---- 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
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Adapted suspenders allow user to lower trousers without having them fall to the floor and out of reach. This is particularly useful for hemiplegic persons and amputees. Alligator radio clamps are attached to each end of a single length (about 60 inches) of nylon cord. The cord is placed under the shirt collar with the ends threaded through belt loops of trousers. One end of the cord is then doubled back and attached to the other end of the cord on eith
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Device to pull up trousers for someone who cannot reach the feet. Illustrates device made of an aluminum rod or wooden dowel attached to a 10 inch metal bar in a T shape; clothespins are attached to each end of the bar. The clothespins are clipped to the trousers which can then be positioned and pulled on. SKILLS REQUIRED: Metalworking. Assembly. AUTHOR: Independence Factory TITLE: How to Make it Cheap Manual: Volume 1 REF: Middletown, Ohio: Independen
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable a man who needs to use one hand to maintain a standing position to keep his trousers up when dressing. Obtain a set of pant braces that (a) have clips for attaching to the top of the pants, and (b) have two separate straps attached at the back by a plastic crossover clip. Separate the two straps and throw away the plastic crossover clip. The straps can be used as two separate aids (for example, one for the bedroom and one for the bathroom). When dressi
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Aids in the ability to dress for those who cannot bend or have stiff joints. Two hangers, duct tape and a metal pole make up this device. COMMENTS: Designed originally for a man with a constricting knee cast, the Pants, Sock, Shoe Dressing Aid was created to help those who cannot bend, or have a hard time putting on their clothes. The device allows them to do so independently.
The Slip-On Dressing Aid, model F73839, is a long handled aid designed to assist wheelchair users and persons with back problems or arthritis to don stockings, socks, underwear, shorts and slacks. The device consists of a pair of curved plastic rods which rock against each other along a section of intermeshing teeth molded into their inner surfaces. Each rod has a pad of Velcro hook material at one end to hold onto an article of clothing. By squeezing the other ends of the rod together, the rods
Long handled stocking aid has aluminum arms and rubber handles and grips. DIMENSIONS: Length is 23 inches. WEIGHT: Less than 1 pound.