one end, then holds pens, pencils, eating utensils, pliers, etc. TITLE: Hand Utility Cuffs. WEB SITE: Workshop Solutions at http://www.workshopsolutions

Handhugger Blacklead Pencil

The Handhugger Blacklead Pencil is an easy grasp pencil designed for use by children or adults with disabilities of the hand. These triangular HB pencils have a strong lead to withstand tough use by younger writers. The pencil has a slip resistant texture to ensure a better grasp, and it is made from wood flour to prevent splinters. Pencils are available in packages of 12 or 72.

Handhugger Colouring Pencils

Handhugger Colouring Pencils are easy grasp colored pencils designed for use by children or adults with grasping disabilities. These triangular coloring pencils have strong leads with consistent laydown of color. The triangular shape helps the user to hold the pencil. Pencils have a slip-resistant texture and are made from wood flour to prevent splinters. COLORS: Yellow, purple, peach, brown, orange, black, red, pink, green, light green, mid blue, and dark blue.

Handhugger Colouring Pens

Handhugger Colouring Pens are easy grasp pens designed for use by children or adults with grasping disabilities. This triangular coloring pen has a tough, broad fiber tip. The triangular shape helps the user to hold the pen. The line width is 1.7 millimeters. COLORS: Red, pink, yellow, brown, purple, black, dark greeen, light green, light blue, dark blue, orange, and gray.

Handle-R

The Handle R is a bottle holder designed for use by individuals with fine motor, grasping, or upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. This small lightweight device screws onto most 2-liter bottles. The Handle R has a handle for carrying, lifting, and pouring the bottle. The handle can also be used as a drinking cup. DIMENSIONS (HxDxW): 7 x 3 x 6 inches.

Handmaster Plus

The HandMaster Plus is designed to help individuals strengthen grip and improve finger dexterity. Provides relief from carpal tunnel syndrome, and tennis and golf elbow. This soft foam ball works out all 18 hand muscles, and exercises fingers, wrist and forearm. Helps increase circulation from the tips of the fingers to the elbow. Strengthening the hand, wrist, forearm and elbow can help prevent injuries to these areas. Ball and cord can be used separately. Specify color for firmness: blue (soft

Handminder

HandMinder is a neuromuscular stimulator designed for use in hand therapy after stroke. Housed in a glove, this portable hand rehabilitation device sends a vibration stimulus to each finger, triggering the brain to send a movement signal to the correlating muscle. The activity enhances the brain's communication with affected muscles, and repeated practice results in brain cells being more easily activated. As the neural connection improves, so does the user's motor function. The unit is portabl

Hands Free Book Stand (Model 25014)

The Hands Free Book Stand, model 25014, is a book holder designed for use by individuals with grasping, neurological, or upper extremity disabilities. This steel book stand has five adjustable angle positions and accommodates soft cover and hard cover books of all sizes. It has a glossy, baked enamel finish and folds flat for storage and travel. Its four non-slip padded feet protect furniture from scratching. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 0.8 x 7.2 x 7.8 inches when folded flat.

Hands Free Colander

The Hands Free Colander is a colander designed for use by individuals with grasping or upper extremity disabilities, arthritis or use of only one hand. Made of plastic, this strainer features a hook handle that fits securely around the base of a faucet, suspending the colander over the sink and leaving the hands completely free. It also features a hand slot handle just below the hook handle. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 4.75 x 13 x 13 inches. CAPACITY: Holds 90 ounces or 11.25 cups. COLOR: White.

Hands Free Hair Dryer

The Hands Free Hair Dryer's design allows it to individually stand on a countertop or table to leave both hands free for drying and styling which is ideal for individuals with upper extremity disabilities. Removing the need to hold the dryer reduces the shoulder, neck, and arm strain often accompanied by holding a dryer. The device's 1,500-watt motor blows air vertically at a standard 50 mph with two heat and two speed settings, so hair dries quickly without being blown around too vigorously. T

Head Pointer

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide custom adaptation to a head pointer device for an individual with cerebral palsy. While many commercial devices are available, not all are ideal for every individual. A simple, lightweight version can be customized for individual needs. The design is based on a donated headgear from a commercial safety visor. The individual’s aluminum pointer has a standard rubber tip (a smaller version of the type used on crutches), plus an end clamp that holds whichever p

Heater Control Aid

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual with rheumatoid arthritis to operate the controls of a space heater. The heater is operated by turning a small rotatiting knob. A wooden tool with a handle and a rectangular hole in the center was fashioned. The user places the hole over the knob and operates it by pushing the tool to one side or the other. TITLE: Independence at Home. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 26, Number 2, July 2006: p. 8-9. PAGES: 3 (including cover).

Heavyweight Pencil

The Heavyweight Pencil is a weighted pencil with grasp designed for use by individuals with arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, or fine motor, neurological, or upper extremity disabilities. This ergonomic writing instrument is designed to build hand strength balance to reduce fatigue. Features include an eraser, 2.0 millimeter lead and nine refills. WEIGHT: 4.2 ounces (122 grams). COLOR: Black and silver.

Hickies Elastic Shoelaces

Hickies Elastic Shoelaces are shoe laces designed to eliminate the need to tie shoes useful for users with grasping difficulties. Hickies elastic lacing system turns sneakers into slip-ons. Made of elastic copolymers that stretch to accommodate any size shoe. The laces loosen and contract with the movement of users foot for a comfortable, secure fit and return to original size for use with multiple pairs of shoes.

High Quad Gun Mount (HQ100)

The High Quad Gun Mount, model HQ100, is a rifle, shotgun, pistol and crossbow support and trigger activator designed for use by people with severe physical or upper extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury who use a power wheelchair. Intended to make hunting accessible to individuals with no use of the upper extremities, this device is based on a mounting plate placed under the wheelchair’s seat cushion before the user transfers into the chair. Once the user is seated in the wheelchair, a v

High Roller (Model 757)

The High Roller, model 757, is a dice throwing aid designed for use by individuals with fine motor, grasping, or upper extremity disabilities. Open the Velcro-closure top and place up to five dice in the device. Push the outer rim or activate a connected capability switch (not included)to shakethe dice. The dice shake, rattle, and roll. The unit comes with two sets of dice. POWER: Uses 2 double-A batteries. DIMENSIONS (LxWxH): 6 x 6 x 3.75 inches. COLOR: One dice set is white and one set is blac

Hip Supports For Chairs That Have Sides

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- Description: Two vinyl covered foam blocks to place between the sides of the chair and the hips while the student is seated.

Hold It, The

The Hold It is an adjustable bookholder, notebook/laptop computer support, and writing board designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or mobility disabilities or arthritis. Infinitely adjustable, the unit enables hands-free reading while sitting in a chair or lying in bed. It can also be used ad a writing board or stand or computer support while sitting, lying down, or standing. Made from high-quality lightweight aluminum, steel, and durable plastics, the unit accomodates almost any

Homecraft Caring Cutlery Set

Homecraft Caring Cutlery Set is a set of stainless steel utensils molded into contoured, ivory-colored plastic handles with built-up ends. It is ideal for individuals with a weak grip and restricted wrist or finger movement. The knife and fork have a shaped indent on the top for the index finger that helps with directional control. The knifalso has a serrated blade that assists with cutting.

Homecraft Mighty Lever Jar and Bottle Opener, Model 81501329

Homecraft Mighty Lever Jar and Bottle Opener is intended for people with grasping or fine motors disabilities. It has the flexible stainless steel band which is fitted around a lid, and then clamped tight using the screw at the end of the handle, which can be used as a lever.

Homecraft Utensil Set and Assessment Kit, Model 81565175

Homecraft Utensil Set and Assessment Kit comes with light-weight eating utensils and handles. This set features versatility with a range of stainless steel utensils that can be interchanged in a choice of easy grip PVC handles. The utensil is easily pushed or screwed into the chosen handle and can be easily removed. Is designed for people with grasping or upper extremity disabilities. 

House Pets Jumbo Knob Puzzle

The House Pets Jumbo Knob Puzzle is a large knobbed wood puzzle designed for use by children with fine motor, grasping, neurological, or upper extremity disabilities. This three-piece puzzle features a cat, a dog, and a bird. The shapes fit into am image of a house. Full-color, matching pictures appear underneath each piece. Each piece of this extra-thick wooden puzzle has a jumbo wooden knob for easy grasping. This puzzle encourages eye-hand, fine motor, and visual perception skills. DIMENSIONS

Household Scissors (Model Sw52003) & Household Scissors With Large Handle (Model Sw5200)

The Household Scissors, model SW52003 and SW5200, are self-opening scissors designed for use by individuals with arthritis, fine motor disabilities, and grasping disabilities. Usable with the right or left hand, these lightweight scissors have precision-made stainless steel blades that can be adjusted to cut in any position with a simple squeezing motion using a whole hand grip. The spring band connecting the handles opens the blades when pressure is released. After prolonged or intensive use, t

Hover Mounting Kit For Idevices

Hover Mounting Kit for iDevices is a mounting system designed to mount iDevices (i.e. iPads, iPad mini, iPhone 4, 4S or 5, etc.) using the Latitude Mounting Arm. It is designed for use by individuals with limited upper extremity coordination and strength, fine motor and grasping difficulties. This kit includes the Latitude Mounting Arm, Super Clamp, mounting plates and a Quick Start Guide. It is made out of strong carbon fiber. WEIGHT: 1.1 lbs/.5kg COLOR: Black WARRANTY/GUARANTEE: As stated by t

Hoyle Grip Rite Grippers, Hoyle Super Grip, & Round Grippers

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

Human Grasp Assist

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a robotic glove that can be used by people with grasping disabilities and others at risk for repetitive stress injury. The Human Grasp Assist, also known as the K-Glove or the Robo-Glove, uses sensors built into the fingertips of the gloves that automatically tighten the actuators in the fingers to provide the wearer with a better grip of the object being held. The Human Grasp Assist helps reduce the amount of force required to grip an o

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

Iadapter

The iAdapter is a tablet computer protector designed for use by individuals with grasping, upper extremity and fine motor disabilities who use an Apple iPad. The hard case fits around the outside of the iPad, but does not cover the touch screen. The iAdapter also features two amplified speakers with adjustable volume to deliver sound for people that use the iPad as a direct selection communicator. A stereo headset jack is available. The iAdapter has a large handle, rubberized corners and a cove

Iadapter2

The iAdapter2 is a tablet computer protector designed for use by individuals with grasping, upper extremity and fine motor disabilities who use an Apple iPad 2. The hard case fits around the outside of the iPad, but does not cover the touch screen. The iAdapter2 also features two amplified speakers with adjustable volume to deliver sound for people that use the iPad 2 as a direct selection communicator. A stereo headset jack is available. The iAdapter2 has a large handle, rubberized corners and

Iarm

The iARM is a robotic arm designed for use by individuals with upper extremity amputation, severe physical or upper extremity disabilities, or spinal cord injury. The iARM is designed to perform the functions of an arm and hand, including grasping objects using a gripper and moving those objects once they are held. Common arm positions may be stored to easily regain frequent positions. The iARM can lift up to 1.5 kilograms (kg). Using the optional bracket, the iARM can be attached to a powered w

Icamera Interface

The iCamera Interface is a switch activated shutter control that allows users with limited fine motor skills to take pictures on their iPhone, iPad and iPod with the camera feature on the device. The user plugs the capability switch into the compact iCamera Interface and attaches the Interface to their iPhone, iPad or iPod to take a picture. DIMENSIONS: 1 1/2" W x 1 1/2" L x 3/4" H. WEIGHT: 1 oz. COLOR: Black interface with white cord. WARRANTY/GUARANTEE: As stated by the manufacturer.

Icrayon

The iCrayon is a stylus for tablet computers designed for use by individuals with fine motor or upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. This stylus looks like a crayon and has been specifically designed to interact with the touch screens of a smart phone, iPod touch (or other MP3 player), or an iPad or other tablet. It conducts more effectively than fingers. This stylus is useful for touch typing or using with drawing programs and specialty applications. DIMENSIONS (LxWxH): 5 x 0.5 x 6 inches

Ifaraday Mouthstick

The iFaraday Mouthstick is a mouthstick for tablet computer and touchscreen designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities, spinal cord injury, or severe physical disabilities. This touchscreen stylus allows the user to operate devices with capacitive touchscreens with his or her mouth. The mouthstick features a biteable mouthpiece with vinyl tubing on the mouth end and a removable tip module strong enough to press keys on a conventional keyboard. The shaft is made of lightwei

In Your Face Viewbase

The In Your Face Viewbase is a mounting kit for smartphones and other handheld devices that can be used by individuals with upper extremity or grasping disabilities. The unit consists of a flexible gooseneck with a lower clamp for attaching to a table, wheelchair, plane tray, or other support, and an upper clamp for holding the device. The top clamp is spring-loaded, allowing the smartphone to be inserted and removed. The clamp provides a padded and secure tight grip that fits all iPhone and iPo

Incase Magazine Jacket For Ipad 2

The Incase Magazine Jacket for iPad 2 is a stand for a tablet computer designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand or grasping or upper extremity disabilities. The hardshell case protects the iPad 2’s back and sides while the front lap with rubberized exterior keeps the screen safe from scratches. The jacket can be converted into a stand with two viewing angles and one typing angle when the screen cover is folded back. Other features include snap-on attachment, secure elastic band

Incipio Fixie Universal Tablet Stand

The Incipio FIXIE Universal Tablet Stand is a stand for a tablet computer designed for use by individual with fine motor, grasping, neurological, or severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury or arthritis. Made of aircraft-grade aluminum, the unit fits most tablet computers. It is composed of two parts, one of which holds the tablet and the second supports the unit. Positioning the two pieces enables the user to choose from multiple viewing angles. Rubber grips on the stand are designed

Inclusive Pill Container

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype prescription-medicine pill bottle for individual who are blind or have low vision. Two University of Cincinnati design students, Alex Broerman and Ashley Ma, have designed their “Inclusive Bottles for the Blind” in order to make identification and use of pill bottles more straightforward and affordable than existing high-tech solutions. The bottles were designed after carrying out a survey of existing products and end-users identified a nu

Incrediblocks

The Incrediblocks are foam blocks designed for use by children with limited fine motor control. The set of 50 lightweight, colorful giant interlocking soft blocks are nontoxic and washable. DIMENSIONS: Each block is 4.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 inches. COLOR: The set includes blocks in assorted colors.

Independence Drinkware with Interchangeable Lids Tumbler with Flow Lid, Model 145201

Independence Drinkware with Interchangeable Lids Tumbler with Flow Lid is designed for people with fine motor and upper extremity disabilities. Is made  of translucent polypropylene, to allow monitoring of hot and cold liquid intake. Lids are interchangeable among all beverage containers providing versatility and practicality.

Independence Two-Handled Nosey Cup (Model 1460)

The Independence Two-Handled Nosey Cup, model 1460, is a cup designed for individuals who have swallowing or grasping disabilities. This latex-free cup comes with a nosey attachment, which has a cut out for the nose so that the user can drink from the cup without bending his/her neck or tilting his/her head. It also features two handles that allow for easier holding and manipulation. The Independence Two-Handled Nosey Cup is made of durable, translucent polypropylene to allow for monitoring of h

IndeTools Deluxe Pocket Dresser, Model 565955

IndeTools Deluxe Pocket Dresser is designed for use by individuals with limit fine motor and grasping disabilities associated with arthritis and nerve injuries. It is an ultimate multi-tool for portable dressing needs. It includes four tools, large and small buttonhooks, closed-loop buttoner and zipper-pick all fold neatly into a pocket-knife style handle. It accommodates a wide range of button and zipper sizes. Users can use the large buttonhook to manipulate new, thick, denim jeans. The close

Inner Lip Plate (Models 16T119 & 16T119B)

The Inner Lip Plate, models 16T119 and 16T119BL, is an inner lip plate designed for use by individuals with the use of only one hand or with other upper extremity disabilities. The plate assists individuals in self-feeding by featuring a deep inner lip that holds food on the plate while the user brings the fork or spoon to the edge of the plate to push the food onto the utensil. The inner lip also aids in preventing spills. This no-slip sandstone plate is break proof and microwavable. DIMENSIONS

Innovations Centered Bath Faucet (Models 547 & 547-Nn)

The Innovations Centerset Bath Faucet, models 547 and 547-NN, is an electronic faucet designed for use by individuals with fine motor, grasping, or neurological disabilities. An electronic sensor starts the flow of water when hands are placed under the faucet. The faucet has a temperature control handle with a high-temperature limit stop to prevent rotation into dangerously hot zones. Six interchangeable handles are included in different colors to match the bathroom decor. The faucet fits 3-hole

Inscribe Dual Ink Touchscreen Stylus And Pen

The Inscribe DUAL Ink Touchscreen Stylus and Pen is a stylus for a touchscreen on a tablet computer or smartphone designed for use by individuals with fine motor or neurological disabilities or arthritis. This pen-style unit has a stylus at the top that is designed to provide increased control when writing, sketching, tapping, and dragging on the touchscreen on a tablet or smartphone. Designed to mimic the finger, the stylus has a soft rubber tip. Twisting the barrel reveals a ballpoint pen. One

Inscribe Executive Touchscreen Stylus And Pen

The Inscribe Executive Touchscreen Stylus and Pen is a stylus for a touchscreen on a tablet computer or smartphone designed for use by individuals with fine motor or neurological disabilities or arthritis. This pen-style unit has a stylus at the top that is designed to provide increased control when writing, sketching, tapping, and dragging on the touchscreen of a tablet or smartphone. Designed to mimic the finger, the stylus has a soft rubber tip. Twisting the barrel reveals a ballpoint pen. Th

Inscribe Pro Touchscreen Stylus And Pen

The Inscribe PRO Touchscreen Stylus and Pen is a stylus for a touchscreen on a tablet computer designed for use by individuals with fine motor or neurological disabilities or arthritis. This stylus is designed to provide increased control when writing, sketching, tapping, and dragging on the touchscreen of a tablet computer. Removing the cap at one end reveals a ballpoint pen. The integrated clip attaches to pockets, bags, or pen loops. Designed to mimic the finger, the stylus has a soft rubber

Insulated Cup & Insulated Mug (Models 16031 & 16020)

The Insulated Cup and Insulated Mug, models 16031 and 16020, are a cup and mug designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or grasping disabilities. Each drinking vessel holds cold or hot liquids and comes with a spill-proof lid. The cup holds 8 ounces of liquid and the mug holds 12 ounces. Both are made of high- impact plastic. COLOR: The cup is dark blue with a white lid and the mug is white with a black lid.

Insulated Mug (Model 16T159)

The Insulated Mug, model 161T59, is a cup with large handle designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or grasping disabilities. This mug is made of high impact thermoplastic with foam insulation and a large loop handle, and holds hot or cold liquids. The outside remains cool even when filled with hot liquids. Spills are minimized by the snap-on lid that also regulates flow. COLOR: Mauve with white top and black handle.

Interactive Mouse for PC

The Interactive Mouse for PC is a compatible mouse designed for people with hand disabilities to allow the user to make a left click selection with a capability switch while an adult controls the mouse movement. Move the mouse over a desired area on the screen, and then the child activates his or her switch to select the item. Teaches cause and effect, directionality, and increases visual attention.

Interlox

Interlox is designed for use by children with fine motor and grasping disabilities as a result of Down’s syndrome, cerebral palsy, and brachial plexus injury.  Children use the 96 pieces to work on improving their bilateral coordination and motor planning skills. Players can challenge both their physical and perceptual skills buy building and designing with these 2 inch square translucent panels.  No hardware or other materials needed. Simply line up the slots in the edges of 2 pieces and push t

Inverted T Grab Bar

The Inverted T Grab Bar is a wall-mounted grab bar designed for use by individuals with balance or mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury. It has one vertical bar perpendicular to a horizontal bar. The bars attach to the wall at four points. OPTIONS: Slide hook. DIMENSIONS (HxW): 24 x 32 or 32 x 24 inches. COLOR: Available finishes include antique brass, polished brass, polished nickel, satin chrome, satin nickel, satin brass, satin gold, antique copper, black nickel, polished gold, oil-rub

Ios Zoom Stylus

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: To allow individuals with arthritis, limited fine motor skills or loss of dexterity use a stylus to activate the zoom feature on an iPad. Typically, users use a three finger double tap to activate and adjust the size of the screen to suit their needs. Individuals with limited hand use may have difficulty tapping the screen making it difficult to access the zoom feature to enlarge the screen. MATERIALS USED: Three standard size styluses, one mini

Ipad Dexterity Enhancement Apparatus (Idea)

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a dexterity enhancement apparatus for an iPad tablet computer to be used by a child with cerebral palsy (CP). A 5-year-old kindergarten student with CP struggled with the fine motor movement required to use her iPad for communication. The iPad Dexterity Enhancement Apparatus, iDEA, is a supportive, spring loaded tracking system that keeps a user's hand in the optimal operating position while supporting the wrist to prevent hand dragging.

Ipad Laplander

The iPad Laplander is a support for a tablet computer and a bookholder with lapdesk designed for use by people with grasping, neurological, mobility or upper extremity disabilities, cerebral palsy or arthritis. This portable lap desk has a solid work surface with rounded corners, a cut-out oval handle at the top of the desk, and cloth elastic straps in the two upper corners to hold small items or book pages in place. One strap has a pen loop. The base is a removable contoured cushion. OPTIONS: R

Ipad Mount

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a customized iPad mount for an electric wheelchair for individuals with mobility disabilities and spinal cord injuries, including people with quadriplegia. A quadriplegic used a computer to organize his activities such as painting, filmmaking, counseling, and motivational speaking. Laptops do not easily mount onto the electric wheelchair, and when the iPad became available, this individual jumped at the chance. Working with TADNSW an iPad b

Iscope

The iScope is a rifle scope modification that allows the user to attach a smartphone directly to the eyepiece of the scope, which can make hunting or shooting easier for individuals with physical or neurological disabilities who have difficulty using a scope or holding a gun. The adapter attaches to most rifle scopes with four padded set screws. When the smartphone is attached and the smartphone’s camera is aligned with scope, the user can view what the scope sees through the smartphone's screen

Itouchless Towel-Matic Ii Automatice Paper Towel Dispenser

The iTouchless Towel-Matic II Automatic Paper Towel Dispenser is designed for use by individuals with limited fine motor or hand dexterity due to arthritis or Parkinson’s Disease. This product utilizes an automatic proximity sensor to dispense a pre-determined length of paper towel for cleaning up spills, drying hands and more. Hygienic and smart, this handy appliance is effortless and economical, ensuring your paper towels never unravel or tear midway. The built in optical scanner identifies t

Iworm

-- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a wearable stand for a tablet computer that leaves the user's hands free. The iWorm is a stand for a tablet for a tablet computer that is designed for people with grasping, neurological or upper extremity disabilities and for people who have use of only one hand. It is worn around the user's shoulders and behind the neck and has foam pads on the chest and a brace extending onto the upper back with memory foam to bear the weight of the stan

Izi-Flow

IZI-flow is a hands-free faucet control designed to allow individuals with fine motor, grasping, or upper extremity disabilities to control a faucet. The IZI-flow is a mechanical valve that is connected to the faucet's water input(s) under the sink and controlled by a mechanical foot pedal (included). The flow speed and temperature are still set using the faucet's handle(s) or knob(s). The user turns on the faucet by depressing the foot pedal and turns it off by releasing the pedal. The IZI-flow

Jacob's Rib-It-Ball

Jacob's Rib-It-Ball is a large textured ball designed for use by children with low vision or fine motor, grasping, upper extremity, or mobility disabilities. This lightweight ball consists of an air bladder encased in denier nylon with Velcro closures. Nylon-covered closed-cell-foam ribs on the ball's surface aid in grasping and throwing and prevent the ball from rolling out of reach. High-contrast colors aid in visibility. DIMENSIONS: 18, 24, or 30 inches in disameter.

Jar & Bottle & Cork Opener (Model Ha-4282)

The Jar & Bottle & Cork Opener, model HA-4282, is a screw top jar and bottle opener and cork remover designed for use by individuals with grasping, fine motor disabilities, or arthritis. This wrench-style plastic opener has an ergonomic handle enabling the user to turn and remove caps, lids, and corks. This opener is dishwasher safe.

Jar & Bottle Holder (Model Ha-4290)

The Jar & Bottle Holder, HA-4290, is a jar and bottle holder and opener designed for use by individuals with use of one hand, arthritis, or upper extremity disabilities. This device sits over the edge of a counter and the jar or bottle is placed in its V section. The sliding section is then pushed in with the hip or stomach, leaving the hand(s) free to remove the lid.

Jar Opener

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To provide a custom adaptation of a jar opener for individuals with hand paralysis to unscrew the lid from a variety of jar sizes. A standard vise was modified by bounding a 1-inch thick strip of hard rubber to each jaw face. Each rubber strip has a “v” cut out of the center to allow firm gripping the jar. The vise is mounted to a convenient counter space. The second component consists of a plastic handle with a cam on the end. A 1-inch canvas webbin

Jar Opening Gloves

The Jar Opening Gloves are grasping aids for the hands designed to facilitate opening jar lids for individuals with grasping disabilities, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, or wrist pain. These knit gloves have rubberized raised nubs on the fingers and palms that help users to tightly grip any size jar with ease. When purchased as a pair, these gloves allow the user to use one hand to grip the jar in position and the other to twist the jar lid open without having to apply excessive pressure to

Jar Pop Jar Key

The Jar Pop Jar Key is a jar opener designed to assist people with limited gripping ability or hand strength in opening jars with smooth lids. The plastic device is placed against the lid much like a bottle opener and with minimal pressure, the lever pops the jar seal, allowing the lid to turn freely. The device features a wide handle. DIMENSIONS: 5.25 inches long. COLOR: Assorted.

Jeliku

Jeliku is a fidget toy, stress reliever and puzzle designed for children of all ages. It is a 3D folding puzzle that facilitates spatial logical and creative thinking while challenging eye-hand coordination, fine motor skills and problem solving. Jeliku comes equipped with beginning shapes and animal sculpture ideas. Additional design ideas and step by step folding instructions are available online. COLOR: Multiple colored sticks in red, yellow, white, blue and green. WARRANTY/GUARANTEE: As stat

Jelly Hand Grips

The Jelly Hand Grips are hand exercisers designed for use by individuals with fine motor and gross motor disabilities. Recommended for children and adults 12 years of age and older, these jelly-like hand grips are intended to encourage fine and gross motor skills for stress reduction and hand strengthening therapy. These hand grips also provide tactile stimulation.

Jobst Donning Gloves

Jobst Donning Gloves is designed to assist individuals with limited grasp to assist in donning (putting on) their Jobst compression stockings and socks. Donning gloves are designed to assist the user while gripping their stockings and help protect them from punctures and runs that may be caused by fingernails or jewelry. It is made out of 100% cotton gloves specially coated in blue latex. 

Joystick Dvd Remote Control (Model 5152)

The Joystick DVD Remote Control, model 5152, is a DVD player remote control designed for use by individuals with fine motor or upper extremity disabilities. Requiring only slight wrist movement, this remote controls four functions: play, rewind, fast forward and stop. Suction cups on the base prevent the control from sliding across the table surface during use. The unit also has a .25-20 stud on the back for mounting on a gooseneck. POWER: Uses two double-A batteries. DIMENSIONS(LxWxH): Size: 11

Jumbo Universal Remote Control

The Jumbo Universal Remote Control is a television and DVD player remote control designed for use by individuals with low vision or grasping or fine motor disabilities. This unit controls up to eight devices, including TV, VCR, DVD player, satellite, cable, and any combination. A "Code Search" feature allows the remote to "discover" devices connected to your system. Includes codes for all major brands of audio and video components. Programmable "power off" button has a timer to turn off your de

Jumbo Wooden Typhoon Spinner

The Jumbo Wooden Typhoon Spinner is a finger and hand exerciser designed for use by individuals with fine motor, grasping, or upper extremity disabilities. The user turns the easy-grip knob to send this wooden spinner twirling around. DIMENSIONS: 3.75 inches wide.

Keep-It-Up

Keep-It-Up is a soft, cushy grip that is designed to help infants hold a bottle while preventing tipping and leaking. It can be used by infants with weak arm and grasping strength while working on holding their bottles during feedings. Keep-It-Up expands to fit most bottles.

Key Bar

The Key Bar is a key holder designed to assist people with grasping or fine motor disabilities to hold and turn a key. The Key Bar, which is constructed of 6061 aluminum attaches to the base of a key by a bolt that is secured using a .0625 inch Allen wrench. When attached, it provides an extension of the key base that can be gripped by the hand instead of the fingers. DIMENSIONS: 2.5 inches long. OPTION: The .0625 inch Allen wrench necessary for installation is available with the Key Bar for an

Key Fob

The Key Fob is a key holder designed to assist people with grasping or fine motor disabilities to hold and turn a key. A Key Fob consists of two finger loops attached to the base of a key with screws so they extend from either side of the key. The user puts his/her fingers through the loops. Two lengths of screws are provided for standard and rubber-coated key bases. SIZES: .75 or 1 inch diameter finger loops.

Key Holder "dumbbell" (Model Sw5180)

The Key Holder "Dumbbell," model SW5180, is a key holder designed for use by individuals with arthritis and other grasping disabilities. The device consists of a chrome-plated steel rod with a plastic ball screwed on either end. The rod holds up to 10 keys and provides leverage for turning keys, including ignition keys for automobiles. DIMENSIONS: 3.5 x 0.5 inches.

Key Lever (Model Dl1905)

The Key Lever, model DL1905, is a key holder designed for use by individuals with grasping or fine motor disabilities. This key accessory provides leverage for any key, including car keys with thicker fobs. The key slips over a screw bar in the center, then the bar is screwed back together. To add or remove the key, there are holes in each side of the lever. Pencils can be slipped through these holes to aid in turning the lever. DIMENSIONS: Bar is 3 inches long and 0.5 inches thick.

Key Turner Iii (Model Nc28255)

The Key Turner III, model NC28255, is a key holder designed to assist persons with limited wrist strength or movement. The Key Turner III features a heavy-duty plastic handle that provides extra leverage for turning. Keys fold into the handle when not in use. The Key Turner III holds three standard keys. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 4.75 x 0.88 inches. The circumference is 4.13 inches.

Keyless Doorknob Lockset

The Keyless Doorknob Lockset is a keyless door lock designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities or arthritis. This solid brass lockset features a glow-in-the-dark electronic keypad that accepts up to six different entry codes of two to eight digits. Codes can be changed as needed. If an incorrect code is entered four consecutive times, an alarm sounds. This lockset replaces existing hardware and installs with the included mounting hardware. Two keys are included for

Keyless Lockset With Lever Handle

The Keyless Lockset with Lever Handle is a keyless door lock designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities or arthritis. This solid brass lockset features a glow-in-the-dark electronic keypad that accepts up to six different entry codes of two to eight digits. Codes can be changed as needed. If an incorrect code is entered four consecutive times, an alarm sounds. This lockset replaces existing hardware and installs with the included mounting hardware. Two keys are incl

Kg Arthritic Grip

The KG Arthritic Grip is a golf grip designed for use by golfers with arthritis of the hand or fingers or other grasping disabilities. It was designed to be very playful without causing abrasions. This device is a single core jumbo-size grip that adds stability through impact and minimizes pressure while the user is holding the club.

Kid's Digital Camera With Base

Kid’s Digital Camera with Base is a digital camera designed to allow children with physical and cognitive disabilities to use a capability switch to take photographs. This camera will take up to 120 pictures or 16MB worth of video clips. Has soft molded grips and a built-in carry strap. It comes with removable base for mounting and a USB cord and software for downloading your pictures and videos onto your computer. POWER: Requires 4 AA Batteries. DIMENSIONS: 6"W x 4"H x 3"D; Base size: 6¼"W x 1

Kids Mini Bowling Ramp

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a customized adaptation of a bowling ball ramp for a child with severe disabilities. This adaptation began with calculating how long and wide the ramp needed to be. The ramp needed to be narrow enough so the ball would not fall through but this can be adapted depending on the child’s size. The top portion sides are approximately 10 inches long, the cross pieces are 4 inches. The long portion consists of two 18 inch pieces with a straight co

Kindertools Baby's First Toothbrush & Kindertools Toddler's Toothbrush

The Kindertools Baby's First Toothbrush and the Kindertools Toddler's Toothbrush are toothbrushes designed for use by young children with limited grasping ability. The triangular Baby brush is intended for use on the first teeth and features short bristles affixed directly to the plastic handle with no stem. The handle has two triangular openings into which the child's fingers slip. The user may also wrap his or her hand around the handle. The Toddler brush is similar to the Baby brush, but the

Kindertools Gripperscrubber Nail Brush

The GripperScrubber is a nailbrush designed for use by children with limited grasping ability. The brush features short scrubbing bristles and a plastic handle with two triangular openings into which the child's fingers slip. The user may also wrap his or her hand around the handle. A bar of bubblegum-scented anti-bacterial soap is included with this brush. COLOR: Assorted.

Kindertools Spoon And Fork

The Kindertools Spoon and Fork are a child spoon and fork designed for use by children with limited grasping ability. The plastic spoon and fork each feature the Kindertools handle with two triangular openings into which the child's fingers slip. The user may also wrap his or her hand around the handle. COLOR: Assorted.

Kindertools Toolbox

The Kindertools Toolbox is a gift collection of a set of children's toothbrushes, a nail brush, a child's fork and spoon set, a crayon holder, and a paintbrush holder designed to enable children with limited grasping ability to perform hygiene, feeding, and recreational art activities. The set, packaged in a carrying case, includes a Kindertools Baby's First Toothbrush, a Kindertools Toddler's Toothbrush, a GripperScrubber Nailbrush and bubblegum-scented soap, a Kindertools Safety Spoon and Fork

Kinsman EZ Grip Pen, Model 565955

Kinsman EZ grip pen is designed to assist users with hands difficulties. People who have writing, fine motors, grasping or upper extreme disabilities can use the EZ grip pen to help them write. 

Kinsman Gas Cap Tool, Model 21150

Kinsman Gas Cap Tool is designed for use by individuals with limited hand strength or grasping disabilities associated with arthritis or nerve injuries while opening or re-tightening gas caps on most makes of vehicles. The tool fits over the raised plate on the gas cap and its three turning slots allow use at most angles.

Kinsman Parkinsons Deluxe Weighted Kit, Model 557140

Kinsman Parkinson's Deluxe Weighted is designed for people who experience tremors. The cutlery gives stability to the user to help them eat independently. 

Kinsman U Drink Adaptable Holder, Model 16060

Kinsman U Drink Adaptable Holder is a device that allows the user to hold and drink a beverage independently. It is intended for people with limited or no grip strength due to spinal cord injury, MS, cerebral palsy, stroke, arthritis or other disabilities. This holder can be adjusted to fit onto bottles, cans, and glasses of all different shapes, sizes, and materials.

Kinsman Weighted Dining Kit, Model 555651

Kinsman Weighted Dining Kit includes the basic dining products for persons with Parkinsons disease and other illnesses that cause tremors. It includes solid stainless steel KEaterly utensils, an insulated weighted bowl and insulated weighted cup with no-spill lid. It should not be used in microwave as steel weight has been internally added to the bowl and cup.

Kitchen Roll About Cart, Model 3200

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.

Knife Grip

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual with quadriplegia to cut food. The design process for the grip began with a cardboard template that fit around a gand. A slot to hold the knife was then added to the design. The grip was then cut from three-millimeter thick PVC and the slot was made to fit an existing steak knife that had been adapted by cutting off the handle just above the blade. TITLE: Knife Grip. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 26, Number 4, January 2007: p. 12. PAGES: 2

Knob For Gas Connector

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual to connect a portable gas heater in different rooms. The bayonet fitting for the portable heater required that the knob be pushed and turned simultaneously. A new, larger knob was fabricated with a scalloped edge rather than a knurled edge. TITLE: Retirement Projects. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 27, Number 2, August 2007: p. 14-15. PAGES: 3 (including cover).

Knob Turner

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.

Kohler Touchless Electronic Faucet (Models K-10950-4 & K-10951-4)

The Kohler Touchless Electronic Faucet, models K-10950-4 and K-10951-4, is an electronic faucet designed for use by people with physical disabilities. This brass faucet for single-hole mounting has a TriPoint electronic infrared sensor that activates the unit when a hand is placed beneath it. A mixer handle allows the user to adjust the water temperature. The flow rate is 0.5 gallons per minute. A flexible hose and stainless steel mounting hardware are included for installation. OPTIONS: Aerator

Kuhn Rikon Auto Safety Lid Lifter

The Kuhn Rikon Auto Safety Lid Lifter is a can opener designed for use by individuals with arthritis or fine motor, grasping, or upper extremity disabilities. This one-handled opener automatically locks on when placed on the can lid. When the knob is turned, the cutter removes the top portion of the lid just below the rim of the can, and the lid gripper lifts the lid off completely. This opener leaves no sharp edges and the cutting blade never touches the food. This opener can be hand washed. D

Kuhn Rikon Easy Lidlifter

Kuhn Rikon Easy LidLifter is a jar opener designed for use by individuals with arthritis or fine motor, grasping, or upper extremity disabilities or weakness. The unit has a omfortable non-slip grip and provides leverage. To use, a lid is placed in one of three openings that is lightly larger than lid. Squeeze gently and twist counter-clockwise to open. The Easy LidLifter opens smooth and ridged lids from 0.75 inch to 2 inches. DIMENSIONS: 9.5 x 4 x 1 inches. COLOR: Green, blue, red and white, o

Kuhn Rikon Ergo Safety Lid Lifter

The Kuhn Rikon Ergo Safety Lid Lifter is a can opener designed for use by individuals with arthritis or fine motor, grasping, or upper extremity disabilities. This opener has a rounded shape tailored to fit the hand and a large rubber turning knob. The cutting wheel cuts from the side leaving the rim smooth, with no sharp or jagged edges. The tiny jaws of the Lid Gripper clamp onto the lid rim and lift off the top. This opener enables the user to hold the lid over the trash container, open the j

Kuhn Rikon Gripper Jar Opener, The

The Kuhn Rikon Gripper Jar Opener is a jar opener designed for use by individuals with arthritis or fine motor, grasping, or upper extremity disabilities or weakness. This device is engineered so that it tightens the jaws around the cap, even as the jar is being opened, elimunating slipping. To use, place The Gripper over the jar lid and rotate the turn knob clockwise to tighten jaws onto lid to lock the tool in place. While holding the jar or bottle securely, the user grasps the handle and push

Kuhn Rikon Parrot 4-In-1 Opener, The

The Kuhn Rikon Parrot 4-in-1 Opener is a can and bottle opener designed for use by individuals with arthritis or fine motor, grasping, or upper extremity disabilities or weakness. This device opens flip tops, pull and pop tabs, and threaded caps. The rubber handle insert makes tool comfortable to hold and helps reduce slipping. DIMENSIONS: 7 x 2 x 1.2 inches. COLOR: Red with gray handle insert.

Kuhn Rikon Safety Lidlifter Master Opener

The Kuhn Rikon Safety LidLifter Master Opener is a can opener and pop top and screw top opener designed for use by individuals with arthritis or fine motor, grasping, or upper extremity disabilities. The can opener at one end is made of 18/8 stainless steel with a polished finish and the large turn knob is designed to be comfortable to hold and turn easily. The blade cuts from the side leaving the rim smooth, not sharp or jagged edges. The other end of the opener opens bottles and cans with pull

Kwikset Delta Door Lever

The Kwikset Delta Door Lever is an interior or exterior door lock with lever handle designed for use by individuals with grasping disabilities. This straight-blade-style lever handle is non-handed and is available with a keyed lockset for exterior use, a pushbutton lock for interior privacy use, or without a lock mechanism. COLOR: Lifetime brass, polished brass, antique brass, antique nickel, polished chrome, or satin chrome finish.

Kwikset Dorian Door Lever

The Kwikset Dorian Door Lever is an exterior or exterior door lock with lever handle designed for use by individuals with grasping disabilities. This hook-ended lever handle is non-handed and is available with a keyed lockset for exterior use, a pushbutton lock for interior privacy use, or no lock mechanism. COLOR: Satin nickel, ifetime brass, polished brass, antique brass, antique nickel, Venetian bronze, polished chrome, or satin chrome finish.

Lamp Switch Enlarger

The Lamp Switch Enlarger is a knob turner designed for use by individuals with grasping disabilities, arthritis, or limited hand strength. Designed for use without the need of electrical connections, this device fits over the existing switch to provide an easier grasp.

Large Farm Jumbo Knob Puzzle

The Large Farm Jumbo Knob Puzzle is a large knobbed, wood puzzle designed for use by children with fine motor, grasping, neurological, or upper extremity disabilities. Seven farm animals and a farmer stand out against a big barn. The extra-thick wooden puzzle includes eight pieces with jumbo wooden knobs for easy grasping. Full-color, matching pictures appear underneath each piece. This puzzle encourages eye-hand, fine motor, and visual perception skills. DIMENSIONS (LxWxH): 15,5 x 12 x 1.5 inch

Large In-Line Switch

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To provide a custom adaptation for an individual with fine motor and mobility disabilities. An individual needs to be able to switch a table lamp on and off and is unable to operate the switch built into the table lamp due to limited arm mobility and fine motor skills. A small wooden box (stained and varnished) was made to contain two electrical boxes. One electrical box is for a large rocker switch, the other is for a regular 120 volt receptacle. Th

Large Shapes Jumbo Knob Puzzle

The Large Shapes Jumbo Knob Puzzle is a large knobbed, wood puzzle designed for use by children with fine motor, grasping, neurological, or upper extremity disabilities. This eight-piece puzzle teaches eight basic shapes (triangle, square, circle, oval, diamond, pentagon, octagon, and rectangle). The name of the shape is printed on each piece. The extra-thick wooden puzzle includes jumbo wooden knobs on each piece for easy grasping. Full-color, matching pictures appear underneath each piece. Thi

Large Spike Board

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To provide a custom adapted food preparation spike board for an individual with left arm amputation. Current spike boards were not large enough to accommodate the user’s desire to cook large items such as large meats and large quantities of vegetables. A 400 by 300 millimeter PVC chopping board was acquired. Then 304 grade stainless steel, which is safe to use with food, was used to make a master pin and 30 copies. Each pin has a pointed tip which pr

Last Straw

The Last Straw is a straw holder designed for use by individuals with grasping disabilities, upper extremity disabilities or amputation, spinal cord injury, or cerebral palsy. It includes a modular positioning hose, which attaches to the back of any seating system, using a quick release mini-wedge mounting system, and a removeable tube, which functions as the straw. The tube is fed through the modular hose which positions it in front of the user while the other end (which can be cut to length) i

Lazy Teapot

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a porcelain teapot and a holding device that allows individuals with grasping disabilities to easily pour a cup of tea without having to lift the teapot. When the teapot is placed into the holding device, it can then be swayed forward, well-directed without having to lift the teapot itself. Additionally, the holding device services as a heating device that can boil the liquid in the teapot and keep it warm precisely on different temperat

Learning Game Board

Learning Game Board is a customizable game board for children and adults with cognitive and physical disabilities. This is a blank, magnetic, dry erase game board has four player positions – two that have been specially adapted with large activation buttons for choosing among the four play spaces in front of a player. For those who need to use their own switches, the board also has switch inputs at these two positions. The Learning Game Board is dry erase so it can be used over and over again f

Leather Case For Ipad Mini Tablet

The Leather Case for iPad Mini Tablet is a case with stand for tablet computer designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. This open leather case has a velour interior to protect the screen and back and ports for access to buttons. The case also has a built-in stand for hands-free viewing at a choice of three angles. DIMENSIONS (LxWxD): 8 x 5.5 x 0.75 inches. WEIGHT: 0.4 pounds. COLOR: Black, blue, or plum.

Leather Ipad Pillow

The Leather iPad Pillow is a bookholder and support for a tablet computer designed for use by individuals with grasping or upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. This travel pillow is specifically designed to hold an iPad or other tablet computer or an e-reader. The soft leather pillow is filled with polyfoam beads and contoured with leather piping on the edges. DIMENSIONS (WxDxH): 12 x 9 x 6 inches. WEIGHT: 0.8 pounds. COLOR: Black.

Legacy Corkpops Wine Bottle Opener

The Legacy CorkPops Wine Bottle Opener is a corkscrew designed for use by individuals with fine motor, grasping, or upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. This device inserts a long needle through the cork and into the bottle; when the top is pressed, the cork is popped and the bottle is opened. The opener utilizes a low-pressure, environmentally friendly, EPA-approved propellant to insure a safe and exciting "pop." It features a sleek ergonomic design with a rubberized finish that is design

Lever Door Handle

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To provide a means for individuals with arthritis, spinal cord injury, or upper extremity disabilities to open doors. Included in a chapter entitled "Housekeeping & Getting Around," this article provides detailed instructions and illustrations for creating a lever door handle. A pipe hanger bracket is attached horizontally to a doorknob with a radiator hose clamp. Prongs and sharp edges are covered with plastic tape. Plastic tape can also be used to cover th

Lever Door Handle Extension

CUSTOM ADAPTATIONPURPOSE: To enable an individual with upper extremity disabilities to open a residential fire door with an automatic closer. A lever made of lightweight aluminum tubing with rubber tips at each end was attached to the existing small lever handle with two hose clamps. This enabled the user to grasp the handle with both hands to turn it and use body weight to pull the door open. DIMENSIONS: The aluminum tube is 20 centimeters long. TITLE: Opening Gambit. JOURNAL: TAD Journal.

Lever Handle Lock (Model 2835)

The Lever Handle Lock, model 2835, is a keyless exterior door lock with lever designed for use by individuals with fine motor, grasping, or upper extremity disabilities. This lock has levers on the inside and the outside, with a passage function that allows the outside lever to remain unlocked while the function is set. To enter from the outside while the door is locked, the user punches in the secret code, then pushes down on the lever. To exit, or to enter while the door is unlocked, the user

Leveron Door Lever

The Leveron is a door handle lever designed for use by individuals with grasping and other upper extremity disabilities. The device fits over conventional round door knobs to provide a lever handle and features an opening to allow full key access. The Leveron is constructed of high impact resin, fits left or right door openings, and is suitable for indoor or outdoor use. A plastic installation wrench is included. COLOR: Almond, antique brass, silver, dark bronze, and hi-glow white.

Levo Deluxe Ebook And Tablet Floor Stand

The Levo Deluxe eBook and Tablet Floor Stand is an electronic bookholder and stand for tablet computer designed for use by people with grasping neurological or upper extremity disabilities, cerebral palsy or arthritis. The patented cantilever design does not require clearance under furniture and allows the iPad or tablet computer or ebook reader to extend from either the right or left side of chairs, beds, or wheelchair. The unit is adjustable without tools. The platform is adjustable to an infi

Levo Ebook, Ipad And Tablet Pc Clamp On Stand

The Levo eBook, iPad and Tablet PC Clamp On Stand is an adjustable ebook holder and stand for tablet computer designed for use by people with grasping neurological or upper extremity disabilities, cerebral palsy or arthritis. This stand clamps to desks or tables to hold the tablet or ebook reader at eye level. The support board fits iPads and most iPad cases and other tablet computers as well as ebooks, including the Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, and Sony eReader. It adjusts to an infi

Levo Lap Desk

The Levo Lap Desk is a notebook / laptop computer support, bookholder, ebook holder, and a stand for a tablet computer designed for use by people with grasping, neurological or upper extremity disabilities, cerebral palsy or arthritis. Placed in one direction, the lap desk elevates reading material while reading. Then, when flipped to a different position it becomes a laptop, ebook reader, or iPad or tablet computer holder. The multi-positioning platform enables the user to adjust the angle of a

Lexington Ipad Third Generation Hard-Shell Folio Case

The Lexington iPad Third Generation Hard-Shell Case is a case with stand for a tablet computer. Designed for use with the iPad 3, this case is a two-part folio carrying case that offers hard-shell, polycarbonate protection. Made with vegan leather, the case has a leather tab attached to the front cover that securely buckles in the iPad for complete closure. Opening the front cover, folding it back into a tri fold shape, and sliding the closure tab into the back buckle of the case holds the devic

Libra 90 Trackball

The Libra 90 Trackball is a stationary trackball mouse that features a hand-hugging design which lessens arm movement for maximum comfort and improved functionality. The mouse is made to alleviate wrist pain and/or help those with dexterity issues. The design includes a 2 inch opto-mechanical trackball, 3 standard mouse buttons, a removable wrist-rest pad, and a PS/2-USB combo connector. Compatible with Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP.

Lids Off Delux Jar Opener (Model Jw250)

The Lids Off Delux Jar Opener, model JW250 is a powered jar opener designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or grasping disabilities, arthritis, or the use of only one hand. To open a jar, the jar is placed on the turntable of the unit and the upper body of the unit is lowered to fit securely on the lid. Pressing the handle down causes the turntable to rotate, loosening the jar lid. The unit handles jars up to 8 inches high and up to 4.5 inches in diameter. Features include adjustabl

Lids Off Jar Opener (Model Jw 200)

The Lids Off Jar Opener, model JW 200, is a powered jar opener designed for use by individuals with grasping or upper extremity disabilities, arthritis or the use of only one hand. To open a jar, the jar is placed on the turntable of the unit and the upper body of the unit is lowered to fit securely on the lid. Holding the on/off button down cause the turntable to rotate, loosening the jar lid. The unit handles jars in a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles, including baby food jars, large jars,

Lifetime Hose (Models Blf5850 & Blf58100 )

The Lifetime Hose, models BLF5850 and BLF58100, is a garden hose with easy grasp connector, designed for use by individuals with arthritis, limited strength, or grasping, neurological, or upper extremity disabilities. The hose's Guard-N-Grip connector is ergonomically designed so the user can connect the hose to a faucet or spigot, and also remove the hose, without turning or twisting the connector. It allows the hose to be tightened to the faucet so the connection is leak proof. It also protect

Light Switch Extender

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable an individual with limited grasp to toggle wall light switches on and off. Drill a small hole through the end of each of the toggle switch. Fix a split ring, available at bead stores or fishing supply stores, through each hole, then coil one end of a 20-inch length of fencing wire around the ring with a pair of needle-nose pliers. Next, drill a small hole in one side and out the other of a wine bottle cork and thread the wire through the hole. Then, ag

Light Switch Extension Handle

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To provide a means for individuals with arthritis, spinal cord injury, or upper extremity or mobility disabilities to turn light wall switches on and off. Included in a chapter titled "Housekeeping & Getting Around," this article provides detailed instructions and illustrations for creating a simple extension for light switches. A small hole is drilled in the end of the light switch and a corresponding hole is drilled in the end of an acrylic rod or wooden

Lightweight Foam-Handled Cutlery

The Lightweight Foam-Handled Cutlery is a knife, a fork and spoons with built-up handles designed for use by individuals with weakened or painful grasps. These dishwasher-safe lightweight stainless steel utensils are mounted on plastic stems and hygenically sealed into sculptured closed-cell foam handles with finger contours. The handles taper slightly. Available items include a table knife, a fork, a soup spoon, and a teaspoon (each sold separately). DIMENSIONS: The handles are 1.25 inches in d

Limited Mobility Compound Bow Mount (Model CB100)

The Limited Mobility Compound Bow Mount, model CB100, is a compound bow support designed for use by people with mobility and lower extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury who have limited hand and arm movement and strength and who use a wheelchair. This device comprises a mounting plate that is placed under the wheelchair’s seat cushion before the user transfers into the chair. Once the user is seated in the wheelchair, a vertical receiver tube is attached in the middle of the front edge of

Limited Mobility Gun Mount (Model LM100)

The Limited Mobility Gun Mount, model LM100, is a rifle, pistol, and crossbow support designed for use by people with mobility or lower extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury with limited hand and arm movement and strength. Intended for individuals who use wheelchairs, this mount is based on a mounting plate placed under the wheelchair’s seat cushion before the user transfers into the chair. Once the user is seated in the wheelchair, a vertical receiver tube is attached in the middle of th

Limited Mobility Pistol Mount (Model LMPM)

The Limited Mobility Pistol Mount, model LMPM, is a pistol support designed for use by people with mobility or lower extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury who have limited hand or arm movement and strength and who use a wheelchair. A Limited Mobility Gun Mount, model LM100, and The Vacuum Trigger System, model TM100, are required with this device, but are not included (see separate entries). This device accommodates a variety of pistols, including auto loaders and double action revolvers,

Liquid Soap Caddy

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRYPURPOSE: To provide a stable holder for liquid soap pump bottles used by people with upper extremity, grasping, or fine motor disabilities, arthritis, or use of one hand. This artzicle, part of a chapter entitled "Bathroom & Washing Up," provides illustrated step-by-step instructions with a detailed materials list for making a simple holder to enable the user to dispense liquid soap from a pump-style container without holding or grasping the bottle. MATERIALS: 1 x 3 inch

Lockable Plastic Pliers (Third Hand) (Model K-40)

Lockable Plastic Pliers (Third Hand), model K-40, are designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. These pliers have straight handles with a locking device to hold small objects in place or hold two flat objects together. DIMENSIONS: 6.5 inches long. WEIGHT: 0.6 ounce.

Lockblocks Fasteners

Lockblocks Fasteners are surface anchors designed to mount tubular accessories such as flashlights, canes, and airpumps to any tube on wheelchairs, walkers, bed rails, etc. The mounts are flexible plastic with hook-and-loop strapping systems. Lockblocks Cross Channel mounts hold items perpendicular to the tube or rail with two straps, while Lockblocks Parallel Channel mounts hold items parallel to the rail with one strap. These fasteners are available in a variety of strap lengths and weights.

Logitech Cordless Trackman Optical Mouse (Model 904369-0403)

The Logitech Cordless TrackMan Optical Mouse, model 904369-0403, is a trackball designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or fine motor disabilities. Designed for right-handed use, this cordless optical mouse is shaped to fit the palm of the user's hand and has a large trackball for cursor control. It operates wirelessly within six feet of the computer. The unit also has two forward and back buttons for Web and document browsing, a scroll wheel, and a drag lock button. Button controls

Looped Exercise Aids (Model Ah3)

The Looped Exercise Aids, model AH3, are grasping aids for the hand and exercise cuffs designed for use by individuals with grasping and upper extremity disabilities. This device is made of fabric loops attached to adjustable padded wrist straps. This device is intended to assist users to grip exercise equipment. When exercise is performed, the loops are slipped over the handles to grip items such as rowing oars, indoor rowing machines and other types of gym and fitness equipment. SIZES: One siz

Low Vision Giant Touch Dominoes (Model 6Gdftw)

The Low Vision Giant Touch Dominoes, model 6GDFTW, are dominoes designed for use by individuals who are blind or have fine motor or grasping disabilities or low vision. The set includes 28 large wooden dominoes with raised dots. DIMENSIONS: Each domino is 4.25 x 2 x 0.25 inches. COLOR: Black dots on a white background.

Lyra Lyrax Giant Wax Crayons

The Lyra Lyrax Giant Wax Crayons are easy grasp crayons designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities. The rounded triangular shape and large size of these crayons make them easier to grasp and break-resistant. These crayons are made from high-quality, non-water soluble pigments and genuine beeswax. DIMENSIONS: These crayons are each 14.5 millimeters wide. COLOR: The set of six includes lemon, vermilion, deep cobalt, Hooker's green, raw umber, and black. The set of 12

Maddadapt Built-Up Handle Angle Cutlery (Models F74636 To F74637-0001)

The Maddadapt Built-Up Handle Angle Cutlery are adapted eating utensils designed for facilitated use by persons with limited wrist movement and grasping ability. These utensils feature angled forks and spoons for either the right- or left-handed user, and adjustable, removable rings on the handles to give support against individual fingers for maximum comfort. The plastic handles are hollow to allow weights to be added when necessary. Eating components are made of stainless steel, and the entire

Maddak Eating Plastic Coated Spoons,Model H746320001

The Plastisol Coated Teaspoon and Soup Spoon are plastisol coated spoons designed for use by individuals with limited hand dexterity or neurological, grasping or eating disabilities. The spoon handles are made of stainless steel and the spoon bowls are coated with non-toxic plastisol. The plastisol coating is intended to protect the teeth, gums and lips of users who tend to have difficulty or have stabbing or jerky motion getting eating utensils to their mouths or involuntary biting down on the

Maddak Eating Scooper Bowl With Suction Cup Base, Model F745340000

Maddak Eating Scooper Bowl With Suction Cup Base is designed for people with tremors, grasping and fine motor disabilities. It features high rim and reverse curve on one side that aids in scooping food onto a utensil without spilling. The bottom of the dish has a rubber suction base to prevent skidding. It is made of molded heat-resistant plastic.

Maddak Handy Cup, Model H745930007

Maddak Handy Cup is designed for use by individuals with limited grasping and fine motor disabilities associated with arthritis, stroke or spinal cord injury.  It is a two-handled transparent cup with extra wide base which provides a secure grip and stability while reducing the occurrence of accidental spills. Its unique angled design provides space for nose and eye glasses while making it possible to drink with little or no neck movement.

Magic Basin

The Magic Basin is a an accessible sink with a hands-free electronic faucet designed for use by individuals with fine motor or upper extremity disabilities. Sensors in the basin's tap fittings detect the position of hands in the basin and control the water flow and temperature accordingly. In the factory setting, designed for use in public areas, placing hands in the middle of the basin activates the faucet and produces a warm water flow. The faucet is deactivated by removing hands from the wate

Magic Faucet

The Magic Faucet is an electronic faucet designed for use by individuals with fine motor, grasping, or upper extremity disabilities. This faucet allows an individual with limited use of the hands to control water flow and temperature by touching the tap fitting or by moving the hand into the vicinity of the outlet (a distance of approximately two centimeters). The flow of water is ended by removing hands or by moving the hands or fingers through the flow of water. The faucet comes with 10 progra

Magic Tap

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

Magic Touch Ice Cube Tray

The Magic Touch Ice Cube Tray is a easy release ice tray designed for use by people with grasping or fine motor disabilities of the hand, including arthritis. The Magic Touch Tray has 14 oval depressions, each of which is filled with water and frozen. The shape of the depressions resembles an egg cut lengthwise. When the water has frozen into ice cubes, the user can press on the end of an individual cube to make it stand erect so the cube can be easily grabbed and placed in a glass. The tray is

Magnetic Bingo Chips

The Magnetic Bingo Chips are metallic-ringed transparent bingo chips designed for use with light colored or white bingo cards by people with upper extremity, fine motor and grasping disabilities and others with limited manual dexterity. The chips' clear red plastic allows the user to see the numbers underneath. Each chips has a metallic ring so it can be lifted and moved with the Magnetic Wand (see separate entry). Chips come in a pack of 200 chips.

Magnetic Bug Puzzle

The Magnetic Bug Puzzle is a puzzle designed for use by children with fine motor disabilities. Designed to refine eye-hand coordination and fine motor skills, this puzzle consists of a magnet hanging from a bug net and a magnet in each of the 10 wooden, bug-shaped puzzle pieces. The child uses the bug net to remove and replace the puzzle pieces in the background board. DIMENSIONS(HxLxW): 1/3 x 9 x 12 inches.

Magnetic Clasps Set

The Magnetic Clasps Set is a jewelry clasp aid designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities or arthritis. These clasps can be used on necklaces, bracelets, and anklets and can replace broken clasps. Once in place, these magnetic clasps attach to each other, eliminating the need to grasp small clasps. The set includes 10 magnetic closures and 20 round clasps. COLOR: Gold or silver. GUARANTEE: 90-day satisfaction guarantee.

Magnetic Fishing Puzzle

The Magnetic Fishing Puzzle is a puzzle designed for use by children with fine motor disabilities. Intended to refine eye-hand coordination and fine motor skills, this puzzle consists of a magnet at the end of a fishing pole and in each of the 10 wooden, fish-shaped puzzle pieces. The child uses the fishing rod to remove and replace the puzzle pieces from the background board. DIMENSIONS(HxLxW): 1/3 x 9 x 12 inches.

Magnetic Jewelry Clasps

The Magnetic Jewelry Clasps are jewelry clasp aids designed for use by individuals with limited dexterity, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome or other hand and finger disabilities. These magnetic attachments come in sets of two, one clasp with a loop on one end and the other with a standard lobster claw clasp . After attaching each clasp to the end to each selected bracelet or necklace, the user can secure the item by positioning the ends near each other and allowing them to magnetically join. Th

Make It Yourself Holder

"DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY 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

Make-N-Take Adapted Puzzle

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Adding knobs to puzzle pieces provides an easy grip allowing the child to play with the puzzle independently.

Make-N-Take Key Holder

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: People with impaired hand function achieve a better grip and more force when using this key holder.

Mantis Stand For Ipad & Ipad 2

The Mantis Stand for iPad and iPad 2 is a stand for a tablet computer designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand or grasping or upper extremity disabilities. The system is made of aluminum with anodized finish and can be used on a flat surface. The stand features 360-degree rotation from portrait to landscape, 360-degree swivel base, 90-degree tilt, quick cam release, and a security screw. The stand can also be used with Apple iPad Smart Cover.

Marble Cheese Slicer

The Marble Cheese Slicer is a cheese slicer designed for use by individuals with upper extremity, fine motor, or grasping disabilities. These units consist of a marble cutting board with a built-in chrome arm and handle grip. When the arm is lowered, the stainless steel cutting wire slices through the cheese. The cutting wire is replaceable. OPTIONS: Replacement cutting wires are available. DIMENSIONS(LxW): 8.75 x 5.5 inches. COLOR: Model 601MW has a white marble cutting board, model 602MB has a

Master Craft 8-Inch Ratcheting Pruning Shears

The Master Craft 8-Inch Ratcheting Pruning Shears is a pruner designed for use by individuals with grasping disabilities, limited hand strength, or arthritis. This heavy-duty bypass pruner has ratchet action that requires less hand strength to cut through branches. Constructed of high strength aluminum body with finger guard, it has Teflon-coated precision hardened cutting blades. Theses shears have a cushion grip contoured handle for comfort and a built-in safety lock. DIMENSIONS: Cuts through

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.

Mccarron Assessment Of Neuromuscular Development (Model S104)

The McCarron Assessmnet of Neuromuscular Development (MAND), model S104, is a motor skills evaluation system designed for use by individuals with balance, fine motor, grasping, neurological, or walking disabilies. The system includes a test manual, one package of MAND-VI Score Forms, a hand dynamometer, a stopwatch-timer, a walking line, and other components for measuring fine and gross motor functions. OPTIONS: Tactile Strip for MAND Walking Line (model X132) to enable individuals who are blind

Mealtime Smock

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRYPURPOSE: To enable individuals with upper extremity disabilities or tremors, arthritis, or grasping, eating, swallowing, or fine motor disabilities to eat without soiling clothing. Included in a chapter entitled "Kitchen & Meal Time," this article provides a pattern, detailed instructions, and illustrations for making a washable apron from an inexpensive vinyl tablecloth (more than one apron can usually be made from a single tablecloth). This alternative to a bib covers t

Medication Catch Tray

The Medication Catch Tray is a tray for dispensing medication designed for use by people with fine motor and grasping disabilities, low vision, or tremors, spasticity or weakness in the hands. This tray is made of FDA-approved food-grade resin, and it is generally rectangular in shape with one end rounded. The user or caregiver can dispense pills or liquid medications onto the tray to prevent spillage or loss. For liquid medicines, there is raised well in the center of the tray where a medicine

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.

Melrose Single Handle Kitchen Faucet With Pull-Out Spout (Model D456513)

The Melrose Single Handle Pull-Out Kitchen Faucet, model D456513, is a single lever faucet designed for use by individuals with upper extremity, fine motor, or grasping disabilities. The unit features a single lever handle with a two-function pull-out spout (spray and aerated stream), and comes with a matching brass soap/lotion dispenser. DIMENSIONS: The unit fits 1 3/8 to 1.5 inch diameter mounting hole. WARRANTY: Limited lifetime warranty for manufacturing defects.

Melrose Wristblade Handle Laundry Faucet (Model D100353)

The Melrose Wristblade Handle Laundry Faucet, model D100353, is a faucet with lever-style handles designed for use by individuals with upper extremity, fine motor, or grasping disabilities. The faucet includes a low-rise tubular spout with aerator, left and right blade handles, a hose end adapter, and a ceramic disc valve. DIMENSIONS: Unit width from the end of the left handle to the end of the right handle is 10 5/8 inches. The spout is 8.5 inches long. WARRANTY: Limited lifetime warranty for m

Metrokane Electric Rabbit

The Metrokane Electric Rabbit is a corkscrew designed for use by individuals with grasping or upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. Simply lower the unit onto the bottle and the cork is pulled automatically. Once lifted away from the wine bottle, the device ejects the cork automatically. This corkscrew is equipped with an illuminated liquid crystal display (LCD) screen that shows the number of cork pulls before re-charging. POWER: Uses rechargeable battery. COLOR: Red, black, or silver.

Microwave Grips

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.

Midiwing

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype instrument interface that allows individuals with disabilities to learn and play music through any device they want to use as an input for a variety of digitized musical instruments. Dan Daily partnered with Kent Pfeifer to create the MidiWing that uses just about any USB controller as input and connects to any MIDI (musical instrument digital interface) device like a computer or digital instrument for output. Pfeifer assisted Daily in bui

Milbat Thinking Games Puzzle

The MILBAT Thinking Games Puzzle is a large knobbed wood puzzle with large pieces designed for use by people with cognitive, learning, grasping or fine motor disabilities. Available in a heart or oval shape, this puzzle has 8 or 9 pieces. Each piece has a knob to facilitate grasping, and for those who are unable to grasp the knob or the piece, the knob can be unscrewed leaving a metal plate. The puzzle includes a cuff with a magnet that fits around the user's palm, and the user can lift and plac

Milbat Universal Book Holder-Reading Helper

The Milbat Universal Book Holder-Reading Helper is a bookholder designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities or arthritis, severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. Made of wood, the unit has adjustable metal clamps to hold most books in place. The angle can be adjusted to meet the user's needs.

Milbat Universal Cuff

The Milbat Universal Cuff is a grasping aid for hand designed for use by individuals with grasping disabilities, arthritis, or limited hand function. Designed to provide assistance in holding or grasping items such as utensils and other small items, this handmade cuff fastens around the hand with Velcro straps that adjust to fit most hands. The cuff is made of lightweight washable mesh. SIZES: One size fits most.

Milk Jug Ball Catcher

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: 1. Allow individuals with limited bilateral hand coordination to participate in ball catching activity.

Milk Jug Holder

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: The Milk Jug Crayon/Marker Holder is a clever way to modify writing utensils for individuals who have fine motor and grasping difficulties hold and use a crayon/marker. It can also be used to hold drum sticks, scarves or ribbons (for play during music class), glue sticks, or paint brushes. MATERIALS USED: Plastic milk jug (1/2 gallon for crayons, 1 gallon for markers), 1” piece Hook (hard) sticky back Velcro, 1” piece Loop (soft) sticky back Velcro

Mini Alligator Tongs

These Mini Alligator Tongs are designed to help build fine motor and to improve grasping abilities or pre-scissor skills. With build-in finger grips.

Mini Play Cube

The Mini Play Cube is a sensory busy box designed to provide children with sensory, cognitive, or neurological disabilities with sensory stimulation. This purposeful-play toy helps children learn counting, encourages cooperative play, and reinforces color recognition and hand/eye coordination skills. The unit includes a mini bead roller coaster, a pathfinder, a magnetic circle, a ziggidy zag racer, and a counting abacus. The cube is made of wood with metal attachments. DIMENSIONS(HxLxW): 24 x 12

Minuum Keyboard

The Minuum Keyboard is a software program designed for individuals with grasping difficulties. The software keyboard forgoes the screen-stealing QWERTY layout for a single-line of characters. The software will automatically restructure misspelled words and find patterns in users typing to auto correct typing.

Mirror Pebbles

Mirror Pebbles is designed for children who are working on improving their cognitive and visual perceptual skills. Mirror Pebbles comes with 20 smooth reflective wobbly shapes designed for sorting and sequencing.

Mobile Internet Connected Assistant (Mica)

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To develop an intelligent wheelchair that uses a remote-controlled or autonomous operation for individuals with mobility disabilities. The Mobile Internet Connected Assistant (MICA), developed by Sven Rönnbäck of Luleå University of Technology in Sweden, utilizes a built-in distance-metering sensor to discover the surfaces that are available and that the wheelchair is being used in a safe manner. Individuals with severe mobility disabilities can use the head-con

Mobile Music Touch

-- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a vibrating glove device that assists individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) learn to play the piano. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have seen an improvement in sensation and movement in the hands of people with paralyzing SCI after wearing a glove that helps them learn to play piano. The Mobile Music Touch (MMT) is a glove that helps people with SCI learn to play different songs by vibrating the wearer’s fingers to

Modified Bicycle Handlebar

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted bicycle handlebar for a child whose left arm is shorter than her right. The difference in length between the arms made bike riding uncomfortable for the little girl since she could not quite reach the handlebar. The TAD volunteer measured the bike and the distance between the girl's hand and handlebar, and fitted the bike with a handlebar extension. The extension was made from steel tubing and sized to meet the girl's left

Modified Bike

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted bike modification for a child with spastic diplegia. The boy’s condition mainly affects his lower limbs but he is still able to walk short distances using a walker and his motor skills and strength in his left hand are also affected. The bike did not require extensive modification as the child has reasonable upper body strength. The bike modifications include a wider seat and outrigger wheels, plus a high-riser bar with pad

Modified Bike

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To provide a custom adapted bike for a child with bilateral ulnar club hand. The child’s arms and hands are not completed developed. Her right arm is longer and can straighten more easily, and she has some ability to grip with her right hand, whereas her left arm is less able to straighten or grip. When younger the child could use a standard bike with one hand, but a heavier bike is too difficult to steer one-handed. FREEDOM WHEELS was able to const

Modified Crib

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted crib for a mother with C6-7 quadriplegia who uses a motorized wheelchair and. The mother has wrist function but no use of her fingers. She did not have the reach or strength to operate the crib’s drop side, and could not get near enough to the crib once the side was down because it got in the way of her chair. Previous adaptations by TAD staff would not work in this case since the mother used a motorized wheelchair. A TAD v

Modified Cutlery

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide custom adaptation of cutlery for an individual with Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy. Two pieces of 16-gauge steel sheet were cut and wrapped into a U-shaped holder that fits around the individual’s hands. A stainless steel knife and fork were then TIG-welded to the U-shape holder. The steel holders have a natural spring so the individual can bend them back very slightly to insert his hand. Once the holders are on his hands, the user doe

Modified Tad Jar Opener

CUSTOM ADAPTATIONPURPOSE: To enable an individual with upper extremity disabilities to open screwtop jars. A standard TAD belly clamp was modified to fit rounded counter edges and made deeper at the front. A Baby Boa Constrictor Opener, which has a self-clamping rubber strap to grasp the lid completed the unit. The user stands in front of the belly clamp, holding it in place with his/her body. The jar is placed in the triangular point of the unit. With the jar secure, the strap is placed around

Moen Pause Control Handheld Shower

The Moen Pause Control Handheld Shower is a handshower with flexible hose designed for use by individuals with mobility, balance, neurological, or severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. This handshower offers four settings: shower, pulsating, massage, and pause. The pause feature enables the user to pause the water flow with the touch of a button. The unit also has an easy-to-turn, over-sized spray control. This lightweight unit has a soft-grip handle with safety strap for a secure

Molded Built-Up Handles

"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

Monkey Sensory Habitat

The Monkey Sensory Habitat is designed for children who would benefit or who need sensory input, like individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD, and those who may show aggressive behaviors like kicking, hitting, excessive energy, etc. Each Monkey Habitat includes climbing walls, trampolines, crash mat, exercise balls and swing to redirect the child’s energy. The Habitat comes with 14 separate pieces (sold separately, see price chart below) and each of which target key mov

Moon Switch

The Moon Switch is a round switch designed for use by individuals with limited upper extremity mobility and coordination as a result of neurological involvement, traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury.  It has a 2 5/8" colored target area.  It is a sensitive switch requiring only a few grams of pressure to activate.  There is a clicking sound to signal activation. There are mounting options on the base of the Moon Switch.

Moozi Wheelchair Joystick

Moozi Wheelchair Joystick is designed for individuals with neurological, upper extremity, or severe physical disabilities to operate a power wheelchair with compatible controls or with adaptors. It can control a range of other equipment including a computer mouse and programs. The Moozi can be positioned on a tray or table, using Velcro or a non-slip mat. It has a smooth, light sliding action (190g force). It has a low profile that allows the hand to rest in a natural position. Moozi is also su

Mother's 3Rd Arm With Pillow Switch

Mother’s Third Arm with Pillow Switch is an adjustable arm with a switch attachment that can be used by children and adults with limited arm strength and mobility. The Mother’s Third Arm can be clapped to any surface up to 2½ inches thick while the Pillow Switch can be adjusted to accommodate the user’s needs. It can be attached to wheelchairs, tabletops, strollers or chairs.

Motorized Doorglass Blinds (Models 684-Mrbl & 686-Mrbl)

Motorized Doorglass Blinds are windows with motorized blinds designed for use by individuals with limited strength or grasp. Blinds are built into a window frame that can be installed in a door or a wall, and are controlled by a touch pad in the side of the window frame. Blinds have metal slats that can be raised, lowered, or tilted to admit partial light with a single control, and can be adjusted from the top down or from the bottom up. The window has two panels of tempered safety glass that ar

Mouse House

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: To provide an opportunity for individuals with upper extremity and fine motor disabilities activate and maneuver a computer mouse. MATERIALS USED: 1 small but chubby notebook or photo album (The photo albums with rings designed to hold a single 4"x6" picture on each page works well), Two soft sponges, Double-sided carpet tape, Stick of hot glue, Stick Tack or other putty that is used to hold pictures on a wall, 8" fuzzy adhesive-backed Velcro, 1" ho

Mug1 + Base (Model 16102)

Mug1 + Base, model 16102, is a cup with a non-slip base designed for use by individuals with grasping, neurological, or upper extremity disabilities. This spill-proof thermal mug holds hot or cold beverages and double-walled construction helps maintain the temperature. Resilient seals ensure no leaks or spills if the mug is knocked over. The mug has an ergonomic handle with a rubber grip for right- or left-handed use. Two curved openings for drinking conform to the shape of the mouth. The rubbe

Multi Opener (Model Ha-4288)

Multi Opener, model HA-4288, is a jar or bottle opener designed for use by individuals with grasping or fine motor disabilities or arthritis. This device has a flexible steel band that clamps around the lid of a jar or bottle, holding it firmly. A long crank arm enables the user to turn and open the caps with adjustable screw. DIMENSIONS: 220 millimeters long. The device fits lid sizes up to 11 centimeters diameter. WEIGHT: 136 grams.

Multi Top Opener

The Multi Top is a jar, ring top, and twist cap bottle opener designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities or arthitis. This multi-purpose opener opens pop-off caps, pop tabs on soda cans, twist-off bottle caps, cans with pull tabs, and jars with vacuum seals. The device has a secure-grip handle. DIMENSIONS(LxW): 5.75 x 2.75 inches. WEIGHT: 0.5 pounds. COLOR: Assorted. GUARANTEE: 90-day satisfaction guarantee.

Multipurpose Beauty Grip

This Multipurpose Beauty grip is designed for use by individuals with limited fine motor skills or grasping due to arthritis or stroke. It is a versatile piece of personal grooming equipment that offers the user a range of different functionalities. The soft rubber handle has been designed to fit comfortably in the hand and is ideal for those with limited mobility or grasping difficulties. The Multipurpose Beauty Grip can primarily be used as a nail file but when turned over to its wider end it

Multipurpose Kitchen Board

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a multipurpose kitchen board for individuals with grasping disabilities or who are one-handed. The Multipurpose Kitchen Board is designed to assist people with use of only one hand in the kitchen with food preparation tasks such as holding items in place while cutting and opening jars and bottles. The prototype is a cutting mat with a plastic enclosure that has an adjustable arm that can be locked onto either side of the board and at any

My-Grip

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 Pencil And Crochet Grips

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.

Mycestro

The Mycestro is a wireless mouse emulator designed for use by people with neurological, upper extremity, fine motor or grasping disabilities, cerebral palsy, or stroke or brain injury. The Mycestro can be worn on a finger. Its sensors match the movement of the cursor on the screen to the movement of the user's hand. The Mycestro also has a touch-sensitive panel that the user touches with the thumb to click the mouse. The panel is broken into segments that can be controlled through the applicatio

Nail Care Combination Set

The Nail File and Clipper Combination set features a weighted design for those who can't grasp or use small hand-held implements.

Nail Clipper

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRYPURPOSE: To adapt and stabilize nail clippers for use by individuals with upper extremity, fine motor, or grasping disabilities or arthritis. This article, part of a chapter entitled "Bathroom & Washing Up" describes how to adapt standard metal nail clippers by fastening them to a board for stability and using the empty barrel of a stick pen to create a handle extension. The article includes step-by-step instructions and illustrations. MATERIALS: Standard nail clipper, 1

Neasy Collapsible Desktop Mount

The NEasy Collapsible Desktop Mount is a desktop stand for alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) devices (communicators) designed for people with communication or speech disabilities who also have grasping, neurological or upper extremity disabilities. This lightweight desktop mount consists of a collapsible tripod with an adjustable arm. The arm has two ball and socket joints, which enable infinite angle adjustment. The joints are locked in place with a single knob. The AAC device

Neater Eater Electric Version

The Neater Eater Electric Version is a powered feeder designed for use by individuals with severe physical disabilities which make self feeding difficult. The feeding arm can be programmed so the spoon scoops food from the plate and brings it to the user's mouth. The device can be set up for five different diners and the automatic cycle of the spoon can be controlled in four different ways: A single eating cycle has the spoon run once; a Go While Pressed cycle has the spoon move only when the s

Neater Eater Manual Version & Adapted Version

The Neater Eater Manual Version is a mechaincal feeder designed for use by individuals with severe physical disabilities which make self feeding difficult. The unit features adjustable springs that help the user to smoothly guide the spoon down into the plate and up to the mouth. Adjustable stops prevent the spoon from moving past the plate or too close to the user, and stop the spoon at the right height for the user's mouth. The plate is turned by the user. In the Adapted Version, an adjustabl

Ness H200 Hand Rehabilitation System

The NESS H200 Hand Rehabilitation System is a neuromuscular stimulator designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities associated with brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, or other neurological injuries. This system uses mild electrical stimulation to improve arm function and help the user get the most out of therapy while reducing complications such as muscle spasms. The system's two main parts are an orthosis that wraps around the user's forearm and wrist, and a connecte

New Blue 2

The NEW Blue 2 is a switch designed for individualists with dexterity or mobility issues. The NEW Blue2 switch provides a sleek, modern design with new features that make it compatible with all switch accessible apps. Also new to Blue2 is the ability to toggle the on-screen keyboard on and off for iOS devices and a built-in rechargeable battery.Includes rechargeable battery.Requires 40% less pressure to activate than the original Blue2. Features two external switch jacks. Program custom keystrok

New Yorker

The New Yorker is a stylus for tablet computer or touch screen designed for use by individuals with grasping, fine motor, neurological, severe physical or upper extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury. The tip of the stylus requires no downward pressure on the touch screen. This telescoping stylus can be adjusted to shorter or longer lengths for use with hand held devices such as a cell phone, personal digital assistant (PDA), global positioning system (GPS) unit, iPad, or iTouch. DIMENSION

Newgrip Gloves

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

No Hands 3D Video Game Device

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of an eye-gaze 3D video gaming device which allows users with mobility disabilities to perform various commands easier and faster. Eye-gaze systems bounce infrared light from LEDs at the bottom of the computer monitor and track an individual’s eye movements using stereo infrared cameras. This new system can calculate where on the screen a user is looking, and has an accuracy of about five millimeters. While including traditional point and c

No More Dry Markers

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: To provide an opportunity for children who have difficulty with fine motor and upper extremity coordination participate in drawing activities by using a weighted marker holder to select and recap markers.

No Slide Cutting Board

The No Slide Cutting Board is a cutting board designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. Intended for use by people who have difficulty keeping food in place while cutting, paring, or peeling, this board is made of polypropylene and mounted on four suction cups to anchor the board securely. Features include stainless steel spikes that hold food in place, and two corner guards to keep bread from sliding when spreading butter or slicing. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 12 x 12 inches. Th

No-Slip Mat

The No-Slip Mat is a non-slip pad designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or neurological disabilities. Intended to keep items from sliding off a table, this pad can be used to stabilize toys, dishes, eating utensils, or tools. DIMENSIONS: 10 x 14 inches.

Non-Slip Remote Cover

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Allows individuals to hold a remote without it slipping from their grasp. A kitchen sponge is adapted by carving an oval space to cradle the shape of the remote. Once the remote is placed in the contoured space, it's secured with a small square of shelf lining and three rubber bands to hold the device in place and prevent from slipping. COMMENTS: The Non-Slip Remote Cover is designed for those with grasping issues and low motor skills. SKILLS REQUIRED:

Norco Hand Exerciser (Model Nc52000)

The Norco Hand Exerciser, model NC52000, is a progressively resistive hand and arm exerciser designed to provide people with grasping and upper extremity disabilities with a variety of therapeutic exercises for manual rehabilitation. The unit is constructed of plastic and uses one or more rubber bands to provide adjustable resistance as the user pulls back on the handle. The user can attach additional rubber bands to increase resistance. Five rubber bands are included, each providing approximate

Novotwist

NovoTwist is a needle for syringe injection aid designed for use by individuals with diabetes and arthritis affecting the hands or other fine motor, grasping, or upper extremity disabilities, as well as individuals with visual impairments. It has a bayonet fitting that allows the user to attach the needle onto a compatible insulin pen with a simple twist. Compatible insulin pens include FlexTouch, FlexPen (see separate entry), NovoPen 4, NovoPen Echo, and Victoza Pen. Other features include an a

Nu-Drive Wheelchair Lever Drive System

NuDrive is a manual wheelchair designed for use by individuals with limited physical mobility as a result of a spinal cord injury, stroke, or other medical conditions. It can be used on a variety of terrain as well as indoor and outdoor use. Most wheelchairs require users to propel their chair by gripping the wheel rims by hand. NuDrive consists of two Drive Units and two Wheel Adaptors; one pair for each wheel. The NuDrive wheelchair can be navigated forwards, backwards, and stopped by mani

Nuguard Gripstand

The NuGuard GripStand is a stand for a tablet computer for the Apple iPad that is designed for individuals with grasping or upper extremity disabilities or the use of only one hand. The system includes a hard plastic protective shell that grips the iPad snugly while enveloping it in a shock-absorbing inner rubber liner. The removable, skid resistant desktop stand can be swiveled 360 degrees and positioned at virtually any angle for viewing or typing. The desktop stand can also be used as a one h

Number-One Urinal

The Number-One is a male urinal designed to be used by individuals with severe physical disabilities. The Spill-Guard does not have to be held in place. It is designed to not slip, spill, or tip over. The urine can be measured in cubic centimeters and ounces using a graduate scale on the side of the Number-One Urinal.

One Handed Chopping Board

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide a customized one-handed chopping board for an individual with hemiplegia resulting from a stroke. The board base made of 16-millimeter plywood with a non-slip rubber underlay to prevent it from moving on the marble tabletop. The base has a laminex overlay and oiled hardwood edging. On the right side of the base there are two strips of polypropylene cutting board material, with two “jaws” mounted between them. The jaws have textured grooves on the inside fac

One Touch Can Opener

The One Touch Can Opener is designed for use by individuals with fine motor, grasping, or upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. Placed on most cans, this opener travels around the lid, cutting below the lid to eliminate sharp, jagged edges. A built-in magnet holds the lid off the food. POWER: Uses 2 AA batteries (not included). DIMENSIONS (LxWxH): 6.5 x 2.5 x 1.5 inches. COLOR: White.

One Touch Can Opener Ii

The One Touch Can Opener II is a can opener designed for use by individuals with fine motor, grasping, or upper extremity disabilities, or arthritis. Designed to open any cylindrical can with a rim, this opener, when placed on top of a can, travels around the can, and cuts below the lid to prevent sharp, jagged edges. The One Touch II will automatically turn off when operation is complete, and a built in magnet will pick up the lid once the opener is lifted from the can. POWER: Uses 2 AA batteri

One Touch Jar Opener

The One Touch Jar Opener is a jar opener designed for use by individuals with fine motor, grasping, or upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. This device attaches to lids of jars of all types, shapes and sizes and opens them hands-free with the touch of one button. POWER: Requires two AA batteries (not included). DIMENSIONS(LxWxH): 7.5 x 3.9 x 2.7 inches. WEIGHT: 1 pound. GUARANTEE: 90-day satisfaction guarantee.

One Touch Salt And Pepper Mill

The One Touch Salt and Pepper Mill is a combination salt mill and pepper mill designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. This mill features one-touch operation with a clear chamber for salt and a second clear chamber for peppercorns. The adjustable grind mechanism enables the user to choose the coarseness. This device can also be used to grind other whole spices. POWER: Uses 4 AA batteries. DIMENSIONS(LxWxH): 2.1 x 2.1 x 7.9 inches. GUARANTEE: 90-day satisfac

One Touch Storage Containers, Set Of 3 (Model 16K052A)

The One Touch Storage Container, Set of 3, model 16K052A, are easy open storage containers designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities, arthritis, or grasping disabilities. These containers require no twisting or turning to open. Pressing a spot on the rim of the lid with one finger or the palm of the hand causes the lid to open. Pressing the middle of the lid reseals it. The containers come in a set with one each of .50 quart (.75 litre), .90 quart (1.45 litre), 1.85 quart

One Touch Vegetable Slicer

The One Touch Vegetable Slicer is a powered vegetable slicer designed for use by seniors or individuals with fine motor, grasping, or upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. This slicer ensures that the user's fingers are always well away from the blades and the dual plunger system works to prevent any contact between fingers and moving blades. It comes with interchangeable slicing and julienne blades and can be used with a variety of vegetables including potatoes, cucumbers, carrots and zucc

One-Hand Driving Device

-- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a device that allows drivers with disabilities steer, accelerate, change gears and brake with one hand. Users with reduced hand strength can easily use this device since it is completely electronically controlled—no mechanics are involved. To simulate the natural haptic feedback provided by a mechanical steering wheel, motors have been added to the device to simulate those sensations. The ease in which the device is operated can also be ad

One-Handed Cutting Board

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRYPURPOSE: To enable individuals with use of only one hand to cut and chop during food preparation. This illustrated article, included in a chapter entitled "Kitchen & Meal Time," this article provides detailed instructions and illustrations for making this simple device. DIMENSIONS: 10 x 14 x 0.75 inches. MATERIALS: Small cutting board with straight edges or a piece of maple or other hardwood in similar dimensions; two stainless steel nails, two stainless steel screws wit

One-Handed Swedish Cutting Board

The multi-functional Swedish Cutting Board for One-handed use is designed for clients with neurological impairments, limited hand strength or mobility. The vise aides in gripping food to be peeled or sliced. It can be used to securely hold a large mixing bowl in place. Large rubber suction feet keep the board firmly atop counters.

One-Handed X-Box Control Joystick

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a one-handed, X-Box control joystick to enable an individual with limited or no mobility in his or her arm to interact with X-Box video games. The standard X-Box controller requires two hands to play a game while this new design implements every function on the paddle in a configuration that can be operated with one hand. The final product, One-Handed X-Box Control Joystick, was constructed by modifying a store-bought joystick to include all of the fea

One-Hook Grocery Bag Handle

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRYPURPOSE: To enable individuals with arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, or weak grasps to carry plastic grocery bags. Included in a chapter entitled "Kitchen & Meal Time," this article provides detailed instructions and illustrations for making this simple device. A cup hook is screwed into a short length of dowel covered with pipe insulation secured with plastic tape. The loop handles of the plastic grocery bag are looped over the hook for carrying. MATERIALS: One large (

One-Putz Putter

The One-Putz Putter is a golf club designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. This putter uses the individual's forearm to reduce the club head rotation and ensures the same grip with each putt. Several models are available: Stainless steel perimeter weighted mallet putter, stainless steel center shaft stabilized blade putter, stainless steel heel and toe weighted putter (available for the right or left hand), polymer and zinc perimeter weighted segmented mallet putter,

One-Putz Putter

The One-Putz Putter is a golf club designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. This putter uses the individual's forearm to reduce the club head rotation and ensures the same grip with each putt. Several models are available: Stainless steel perimeter weighted mallet putter, stainless steel center shaft stabilized blade putter, stainless steel heel and toe weighted putter (available for the right or left hand), polymer and zinc perimeter weighted segmented mallet putter, p

Open-Sezz-Me

The Open-Sezz-Me is a package opener designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities or arthritis. Designed for right- or left-handed use, this device is equipped with a blade to open rigid plastic packaging. A rotating, locking blade guard secures the blade when not in use. OPTIONS: Extra blades are available. DIMENSIONS (LxWxD): 5 x 3 x 0.375 inches. WEIGHT: 1.3 ounces.

Orbit Optical Trackball (Model K64327)

The Orbit Optical Trackball, model K64327, is a track ball designed for use by individuals with limited dexterity or grasping disabilities. This unit allows the user to control a cursor by touching a track ball with a finger or palm of the hand. The track ball is linked to an internal optical sensor which requires no cleaning. The unit has a button on either side so it is equally usable by left or right-handed individuals. It connects to a computer through a USB or PS/2 port. COMPATIBILITY: For

Orbit Trackball With Scroll Ring (Model K72337Us)

The Kensington Orbit Trackball with Scroll Ring, model K72337US, is a track ball designed for use by individuals with grasping disabilities or limited dexterity. This track ball enables the user to move the cursor with a fingertip. The track ball is encircled by a scroll ring that allows click-free scrolling through web pages and documents. The unit has an ambidextrous design that is equally accessible to left- or right-handed users. It connects to a computer through a USB port. COMPATIBILTY: Fo

Oreck Forever Series Gold

The Oreck Forever Series Gold is an upright vacuum cleaner designed for use by individuals with arthritis in the hands or other grasping or upper extremity disabilities. The Helping Hand Handle makes it easier to push and pull the vacuum. A long power cord allows the user to vacuum large areas without changing outlets. The vacuum's wide cleaning path and low-profile help the user to cover a lot of ground , get in and out of tight spots, and get up and down stairs. The vacuum has a two-speed moto

Oreck Graphite

The Oreck Graphite is an upright vacuum cleaner designed for use by individuals with arthritis in the hands or other grasping or upper extremity disabilities. Its Helping Hand Handle makes it easier to push and pull the lightweight vacuum. A long cord allows the user to vacuum large areas without changing outletsl, and the Quickswitch control switch on the handle allows the user to go from carpet to hardwood to tile without stopping and bending down to adjust the roller brush height. The vacuum

Oreck Pilot Ii

The Oreck Pilot II is an upright vacuum cleaner designed for use by individuals with arthritis of the hands or other grasping or upper extremity disabilities. Its Helping Hand Handle makes it easier to push and pull the vacuum. A long power cord allows the user to vacuum large areas without changing outlets. The machine has 360-degree glide for steering and maneuverability over carpet and hard floors. The vacuum's low profile, soft top and sides, and bright twin LED headlights allow the user to

Oreck Xl Edge

The Oreck XL Edge is an upright vacuum cleaner designed for use by individuals with arthritis in the hands or other grasping or upper extremity disabilities. The Helping Hand Handle makes it easier to push and pull the vacuum. A long cord allows the user to vacuum large areas without changing outlets, and the vacuum arm rotates 90 degrees for access under furniture. The vacuum's Versa-Glide floating head allow the user to move from hardwood floors to deep pile carpet. Its variable speed control

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

Outdoor Gripping Aid (Model Ah2)

The Outdoor Gripping Aid, model AH2, is a gripping aid for the hand designed for use by individuals with grasping and upper extremity disabilities. This device features an adjustable wrist strap that extends over the back of the hand. Another strap that extends from the top of the hand over the palm to the inside of the wrist can be tightened to help the user to form a fist to grasp a variety of items. The Outdoor Gripping Aid is made of heavy-duty fabric, and it is designed to be placed over a

Oven Rack Push Puller

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

Oxo Good Grips 360 Degree Liquiseal Travel Mug

The OXO Good Grips 360-degree LiquiSeal Travel Mug is a cup with large handle designed for use by individuals with grasping disabilities or arthritis. A 360-degree opening all around the lip of the mug allows drinking from any direction. This mug holds 12 ounces and features double wall construction and three silicone seals to prevent spills. This mug has a button in the center of the top that can be pressed to allow the liquid to flow for drinking and pressed again to re-seal the top. Avaiable

Oxo Good Grips Bottle Opener

The OXO Good Grips Bottle Opener is a bottle opener designed for use by individuals with grasping disabilities or arthritis. This opener opens pop-top bottles and pierces cans. It has a stainless steel head and a large, soft, non-slip grip, and it is dishwasher-safe. DIMENSIONS (LxWxD): 8 x 2 x 1 inch. WEIGHT: 4 ounces.

Oxo Good Grips Corn Peeler

The OXO Good Grips Corn Peeler is a peeler designed for use by individuals withfine motor or grasping disabilities or arthritis. This peeler is designed to safely removes multiple rows of kernels from corn cobs with a quick, simple motion. The blade is positioned at an angle to ensure perfectly cut kernels every time, eliminating cutting too shallowly or too deeply. The durable, stainless-steel blade is serrated on both sides enabling both right- and left-handed use. The peeler has a large handl

OXO Good Grips Jar Opener With Base Pad, Model 1173600

OXO Good Grips Jar Opener With Base Pad is designed to assist people with grasping and fine motor disabilities to open jar of all size, from small condiment bottles to large tubs of mayonnaise. This base pad reduces the force required to open a jar by keeping the jar secure on the countertop. The user places the non-slip base pad under the jar, slides it over the jar lid, and twists counter-clockwise to loosen the lid.

Oxo Serrated Peeler

The Oxo Serrated Peeler is a peeler designed for use by individuals with grasping, fine motor or upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. This peeler is equipped with a sharp serrated stainless steel blade that catches onto fruits and vegetables with ease and peels through their skins. It also has a potato eye remover. A non-slip rubber-like handle provides a comfortable grip even during the repetitive action of peeling. The peeler is dishwasher safe. DIMENSIONS (LxD): 7 x 1 inches. WEIGHT: 3

Pacific Writing Pen Again Ergo Sof Grip Pen, Model 557309

Pacific Writing PenAgain Ergo Sof Grip Pen is designed for use by individuals with carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, Parkinson's disease. It eliminates the need to grip the pen allowing the thumb and forefinger to serve merely as guides. The “Y” formation can assist in relaxing the user's hand while guiding it, to reduces hand fatigue.

Page Turner

The Page Turner with Tacky Pad is a hand held page turner designed for use by individuals with limited hand function or fine motor, grasping or other upper extremity disabilities. This page turner attaches around the user's fingers, hand, forearm or foot with the attached tacky pad facing the page. The user presses the tacky pad against the page to be turned, then pulls and releases. A rigid extension on the end aids in page turning and prevents the page from turning back. The device is latex fr

Page Turner

The Page Turner is a hand held page turner designed for use by individuals with limited hand function or grasping, fine motor or other upper extremity disabilities. This page turner features a hand clip with long curved aluminum bar tipped with a rubber end. It has an ergonomic handle, and it can flip pages made of most types of paper, including heavy coated paper.

Palm Spinner

The Palm Spinner is a steering wheel spinner designed for use by individuals with grasping or upper extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury. This device attaches to the steering wheel and has two adjustable pieces that hold the driver's hand in place on the rim of the wheel. The spinner can be removed when not required by the driver. WARRANTY: 5 years.

Panda Peek-A-Boo Switch (Model 7023)

The Panda Peek-A-Boo Switch is a touch switch designed for use by children with fine motor, grasping, or upper extremity disabilities. Intended to encourage children to increase pincher grasp use, this switch activates a connected toy when the user flips open the panda's paws. This switch has suction cups for attaching to any smooth surface. DIMENSIONS(HxWxD): 3 x 7 x 5 inches.

Papootouch+

The PapooTouch+ is a handheld direct selection, scanning and symbolic communicator designed for use with one or two switches (not included). The PapooTouch Plus is intended for use by people with communication and speech disabilities who also have fine motor, neurological, upper extremity or severe physical disabilities or other conditions, such as cerebral palsy, brain injury, stroke or multiple sclerosis, that may affect one's ability to hold the device and operate its touch screen. This commu

Pathfinder And Patterns

Pathfinder and Patterns is an activity designed to challenge the skills of logical thinking, eye-hand coordination and visual tracking. Users move the wooden beads over bumps, around the curves and down straight a ways to copy the 16 enclosed pattern cards or patterns of their own creation. It is designed to be worked with in horizontal or vertical orientations. The board can be placed on any of its sides for increased variations. The board comes with 20 beads. COLOR: 5 different colors. WARRANT

Pattern Blocks And Boards

Pattern Blocks and Boards is designed for children, to get them to exercise their fine motor abilities while using matching skills/problem solving/figuring out which shape goes where. Designs on 5 reversible boards and 120 brightly colored wooden geometric shapes provide multiple fun ways for children to develop matching and fine motor skills. They can match to the boards, create mosaics, and design their own patterns. Ages 3 and up.

Pediatric Utensil Holder (Model 10002)

The Pediatric Utensil Holder, model 10002, is a utensil holder and grasping aid designed for use by children with eating, upper extremity, or grasping disabilities. The utensil is attached to a nylon D-ring thumb loop that can be adjusted to fit with a Velcro fastener strap. The utensil holding pocket accommodates most standard-width utensil handles. COLOR: Red, green, blue, and yellow.

Pediatric Weighted Holder

The Pediatric Weighted Holder is a pencil or pen holder designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. These holders securely hold most round or irregularly shaped items from 1/8-inch to 7/16-inch in diameter. This weighted handle is available in a standard or deluxe model and uses three adjustable set screws to accommodate different sizes. The deluxe model has a plastic vinyl handle and the standard model has a metal handle. The set includes a number 2 pencil, an allen wrenc

Peg Restrained Intrinsic Muscle Evaluator (Prime)

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: A device to measure intrinsic hand muscle strength was created as a senior project by undergraduates at Rice University. Hoping to improve upon current hand strength evaluation techniques, the Peg Restrained Intrinsic Muscle Evaluator (PRIME) was developed. PRIME can use by medical professionals to evaluate the effectiveness of surgical interventions and diagnose neuromuscular degenerative diseases. The device consists of a pegboard restraint, a force transducer

Pego Finger Friendly Cutting Board

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of an adjustable cutting board for individuals with fine motor, neurological or upper extremity disabilities. Pego is designed to be an all-in-one cutting board solution. The design consists of a cutting surface, secured knife and pegs that are used to hold food in place while the user chops, dices and minces and keeps fingers out of harm's way. The pegs can be moved into a variety of configurations, allowing the user to place the items on

Pen And Pencil Holder

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.

Pen Grip

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable an individual with ALS to hold a pen. The Pen grip provided extra strength between thumb and forefinger to enable the user to hold the pen in place and write. The grip is made from a quarter-inch strip of splint plastic that becomes pliable when heated in near boiling water (available at medical supply stores). Each grip needs to be custom shaped (with trial and error) according to the user's gripping style and strength. Each arm of the grip comes arou

Penagain Original

The PenAgain Original is an easy grasp pen designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or fine motor disabilities or arthritis. The wishbone shape supports the index finger while the pen is supported by the thumb, eliminating the need to grasp or squeeze the pen. The natural weight of the hand is sufficient to apply ink to the page. The tip is retractable and the pen is refillable. DIMENSIONS: 4 inches long. COLOR: Assorted pen colors (blue, red, green) with black ink.

Pencil And Grip Sampler

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.

Pencil Grips

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.

Phone Holder

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual with motor neuron disease to talk on the telephone in privacy. Because the individual no longer has use of his arms, the device needed to be adaptable to both a standard cordless phone and a cell phone. The holder is equipped with a gooseneck arm and clamps to the push handle of a wheelchair. Attached to the gooseneck arm is a plastic spring clamp with jaws lined with vinyl. A caregiver dials the number being called and places the phone in the

Phubby the Phone Cubby

Phubby the Phone Cubby is designed for use by individuals with or without special needs. It can be used by individuals with intellectual disabilities, limited strength and grasping patterns in their hands. The active wear Phubby with 'touch' technology uses a Lycra / Spandex mesh fabric to allow users to view and operate their cell phone without removing it from the cubby. This allows users to keep their phones strapped to their wrists. The phone can be used without removing it from the case.

Piatnik Deluxe Card Caddy

The Piatnik Deluxe Card Caddy is a playing card holder designed for use by individuals with upper extremity, fine motor, or grasping disabilities or arthritis. This holder stands on a table or can be held in the hand and holds up to 25 cards. DIMENSIONS (WxH): 8 x 3.5 inches.

Pick & Choose

Pick & Choose is a multi-purpose age appropriate software program modeled after soundboard story books. There are between 1 and 10 choice buttons with pictures or text that can be displayed on a game board at a time. A game can have up to 1,000 choice buttons associated with it. A choice button is pressed by using switches, a touch window, the computer keyboard, or a mouse click. When a choice button is pressed, a reward is presented as a reward picture, reward text, music file, sound effect

Pick-It-Up

The Pick-it-Up is a golf accessory designed to assist people with grasping disabilities, upper extremity disabilities and other disabilities that prevent a person from reaching a ball on the ground or in a hole. The tool’s cup can be attached to and detached from the grip stem of a putter grip to pick up the ball. It can also be used to make a straight alignment mark on the ball that will aid the user to putt in the desired direction.

Pig Popper

The Pig Popper is a hand and finger exerciser designed for use by individuals with grasping or upper extremity disabilities. The rubbery pig holds a foam ball in its mouth and when the pig's belly is squeezed, the ball is sent flying. The set includes six foam balls with storage bag.

Pill Dispenser

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable an individual with limited fine motor ability to take pills independently. Made of machined Lexan plastic, this device can be customized to meet the needs of the individual with as many pill dispensing stations as required. The unit consists of a base with a layer of non-slip material bonded to the bottom, a rotating pill-despensing section, and a top. A very fine washer is used between the base and the rotating pill holder layer to allow it to move ea

Pilot Dr. Grip Pen

The Pilot Dr. Grip Pen is an easy grasp pen designed for use by individuals with grasping disabilities, carpal tunnel syndrome, or arthritis. This retractable medium-point pen has a soft, wide cushioned grip. The pen uses standard refills. COLOR: A variety of barrel colors are available with black or blue ink.

Pilot Dr. Grip Pencil

The Pilot Dr. Grip Pencil is an easy grasp pencil designed for use by individuals with grasping disabilities, carpal tunnel syndrome, or arthritis. This mechanical pencil has a soft, wide cushioned grip and an eraser. Lead and eraser refills are available. DIMENSIONS: Fits leads with a diameter of 0.5 or 0.7 millimeter (mm). COLOR: Barrel is black (0.5 mm) or blue (0.7 mm).

Pistol Grip File Handle (Model F-2)

The Pistol Grip File Handle, model F-2, is a tool grip designed for use by individuals with arthritis or other grasping disabilities. This pistol-grip ergonomic handle holds the file (not included) at a right angle to the handle, allowing ergonomically correct positioning of the fingers, hand, and wrist and providing more leverage than standard handles. The handle is equipped with a hole to accept most standard files. DIMENSIONS: 5 inches long. WEIGHT: 2.5 ounces.

Pistol Grip With Hose Clamp Set (Model Pgb-1) & Economy Pistol Grip (Model Pg-K)

The Pistol Grip with Hose Clamps Set, model PGB-1, is a tool grip designed for use by individuals with arthritis and other grasping disabilities. This set can be used to create an ergonomic, built-up handle for a variety of tools, including garden tools, paint brushes and more. The set includes one pistol grip, two hose clamps, and a fixed wrench for clamp adjustments. The Economy Pistol Grip, model PG-K, is the pistol grip with holes for hose clamps only but does not include the clamps or fixed

Plastic Handle Button Hook With Zipper Pull (Model 2038)

The Plastic Handle Button Hook with Zipper Pull, model 2038, is a combination button aid and zipper pull designed for use by individuals with grasping or fine motor disabilities, arthritis, limited hand dexterity or the use of only one hand. Designed to assist people with dressing by aiding with pulling zippers and fastening buttons, this device features a plastic handle with a button hook one end. At the opposite end is a slim metal hook that slips into the hole on a zipper tab to pull the zip

Plastic Handle Mug

The Plastic Handle Cup is a T handle cup designed for use by individuals with grasping disabilities. Home diswasher safe, this 12-ounce mug has a T-shaped handle that accommodates a variety of grasps. COLOR: Assorted (no choice).

Plastic Multi Opener (Model Ha-4289)

The Plastic Multi Opener, model HA-4289, is a can or bottle opener designed for use by individuals with grasping disabilities. This device can be used to open aluminum can tabs, as well as twist resalable and pressure sealed bottle caps. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 15 x 145 x 46 millimeters. WEIGHT: 21 grams.

Plastic Paring Board

The Plastic Paring Board is a cutting board designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand or with other hand and upper extremity disabilities. Made of durable, waterproof, high-density polyethylene, this board features two rust-resistant pins to secure food during and cutting and chopping. Two removable corner sides keep food from sliding off the board and hold sandwiches in position for cutting or bread in place for buttering. The square board has rounded corners and rubber suction

Plate & Lid Set

The Plate & Lid Set is a set of partitioned plates designed for use by individuals with eating, fine motor, grasping or upper extremity disabilities. Made of microwave- and dishwasher-safe plastic, each plate is divided into three sections and goes from the refrigerator or freezer to microwave to table. The section walls also aid in pushing food onto utensils. Each plate comes with a vented lid. The plates and lids nest for compact storage. COLOR: Assorted.

Playing Card Holder

The Playing Card Holder is a playing card holder designed for use by individuals with low vision, arthritis, or fine motor or grasping disabilities. This clear acrylic holder holds cards snugly in an upright position. The unit can also be used with recipe cards and instructions. Pencils or small coins can fit on the extended front of the holder. DIMENSIONS: 10 inches long. WARRANTY: 12 months on parts and labor.

Playing Card Holder (Model H7125400112)

The Playing Card Holder, model H7125400112, is designed for use by individuals with arthritis or other grasping or upper extremity disabilities. The holder has two clear plastic tiers and a hardwood base with non-skid rubber pads. The plastic tiers hold up to 18 cards. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): .75 x 2.5 x 6 inches. Warranty: 12 months parts and labor.

Plug Puller

The Plug Puller is a grasping aid for hand designed for use by individuals with fine motor, grasping, or upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. This compact plastic device is designed to assist individuals with pulling plugs from electrical outlets without grasping. Inserting a finger in each circle of the device and pulling on the handle detaches the plug from the outlet. The device stays attached to the plug until it is cut off. COLOR: Yellow.

Pocketdresser

The PocketDresser is a combination buttonhook, zipper pull, and button aid designed for use by individuals with fine motor or upper extremity disabilities. The device incorporates a large buttonhook, a small buttonhook, a zipper pick, and a closed loop buttoning aid, all of which fold into a pocket-knife-style handle. The zipper pick functions as a zipper pull and can be used to free a burried zipper tab or untie knotted shoelaces. A spring-tensioned design secures the tools to the handle and al

Point It

Point It is a joystick mouse emulator designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or grasping disabilities. This USB joystick allows smooth proportional control of all mouse functions, including left click, double click, right click, drag and drop, and latching. The force required to activate the joystick is 9 ounces. The unit also has external switch jacks for users who require a larger target area for the left and right click. The unit comes with TypeMatic, an on screen keyboard progr

Pointed Soft-Touch Tweezers

Pointed Soft-Touch Tweezers are tweezers designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities or arthritis. These tweezers are made of professional grade stainless steel, and they have a wide grip area with a rubberized finish. They feature aligned edges and hand-filed finely tapered pointed tips. COLOR: Red.

Poker Chip Dispenser

PROTOTYPE --- PURPOSE: To design and construct a poker chip dispenser that eases the stacking and dispersion of chips for an individual with cerebral palsy. A unit with the capacity to hold 240 chips, incorporating slide ramp technology was designed. The unit was required to be mobile, functional, and to fit within a table space of 1.5 inches by 1.5 inches. Design goals included: 1) minimizing moving parts to ensure function and durability; 2) developing a compact unit to assist in mobility and

Polly Power Grip

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

Poppet Pill Ejector

The Poppet Pill Ejector is a pill pack opener designed for use by individuals with fine motor disabilities or arthritis. Resembling a small stapler, the unit pops a pill from a blister pack with a squeeze and collects the pill and holds it so multiple pills can be removed from the pack. The unit can then be used to dispense the pills into a pill organizer.

Portable Book Holder (Model 6042)

The Portable Book Holder, model 6042, is a bookholder designed for use by individuals with grasping, neurological or upper extremity disabilities. Designed to allow pages to be turned easily, this clear unbreakable plastic product folds flat for carrying and storage. This book holder is latex-free and accommodates any size book.

Portable Solution Travel Bidet (Model Scs75)

The Portable Solution Travel Bidet, model SCS75, is a personal cleansing system designed for use by individuals with neurological, balance, mobility, or upper extremity disabilities or arthritis or spinal cord injury. The device is small enough to fit in the palm of the hand. Features include an adjustable bidet attachment, an adjustable nursing spray attachment, a feminine hygiene attachment, and a flexible extension hose. A removable wrist strap and a carrying bag are included. POWER: Uses on

Post Puller T-post Puller

Post Puller T-post Puller is designed for use by farm workers with arthritis, back injury, cancer, cerebral palsy (CP), diabetes/diabetic neuropathy, hand injury, replaced joints (arthroplasty), scoliosis-kyphosis-lordosis, and degenerative joint disease. It allows workers to pull posts out of ground without having to dig around the post. Use leverage to pull posts out of ground without excessive struggling and digging.      

Potato / Vegetable Peeler (Model Sw3225)

The Potato/Vegetable Peeler, model SW3225, is a peeler designed for use by individuals with arthritis or other grasping disabilities. This peeler features a latex-free, built-up, non-slip plastic handle that provides a large, soft gripping surface. The peeler also has an oscilating steel blade. DIMENSIONS: 6.5 inches long; diameter of the handle is 1 inch. WEIGHT: 1.5 ounces.

Pouring Aids

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable an individual with Friedrich's ataxia to dispense food and beveragesthat come in difficult-to-use containers. Put foods such as flour, rice, and sugar into airtight juice containers with handles. Put milk and juice in sports-cap bottles. MATERIALS: Airtight juice bottles with handles and sports bottles. AUTHOR: Labbe, A. TITLE: Quest Extra: Doing It Yourself. JOURNAL: Quest. WEB SITE: http://www.mda.org/publications/quest/extra/qe14-5_diy.html REF: V

Pouring Cup On Stand (Model 20)

The Pouring Cup on Stand, model 20, is a pouring aid designed for use by individuals with grasping, upper extremity, or severe physical disabilities. This stand-mounted pouring cup allows the user to pour liquids or flour into a container by activating a switch. A second switch returns the cup to an upright position. Cups are marked for measuring, and removable for cleaning. POWER: Uses 4 double-A batteries. OPTION: Replacement cup set with of 2 modified and 2 bottom cups (20X). DIMENSIONS (HxLx

Power Hand Grip (Model Nc52035)

The Power Hand Grip, model NC52035, is a hand and finger exerciser designed to improve grip strength for people with grasping and upper extremity disabilities. This device has a U-shaped frame with a spring in the middle that provides resistance when the device is squeezed. The Power Hand Grip includes three springs. The user can vary the amount of resistance between 10 and 170 pounds by selecting among the springs and changing the placement of the spring. Resistances levels are marked on one si

Power Pill Grinder

The Power Pill Grinder is a pill crusher designed for use by individuals with swallowing disabilities, limited hand strength or arthritis or individuals with the use of only one hand. This device is intended to eliminate the manual effort of crushing pills. The Power Pill Grinder has a power on/off button, two grinding cavities, a viewing window, and a removable top back cover. The user can insert one pill into each of the grinding cavities, and the pill(s) will be ground into a powder. The powd

Powerdent Power Plaque Remover

The PowerDent Power Plaque Remover is an electric toothbrush designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or grasping disabilities. This unit uses ultra-fast speed and a sweeping motion to effectively remove plaque from the entire surface of the tooth. The soft bristles oscillate at 3600 times per minute. The portable unit features a recharging base with brush head storage. POWER: Uses a rechargeable battery for several uses between charges. OPTIONS: Packages of two replacement heads are

Powered Armchair Modification

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted armchair for an adult with Charcot Marie Tooth Disease, a disease similar to Muscular Dystrophy, which causes muscle weakness and foot drop, making it difficult to walk. The individual had used a powered lounge chair to watch television. The chair had a remote control which tilted the chair at an angle that would lift the individual forward and hold him into an almost standing position to help him transfer to his walker and

Powergear Large Pruner

The PowerGear Large Pruner is a pruner designed for use by individuals with arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, or fine motor, grasping or upper extremity disabilities. This pruner is specifically designed to fit large to medium sized hands comfortably. It are made with patented gearing technology that multiplies force in the middle of the cut where resistance is greatest, making cutting three times easier than with traditional single-pivot tools. Features include bypass-style precision steel bla

Powergear Lopper

The PowerGear Lopper is a long-handled tree pruner designed for use by individuals with arthritis, grasping, fine motor or upper extremity disabilities or limited hand strength. This lopper features a patented gearing mechanism to multiply cutting force near the middle of the cut where resistance is greatest, making cutting easier than single-pivot loppers. A precision-ground bypass blade style stays sharp and resists rusting, and a low-friction coating makes cuts even easier. The lightweight, e

Powergear Pruner (Model 387361)

The PowerGear Pruner, model 387361, is a pruner designed for use by individuals with arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, or fine motor, grasping or upper extremity disabilities. This pruner is made with patented gearing technology that multiplies force in the middle of the cut where resistance is greatest, making cutting three times easier than with traditional single-pivot tools. It has bypass-style precision steel blades that stay sharp and resist rust through a low-friction coating that allows

Powerglove

The Powerglove is a golf grip designed for use by individuals with arthritis or grasping disabilities. The Powerglove has a powerstrap attachment which locks the user's club in the proper position throughout the swing, reducing clubface twisting at impact when hitting out of the buried sand shot or from the deep rough.

Powergrip Assisted Grasping Orthosis

The PowerGrip Assisted Grasp Orthosis is a powered prehension orthosis designed for use by individuals with grasping, neurological, or upper extremity disabilities, spinal cord injury (SCI), stroke, cerebral palsy (CP), multiple sclerosis (MS), or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). This electric powered wrist-hand orthosis can provide a user with limited wrist extension strength the ability to pick up, grasp, hold, and manipulate objects. This orthosis can be used for eating, shaving, brushing

Prang Freart Large Drawing Chalks

The Prang Freart Large Drawing Chalks are drawing chalks designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities. Intended for use on paper or sidewalks, this chalk has an over-sized round shape for easier gasping. DIMENSIONS: 4 x 1 inches. COLOR: Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, brown, black, white, red orange, yellow green, and red violet.

Prang Large Triangular Colored Pencils

Prang Large Triangular Colored Pencils are easy grasp colored pencils designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities. These pencils have smooth, highly-blendable 5.5 millimeter cores, making them useful for shading large areas. They have an ergonomic large-size triangular shape for ease of grasping and to prevent rolling. The pencils are pre-sharpened and encased in real wood with a high gloss finish. A sharpener is included with each set.

Premium Activity Hoops

These Premium Activity Hoops are designed for use by individuals that have mobility issues. They can be used for many different drills or exercises to work on proprioceptive and vestibular input. In addition, its design can be used for working on hopping, balancing, bilateral skills, motor planning, core body stability, lower extremity strength, etc. Set includes 5 clips for snapping the hoops together in all planes.

Preso Matic Double Combination Lock (Models Dc9101, Dc9102Lt, & Dc9200)

Preso Matic Double Combination Lock, models DC9101, DC9102LT, & DC9200, is a keyless door lock designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities. These mechanically operated 4- or 7-digit combination locks are for in-or-out swing doors. Models DC9101 and DC9102LT are manually-locking deadbolt locks with a hardened steel free turning bolt. Model DC9200 is an automatic locking deadlatch lock with a hardened steel throw spring deadlatch bolt. DIMENSIONS: 5/8 inch bolt pro

Preso Matic Keyless Entry Lock (Models 8101, Lt8102, 8200, & 8200A)

Preso Matic Keyless Entry Lock, models 8101, LT8102, 8200, and 8200A, is a keyless door lock designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities. These mechanical keyless entry door locks are operated by pushbutton combination. The keypad has 10 pushbuttons, operated by pressing a 4 or 7 digit combination. The lock unlocks automatically when last digit is pressed. No knobs to turn or twist. Unlocks on the interior by pressing the unlock button. Models 8200 and 8200A have a d

Princeton Children's Brush

The Princeton Children's Brush is an easy grasp paint brushes designed for use by children with fine motor or grasping disabilities. Available with flat or round brush shapes, these brushes can be used with acrylics, oils, and tempera paint. These natural bristle brushes feature large handles that are designed to be easy to grasp.

Prop-It Book Rest

The Prop-It Book Rest is a bookholder designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities, grasping disabilities, or arthritis. This unit holds any size printed material. It has an elastic page holder that keeps books open and loose material secure. DIMENSIONS: 8 x 11 inches when closed.

Propel Paddle Adaptations

ProPel paddle adaptations is designed for use by individuals with use of one arm due to an amputation or neurological impairment, which allows the user to paddle using one arm. An armband on the forearm creates an attachment point that releases instantly when you let go of the paddle. The hand/forearm/paddle adaptation forms the power triangle that maximizes your power and control while only using one arm. Adjusts easily and fits any paddle.

Provale‚Ñ¢ Cup

The Provale™ Cup for Stroke and Dysphagia Patients, model RM058T, is a drinking cup designed for use by persons who had a stroke or patients who have dysphagia or individuals who have trouble swallowing. These cups deliver “small swallows®" of thin liquids with every drinking motion. This reduces risk of liquid aspiration, commonly known as “going down the wrong pipe.” Preset the portion of liquid dispensed from 3 milliliters to 15 milliliters. Ergonomic handle for secure grip. good nose cut to

Providence Spillproof Container Independence Two Handle Plastic Mug, Model PSC49

Providence Spillproof Container Independence Two Handle Plastic Mug is designed for people with fine motors disabilities and tremors. It has crystal clear construction which allows the contents to be seen at all times. It is a drinking cup designed to be easily picked up and held. It has a wide base which makes it easy to set down without tipping or spilling and comes with two specialty lids to suit every need.

Purrfect Gripper Easy Grip Jar And Bottle Opener

The PurrFect Gripper Jar and Bottle Opener is a jar and bottle opener designed for use by individuals with grasping or upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. This opener is made of thermoplastic elastomer and nylon and features a cat-shaped head at one end designed to fit around the twist top of water or soda bottles to aid in opening them. The body end of this cat-shaped opener is flexible and designed to fit around jar lids of all sizes. Other features include a serrated packaging cutter b

Push & Transfer Glove

Push & Transfer Gloves are push gloves designed for use by manual wheelchair users. The glove has open fingers, a half thumb, and wrap-around design. Padded in palms and wrist, it is made of 100 percent leather with, and it is available with a leather or non-slip rubber grip surface. It has dual Velcro closure with 3 inches of Velcro to allow for a secure fit. COLOR: Black.

Push / Pull Oven Rack Stick (Model16K042)

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.

Pushkey (Model 2650)

The PushKey, model 2650, is a simplified operation padlock designed for use by individuals with fine motor disabilities or limited finger dexterity or finger strength. This lock requires no turning of the key. To operate the lock, the user inserts the key, lets go, and pulls down on the ergonomically-designed lock body to open. The flared lock body provides an easy grip and requires less than five pounds of of pull down force. The key has a large key head designed to simplify gripping and insert

Puzzle Board

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRYPURPOSE: To create a do-it-yourself puzzle board for a child with severe disabilities. This puzzle board enables the child to complete puzzles with the board placed vertically in front of him. A foam board is covered with a piece of flannel using a hot glue gun or another strong adhesive. It is important that the flannel be pulled very tightly. Then the puzzle pieces are adapted using ultra-thin Velcro. A small piece of Velcro is attached to the back of each puzzle piece (jus

Pvc Pencil Holder

“DO IT YOURSELF” ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To create a pencil holder from PVC for use by individuals with grasping disabilities. First, drill a quarter-inch hole into a PVC tee at the center where all angles meet. Second, assemble the pencil holder by attaching a PVC tee to each end of a PVC nipple. Third, thread the thumb screw into the drilled hole. Fourth, place pencil, marker or paint brush into the tee and tighten with the thumb screw until secure. MATERIALS: Two half-inch PVC pressure tee connect

Pvc Pencil Holder

"DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable individuals with limited hand or finger control to hold a pen, pencil, paint brush, or similar item. To make this device, drill a quarter-inch hole into the center of one of the PVC Tees. Assemble the pencil holder by attaching a PVC Tee to each end of the PVC Nipple. The parts may be threaded and will screw together. Thread the thumbscrew into the drilled hole. Place pencil, marker or paintbrush into the Tee and tighten with the thumbscrew until se

Quad Fork

The Quad Fork is a steering wheel spinner designed for use by individuals with grasping or upper extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury. The device attaches to the steering wheel and has two long pieces that extend beyond the rim of the steering wheel to provide leverage, and which are adjustable by reshaping the metal insert inside the outer cover. This device can be removed when not required by the driver. WARRANTY: Five years.

Quart Carton Holder

The Quart Carton Holder is designed to make pouring easier for use by individuals with grasping difficulties. Put carton in holder and instantly have handle to facilitate pouring.

Queens Angled Cutlery

The Queens Angled Cutlery are utensils with built-up handles designed for use by individuals with weakened or painful grasps and limited upper extremity range of motion. These angled lightweight stainless steel utensils have large, rounded plastic handles. Available items include a knife, a left-hand angled fork, a right-hand angled fork, a left-hand angled spoon, and a right-hand angled spoon (each sold separately). The utensils are dishwasher safe. DIMENSIONS (DxL): 1.25 x 3.625 inches. COLO

Queens One-Handed Spork

The Queens One-Handed Spork is a side cutting spork with a built-up handle designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand and/or limited grasping ability. This dishwasher-safe lightweight stainless steel utensil has edges designed for cutting food, a rounded body to act as a spoon and four tines for use as a fork. The rounded built-up plastic handle aids in grasping.

Queens Standard Cutlery

The Queens Standard Cutlery are utensils with built-up handles designed for use by individuals with weakened or painful grasps or use of only one hand. These dishwasher-safe lightweight stainless steel utensils have large, rounded plastic handles. Available items include a knife, a fork, a teaspoon, tablespoon, and spork. (each sold separately).

Quick Peeler

The Quick Peeler is a peeler designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities. The soft rubber top slides over the user's finger, providing a safe, stable grip. The stainless steel blade underneath peels fruits and vegetables, eliminating slips and nicks. This device is top-rack dishwasher safe. DIMENSIONS(LxWxH): 2.5 x 1.5 x 2.5 inches. COLOR: Assorted.

Quikkut

The Quikkut Rocker Knife is designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities or who have limited wrist movement. This knife has a large handle in the middle so that it can be centrally controlled with only minimal pressure. It also features a sturdy, curved stainless steel blade to ensure that maximum cutting pressure is brought to bear on the food. The kinfe can be used with the right or left hand. A wooden storage block is also included. DIMENSIONS (HxW): The knife is 3.55 x

R/c Joystick Extension

The R/C Joystick Extension is a handle extension for joystick designed to assist people with grasping or fine motor disabilities to operate any device with a joystick controller. This device consists of a metallic tube that fits over a joystick and is fastened in place using a set screw that is secured using a .0625 inch Allen wrench. SIZES: Available in lengths of 3 and 4 inches. OPTION: The .0625 inch Allen wrench necessary for installation is available with the R/C Joystick Extension for an a

Radius A1 Super Pro Ergonomic Garden Set

The Radius A1 Super PRO Ergonomic Garden Set is a set of short-handled garden tools designed for use by seniors or individuals with arthritis or grasping or upper extremity disabilities. This set includes the PRO weeder, PRO transplanter, and PRO border fork. All implements feature a large patented "O" handle for four times the gripping surface, increased leverage and room for both hands; an extra-wide raised forward kick for reduced strain, better balance and ease-of-use; and a resin-encased st

Raised Table Surface

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- Description: A raised, horizontal work surface, exactly the same size and shape as the lap tray or the cut-out desk that it is placed on. PURPOSE: To improve sitting posture and arm control during functional table-top tasks, for certain students who have severely increased tone, very low muscle tone, and/or severe muscle weakness. A student who requires a raised table surface often also benefits from using a lap tray or cut-out-desk so the arms are fully sup

Ram Leg Kneeboard Mount For The Apple Ipad (Model Ram-Bm-L1-Sb1-Ap8U)

The RAM Leg Kneeboard Mount for the Apple iPad, model RAM-BM-L1-SB1-AP8U, is a stand for a tablet computer designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand or upper extremity disabilities. This mount allows a person to secure an Apple iPad to his or her leg for use while sitting. The system includes a high strength composite cradle for the iPad, a socket system, a leg base and and two straps for tight support. The socket system allows the user to rotate the iPad for viewing in portrait

Ram Leg Kneeboard Mount For The Samsung Galaxy And Amazon Kindle Fire

The RAM Leg Kneeboard Mount for the Samsung Galaxy and Amazon Kindle Fire, model RAM-BM-L1-SB1-SAM4U, is a stand for a tablet computer designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand or upper extremity disabilities. This mount allows a person to secure a Galaxy or Kindle Fire to his or her leg for use while sitting. The system includes a high strength composite cradle for the Galaxy or Kindle Fire, a socket system, a leg base and and two leg straps for tight support. The socket system

Ram Leg Mount For The Apple Ipad & Ipad 2 (Model Ram-Bm-L1-Ap8U)

The RAM Leg Mount for the Apple iPad & iPad 2, model RAM-BM-L1-AP8U, is a stand for a tablet computer designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand or upper extremity disabilities. The system comes with two straps for tight support and a cradle for the iPad made of high strength composite materials. The user can rotate the cradle to view the iPad in either portrait or landscape mode. The cradle is designed to hold an iPad without a case, sleeve or skin.

Range Knob Turner

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.

RC100 - Reel Cranker Hand Device Right Hand Finger without wrist support

This is the Reel Cranker Hand Device is designed for use by individuals who enjoy fishing with limited fine motor strength and grasping abilities associated with nerve injuries, stroke or arthritis.  It is designed to give the user the ability to slide the tube over the handle of the reel and easily reel the fish in. 

RC150 - Reel Cranker Hand Device Left Hand Finger without wrist support

Reel Cranker Hand Device Left Hand Finger (without additional wrist support) is designed for use by individuals with fine motor and limited grasping abilities associated with arthritis, stroke or nerve injuries.  This device allows the user to slide the tube over the handle of the reel and easily reel the fish in.

RC250 - Reel Cranker Hand Device Left Hand Finger with wrist support

Reel Cranker Hand Device Left Hand Finger with wrist support is designed for use by individuals with fine motor and limited grasping abilities associated with arthritis, stroke or nerve injuries.  This device allows the user to slide the tube over the handle of the reel and easily reel the fish in.

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

Reading Tray

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To hold a book open in front of a reader who is a wheelchair user with weakness of the hands. The unit is made of two rectangles of Lexan plastic measuring approximately 14 x 20 inches, hinged at the bottom. The height and angle are adjustable. The book support shelf is about 2 inches up from the bottom of the unit. It is bonded to the supports, but can be screwed in place from the back. WEB SITE: Workshop Solutions at http://www.workshopsolutions.com. REF: The

Receive Micro

Receive Micro is a designed for user’s who have difficulty using their hands and fingers to “touch” or “swipe” the screen on the Android tablet. The Receive Micro provides access to most tablets (e.g. Nexus, Sony, Motorola etc.) with micro-USB sockets. Not compatible with Android Tablets without a powered USB port such as the Kindle Fire. It provides wireless connection of any SimplyWorks transmitters (it-Switch, it-Roll, it-Stick, it-Keys) with a range in excess of 10 meters. The Receive Mic

Recharge

The ReCharge is an alternative power connection for powered wheelchairs designed for use by people with lower extremity or mobility disabilities, spinal cord injury and others who use a powered wheelchair. It is intended to help a wheelchair user to more easily connect the powered wheelchairto a battery charger. This product features a long mast topped with a large circular handle that drops into a socket mounted on the wheelchair. The unit can be used with sockets mounted for the ReJoy or JoyBa

Recorder Holder

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide a means for a child with cerebral palsy to play the recorder. A two-part holder was creared using clear acrylic. The first part of the holder was a column of two-millimeter wide acrylic disks joined by a thin strip of acrylic. Each disk has a hole in the center, varying slightly in size to adjust for the instrument's tapered shape, creating frets about eight millimeters in diameter to guide the player's fingers. The finger guide was nounted on a stand with

Reflex 8 Inch Chefs Knife (Model Aa5245)

The Reflex 8” Chefs Knife, model AA5245, is a kitchen knife designed for use by individuals with arthritis or limited hand and arm strength. The smooth edged reflex handle gives the user more ease in cutting. DIMENSIONS: 8 inch smooth edge.

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. 

Relieve Angled Carving Knife (Model 8050 1101)

The Relieve Angled Carving Knife is a kitchen knife with a built up handle designed for use by individuals with arthritis or grasping disabilities. Designed to cut meat and vegetables, this knife has a large, built-up polyamide handle at a right angle to the serrated, stainless steel blade that tapers to a pointed tip. It is dishwasher safe. WEIGHT: 75 grams.

Relieve Angled Knife

The Relieve Angled Knife is a kitchen knife with a built up handle designed for use by individuals with arthritis or grasping disabilities. This knife is available in a regular and small size, and the regular size also is available in a folding version. Designed for everyday use, this knife has a large, built-up polycarbonate handle at a right angle to the stainless steel blade that tapers to a pointed tip. It is dishwasher safe. WEIGHT: 72 grams (regular size); 37 grams (small).

Relieve Kitchen Knife (Model 8050 1001)

The Relieve Kitchen Knife is a kitchen knife with a built up handle designed for use by individuals with arthritis or grasping disabilities. Designed to cut meat and vegetables, this knife has a large, built-up polypropylene handle at a right angle to the serrated, stainless steel blade that tapers to a pointed tip. It is dishwasher safe. WEIGHT: 161 grams.

Remote Control Light Switch (Model 351928)

The Remote Control Light Switch, model 351928, is a lighting control system designed for use by individuals with mobility or upper extremity disabilities. This system consists of a wireless remote control double rocker switch and two receivers that plug into standard outlets. One receiver takes a 3-prong plug, the other a 2-prong polarized plug. Plugging a lamp, coffeemaker, or other small appliance (up to 300 watts) into the receiver enables the user to operate the device by flipping the remote

Revolution Basting Brush

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

Revolution Jar Scraper

The Revolution Jar Scraper is a jar scraper designed for use by individuals with arthritis affecting the hands or other grasping or upper extremity disabilities. This kitchen utensil has a long, narrow blade to fit through can and jar openings, with one straight edge to scrape flat surfaces in cans, and one rounded edge for curved surfaces in jars and bottles, plus a rim swipe for around jar openings. The wooden handle has an elliptical shape extending the entire length of the handle, which en

Revolution Left-Handed Saute Spoon & Right-Handed Saute Spoon

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

Revolution Spatula

The Revolution Spatula is a spatula designed for use by individuals with arthritis affecting the hands or other grasping or upper extremity disabilities. It has a wooden handle and a silicon blade for stirring and mixing. The small size has a strong, compact blade suitable for mixing crepe or cake batter or for stir-frying and scrambling eggs. The medium spatula has the size and strength suitable for the most commonly performed kitchen tasks, such as folding medium or dense batter or for stirrin

Revolution Spatula Spoon

The Revolution Spatula Spoon is a spatula and serving spoon designed for use by individuals with arthritis affecting the hands or other grasping or upper extremity disabilities. The strong spatula tip of this multi-use tool can be used for breaking up dense ingredients and making roux, while its deep bowl can be used for stirring and serving. The wooden handle has an elliptical shape extending the entire length of the handle, which encourages a comfortable grip while preventing rotation and resi

Rib-It-Ball

The Rib-It-Ball is a large textured ball designed for use by children with low vision or fine motor, grasping, upper extremity, or mobility disabilities. This lightweight ball consists of an air bladder encased in denier nylon with Velcro closures. Nylon-covered closed-cell-foam ribs on the ball's surface aid in grasping and throwing and prevent the ball from rolling out of reach. High-contrast colors aid in visibility. DIMENSIONS: 14, 18, or 30 inches in disameter.

Ring Pull Can Opener

The Ring Pull Can Opener is a ring top opener designed for use by individuals with fine motor, grasping, or upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. The user grasps the handle of this "J" shaped device, and slips a ring top can tab into the slot at the opener's curved end. With the tab in the slot, the user places the curve of the opener on the can's top and rocks back, away from the tab, pulling the can open. This device is dishwasher safe. DIMENSIONS: 5inches long.

Ringbow

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a computer mouse alternative for individuals with fine motor disabilities and other disabilities the restrict the use of the hand. The Ringbow is a ring worn on the user’s finger that operates as a mouse letting the user control the touch functions for a touchscreen computer. The Ringbow works with the touchscreen electronic tablet technology allowing the device to know which finger is touching the display. With the Ringbow on, the user

Robo-Tar

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a device that allows individuals with fine motor skill or upper extremity disabilities to play the guitar using a series of foot pedals. Robo-tar is a device that attaches to the neck of a standard guitar and actuates chords electronically using a series of pedals. The Robo-tar allows individuals to play the guitar with only one hand (strumming) and the use of one foot to control the appropriate chords. It is intended to reduce the learn

Robohand

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a prosthetic hand for a child born without fingers on his right hand and an individual who lost four fingers in an accident. Richard Van As, a developer from South Africa, developed a a prosthetic replacement for his hand that had already lost four fingers in an accident. Working alongside Washington-based prop manufacturer Ivan Owen, they created the "Robohand," which has also been fitted on a five-year old child in South Africa. This b

Robotic Locker Opener

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a powered, remotely operated door opener for a high school locker for a student with muscular dystrophy. A pair of seniors, Micah Stuhldreher and Wyatt Smrcka, in a robotics class at Pinckney Community High School in Michigan used their school's resources to build a device that allows their classmate with muscular dystrophy to open his locker using a remote control from his wheelchair. Working with their robotics teacher, they fabricated moving parts a

Rock Band Drum Kit Modification

---- DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --------- PURPOSE: To provide a do-it-yourself adaptation for an individual with mobility issues to play the drum kit featured as part of the Rock Band video game. As a wheelchair user, the individual was disappointed that she could not disable the kick pedal feature on the drums within the game. First, cut the two RCA connectors off the “Y” end of the cable and strip away about ½ inch of the insulation to reveal the copper writing (be sure to leave the 3.5 millimeter i

Rock’n Roller

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a motorized sensory platform for a high school student with shaken baby syndrome to allow her to enjoy movement and music independently. The young woman has severe cognitive, visual, and physical disabilities and poor muscle coordination. She can only voluntarily control her head and right hand. She spent most of her time in a manual wheelchair and was unable to propel herself. Her teachers were unable to give her constant 1-on-1 attenti

Rocker Knife (Model Ha-4190)

The Rocker Knife, model HA-4190, is a rocker knife with a builit-up handle designed for use by individuals with arthritis or grasping disabilitiies. The rounded knife blade utilizes a rocking motion to aid in cutting. DIMENSIONS: 210 millimeters long. WEIGHT: 82 grams.

Rocking Teapot

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To provide a custom adaptation which allows users with dexterity and fine motor skill disabilities use a teapot safely and easily. The Rocking Teapot is a beautifully crafted porcelain teapot and wooden/chrome tipping stand. Individuals with weak and/or numb hands can pour a cup of tea from a heavy teapot safely. Future modifications could include the ability to heat the water in teapot whilst still sitting in its stand, thus removing the challenge

Rockstar Guitar Stand

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a customized guitar stand that attaches to a wheelchair for an adult male with cerebral palsy. The Rockstar guitar stand provides a safe and durable attachment for the user’s wheelchair which supports his electric guitar and keyboard. The device attaches to the armrest supports of the wheelchair and allows for adjustment of the guitar platform to the most comfortable position for the user. When brainstorming design ideas it was decided that

Round Contour Beechwood Cheese Slicer / Server Tray (Model 912B)

The Round Contour Beechwood Cheese Slicer/Server Tray, model 912B, is a cheese slicer designed for use by individuals with upper extremity, fine motor, or grasping disabilities. This unit consists of a round beechwood cutting board with a built-in cutting arm. When the arm is lowered, the stainless steel cutting wire slices through the cheese. The board also has a C-shaped recessed cracker well. The board is equipped with non-slip rubber feet. The cutting wire is replaceable. OPTIONS: Replacemen

Round Contour Beechwood Cheese Slicer / Server Tray With Green Marble Inlay (Model 912Mg)

The Round Contour Beechwood Cheese Slicer/Server Tray, model 912B, is a cheese slicer designed for use by individuals with upper extremity, fine motor, or grasping disabilities. This unit consists of a round beechwood cutting board with a built-in cutting arm. When the arm is lowered, the stainless steel cutting wire slices through the cheese. The board also has a round marble inlay to help keep cheese cool and firm. The board is equipped with non-slip rubber feet. The cutting wire is replaceabl

Round Scoop Dish (Model 1544)

The Round Scoop Dish, model 1544, is designed to assist people with upper extremity disabilities in getting food on to utensils. Made of extra-thick melamine plastic, the dish features a heavy-duty, reinforced rim and a non-skid base. A groove in the front lip may be used to rest utensils or as a location notch for individuals who are blind or have low vision. This dish is dishwasher safe up to 180 degrees. The dish contains no BPA, phthalates or latex. DIMENSIONS: The dish is 9 inches in diamet

Royal & Langnickel Soft Grip Golden Taklon Brush Sets

The Royal & Langnickel Soft Grip Golden Taklon Brush Sets are easy grasp paint brushes designed for use by seniors or individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities or arthritis. Durable Golden Taklon stands up to classroom and personal use and works well with acrylics, watercolor, and tempera. The handles are made of thick acrylic and have a soft rubber grip, making them easy to hold. These brushes are available in several sets. The Beginner Set of 5 contains five short handle brushes

Rubber Handle Button Hook With Zipper Pull (Model A720301)

The Rubber Handle Button Hook with Zipper Pull, model A720301, is designed to aid individuals with use of one hand or with upper extremity or fine motor disabilities to fasten buttons and pull zippers. One end of the rubber handle has a wire loop that slips over the button to pull it through the buttonhole. The hook at the opposite end of the handle slips into the eye of the zipper tab for pulling zippers. DIMENSIONS: The handle has a diameter of 0.75 inch.

Rx Opener

The Rx Opener is a pill pack opener designed for use by individuals with arthritis or other hand or upper extremity disabilities. Designed to allow blister packaged medication to be opened easily and safely, this device features a polypropylene handle with a surgical grade 420 stainless steel blade, and a handle that can be customized to include names or logos. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 6.6 x 1.9 x 0.8 inches. The opener can be used with medication packages measuring 0.5 inches wide or less. WEIGHT: 7

Saeboflex

The SaeboFlex is a volar wrist orthosis with finger flexion control designed for use by individuals with hand and wrist disabilities. This orthosis positions the wrist and fingers into extension in preparation for functional activities. The user is able to grasp an object by voluntarily flexing his or her fingers, and when he/she is ready to release the object, the extension spring system assists in re-opening the hand. The SaeboFlex requires no electric power and it completely mechanical.

Saeboreach

SaeboReach is designed to assist individuals to regain their ability to maximize arm and hand function following a neurological event such as a stroke. The custom fabricated above-elbow cuff, as well as the dynamic elbow extension system, allows patients to incorporate their elbow for functional reach during grasp and release activities. The SaeboReach orthosis, along with repetitive, task oriented activities, is a highly effective strategy for maximizing arm and hand recovery.

Saehan Hydraulic Hand Dynamometer (Model Sh5001)

The Saehan Hydraulic Hand Dynamometer, model SH5001, is a dynamometer designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or grasping disabilities. The device measures isometric grip force from 0 to 200 pounds. Its die-cast aluminum handle adjusts to five positions to accommodate grip spans from 1.5 to 3.5 inches. A shock resistant rubber cap protects the stainless steel gauge, and a wrist strap helps prevent accidental damage from dropping. The device comes with instructions, norms, and a carr

Saf-T-Spoon & Saf-T-Fork

The Saf-T-Spoon and Saf-T-Fork are eating utensils with built-up handles designed for use by children with grasping disabilities. The large handles prevent rotational slippage when held and prevent rolling away when the utensils are laid down. The spoon and fork feature a raised lip to prevent food spillage, a flexible shaft, and a large textured handle with a mouthguard for a non-slip grip. The fork also features diagonally placed tines to prevent penetration of the mouth and throat. The spoon

Saf-T-Toothbrush

The Saf-T-Toothbrush is a toothbrush with a built-up handle designed for use by children with grasping disabilities. This toothbrush features short bristles, a flexible shaft, and a large textured handle with a mouthguard for a non-slip grip. It is made of non-PVC plastic and has extra-soft rounded Tynex bristles. It is diswasher safe. COLOR: This toothbrush is available in a variety of multi-color combinations. GUARANTEE: Guaranteed not to break.

Safe Edge Can Opener

The Safe Edge Can Opener is a manual can opener designed for use by individuals with grasping, fine motor, or dexterity disabilities or arthritis. This can opener opens from the top rather than the side, eliminating sharp edges and preventing lids from falling into the can. Designed for left- or right-handed use, this once-around opener has a large non-slip rubber handle. GUARANTEE: 90-day satisfaction guarantee.

Sammons Preston Bright Brakes (Model 6503)

The Bright Brakes, model 6503, are globe-shaped wheel lock extension levers designed for use on wheelchairs of individuals with low vision and grasping disabilities. The size and color of the brake extensions increases visibility while providing a comfortable and easy-to-hold grip. These extensions fit all standard tubular brake extensions (brake extensions sold separetely). COLOR: Blue, teal, or gold metallic finish (no color choice).

Santoku Quadknife

The Santoku Quadknife is an adapted kitchen knife specifically designed for quadriplegics or other people with grasping, fine motor, neurological or upper extremity disabilities. The Santoku Quadknife 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 stainless steel, the Santoku Quadknife attaches to the user's arm with a forearm cuff and a U-shaped bracket that fits over the palm and bac

Sarah Bra

The Sarah Bra is a bra designed for wear by women with upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. This bra has a pull-on shirt design with a loose-fitting bottom band and front adjustment with rings attached to adjustable draw straps. The inward set shoulder straps are height adjustable. Made of Naturexx material that transfers moisture away from the body, the bra provides full back coverage to reduce pressure on a small area and a Powerknit back and strap system provides support. SIZES: Women's

Savant Elite Foot Switches

Savant Elite Foot Switches is a family of programmable USB foot switches designed for use by individuals with limited use of the upper extremities to access computer programs. The Savant Elite Foot Switches are available in single, dual, and triple foot switch configurations. It connects to virtually any computer with an available USB port.

Schlage Levers

Schlage Levers are door handle levers designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities. Levers are available in eight different styles (Accent, Avanti, Callington, Champagne, Elan, Flair, Jazz, or St. Annes) and 10 different finishes to fit the user's home decor. The same unit can be used as either a right- or left-hand lever. OPTIONS: Elan or Jazz style lever on keypad lockset. COLOR: Bright brass, antique brass, satin nickel, bright chrome, satin chrome, antique pewter,

Scooper Plate With Non Skid Base (Model 16T175A)

The Scooper Plate With Non Skid Base, model 16T175A, is a scoop dish designed for use by individuals with the use of one hand or other upper extremity or eating disabilities. This scoop dish is intended to be used as a combination plate and bowl. The contoured lip or rim can be used to push food onto cutlery. The dish is not recommended for dishwashers or microwaves. DIMENSIONS: (HxLxW): 1.75 x 6 x 7.5 inches.

Scramble Scoop

The Scramble Scoop is a golf accessory designed to assist people with grasping disabilities, upper extremity disabilities and other disabilities that would prevent a person from being able to reach and pick up a golf ball off of the ground. The Scramble Scoop features an aluminum telescoping handle which can extend up to 35 inches and a net which slices beneath a golf ball with an angled edge. It allows the user to pick up balls without bending or stooping while standing on the ground or sitting

Sea Swirler

The Sea Swirler is a finger exerciser and toy designed for use with individuals with upper extremity disabilities. To use, twirl it like a jump rope and then pull. The more the user pulls, the faster the octopus goes and bigger it gets.

Seasucker Ipad Mounting System

The SeaSucker iPad Mounting System is a stand for a tablet computer and a computer mounting kit for wheelchair designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand, or mobility, lower extremity or upper extremity disabilities, or spinal cord injury. The system requires no bracket for the iPad; it has a 4.5-inch diameter vacuum mount that attaches to the back of the iPad. This mount attaches to a flexible RAM arm that can be moved to position the iPad as needed. The arm attaches to a second

Sensaballs

The Sensaball is a textured ball designed for use by individuals with grasping, cognitive, or upper extremity disabilities. This soft rubber ball is covered with nubs designed for a better grip and can be used for catching, throwing, stimulation, and perceptual training. DIMENSIONS: 9, 4, or 3 inches in diameter. COLOR: Red (9-inch), blue (4-inch), and yellow (3-inch).

Sensory Bin Kit

This Sensory Bin Kit is designed for children with a sensory integration disorder, fine motor delays, and tactile defensiveness to explore their senses and to aid in their childhood development. It provides sensory integration and tactile exploration. Fits nicely into a bin for storage and portability. Bin is full of sensory pellets and twenty hidden animals. Children can feel their way through the pellets and animals while improving their communication skills on the hunt for each animal. Tool f

Sensory Soother Ball

Sensory Soother Ball is designed for children and adults with sensory processing disorders, limited mobility, generalized weakness and limited coordination due to surgery or neurological accident. The Sensory Soother Ball can be inflated with air or filled with water. The Sensory Soother Ball is a clear vinyl 12 inch ball that engages gross motor and visual tracking skills. The small white foam pellets contained within the interior cylinder shake and move when the ball is tossed or turned. When

Set Of Four Cushion Grip Utensils (Model 30959)

Cushion Grip Utensils are eating utensils with built up handles designed for use by people who have incomplete finger flexion or other difficulties in grasping. The set consists of a cushion grip knife, model 30960 ($8.63), a cushion grip fork, model 30961 ($7.77), a cushion grip teaspoon, model 30962 ($7.52), and a cushion grip soup spoon, model 30963 ($7.77). Each of these utensils is also sold individually. Each utensil features a foam- padded handle to aid in grasping. DIMENSIONS: Handles ar

Set Of Four Weighted Utensils (Model 30925)

The Set of Four Weighted Utensils, model 30925, consists of a fork with weighted handle, knife with weighted handle, and two weighted spoons designed for use by people who have hand tremors or unsteady hands. The set consists of a knife, model 30926, fork model 30927, soup spoon, model 30929, and teaspoon, model 30928 all with plastic weighted handles to add resistance to movement. Each utensil is also available individually. DIMENSIONS: The handles are 4.5 inches long and .75 inch in diameter.

Shapedad Finger Stylus

The Finger Stylus is a stylus designed for users with grasping difficulties, quadriplegics with some mobility, or people with arthritis. This stylus features natural extension of the finger; plug-and-play, flexible cone shaped silicone kernel, and highly conductive fabric; no drag, no pressure required.

Shapedad Swiss Stylus Versatile Gripper

The Swiss Stylus Versatile Gripper is a stylus for individuals with grasping difficulties or arthritis. This stylus features ergonomic design, supports a natural extension of users finger or hand, a fluent strong brass strip covered with transparent tubing. User can hold and control it in many ways. User can experiment to find out what works best as a natural extension of finger or hand.

Shoe In

The Shoe In is a shoe aid and sock aid designed for individuals with arthritis or lower extremity or mobility disabilities. This product assists people to put on shoes and socks. COLOR: White.

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

Shuffle Tech Automatic Card Shuffler (Model St1000)

The Shuffle Tech Automatic Card Shuffler, model ST1000, is a card shuffler designed for use by seniors or individuals with upper extremity, fine motor, or grasping disabilities or arthritis. The unit's patent-pending shuffling process mimics hand cutting, riffling, and stripping in 90 seconds or less. At the press of a button, the machine performs the "Casino Dealers' Shuffle" of two riffles, one strip, and another riffle in about about 40 seconds. Also at the press of a button, the machine wil

Side Winder

The Side Winder is an adaptive fishing rod holder designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities in one arm or hand. This adapted fishing device has a unique spring-loaded tube that allows the user to adjust the fishing rod to 1 of 4 fishing positions. It is designed to be worn on the hip of the side of the dominant limb, and intended to catch smaller sized fish (up to 30 pounds). Available for right or left hand use, the Side Winder will work with any rod handle less than 1¼-inch in

Side Winder II

The Side Winder II is an adaptive fly fishing rod holder designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities in one arm or hand. Similar to the Side Winder (please see separate entry), the Side Winder II will have a unique spring-loaded tube that allows the user to adjust the fly fishing rod to 1 of 4 fishing positions. It is designed to be worn on the hip of the side of the dominant limb, and intended to catch smaller sized fish (up to 30 pounds). Available for right or left hand use, th

Signal Glove

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To provide a custom adaptation for a Boccia Ball player with limited mobility and communication disabilities which allows her to communicate to her personal assistance her wish to rise or lower the ramp (for speed) and aim the ramp (for direction). The Signal Glove has color coded strips that correspond to the colors on the four ramp height settings and a set of arrows to indicate the direction change desired. The player, with very little hand moveme

Silver Lead Chubby Brushes

Silver Lead Chubby Brushes are paint brushes with large handles designed for use by cgildren with fine motor or grasping disabilities or arthritis. Available with plastic handles and ferrules or with plastic handles and seamless rust-resistant metal ferrules, these brushes have natural bristle hairs. DIMENSIONS: The hairs are approximately 1.5 inches long. COLOR: Hairs are natural and the handles come in 10 assorted colors.

Silver Lead Easy Grip Brushes

The Silver Lead Easy Grip Brushes are paint brushes with easy grasp brushes designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities or arthritis. These brushes have natural hog bristles and thick plastic handles with a ball-shaped end and plastic ferrules. DIMENSIONS: The handles are six inches long and the bristles are 0.75 inches long. COLOR: The handles are red, yellow, blue, and green. The bristles are natural.

Silver Lead Mop Brushes

Silver Leas Mop Brushes are paint brushes with easy grasp hadles designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities or arthritis. Similar in appearance to shaving brushes, thes brushes have urn-shaped wooden handles and natural hog bristles. COLOR: The handles come in six colors.

Simulator Ii

The Simulator II is an assessment and evaluation system designed for use as part of physical therapy of the upper extremity and hands. With measures in both isotonic and isometric modes, this system can replicate most upper extremity functional activities, including lifting, to support the evaluation of strength and functional capabilities. It comes with software with routines for extensive return-to-work assessments including Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCEs). Using this software, the the

Single Handle Kitchen Faucet (Model 40-200)

The Single Handle Kitchen Faucet, model 40-200, is a kitchen faucet with a single loop-style handle designed for use by individuals with grasping disabilities. The unit has a long spout with a brass escutcheon plate or base ring, two holes, a ceramic disc cartridge, and half-inch IPS compression adapters. DIMENSIONS: Spout is 10 inches long. COLOR: Chrome.

Single Handle Kitchen Faucet (Models 40-460, Al-460, & Wh-460)

The Single Handle Kitchen Faucet is a single lever kitchen faucet designed for use by individuals with fine motor, grasping, or upper extremity disabilities. Features include a spout with brass escutcheon plate or base ring; a pull-out spray nozzle; single- or three-hole installation; a ceramic disc cartridge; and a loop-style handle. The maximum water flow is 2.2 gallons per minute (gpm). The faucet unit comes with 12-inch copper supplies with half-inch soldered male adapters. DIMENSIONS: Spout

Single Switch Remote Controlled Camera

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a single switch remotely controlled camera for an individual with cerebral palsy. A young man with cerebral palsy who had no use of his hands wished to independently operate a camera. Mounting the camera to the young man’s wheelchair was straightforward. The remote control cable for his camera required two switch actions, one to focus the camera and the other to simultaneously trigger the shutter. The young man currently used a switch ar

Six-Piece Puzzle

The Six-Piece Puzzle is a wooden puzzle with large knobbed pieces designed for use by individuals with Alzheimer's Disease or cognitive disabilities. Designed for adults, these puzzles have a matte finish to prevent glare or reflection and bright, simple color graphics that are easily recognizable and large enough to be seen by individuals with vision impairment. Pictures are laminated on puzzle pieces and the puzzle base encourages matching. Each piece has at least one straight edge for added c

Skinny

The Skinny is a case with stand for tablet computer designed for use by individuals with grasping or upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. Designed for use with the iPad 2 and the iPad 3rd and 4th generation as well as other tablets with 10-inch screens, this cover has lightweight, slim construction with a water resistant micro ripstop exterior and a micro suede interior lining. It allows for access to device ports and control buttons, and has an auto on/off front cover that wakes up the de

Slanted Soft-Touch Tweezers

Slanted Soft-Touch Tweezers are tweezers designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities or arthritis. These tweezers are made of professional grade stainless steel, and they have a wide grip area with a rubberized finish. They feature aligned slanted edges and hand-filed precision tips. COLOR: Red.

Slice Ceramic Y-Peeler

The Slice Ceramic Y-Peeler is a peeler designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities or arthritis. This peeler features a very sharp ceramic blade that lasts ten times longer than steel. Designed for right- or left-handed use, this peeler has an ergonomic design that fits comfortably in both small and large hands and has a wide, lightweight non-slip handle. The ceramic blade is non-allergenic, chemically neutral, and impervious to acid, fat and salt. This peeler will n

Slim & Light Garden Hose

The Slim & Light Garden Hose is a lightweight garden hose designed for use by individuals with grasping or upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. Lightweight and flexible, this hose is made from high-quality, long-lasting polyurethane. The hose weighs less than half as much as a conventional hose, but it is built to last with industrial spring guards at each end to eliminate kinks. It also has extra-long, crush-proof, chrome-plated solid brass fittings to ensure leak-proof connections. D

Slim Foam Grip

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.

Slimblade Trackball (Model K72327Us)

The SlimBlade Trackball, model K72327US, is a track ball desinged for use by individuals with limited dexterity. This unit has three user-selectable modes: (1) navigation mode controls the cursor and scrolling; (2) media mode controls volume, play/pause, stop, and track forward/backward in music and other media; and (3) view mode zooms in/out and pans in pictures and documents. In all functional modes, the user controls the functions by moving the ball with the fingertips or palm. The unit conne

Slip Grips

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a gripping device (Slip Grip) to assist individuals with limited hand mobility to manipulate objects that they would otherwise be unable to use. The product is used by slipping the finger holds over the thumb and forefinger and then snapping objects in to place via the clips located in between these finger holds. At a slight angle, the clip directs objects placed in it downward, giving the user a natural range of motion. When wearing a S

Slip-On Handle (Model 16T061)

The Slip On Handle, model 16T061, is a utensil holder designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or grasping disabilities or spinal cord injury. The outside surface of this holder is vinyl with finger bumps, and the inside core has foam tubing for gripping a spoon, toothbrush, or other cutlery or utensils (not included). SIZE: 1.5 ounces.

Sluice Pouring Aid

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: Sluice prototype allows individuals suffering from arthritis or having limited upper body strength to easily dispense beverages without supporting the full weight of the liquids in their containers. Designed to accommodate a variety of standard containers from cartons to 2 liters to gallons jugs, Sluice was developed through extensive prototyping and user testing.

Small Scissors With Rounded Tips (Model Sw5204)

The Small Scissors with Rounded Tips, model SW5204, are self-opening scissors designed for use by individuals with fine motor disabilities, grasping or upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. Usable with the right or left hand, these lightweight scissors have precision-made stainless steel blades that can be adjusted to cut in any position with a simple squeezing motion using a whole hand grip. The spring band connecting the handles opens the blades when pressure is released. After prolonged

Smith & Hawken 3-Piece Sprouts Short Handled Tool Set

The Smith & Hawken 3-Piece Sprouts Short Handled Tool Set is a set of short-handled garden tools designed for use by children or individuals with arthritis or grasping disabilities. This set includes a hand rake, a trowel, and a hand shovel. The tools are intended for outdoor use and have wooden handles and painted metal heads. COLOR: Natural wood handles and green heads.

Smooth Grab Bar

The Smooth Grab Bar is a wall-mounted grab bar designed for use by individuals with balance or mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury. It attaches to the wall at two points (for lengths below 36 inches) or three points (for lengths 36 inches or longer). DIMENSIONS: 12, 16, 24, 32, 36, 42, 48, or 60 inches long. COLOR: Available finishes include antique brass, polished brass, polished nickel, satin chrome, satin nickel, satin brass, satin gold, antique copper, black nickel, polished gold, oi

Snap Bags

The Snap Bags are a bean bag game designed for use by children three years old and older with fine motor, grasping, and upper extremity disabilities. The snap bags consist of six linking bean bags designed for endless game possibilities. Throwing and catching are made easier with two Snap Bags linked together. When all six bags are attached and used as a shoulder or lap weight they can create a calming presence for young children. The set facilitates the introduction of colors, numbers and shape

Sniff Controller

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a sniff controller for individuals with paralytis and disabilities ranging from quadriplegia to “locked-in-syndrome.” Individuals who are paralyzed from the neck down may be able to guide their movements by sniffing into tubes. The nerve regions that receives signals from the roof the mouth/soft palate that control the ability to sniff are often unaffected by paralytic injuries and disorders. The scientists at the Weizmann Institute of S

Sock Notch (Models A754200, A754300, & A7546)

The Sock Notch, models A754200, A754300, & A7546, is a sock aid, designed for use by individuals with arthritis and mobility disabilities with use of one hand. Model A754200 has a cord handle and is designed for use with shorter socks. Model A743-300 has attached garters to aid in pulling on longer, over-the-calf socks or stockings and a webbing handle. Model A7543-6 is a wide-style aid for individuals with large or swollen feet. The flexible plastic form of the wide model has a flat design

Soft / Writing Drawing Grips

"DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable individuals with grasping or fine motor disabilities to hold pens, pencils, crayons, or paint brushes. To make these grips, take a 35-millimeter film canisters and cut an "x" in the bottom. The size of the "x" should correspond to the diameter of the writing or drawing implement. Slide the writing or drawing tool through the "x" to create a large gripping surface. The user can hold the tool in a tripod grasp, modified tripod grasp or in a palmar gra

Soft Plastic Grips

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.

Songboard And Book Easel

The Songboard and Book Easel, model PVC-SB, is an easel and book holder designed for use by individuals with grasping, upper extremity, ormobility disabilities. This collapsible easel is lightweight and portable. The top part of the easel holds a standard songboard, which is attached to the easel with Velcro. Brackets extend from the middle section of the songboard, providing a place to display a standard-size book or 3-ring binder. In classroom use, this gives the instructor two free hands to a

Special Guitar Pick

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable an individual with weakness of the hands to use a guitar pick. The Special Pick was constructed of moldable splint material. The pick of choice is attached first to the "L" shaped form of the holder. The whole form is then heated in near boiling water and, when pliable, wrapped tightly around the thumb and forefinger. Held in this position the hand is run unter cold water until the plastic sets. The end result is a pick firmly held in the correct posit

Spill Not Jar & Bottle Opener (Model 6017)

The Spill Not Jar & Bottle Opener, model 6017, is a jar and bottle opener designed for use by individuals with the use of only one hand, arthritis, or grasping or fine motor disabilities. Made of durable plastic, this rectangular device has three inverted rubber cones that ensure a secure fit for any round glass or plastic container. By fitting the container into one of the three conic openings, the user can open bottle tops or lids with the use of one hand. Non-slip rubber feet on the base

Spin Plate

--- DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --------- PURPOSE: To create a do-it-yourself rotating plate for individuals who have upper extremity, fine motor and grasping disabilities or people who only have use of one hand. The do-it-yourself spin plate is a plastic plate mounted on top of a central post by way of two bolts and a wing nut and can be easily removed for cleaning. The post is attached to a swiveling platform allowing the user to easily turn the device with his or her mouth. To assemble, cut the cyli

Spinner Knob

The Spinner Knob is a steering wheel spinner designed for use by individuals with grasping or upper extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury. It attaches to the rim of the steering wheel, and features a large knob that can be grasped, pushed, or pulled to control the wheel. The spinner can be removed from the steering wheel when not required by the driver. . WARRANTY: Five years.

Sports Thumb Spica

The Sports Thumb Spica is a thumb splint designed to immobilize the thumb due to pain from sports injuries, DeQuervain' syndrome, or arthritis in thumb and saddle joint. This splint restricts the motion of the basilar joint and maintains the thumb in a neutral position. The splint embodies an anatomically correct design that contours the orthosis to the palmar area of the hand and limits abduction of the wrist. The splint is made of a hypoallergenic linear polyethylene plastic and can be custom

Spotter Club, The

The Spotter Club is a golf accessory designed to assist people with grasping disabilities, upper extremity disabilities and other disabilities that would prevent a person from being able to reach a ball on the ground or in a hole. It consists of a standard golf club shaft with special attachments at each end. A tee setter is fitted at the top on the end of the club’s grip. An inverted golf tee is placed in the tee setter, and the user can then use Spotter Club to place the tee in the ground wi

Spring-Grip Cylindrical Handle for Pointer & Drawing Implements

Spring-Grip Cylindrical Handle for Pointer & Drawing Implements is a molded thermoplastic adaptive handle with a spring operated “gripper” which allows easy “click-in” and “click-out” mounting of dowel pointers, colored pencils, paintbrushes and other narrow ended tools.

Spyro Gyro Pen

With the Sypro Gyro Pen, create three different shapes (squares, circles and triangles) in a seamless transition from small to big and back again. The harder one pushes down on the stylus, the smaller the shapes. Release the pressure and the shapes get bigger. The product is able to help those in need of sensory integration. Clear viewing window allows a user to see moving gear action.

Squish Dics

Squish Disc are designed for ages 6 to adult. The sensory qualities of these discs are designed to provide tactile and visual stimulation to assist with calming and soothing. The translucent "beads," glitter and colored gel inside make each disc incredibly squeezable and cool to the touch. It can be used for those with sore or arthritic hands.

Stabilized Regular Or Loop Household Scissors

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY -------DESRIPTION: Household loop scissors (that include finger holes in addition to the loop handle) or regular household scissors mounted onto a wooden base. PURPOSE: To enable students who have severe motor limitations to participate in cutting tasks. Following are some of the ways in which stabilized loop scissors have been used: The student presses the scissors with the dominant hand while an adult turns the paper. The student presses the scissors with a mouth

Stabilo Woody 3 In 1 Pencils

The STABILO Woody 3 in 1 Pencils are easy grasp colored pencils designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities. Available in sets of six or ten, these chunky pencils function as colored pencils, watercolors, and wax crayons all in one. The extra-thick lead is as thick as eight standard colored pencils. It resists breakage and provides soft, rich strokes that exhibit high luminosity, high opacity, and high color intensity, even on dark paper. A sharpener is included with

Stay Put Folder

Stay Put Folder is designed for use by students with limited upper extremity strength and coordination to assist in keeping papers in place while writing.

Steady Spoon

The Steady Spoon pediatric and adult adaptive utensils are designed with multiple features to make the special needs dining experience more independent and enjoyable. The counter weights keep the spoon bowl level preventing food spillage no matter what the adult or child’s arm position or level of tremor. The hook and loop strap and built-up handle eliminate the need for a strong grasp. The spoon’s weight gives added proprioceptive input for children with PDD (Pervasive Developmental Disorders)

Steady Write Writing Instrument (Model F735081000)

The Steady Write Writing Instrument, model F735081000, is a pen holder designed for use by individuals with arthritis, Parkinson’s or other grasping disabilities. Designed to help correct shaky handwriting for individuals who have difficulty gripping or controlling motor skills, this product helps to stabilize the hand with extra support while providing increased holding capacity. When the pen is attached to the triangular base, it automatically assumes the proper writing angle and the frictionl

Stetro Super Soft Pencil Grip

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.

Stickey Cup Holder

The Stickey Cup Holder is a cup holder designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities. Designed to eliminate spills, this device features a suction cup bottom that holds tight to any flat, non-porous surface, and is easily removed when desired. The device secures cans, bottles, cups, tumblers, and containers of various sizes. OPTIONS: The cup holder is available for wholesale purchase with custom colors and logos. DIMENSIONS (HxW): 4 x 4.25 inches. WEIGHT: 5 ounces. CO

Sticky Bowl, Model NC35203

Sticky Bowl has been designed for chefs and people with fine motors disabilities  home use to secure bowls, plates and platters to a flat surface. This bowl has one side larger than the other to accommodate a larger range of bowl sizes. It simplifies stirring and mixing for one handed use. It can be easily placed on any smooth surface (stainless steel, laminate, glass, granite, marble, wood, etc.) by pressing in center of the bowl with fingers and it can be easily release by tilting the large le

Stimulite Wash Mitt

The Stimulite Wash Mitt is a horse grooming tool designed for use by individuals with grasping or fine motor disabilities or arthritis. This full-sized mitt slips over the user's hand, and it is rubbed over the horse's coat to aid in removing dirt while the flexing action of the honeycomb cells stimulates capillary action to promote healthy skin. This mitt can also be used to "squeegee" a sweaty horse. The material of the mitt is naturally anti-fungal and antibacterial and resists mildew. It c

Stirex Fork Knife (Model 16K038A)

The Stirex Fork Knife, model 16K038A, is combination fork and knife with built-up handle designed for use by individuals with arthritis, grasping disabilities, or with use of only one hand. This utensil features an upright handle set at 90 degrees to the blade and a stainless steel blade with a two prong fork-like tip. The user's arm can remain with wrist straight while slicing and lifting food. DIMENSIONS: The blade is 4.5 inches long.

Stove Knob Turner, Long (Model 16K023)

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.

Strapettes

Strapettes are a shoulder strap carrying aid designed to aid individuals with reduced hand or finger dexterity or a limited ability to grip in carrying duffel bags and other types of bags intended to be carried by hand. The Strapettes, which are made of nylon webbing, attach to a bag to convert the bag into a back pack. It includes an adjustable sternum strap and adjustable foam shoulder straps. SIZES: L, XL, and XXL. COLOR: Black. WEIGHT: 6 ounces.

Stroller Handle Extension

CUSTOM ADAPTATIONPURPOSE: To enable an individual with short arms and no opposable thumbs to transport a child in a stroller. A commercially-available stroller was adapted by adding a handle extension made of a steel tube covered with softer padded tuving. The extension is mounted to the existing handle with spring-loaded swivel clips, which lock it in place while still allowing it to be turned down when the stroller is loaded into a car. An additional section which goes behind the user's back

Sugru Diy Accessibility Switch

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY -------DESCRIPTION: A thermoplastic cuff formed to the thigh which has a pointer attached to it. This device allows an individual to point on a communication board, play certain musical instruments, paint, etc. PURPOSE: To offer students who have some control of hip movements (but very poor or absent head, arm, or hand control) a method for interacting with the objects in their environment.

Sunpentown Shoe Buffer, Model UC-989

Sunpentown Shoe Buffer is intended for people with lower and upper extremity disabilities, grasping disabilities, and fine motor disabilities. Sunpentown Shoe Buffer is used to buff and shine shoes. It is suitable for all types of shoes. It has dual buffers which are made of 100 percent lamb wool. It has a quiet running motor, detachable buffers, and one touch control.

Super Claw

The Super Claw is a golf accessory designed to assist people with grasping disabilities, upper extremity disabilities and other disabilities that prevent a person from reaching or grasping a golf ball on the ground or in a hole. This combination includes an Upright Claw pick up tool (see separate entry), three ball markers, and two Marker Mags. The Upright Claw allows the user to pick up a golf ball and the Marker Mags enable placement and picking up a ball marker without having to bend or stoop

Super Duper Skinny Squeezers

The Super Duper Squeezers™ are designed for individuals exercising their dexterity by using a 3-finger grasps or through using their pincher. Is a jumbo version of Skinny Mini Squeezers™ Tweezer-style tongs have very pointy tips which offers more practice of fine motor skills. For ages 5-up. Adult supervision is required due to the pointy tips.

Super Sorting Pie

Super Sorting Pie is designed for use by children working on improving their arm and hand strength, while reinforcing early concepts of sorting by attribute. (i.e. color, number, shape, and category). Set comes with large, durable, 8 3/4 inch diameter plastic pie shell, removable divider, 60 substantial fruit counters in 5 colors, 3 double sided sorting cards, 2 jumbo tweezers and Activity Guide. Top crust acts as bowl to hold counters while playing and as lid when it is time to clean-up.

Supergrip Buttonhook (Model A72051)

The Supergrip Buttonhook, model A72051, is designed to aid individuals with use of one hand or with fine motor disabilities in fastening buttons. The unit consists of a large, textured, built-up handle of rubber-like material that resists slipping with a wire loop at one end that slips over the button to pull it through the buttonhole.

Sure Grip Utensils (M)Dels A703200 - A703203)

Supergrip Utensils, models A703200 thru A703203 are eating utensils designed for use by individuals with arthritis of the hand or grasping disabilities. These dishwasher-safe stainless steel utensils feature built-up ribbed rubber handles intended to make grasping easier. Available models include a table knife, a dinner fork, a teaspoon, and a tablespoon. Utensils are available separately or in a set of four. DIMENSIONS: The teaspoon and tablespoon are 7 inches long. The knife is 8 inches long.

Sure Hand Button Hook / Zipper Aid (Model A9231)

The Sure Hand Button Hook/Zipper Aid, model A9231, is designed to aid individuals with use of one hand or with fine motor disabilities to fasten buttons and pull zippers. One end of the cushioned handle has a wire loop that slips over the button to pull it through the buttonhole. The hook at the opposite end of the handle slips into the eye of the zipper tab for pulling zippers. DIMENSION: Handle has a diameter of 1.5 inches.

Sure-Grip Utensils

Sure-Grip Utensils are eating utensils with built-up handles designed for use by individuals with arthritis or grasping disabilities. The utensils have cone-shaped handles and include a fork, teaspoon, knife, and spork (each sold separately). They are dishwater safe to 180 degrees and are latex free. DIMENSIONS: 4.25 inch long and 1.5 inch diameter.

Swallow Aid

SwallowAid was designed for those persons who have a disability or a condition that causes difficulty while swallowing or dysphagia, a disability caused by a brain or spinal cord injury, a stroke, or a nervous system illness, such as multiple sclerosis and muscular dystrophy. This aid helps users take oral medications that are, otherwise, difficult to swallow, bad tasting and/or bad smelling, i.e. large dry pills or non-desirable liquids. Sugar Free. Salt Free. Lactose Free. Drug Free. Certified

Swedish Tap Turner (Model 16K037A)

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.

Swing Capsule

---- 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

Swiss Magic Jar Opener

The Swiss Magic Jar Opener is a jar opener designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities or arthritis. The user can secure the opener onto the lid of the jar, rotate the knob to open and close the jaws around the lid, then turn the handle to remove the lid. This device can be used with lids that are .25 to 1 inch thick.

Switch Accessible Digital Camera

Switch Accessible Digital Camera is based on the specifications for the Canon Power Shot A2600 and is designed for use by individuals with limited upper extremity strength and coordination as a result of a stroke, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, or Erb’s palsy. The camera is first connected to the switch into the socket on the interface box and the lead into the USB socket on the camera. Users Turn on the camera, compose the picture on the large LCD screen and press the switch. Pictures

T-Rex (Model 3072)

The T-Rex, model 3072, is a switch operated toy designed for use by children with neurological, upper extremity, fine motor or severe physical disabilities. When the capability switch (not included) is activated, T-Rex swings his neck and head around while roaring, snapping his jaws and raking his claws through the air. DIMENSIONS (HxL): 16 x 19 inches (length measured from nose to tail when extended). POWER: Uses three AA batteries. WEIGHT: 4.5 pounds.

Tabaccess

TabAccess is a Bluetooth switch interface for tablets designed for use by individuals with limited physical mobility and coordination. TabAccess enables interaction with tablet apps through connection of multiple accessible devices such as sip/puff, button switches, grasp switches. It is Android and iOS compatible. It is compatible with iOS 7 Switch Control Events. TabAccess can be mounted to power wheelchairs, adjustable beds, etc. No assembly is required for operation.

Table Top Dryer Holder

The Table Top Dryer Holder is a hair dryer holder designed for us by individuals with grasping or upper extremity disabilities, carpal tunnel syndrome, Parkinson’s disease or arthritis. Designed to hold any blow dryer, this free-standing device consists of a v-shaped metal base with foam padding, and a flexible neck that adjusts to any position. The holder is heat resistant and can be placed on a table or countertop leaving the hands free to manipulate styling instruments. DIMENSIONS: The unit

Tabtime Super 8 Pill Timer Reminder with Alarm

Tabtime Super 8 Pill Timer Reminder with Alarm is designed for individuals with cognitive impairments, dementia, Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease.  Features include the following:

Tactus

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a tactile keyboard alternative designed for users with grasping difficulties or fine motor disabilities. The buttons on the Tactus literally raise up and then lie flat on a touch screen device. Tactus’ technology readily integrates with capacitive touchscreens. The Tactile Layer replaces the top-most layer in the optical stack, often referred to as the window or cover lens. The thickness is designed to match the layer that it replaces. T

Tangle Therapy

Tangle Therapy is a hand and finger exerciser designed for use by individuals with fine motor or upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. This soft, rubber-coated device is used by tangling, twisting, and squeezing to increase strength and range of motion. DIMENSIONS (HxWxD): 6.75 x 4.25 x 1 inch. WEIGHT: 4.8 ounces.

Tap Turner (Model 16K025)

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.

Tap Turners

The Tap Turners are tap turners designed for individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities, arthritis, or limited hand strength. The devices are designed to fit onto a wide variety of sizes and shapes of both crystal and traditional crosshead taps. They are supplied as a pair with red handle for hot and a blue handle for cold. The lever handle is pivoted to allow for clearance with a wall at the back of the sink or basin.

Tenura Anti Slip Circular Mat

The Tenura Anti Slip Circular Mat is a non slip coaster and non slip pad designed for use by individuals with fine motor, upper extremity or neurological disabilities or spasticity. This round silicone mat is intended to prevent plates, bowls and crockery from sliding on tables, counters and trays. It also can hold kitchen appliances and mixing bowls in place and hold objects firm on surfaces that are not horizontal or are subject to movement or tipping. DIMENSIONS: 5.5 or 7.5 inches in diameter

Tenura Anti Slip Coaster

The Tenura Anti Slip Coaster is a non slip coaster and non slip pad designed for use by individuals with fine motor, upper extremity or neurological disabilities or spasticity. This square silicone mat is intended to prevent plates, bowls and crockery from sliding on tables, counters and trays. It also can hold objects firm on surfaces that are not horizontal or are subject to movement or tipping. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 3.5 x 3.5 inches. COLOR: Red, blue, and yellow.

Tenura Non-Slip Material Rolls And Strips

The Non-Slip Material Rolls and Strips are a grasping aid, non-slip floor covering, and non-slip placemat material designed for use by individuals with neuromuscular, grasping or fine motor disabilities or spasticity. This non-slip material is designed to provide customized solutions for improving a person's ability to grasp an object, reducing the risk of slipping on a floor, and preventing plates, bowls and crockery from sliding on tables, counters and trays. The material for the strips is a f

Tenura Silicone Jar Opener

The Tenura Silicone Jar Opener is a non-slip jar opener designed for use by individuals with grasping or fine motor disabilities, arthritis and those with the use of one hand. Made of silicone, this device provides a firmer grip for the user when twisting, turning or squeezing jar lids and containers. It can also be used on handles and door knobs. This product is non-toxic, dishwasher safe and heat resistant up to 482 degrees Fahrenheit. DIMENSIONS: 4.63 inches in diameter. COLORS: Red, blue and

Terminator

The Terminator is a tablet or touch screen stylus designed for use by individuals with grasping, fine motor, neurological, severe physical or upper extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury. This is a telescoping stylus with a tip that requires minimal pressure. Its shorter length can be used with an iPhone and its longer length can be used with an iPad. The stylus is so sensitive to the user's hand movements that just barely touching the screen with the tip activates whatever is touched. The

Terry Cloth Wash Mitts

The Terry Cloth Wash Mitts are designed for use by individuals with grasping and other upper extremity disabilities. Sewn from terry cloth, the mitts are available with or without a pocket to hold soap and secure around the wrist with a hook-and-loop closure D-ring strap. SIZES: Small, medium, or large. COLOR: The small mitt is yellow, the medium mitt is pink, and the large mitt is blue.

Terrycloth Crumb Catcher With Plastic Backing

This Terrycloth Crumb Catcher with Plastic Backing is designed for individuals with upper body limitations or upper body neuromuscular limitations that make it challenging to eat a meal or to do the plate to fork, fork to mouth motions. This product is a terrycloth clothing protector that ties around the neck and has a built-in pocket on the bottom that catches crumbs. The terrycloth is absorbent and the back is waterproof to prevent clothing from getting wet or stained. Machine washable. Comes

Thai Roll

The Thai Roll is a bookholder and stand for a tablet computer or an e-reader designed for use by individuals with grasping, neurological or upper extremity disabilities, cerebral palsy or arthritis. One edge of this lap pillow can be rolled and fastened to the other end using the beads and fabric loops. The pillow can be fastened at several different angles to place a book, iPad, or other tablet computer in the optimal position for the user. The Thai Roll's attached tie can be used as a bookmark

The Gripper (Model 16L003A)

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.

The Hydrant

The Hydrant is designed for use by individuals with limited mobility as a result of back surgery, neurological disorders or spinal cord injuries. Its goal is to allow individuals to independently reach for a drink without calling for assistance. The Hydrant's unique, one piece, cap/handle/clip attaches securely onto beds, chairs, wheelchairs, car seats, belts, rucksacks, bikes, desks, etc. giving the user instant access to fluids allowing them to drink at any time without assistance. The user

The One-Hand Kitchen Equipment

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a one-hand kitchen equipment device for individuals who have use of only one hand. The One-Hand Kitchen Equipment is designed for both right and left handed people to use and includes seven products uses in all. This is specialized kitchen equipment includes one-handed food cutting equipment, one-handed different diameter tubes opener, one-handed fruits and vegetables cutting and peeling equipment, one-hand changeable graters, food box,

The Original Rolyan Graded Pinchpins For Pinch Exerciser, Model-A196600

The Original Rolyan Graded Pinchpins For Pinch Exerciser are designed to help people with grasping disabilities. They are designed for graded resistive exercise for increasing pinch strength and co-ordination. They are latex free and can be sterilized.

Thera-Band Flexbar (Models 26107, 26100, 26101 & 26102 )

The Thera-Band FlexBar, models 26107, 26100, 26101 and 26102, is a progressive resistive arm exerciser designed for use to improve grip strength and upper extremity stabilization, or as a treatment for wrist, elbow, or shoulder injuries such as tennis elbow. The user grasps the flexible bar at either end and bends it into a U shape. The unit has a ridged surface for enhanced grip during use. The unit can be manipulated with a bending, twisting, or oscillation movement. The unit is made from dry

TheraSIP Swallowing Trainer Kit, Model 81502798

TheraSIP Swallowing Trainer is designed to provide a systematic swallowing exercise program which can be used in treatment and prescribed for in-room or in the home drills. It strives to increase the patients volitional swallow frequency and strength as well as to encourage a heightened, purposeful effort. Practice of single bolus swallows or continuous swallows can be provided. As a neuromuscular exercise program focuses on the specificity of the exercise and on the use of repetition to maximiz

Thermostat Control Arm

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable an individual with upper extremity disabilities and who uses a wheelchair to adjust the thermostat in her apartment. A frame of copper tubing was already mounted on the wall near the thermostat in order to mount an Adjustable Telephone Support. The frame has spare space, and additional items can easily be attached to it using small, narrow hose clips. A new bracket, complete with a lever, was assembled and attached to the frame. The user is able get to

Thick Beechwood Cheese Slicer (Model 805B)

The Thick Beechwood Cheese Slicer, model 805B, is a cheese slicer designed for use by individuals with upper extremity, fine motor, or grasping disabilities. This unit consists of a beechwood cutting board with a built-in cutting arm. When the arm is lowered, the stainless steel cutting wire slices through the cheese. The board is equipped with non-slip rubber feet. The cutting wire is replaceable. OPTIONS: Replacement cutting wires are available. DIMENSIONS(LxW): 9.5 x 6 inches. COLOR: Natural

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

Three Keys Turner (Model Ha-4110)

The 3-Keys Turner, model HA-4110, is a key holder designed for use by individuals with grasping or fine motor disabilities. The molded plastic turner holds three keys and is designed to fit keys to give a larger grip and stronger leverage for turning a key in a lock. Keys fold down when not in use. DIMENSIONS: 120 millimeters long. WEIGHT: 53 grams.

Thumb Helper

The Thumb Helper is a hand and finger exerciser designed for use by individuals with grasping and upper extremity disabilities focused on the thumb and fingers. This device provides a variety of options to promote thumb and individual finger strength. It includes two stacking spacer pegs that attach to the frame to vary the range of motion. The device comes with color-coded elastic bands and an instruction manual. COLOR: Purple.

Ticonderoga My Hold Right Pencil

The Ticonderoga My Hold Right Pencil is an easy grasp pencil designed for use by children with fine motor or grasping disabilities. Designed for right or left-handed users, this large, triangular pencil is ergonomically designed with tri-color markings for proper finger positioning. It has number two graphite lead. These pencils come in a pack that includes three pencils, a mini-poster, finger stickers, and a pencil sharpener.

Ticonderoga Tri-Write Standard Size Pencil

The Ticonderoga Tri-Write Standard Size Pencil is an easy grasp pencil designed for use by individuals with fine motor and grasping disabilities. This ergonomic, triangle-shaped number 2 pencil has a graphite core formula so it writes smoothly. The triangular grip helps with proper finger placement. Other features include an eraser and a finish that contains Microban anti-microbial protection to inhibit the growth of odor- and stain- causing bacteria on the pencil.

Titanium Easy Action Scissors

The Titanium Easy Action Scissors are self opening scissors designed for use by individuals with arthritis or limited hand strength. These scissors are made with a spring-action design that opens the blades after each cut, reducing hand strain. To facilitate ease in cutting fabric, the stainless steel blades have a precision-ground edge that stays sharp longer and a titanium coating that is three times harder than steel to provide durability. Other features include an ergonomically sculpted hand

Toe Mouse

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype toe-operated computer mouse for individuals with upper limb disabilities. The Toe Mouse is especially designed for those who have upper limbs disability and cannot use their hands to move the mouse. This ergonomically designed gadget uses the natural ability to grip between the toes, for manipulating the Toe Mouse. The user slips it on, between the big toe and second, just as one would wear flip flops. The sensor below the big toe acts as t

Toggle Tv Controller

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To provide a custom adaptation of a TV remote for an individual with extreme mobility disabilities can use to change TV channels independently. A universal TV controller is opened and lead wires were carefully soldered to the appropriate contact points for the “channel up”. The wires were then lead to a standard buddy switch (can be a DYI). The controller is mounted on a universal swivel joint so it can be pointed at the TV. The joint is can be place

Toilet Paper Roll Mofifications

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRYPUPRPOSE: To make toilet paper use more manageable for people with arthritis, use of only one hand, or other upper extremity disabilities. This article, part of a chapter entitled "Bathroom & Washing Up" discusses ways to make managing toilet paper easier. Suggestions include squeezing the roll to make the cardboard cylinder more oval than round to prevent paper from unrolling too rapidly, re-installing the holder so the roll is vertical rather than horizontal, and attach

Toiletta Toilet Tool

The Toiletta Toilet Tool is a toilet flushing aid designed for use by individuals who use wheelchairs. This long-handled tool can be used while sitting in a wheelchair to break up clogs, open drains, and removes lost items from a toilet bowl. The tool can also be used to remove waste from a diaper, commode, or bed pan and place it in the toilet bowl. The tool comes with a hanger attachable to the side of the toilet. COLOR: Available in over 20 colors.

Top Off

The Top Off is a twist cap bottle opener designed for use by individuals with grasping or upper extremity disabilities, carpal tunnel syndrome, use of one hand, or arthritis. This lightweight, portable device enables users to open twist off and pop off bottles with one hand. The user puts the opener over the bottle, pushes down, and the cap pops off. Very little pressure needed for removing caps. COLOR: White.

Topless Shoes

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype topless shoes that require little to no effort to put on (no bending, tying) for individuals with back problems, arthritis, seniors, and other individuals with a disability that may prevent them from bending. Winner of the 2011 Red Dot Concept Design, Topless Shoes have no upper constrictions or bindings. The shoes consist of an elastic layer called the “muscle” which encloses the foot in a comfortable but firm grip. TITLE: Funky Shoe Style

Tornado Wine Bottle Opener (Model Tc-20)

The Tornado Wine Bottle Opener, model TC-20, is a corkscrew designed for use by individuals with fine motor, grasping, or upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. This device uses an air lift action that pops the cork with a push of a button. The unit uses a cartridge of inert propellant to pop the cork. The included cartridge opens approximately 60 bottles. The cartridge rests completely inside the top portion of Tornado’s body. The ergonomic design features a soft touch finish and brushed ch

Toss 'n Go

Toss 'N Go is an educational game desighed for use by children with neurological, upper extremity, fine motor, learning, or eye-hand coordination disabilities. This multipurpose physical and cognitive game assists children in learning different methods of fastening in a normal developmental sequence; offers training in letter, number, color, and shape recognition; and reinforces fine- and gross-motor skills. The child catches the foam-filled die, undoes the fastening device (zipper, buttons, buc

Totes Big Top Auto Open & Close Umbrella

Totes Big Top Auto Open & Close umbrella is a golf-sized umbrella designed for use by individuals with fine motor and grasping disabilities. The umbrella opens and closes with the push of the same button, and has lightweight aluminum and fiberglass construction. DIMENSIONS: 55 inches in diameter and 13.5 inches long when folded. COLOR: British tan, denim, or navy and white. WARRANTY: Lifetime.

Totes Mini Auto Open Close Umbrella

Totes Mini Auto Open Close umbrella is an umbrella designed for use by individuals with fine motor and grasping disabilities. The umbrella opens and closes with the push of the same button, and has lightweight aluminum and fiberglass construction. DIMENSIONS: 35 inches in diameter and 11 inches long when folded. WEIGHT: 12 ounces. COLOR: Black, khaki, navy, or red. WARRANTY: Lifetime.

Totes Professional Open Close Umbrella

Totes Professional Open Close umbrella is an umbrella designed for use by individuals with fine motor and grasping disabilities. The umbrella opens and closes with the push of the same button, and is made from lightweight aluminum and fiberglass. The umbrella folds flat for carrying in a pocket or briefcase. DIMENSIONS: 36 inches in diameter and 9 inches long when folded. WEIGHT: 12 ounces. COLOR: Available in a variety of colors. WARRANTY: Lifetime.

Touch 'n' Brush Toothpaste Dispenser

The Touch ‘N Brush Toothpaste Dispenser is a toothpaste dispenser designed for use by individuals with fine motor disabilities, limited hand strength, arthritis or individuals with the use of only one hand. This wall mountable unit secures to a wall's surface with two suction cups (included). The user can press on the suction cups, insert any size toothpaste tube with the end that dispenses toothpaste pointing downward and slide on the cover. Toothpaste is dispensed when the user pushes the end

Touch-Free Ez Faucet Adapter

Touch-Free EZ Faucet Adapter is a hands-free faucet adapter designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or grasping disabilities, carpal tunnel syndrome, or arthritis. This adapter turns any kitchen or bathroom faucet into a hands-free faucet. The unit features a built-in infrared sensor that automatically turns the water on when hand movement is detected in front of the fixture. The water stays on only as long as the sensor is activated, eliminating unattended running water. This fixtu

Touchtec Multi-Function Capacitive Touch Screen Mouth Stick

The TouchTec Multi-function Capacitive Touch Screen Mouth Stick is a mouthstick for a touchscreen or tablet computer designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities, spinal cord injury, or severe physical disabilities. This lightweight mouthstick allows the user to work, create or navigate on all devices with a touchscreen with his or her mouth. The mouthstick can be operated with light pressure, even at extreme angles. The device comes with two replaceable mouth bites made of

Transparent Mug With Lids And Two Handles

The Transparent Mug with Lids and Two Handles is a twin handle cup designed for use by individuals with upper extremity and drinking disabilities. The clear plastic cup features two large handles and a wide base and a spouted lid and a spill-proof lid. The mug is dishwasher safe and holds up to 10 ounces. OPTIONS: A set of replacement lids is available.

Transparent Mug With Two Handles And Lid, Model 1256

Transparent Mug With Two Handles And Lid is designed for people with grasping and fine motors disabilities. Is made of clear, high-strength plastic with dual handles for a secure grip. It has wide base that helps prevent tipping. It comes with white spouted lid. Can be used with or without lid. Spout directs the flow of liquid.

Traverse Climbing Wall For Preschoolers

The Climbing Wall is designed for children with little coordination, poor motor planning skills, and weak muscles to develop those skills along with confidence and muscle tone. Buyers are to send into Fun and Function their room dimensions and the child’s or children’s age range. Fun and Function will customize the wall accordingly. WeeKidz® Traverse Wall is a child friendly version of the traditional traverse wall. Children are supported by large red and yellow hand holds in a variety of shapes

Trewgrip Mobile Qwerty Keyboard

The TREWGrip mobile qwerty keyboard is a handheld rear style keyboard and air mouse for mobile technology, smart TV and desktop designed for users with carpel tunnel or grasping difficulties. The keyboard is ergonomically designed to reduce strain on users hands. The standard QWERTY key layout is split and rotated so the hands gripping TREWGrip can effectively touch-type in a mobile setting. The TREWGrip keyboard also has a gyroscope motion sensor, which can be used to control a mouse pointer. T

Tri Pin Steering Device

The Tri Pin Steering Device is a steering wheel spinner designed for use by drivers with grasping or upper extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury. This device attaches to the rim of the steering wheel. It features three rods for grasping, one on the rim and two slightly off the rim. This device can be removed when not required by the driver. WARRANTY: 5 years.

Triangle Crayon

The Triangle Crayons are crayons designed for use by young children with fine motor or gross motor disabilities. The crayons are helpful in strengthening the fingers, hands and wrists of children who demonstrate weaknesses in these areas. Use of these type crayons encourage proper writing grasp by reinforcing a tripod grip with the first writing tools a child uses. Each set contains six vibrant colors.

Trimco 1-1/4 Inch Diameter Door Pull (Models 1195-3J & 1195-6J)

The Trimco 1-1/4 Inch Diameter Door Pull is a door pull designed for use by individuals with grasping disabilities or limited upper extremity strength. The pull handle is round and extra-wide for better grip. OPTIONS: Mounting hardware; fOCAL Series styling. DIMENSIONS: Length is 13.25 inches (model 1195-3J) or 19.25 inches (model 1195-6J). Projection is 3.5 inches and clearance (the distance between the door and the pull) is 2.25 inches. COLOR: Brass, bronze, aluminum, platinum, or stainless st

Trimco 1-1/4 Inch Diameter Offset Door Pull (Models 1191-4J & 1191-5J)

The Trimco 1-1/4 Diameter Offset Door Pull is a door pull designed for use by individuals with grasping disabilities or limited upper extremity strength. The pull handle is round and extra-wide for better grip, and is offset from the points of attachment to the door. OPTIONS: Mounting hardware; fOCAL Series styling. DIMENSIONS: Length is 13.25 inches (model 1191-4J) or 19.25 inches (model 1191-5J). Projection is 3.5 inches, offset is 5 inches, and clearance (the distance between the door and the

Trimlineseries 1030 Toilet Partition System

The TrimLineSeries 1030 Toilet Partition System are accessible restroom stall partitions designed for use by people with grasping, fine motor, neurological or upper extremity disabilities, arthritis or other conditions that may cause weakness in the hands. Custom made to fit field conditions, these partitions are made of industrial grade particle board with stainless steel edge trim and concealed stainless steel hardware. The can be mounted on the floor with or without overhead bracing or hung

Trio Jar And Bottle Opener (Model 920296)

The Trio Jar and Bottle Opener, model 920296, is a jar and twist cap bottle opener designed for use by individuals with arthritis or fine motor, grasping, or other upper extremity disabilities. Made of plastic with a rubber surface on the bottom, the unit comes with a rubber pad to hold jars and bottles while they are being opened with the handle. The unit can be used to open vacuum lids, twist lids up to five inches in diameter, open bottle caps, and open pry-up and pop-up caps. The included ru

Trisoft Contoured Triangle Grips

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.

Trouble Game Adaption

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To provide a customize adaptation of the Trouble game for a child with severe disabilities. Pushing the little dome to roll the dice was not something this child could do so first we cut the dice dome out of the game. Next an adapted dice was located on Ebay. Next the adapted dice are attached in the center of the game where the dice dome would be. A strip of duct tape across the back was used to hold it in place. Strips of Velcro were added to the b

Tube Roller

The Tube Roller is a tube key designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities or arthritis. Wrapping the bottom of a toothpaste or ointment tube around the unit enables the user to turn a knob to squeeze the last of the contents out. SIZES: Small or large. DIMENSIONS: The small roller fits tubes up to 2.25 inches wide and the large fits tubes up to 2.75 inches wide.

Tv Controller 2

CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --- PURPOSE: To provide a custom adaptation of a TV remote for individuals with arthritis and/or fine motor disabilities. Lexan material was heated and shaped to fit various television remote controllers. Small tabs are bent at right angles over the buttons to be operated. In many settings, such as a hospital, volume can be preset so that only three tabs are required for off/on, channel up, and channel down. The unit can be placed on a non-slip rubber base or fastened to a

Twist & Pop

The Twist & Pop is a twist top, pop top, and ring top opener designed for use by individuals with fine motor, grasping, or upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. This plastic opener has a hole that fits over twist tops for opening as well as openers for pop top bottles and ring top cans.

Twister Jar Opener

The Twister Jar Opener is a jar opener designed for use by individuals with grasping, fine motor, or upper extremity disabilities. Made of chromed steel, the opener clamps to the jar lid and opens the jar with a twist of the wooden handle. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 3.5 x 1 5/8 inches. The device opens jars from 0.5 to 4.5 inches in diameter. WEIGHT: 3.2 ounces.

Two Handle Laundry Faucet (Model C0-44-242)

The Two Handle Laundry Faucet, model C0-44-242. is a lever handle faucet designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities. Features include a swing spout and hose adapter, wrist blade handles, solid cast brass housing, and a ceramic cartridge. DIMENSIONS: Spout is 6 3/16 inches long and includes 4-inch centers for mounting. COLOR: Chrome.

Two Handle Snorkel Cup, Model 920349

Two Handle Snorkel Cup is designed for people with grasping disabilities. A clear plastic mug that has double handles to ensure a strong grasp. It has wide cup base which is tip resistant to decrease likelihood of spills. A straw can be inserted into the spout lid or the spout can be sipped from like a straw with the air hole used to regulate flow of liquid.

Two-Hook Grocery Bag Handle

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRYPURPOSE: To enable individuals with arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, or weak grasps to carry plastic grocery bags. Included in a chapter entitled "Kitchen & Meal Time," this article provides detailed instructions and illustrations for making this simple device. A cup hook is screwed a short distance from each end of a short length of dowel covered with pipe insulation secured with plastic tape. The loop handles of the plastic grocery bag are looped over the hook for car

Ty-All

The Ty-All is a fishing knot tying jig designed for use by individuals with fine motor or upper extremity disabilities or use of only one hand. This device ties knots in lures, and aids in threading hooks and cutting fishing line. The unit comes with mounting bolt and wing nut, line cutter and threader, and an instruction book.

Udrink

The uDrink is a can, cup, or bottle holder designed for use by individuals with severe physical, neurological, upper extremity, or grasping disabilities or spinal cord injury. This device consists of a container holder with super grip non-slip strap liner and a stainless steel handle with a rubberized coating. The strap liner allows the strap to securely hold irregularly shaped items and containers, as well as containers covered in condensation. The handle is equipped with a slot through which t

Ultimate Hand Helper

The Ultimate Hand Helper is a hand and finger exerciser designed to improve grip strength and range of motion for individuals with grasping or upper extremity disabilities, especially weakened or injured hands and fingers. This ergonomically contoured device features a paddled handle that conforms to the curvature of the hand, rotating finger roller, and range of motion clips to accommodate different hand sizes and create proper exercise regimens. The Ultimate Hand Helper has a sturdy curved fra

Ultimate Solution Comfortseat (Model Scs5000)

The Ultimate Solution ComfortSeat, model SCS5000, is a personal cleansing system designed for use byindividuals who have neurological disabilities, mobility disabilities, or upper extremity disabilities. The device uses existing plumbing and installs on the toilet, replacing the standard seat. The unit provides an adjustable sweeping wash motion and aerated spray to provide cleansing with the touch of a button. The nozzle can be stopped and focused, providing a lavage to help stimulate bowel mo

Ultra Latch

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a door handle that pushes or pulls to open an interior door making it possible for individuals with disabilities, small children, or anyone unable to use either or both hands to enter and exit through the doorway. The UltraLatch doesn’t twist or turn like traditional door handles. The user unlatches the door by pushing or pulling UltraLatch approximately .5 inches. Inspired by the auto gear shifter, the UltraLatch is designed to conform to the shape of

Universal Adaptive Drink Holder

This Universal Adaptive Drink Holder is designed for individuals who have limited or no grip, persons with disabilities that negatively affect their fine motor skills, a person with a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, MS, cerebral palsy, someone who has arthritis or had a stroke. With the Universal Adaptive Drink Holder the user can drink independently. This product has a curved handle and can be adjusted to fit onto bottles, cans, cups & glasses of all different shapes, sizes and

Universal Lock

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of universal lock that allows children with disabilities to operate a school locker. In middle and high school, almost every student secures their locker with a dial combination lock. Individuals with cerebral palsy or spinal cord injury may be unable to use these types of locks due to a lack of motor or cognitive skills necessary to open a standard lock. A universal lock prototype was created and tested on children with special needs. The

Universal Pick Up

The Universal Pick Up is a golf accessory designed to assist people with grasping disabilities, upper extremity disabilities and other disabilities that prevent a person from reaching or picking up a golf ball on the ground or in a hole. The tool has a solid brass base with a rubber suction cup, and it fits any traditional putter grip.

Universal Turner

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

Up Mouse

-- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype alternative to the traditional computer mouse for individuals who have repetitive strain injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, or other neuromuscular disabilities in the hand. The designer and creator Daniel Benamy has repetitive strain injury that was brought on by using a traditional mouse over an extended period of time. Benamy created the Up Mouse as a prototype alternative to the traditional push down computer mouse. This wired mouse is shaped

Upright Claw

The Upright Claw is a golf accessory designed to assist people with grasping disabilities, upper extremity disabilities and other disabilities that prevent a person form reaching or grasping a ball on the ground or in a hole. This device can be screwed into the small hole on the end of a putter grip to pick up the ball and it has a magnet in its base to hold a metal ball marker (included). DIMENSIONS: The markers are 0.75-inch in diameter.

Upright File Handle (Model F-1)

The Upright File Handle, model F-1, is a tool grip designed for use by individuals with arthritis or other grasping disabilities. This ergonomic handle holds a file (not included) at a right angle to the handle, allowing ergonomically correct positioning of the fingers, hand, and wrist and providing more leverage than standard handles. The handle is equipped with a hole to accept most standard files. DIMENSIONS: 5 inches long. WEIGHT: 4 ounces.

Upright Golf Pack With Super Claw

The UPRIGHT Golf Pack with Super Claw is a golf accessory set designed for use by individuals with mobility, lower, grasping, or upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. This pack includes the UPRIGHT GolfStick (see separate entry) which includes Joe's Original BACKTEE. The UPRIGHT GolfStick aids in inserting a tee into the ground, placing a ball on the tee, and picking up the tee or ball from any position after hitting the ball without bending. When inserted in the ground with the BACKTEE at

Utensil Strap (Model Ha-4196)

The Utensil Strap, model HA-4196, is a utensil holder designed for use by individuals with grasping disabilities. To use, attach the strap to the utensil and slip hand through the loop. SIZES: The strap fits most hands. DIMENSIONS: 220 millimeters long. WEIGHT: 5 grams.

Utility Beechwood Cheese Slicer (Model 819B)

The Utility Beechwood Cheese Slicer, model 819B, is a cheese slicer designed for use by individuals with upper extremity, fine motor, or grasping disabilities. This unit consists of a beechwood cutting board with a built-in cutting arm. When the arm is lowered, the stainless steel cutting wire slices through the cheese. The board is equipped with non-slip rubber feet. The cutting wire is replaceable. OPTIONS: Replacement cutting wires are available. DIMENSIONS(LxW): 7 x 4.75 inches. COLOR: Natur

Utility Tray

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable individuals with upper extremity disabilities to organize and carry items. Included in a chapter entitled "Living Room & Leisure Activities," this article provides detailed instructions with illustrations for making a tray with a Luan plywood bottom and lattice molding sides. The tray is equipped with D-shaped handles large enough to slip the user’s hands through. MATERIALS: A quarter-inch thick piece of 11 x 14 inch Luan (smooth-surfaced) mahogany

Vegetable Brush (Model Sw3235)

The Vegetable Brush, model SW3235, is designed for use by individuals with arthritis, use of only one hand, or other upper extremity disabilities.This brush features two suction cups on the base to secure it to counters or other smooth surfaces. It is also designed for comfortable gripping while holding. The brush is equipped with stiff nylon bristles for scrubbling potatoes, vegetables, and fruit. Two prongs at one end of the brush can be used to remove eyes and other bad spots. The other end i

Velcro Bracelet

---- “DO IT YOURSELF” ENTRY --------- PURPOSE: To create a Velcro bracelet that can be used by a child with grasping disabilities. First, sew a once inch piece of hook Velcro to one end of the elastic and a one inch piece of loop Velcro to the other end. Second, sew a two inch piece of hook Velcro at the middle of the elastic. Third, stick a piece of loop Velcro onto the toy that the child wishes to play with. The Velcro bracelet aids the child in grasping the toy he or she wishes to play with.

Velcro Garment Fasteners

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRYPURPOSE: To adapt clothing for easier dressing for seniors or individuals with arthritis or fine motor, grasping, neurological, or upper extremity disabilities. This illustrated article, included in a chapter entitled "Bedroom & Getting Dressed," discusses ways in which sew-on Velcro tape can be used to modify clothing. Buttons can be replaced with Velcro, neck holes can be enlarged and the seams closed with Velcro, and Velcro can be sewn next to the zippers on pants, ski

Verti-Grip Rocker Knife

Verti-Grip Rocker Knife is vertical handle rocker knife designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities or use of only one hand. This knife requires predominantly downward pressure and minimal rocking motion to cut. The knife has a weighted blade with a hollow ground 440 stainless steel edge. The knife is designed on a vertical axial plane design that provides control when pushing down, limiting slippage and increasing force. The tall wood and epoxy handle keeps hands and finge

Vibrascribe Writing Intervention

VibraScribe Writing Intervention is a writing tool designed for children and adults working on their writing skills as a result of a neurological illness or physical disability. The VibraScribe incorporates an optical transmitter and receiver. The receiver measures the amount of light reflected and compares the level to an internally stored alarm level. If the level is greater than the calibrated alarm level, an internal vibrating motor is activated. Thus, the pen will vibrate when the nib is

Vibration Therapy Gloves`

The Vibration Therapy Gloves are gloves that are developed to be suitable for a persons with arthritis who have difficulty in the cold. As the weather gets cold and can make arthritis flair up, these gloves have tiny massagers on the finger joints vibrate at the touch of a button, bring warmth to achy hands. The gloves are made to help support blood flow. With its breathable cotton and spandex, it allows for mild compression to prevent swelling.

Video Game Buddy

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a video game controller “buddy” that enables an individual with quadriplegia to play video games. The Video Game Buddy allows an individual with quadriplegia to control the buttons (hands-free) on the video game controller by sipping into puff straws mounted on a headset. Head switches attached to a headrest trigger the directional pad. The Video Game Buddy is made of two parts: 1) the input box and 2) the switches. The input box is made of plastic wit

Virtual Keyboard

The Virtual Keyboard is an optical keyboard designed for use by individuals with fine motor, upper extremity, or neurological disabilities. The keychain-sized unit projects a virtual keyboard on any flat surface and advanced optics track the user's finger movements on the projected keyboard. The projector can be paired with a smartphone, laptop, or tablet computer and connects via Bluetooth wireless technology. POWER: Uses the included rechargeable lithium-ion battery (USB cord included). The ba

Virturl Motor Skills

VIRTUAL MOTOR SKILLS, Program #630, is a software program designed to give the user with limited motor skills the virtual experience of performing tasks by picking up, putting down, and moving objects around using 1 or 2 switches, a mouse click, or the computer keyboard. Skills introduced in this activity include the following: eye-hand coordination, scanning, matching, sequencing and sorting. In many of the activities, the user controls a life-like hand to complete tasks such as picking up colo

Vocalize! Wheelchair Cell Phone Voice Control System

The Vocalize! Wheelchair Cell Phone Voice Control System is a voice activated cell phone dialer with voice output cell phone caller identification designed for use by individuals with spinal cord injury or fine motor, upper extremity, or severe physical disabilities. The system mounts on a wheelchair and communicates wirelessly with a Bluetooth cell phone (not included). The user can call contacts, answer calls, and hang up with voice commands. The system provides natural voice prompts, and inte

Vtuber Tube Squeezer (Model Ts11)

The Vtuber Tube Squeezer is a tube key designed for use by individuals with minor arthritis or other disabilities of the hand. The user slides the squeezer on the tube to push contents toward the nozzle. The squeezer locks on the tube to prevent backflow and keep the contents ready for dispensing. With a light squeeze, the user can dispense precise amount with less effort. DIMENSIONS: The slot accepts tubes up to 2.5 inches wide.

Walker Modifications

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create walker modifications for an adult with paralysis on his right side, use of only the left arm and hand, and with balance disabilities. The user attends a local bridge club with an entrance that has a steep ramp with no handrail on the left side, and he had to rely on someone to walk next to him for stability and balance in addition to using his walker. The walker was helpful, but without the use of his right hand, when the frame brakes were

Walking Frame Modification

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted walking frame for an older individual who has had a stroke and can be safely used with only one hand. The individual was experiencing several problems with her current walking frame—the existing gutter splints were not strong enough for her and had broken in addition to being too uncomfortable to start. Additionally, this individual needed a back rest for the seat and a method for braking safely with one hand. A unique solu

Wall-Mounted Can Opener And Stand

The Wall-Mounted Can Opener with Stand, also called the Croydon Can Opener and Stand is designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand or with limited grasping ability. The unit consists of a wall-mounted stand that positions the can beneath the can opener blade, enabling the can to be opened with one hand using the built-in crank handle. DIMENSIONS: Opens cans up to 4.75 inches in diameter and 6 inches high.

Wallet Modification

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted wallet modification for individuals with a variety of physical disabilities including but not limited to: inability to use one hand; sight/depth perception disabilities; limited dexterity; spasms and tremors; or mobility disabilities. The concept was to create a wallet that can be easily manipulated with only one hand, has no small parts, is accessible to an individual sitting who is sitting down, and is designed to be secu

Washing Machine Aid

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide a means for an individual with lupus causing limited hand strength to operate her washing machine. The cycle setting dial on the washing machine has a raised center and indentations onn either side, and the user was unable to grasp it to turn it to the desired setting. A simple turning aid was created using waterproofed wood. A block of wood was cut and two wooden prongs made from dowels were screwed and glued into the bottom of the block. All edges were ro

Washing Machine Knob Turner

CUSTOM ADAPTATIONPURPOSE: To enable an individual with upper extremity disabilities to set and turn on the washing machine. A piece of transparen Lexan was cut into a rectangle and the center was cut-out, creating a frame-style device. The device fits over the knob and is held in place with a hose clamp. This enables the user to turn the knob while still being able to read the printed settings around it. DIMENSIONS: The Lexan is 19 millimeters thick. TITLE: Opening Gambit. JOURNAL: TAD Journa

Weighted Bowl

The Weighted Bowl is designed for those individuals with arthritis, Parkinsons, Multiple Sclerosis and other Central Nervous System disorders, as it is reduce the bowl’s movement while eating. Also, insulated to keep food warm/cold, a feature designed to help those who know it takes them longer to feed themselves. Also helpful to other illnesses, injuries, or disorders that cause tremors in the upper body/to the hands.

Weighted Pen (Models 79200 & 79201)

The Weighted Pen is designed for use by individuals with arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson disase, and other fine motor, neurological, or upper extremity disabilities. This pen has a large barrel with five weights in it. By adding or removing weights, the weight of the pen can be adjusted from 2.1 to 3.7 ounces to meet individual needs in order to write without pressure. The pen uses standard ballpoint refills. COLOR: Model 79200 has a blue barrel and blue ink. Model 79201 has a black bar

Weighted Two Handle Mug With Lid, Model 555667

Weighted Two Handle Mug With Lid is crystal clear plastic mug which has a base with a weight of 10 ounce and two large handles to make drinking safer and easier for people with limited hand control, tremors, spasticity or Parkinsons. This mug can be used with or without lid. The handles will accommodate four adult fingers, the lid has a drinking spout to prevent spills.

Wheel-R-Dealer

The Wheel-R-Dealer is an automatic card dealer designed for use by individuals with fine motor, grasping, or upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. This handheld device deals cards face down or face up, depending on the game and position. Features include a light touch trigger and smooth precision motor that deals 52 cards from first to last. When enclosing the entire deck, the device reduces the chance for deck-follies or loose cards.

Wheelchair Camera Mount

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom wheelchair camera mount for a photographer with hemiplegia related to stroke and limited use of his right arm. This individual cannot simultaneously hold his camera firmly and press the shutter, particularly as he uses large lenses which are quite heavy, and using a tripod to hold the camera doesn’t work either, as it’s difficult to set this up with one hand. Therefore, a custom adaptation solution of creating a wheelchair camera m

Wico Touchscreen Stylus

The WICO Touchscreen Stylus is a stylus for touch screen designed for use by individuals with grasping, upper extremity or fine motor disabilities or arthritis. A stylus with a soft cloth tip (included) is mounted on a ring holder that fits on any finger, eliminating the need to grip or squeeze the stylus. The stylus can be extended from the ring holder or retracted into the holder using a sliding button. The manufacturer states that the WICO Touchscreen Stylus is appropriate for use with the B

Wico Writing Pen

The WICO Writing Pen is an easy grasp pen designed for use by individuals with grasping, upper extremity or fine motor disabilities or arthritis. The ink cartridge with ballpoint is mounted on a ring that fits on any finger, eliminating the need to grasp or squeeze the pen. The natural weight of the hand is sufficient to apply ink to the page. Ink refills are available. COLOR: Clear, yellow, green, pink, pewter, or blue.

Wii Assist

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: University of Delaware students Rob Rehrig, Josh Marks, and Larry Aiello have hacked the Wii video game controller and Wii Fit’s Wii Balance Board creating prototypes which can be used with applications for individuals with disabilities. The WiiAssist adapts the infrared sensors in the Wii controller, which detects a Wii game player’s motion and position, so that it can be attached to someone’s head. The sensor is then used to track head movements, which can con

Wipe Assist

Wipe Assist is a product designed for individuals who have limited upper body mobility and find it difficult to adequately wipe themselves or for persons that cannot turn their torso and/or reach around in order to fully wipe themselves. Made especially for individuals with grasping, neurological, reaching, or upper extremity disabilities. The device is designed to hold toilet paper 16 inches out from where the user can reach. Wipe Assist allows users to wipe independently and without assistance

Wooden Dresser Drawer Handle

DO IT YOURSELF PURPOSE: To make dresser drawers easier to open for senior and individuals with arthritis, use of only one hand or fine motor or grasping disabilities. The existing knobs can be removed and replaced with a wooden handle that extends across the drawer and enables the user to open the drawer with one hand. To maske the handle, drill holes at each end of a horizontal dowel and in a pair of wooden spacers. Put bolts through the holes in the dowel and the specers and secure in the hol

Wrist Grips Paddle Adaptations

Wrist Grips Paddle Adaptations is designed for use by individuals with limited to no grasping abilities due to an injury or neurological disability. A wristband is worn on the wrist that slides in a keyhole slot on the paddle. This provides a complete connection that allows you to paddle, even with an open hand. Yet, it safely releases without any secondary action.

Wrist Stretcher

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a customized adapted wrist stretcher for an individual with multiple sclerosis. The individual’s multiple sclerosis has progressed to a point where she cannot use her right arm and has limited dexterity in her left. It is important that she retain as much flexibility as possible so she can pick up objects and operate her electric wheelchair. To help the individual maintain her flexibility her physiotherapist has recommended that she stretch

Writing Aids.

--- "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 C.l.a.w.

The writing C.L.A.W. is a writing tool designed to teach individuals how to write properly, encourages proper muscle placement and aids those with dexterity issues. Provides comfort and fits left or right hand. To use, simply slide a writing instrument into center circle. Place thumb into largest opening, followed by forefinger and middle finger. The writing instrument rests in the proper tripod position. Fits pens, pencils, crayons and markers. Recommended by occupational therapists and teacher

Writing Grips (Nc21021)

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.

Wynd 816 High Spout Widespread Lavatory Set - Lever Handles

The Wynd 816 High Spout Widespread Lavatory Set -Lever Handles is a set of two lever tap handles and a high spout designed for use by individuals with grasping or upper extremity disabilities. The set includes a cast brass spout and side valves, two lever handles, a ceramic disc valve cartidge, a flexible hose for 6 to 12 inch installations, and a 1.25-inch drain assembly. COLOR: Brushed nickel, diamond, old bronze, or platinum nickel finish.

Xtensor Hand Exerciser

The Xtensor Hand Exerciser is a hand exerciser designed for use by individuals with carpal tunnel syndrome, stroke upper extremity disabilities, or arthritis. Through resistance training, this device is designed to condition the muscles and tendons that open the hand to increase performance. It consists of a fingerless glove that fits around the hand and wrist and five fingerbands which are made from hypoallergenic non-latex materials that extend to each finger and the thumb. Flexing the digit

Yale 5400Ln Series Heavy-Duty Cylindrical Lockset

The Yale 5400LN Series Heavy-Duty Cylindrical Lockset, is a door lock with lever handle designed for use by individuals with grasping, fine motor, or neurological disabilities. Designed for industrial, commercial, and institutional use, features include Yale 6- and 7-pin standard and interchangeable core cylinders; stainless steel latchbolt with direct half-inch throw; wear-resistant chassis plates; heavy-duty lever return springs to prevent lever sag and provide positive return of lever to hori

Yoropen

Yoropen is an ergonomic pen, pencil or crayon designed for use by individuals with arthritis, multiple sclerosis, repetitive stain injury, or grasping disabilities. This writing instrument has an adjustable grasp to reduce writing strain and cramp. COLORS: Blue or pink pen with blue ink, black pen with black ink, blue pencil, or multi-colored crayon.

Youth Weighted / Coated Spoons

The Youth Weighted/Coated Spoons are weighted spoons designed for use by children with tremors, biting reflexes, or grasping or upper extremity disabilities. These spoons have plastisol coating that increases the thickness of the bowls and help protect teeth and lips. The plastic vinyl handles are shaped to fit the fingers. Left- or right-hand models are shaped to turn in toward the center of the body. The utensils are made of stainless steel and can be cleaned in a dishwasher. DIMENSIONS: 7/8 i

Youth Weighted Utensils

The Youth Weighted Utensils are spoons and forks with weighted, built-up handles designed for use by children with grasping or upper extremity disabilities or tremors. Weight has been added to assist in stabilizing tremulous hands. The set includes a fork, teaspoon, soupspoon, and youths poon. Left- or right- hand models are shaped to turn in toward the center of the body. The utensils are made of stainless steel with plastic vinyl handles and can be cleaned in a dishwasher. DIMENSIONS: Handle i

Zip It

The Zip It is a zipper pull designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities or arthritis. Designed to enable individuals to dress without assistance, this device features a hook that grasps and closes the zipper. DIMENSIONS: The hook is 4 inches.

Zip-It Opener

The Zip-It Opener is a package opener designed for use by individuals with fine motor or upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. This device opens hard plastic blister or clamshell packages using a powered roller blade. With the press of a button, this battery-operated opener easily cuts through most difficult packages leaving no sharp edges. When not in use, the Zip-It has plastic safety guard that fits over the blade. POWER: Uses 2 AA batteries (not included). WARRANTY: 60-day limited warra

Zipper & Button Puller (Model En27Crd)

The Zipper and Button Puller, model EN27CRD, is a combination button aid and zipper pull designed for use by individuals with arthritis or limited manual dexterity or strength. This folding device features a large plastic handle with a D-shaped hole at one end and a slim metal hook at the other end. The hook slips into the holes on a button to pull it through the button hole or into the hole on a zipper tab to pull the zipper up or down. The unit folds to half-length to fit into a pocket or purs

Zipper Pull

"DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable people with fine motor or grasping disabilities to use a zipper. Cut 6 to 8 inches of fishing line and thread it through the hole in the zipper pull. Tie the ends together. The loop can be used to pull the zipper up and down and can be tucked into the zipper facing when not in use. MATERIALS: Clear fishing line. TOOLS: scissors. SKILLS REQUIRED: Cutting and tying. TITLE: Ten Dollar Tech. NEWSLETTER: TECHtalk, Illinois Technology Assistive Technology

Zipper Pull Adaptations

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRYPURPOSE: To adapt clothing for easier dressing for seniors or individuals with arthritis or fine motor, grasping, neurological, or upper extremity disabilities. This illustrated article, included in a chapter entitled "Bedroom & Getting Dressed," discusses options for managing zippers. Options include attaching a key ring or chain to the existing tab, using a ribbon or nylon string loop, or replacing the existing zipper with a larger one. The article also discusses method

Zipper Pulls

The Zipper Pulls are zipper pulls designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities or arthritis. These pulls attach to zippers on a variety of items, including jackets, sweaters, boots and luggage. They are made of polypropylene with grooved nylon grip tabs. DIMENSIONS: 3.25 inches long; the tabs are (LxW) 0.75 x 0.5 inches. COLOR: Assorted.

Zuup

The Zuup is a pill organizer and dispenser aid design for use by people with fine motor or grasping disabilities who need to take medication. The Zuup holds pills in a round cartridge with multiple slots. Pills can be loaded into the cartidge by the user or a caregiver, and more than one pill can fit into a single slot, depending on the pills' size. The cartridge is loaded into the main unit, and when it is time for the user to take his or her medication, he or she holds can dispense the pill by

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