The Economy Reacher and Dressing Stick, model 2109 is a dressing stick designed to aid individuals with mobility disabilities and spinal cord injury in putting on and removing clothing. This lightweight reacher/dressing stick features a small C-hook at one end and a large plastic-coated push/pull hook at the other. DIMENSIONS: Weighs less than 5 ounces. The shaft is 26 inches long.
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To provide a person with grasping or other upper extremity disabilities with a method of retrieving metal objects or objects with handles that were otherwise out of reach. Attach a hook to one end of a wooden dowel, and attach a magnet to the other end of the dowel. MATERIALS: Wooden dowel (length determined by the user); hook; magnet; and glue. TITLE: Doing It Yourself. AUTHOR: Wechsler, K. JOURNAL: Quest. WEB SITE: http://www.mdausa.org/publications/Quest/q11
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Hook to enable an office worker with limited range of motion and grasp to open and close desk drawers from a wheelchair. Hook made of a piece of flat steel 1/2 by 9 inches long bent at 90 degrees 2 inches from one end, with the other end wedged and glued into a 6 inch piece of 1 inch dowel. COMMENTS: Originally published in Rehabilitation Engineering Sourcebook Supplement 1: Institute for Information Studies, Falls Church, Virginia 22046. SKILLS REQUIR