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
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.
My-Grip is a cylindrical foam padding designed for use by individuals with gripping and grasping limitations. By applying heat to the high friction thermoplastic materials of the moldable handle grips, it becomes pliable enough to conform to the contours of the individual's hand and can therefore be used as a built-up handle adapter. SIZES: Various handle sizes are available for the Tubing and Spiral Wrap.
My-Grip is a high friction thermoplastic material that can be used as pencil and crochet grips or as pre-cut built-up handle adapters. The material is moldable when heat is applied, and it becomes pliable enough to conform to the contours of the individual's hand. This adaptive aid is especially well designed for persons with upper extremity disabilities or poor grasping ability. My-Grip is non-toxic and dishwasher safe.