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
The right arm escort in a medium size is designed for people with hemiplegia to use instead of a regular arm sling. It protects and supports the hemiplegic arm during all aspects of functional mobility. The two-piece design consists of a wrist support and a heavy duty cotton belt. The wrist support attaches to belt with hook-and-loop and detaches when not needed, making it easy to put on and take off.
The Ableware Food Bumper is a food guard designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or neurological disabilities, stroke, cerebral palsy, or upper extremity amputation who want to use conventional tableware, but have difficulty getting food onto utensils and keeping food on the plate. These sanitary food bumpers clip onto any circular dinner plate 9 to 11 inches in diameter and provide walls against which food may be pushed onto forks or spoons. The plastic walls also prevent food from
AccuPoint is a mouse emulator and computer cursor control interface designed for use by individuals with fine motor control or upper extremity disabilities or amputation, cerebral palsy, or spinal cord injury. While distinguishing tremors from intentional movements, this movement tracking system enables the user to control the mouse and type letters with movements ranging from very small to very large. The unit mounts on the back of the user's computer display and plugs into the computer with a
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Prosthetic terminal device for golf club. A golf club is inserted into a tapered piece of metal pipe and a thumb screw is tightened to hold the club in place. Attached to this is a metal rod cut in two and held in place by a piece of polyurethane tubing (to simulate the wrist movement in swing- through). The third part is threaded and attaches to the wrist unit of the prosthesis. A piece of sponge rubber tubing covers the area where the device inserts
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Adapted table tennis racket for person using a prosthetic hook. Racket paddle is constructed from 1/4 inch plywood, with a handle made from 3/4 inch wood. An outline of the hook is drawn on the handle, and a knife is used to cut out the shape of the hook. The hook should fit snugly to keep the racket secure while playing table tennis. Includes drawing. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: Jim Cowart TITLE: Teacher Made Devices for Archery, Badminton,
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Orthosis designed to allow a person with arm movement but no hand grip to use a golf club with one hand. Describes an orthosis made of thermoplastic molded to fit the lower arm, lined with polyethylene foam and held on with straps and loops. A strip of stainless steel is riveted into a depression inside the splint and the golf club is fastened, using clamps, to the splint. Other adaptations include an adjustable head on the club, a grip on the club sha
The ADEPTs are body powered terminal devices for a prosthetic arm. Model F III is designed for infants age 6 months to 4 years; model C II for children from 4 to 8/9 years; and model B I for children 9/10 years through adult. The devices utilizes a natural opposed thumb and forefinger design (prehensile) and allows the user to grip with as much or as little force as necessary for a particular activity. The grips are made of aircraft grade aluminum and tempered steel or reinforced plastic support
Affordable Prosthetic Hands are designed for people with only one hand in place of their other hand. The finger actuation and transmission system follows a bio-inspired design that structurally reproduces the flexion (with tendons driven through low-friction tubes) and extension (using elastomer materials) movements of human fingers. The proposed thumb mechanism substitutes the three Degrees of Freedom (DoF) that implement the human thumb opposition with only one rotational DoF. The proposed mec
---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted version of “Guitar Hero” for individuals with upper limb disabilities or amputation to provide fun, entertaining and therapeutic exercise. “Air Guitar Hero” is an adaptation created by biomechanical engineer Robert Armiger and surgical roboticist Carol Reiley of Johns Hopkins University. The device translates the electrical impulses that occur between a muscle and the brain in the form of a guitar strum. Originally conceive
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
The AirVoter, model AC-0300-AV1V2, is a pneumatic (sip and puff) voting machine control designed for use by voters with upper extremity disabilities or amputation, neurological or severe physical disabilities, spinal cord injury, or cerebral palsy. This system allows the user to vote independently on an accessible voting machine through sips or puffs on a disposable mouthpiece in time with visible or headphone-audible cues. After a voter has completed a ballot, the mouthpiece is discarded and th
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
The All Purpose Quick Grip Adapter, model APQGA01-0N2, is a clamp for upper extremity prosthesis designed for use by individuals with upper extremity amputation. This clamping adapter provides a one-inch clamp opening. Made of high-density polyethylene and steel, the unit attaches to a prothesis using a standard N-Abler II terminal device (see separate entry), and is available with a 0.5-inch 20-thread tool shank adapter for individuals using an NF (national fine) threaded wrist unit, or with me
The All Terrain Ski Terminal Device (AT-Ski-TD) is a prosthetic terminal device for skiing that fits standard prosthetic wrists and allows the user to perform the flexing motion necessary to pole during either cross-country or downhill skiing. This "flex-away" action and a quick disconnect pole are safety features designed to reduce or eliminate stress and shock to the skier if he or she should fall. COMPATIBILITY: .5-inch diameter threaded fitting fits standard prosthetic wrists. Accepts 3/16-i
The AMP-u-POD is a camera mount terminal device for a prosthetic arm. The device was designed by an amputee photographer to enable upper-extremity amputees to use a 35 mm or larger format still camera and any 8 mm or 16 mm movie or video camera. The camera mount supports the camera on a lockable, ball and socket tripod mount which facilitates photographing at a variety of angles and aids in changing film without the camera having to leave the security of the wrist. The mount has 1/2-inch diamete
Fishing accessory for amputees. Fits most any fishing reel. Unit replaces terminal device and threads into amputee's wrist prosthesis. Nylon bearing replaces standard reel handle. Turning arm is inserted over nylon bearing to turn reel. Aluminum and stainless steel construction. Weighs 4 oz. May be purchased with Shimano MLX-200 Fast Cast System reel, for one hand casting, with nylon bearing attached. Specify right or left hand. .
The Amputee Golf Grip is designed for use by individuals with left hand amputation. The grip can be positioned anywhere on the club grip and uses the remaining hand's gripping pressure to lock the device in place, preventing slippage and improving control.
The Amputee Golf Grip, model DPAGG, is a terminal device for sports for unilateral below and above elbow amputees. The device has a 1/2-inch threaded fitting that adapts to any standard prosthetic wrist. The device can be used by right- or left-handed amputees or by amputees who use a cross grip. The grip allows for full rotation during the backswing, squared club face at impact, and complete follow-through during the downswing. The grip can be positioned anywhere on the club, and is designed to
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a hand washing device for individuals who are one handed or had an arm amputated. The Angel Faucet is an electronic faucet with a scrubbing pad designed for use by individuals who have use of only one hand or arm. The sensor-activated tap has a scrubbing pad mounted on top of the spigot that allows the user to scrub and clean the single hand effectively. The pad is made of soft silicon, and it can be removed for cleaning. The flow of wat
The Angler's Aid Rod Holder is a fishing rod holder designed to enable one-handed fishing for people with upper extremity disabilities or amputation. This rod holder is made of molded plastic, and padded with soft foam rubber. This holder rests against the user's abdomen, and is held in place by waist and shoulder straps made of strong webbing with an easy on/off buckle. The rod insert is designed for straight-handled rods only, and is constructed to keep from breaking off under stress. The unit
The ArmRX Arm Glove is a cast or prosthesis protector designed to protect upper extremity casts, prostheses, lacerations, surgical sites, or skin conditions from exposure to water while showering. These long, disposable clear polyethylene gloves extend above the elbow and are held in place by two adjustable hook-and-loop straps at the top.
---- 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
The ASL Pneumatic Switch - Sip & Puff, model ASL308, is a pneumatic switch designed for use by individuals with cerebral palsy, neurological disabilities, upper extremity amputation, spinal cord injury, or upper extremity disabilities. This switch has two mono jack outputs that allow breath control of two separate functions. OPTIONS: ASL 607 series of sip n puff tube mounts.
The AutoMARK is a voice output and switch adapted voting machine designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or upper extremity disabilities. This touchscreen electronic voting machines has adjustable on-screen font sizes for voters with low vision, voice output for voters who are blind, and a sip/puff tube for voters unable to use the touch screen or buttons. The unit also has multiple language capability and supports write-in candidates, and can be used in combination with
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
BAT One-Handed Keyboards are products designed for people with the use of one hand, physical disabilities, or visual impairments, to allow them to type efficiently without the use of the traditional QWERTY keyboard. It functions using all 27 letters of the alphabet using only 7 keys or a combination of those 7 keys. The BAT Keyboard is a typing solution proven to increase productivity when used with graphic or desktop publishing software. It has applicability in any computing environment, especi
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
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
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable a child with a foreshortened arm without a hand to steer a bicycle. Made from a piece of sheet steel, the bracket prevents the user’s arm from sliding off the handlebar. The sheet steel was cut to size and curved, and wetsuit fabric was glued to both sides. The bracket was attached to the handlebar with two screws. TITLE: One-handed Tennis. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 24, Number 4, Summer 2004: p. 14-15. PAGES: 3 (including cover).
---- 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
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.
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.
Boost Tracer is a head-controlled mouse emulator designed for use by individuals with spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, ALS, carpal tunnel syndrome, or any other disability where the user lacks the hand control to use a standard mouse but retains good head movement. A micro-gyroscope senses the user's head movements, then transmits those movements to the computer using radio frequency (RF) waves, with an operating range of up to 15 feet. Custom switches
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable an individual with use of only one hand to form large bows for gift baskets. This simple jig acts as a second holding hand. Two one-inch dowels are placed about seven inches apart on a plastic platform laid on a sheet of Dycem to keep it from slipping and the jig and the pad are held in place with a one-hand clamp. A plastic spring clip is bonded to the base and rests against the right-hand pillar. This clip holds one end of the ribbon, which is the wi
This Bracelet Assistant is designed for those individuals who have a debilitating condition that affects their fine motor skills and/or use of their hands. Also would benefit individuals with poor dexterity, perhaps those who have arthritis. Portable and small. Users have aided support while putting bracelets or necklaces on with this tool as it acts as an extra hand, holding one end of the bracelet or necklace.
---- 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
Brake Director is a one hand dual brake lever designed for use by bicyclists with upper extremity disabilities, amputation, or stroke. This inline component installs in any cable-operated two-brake system so that one brake lever or other control operates both brakes with the force and control of two hands. This component easily installs on any normal hand-brake equipped as well as recumbent, hand bikes and other special needs bicycles. WARRANTY: Fully warrantied against manufacturing defects of
Buckingham Bra-Angel is designed for use by individuals with mild to moderate upper limb restrictions or limited hand dexterity. It enables those who have the use of only one arm to be able to put on their bra independently. It can be adjusted to a wide variety of sizes. The telescopic action allows the Bra-Angel to be compacted and easy to carry. The Buckingham Bra-Angel is latex free. DIMENSIONS: 16 inches Length x 1-1/2 inches width. COLOR: White with pink center piece. WARRANTY/GUARANTEE: As
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
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
Camera Mouse is a mouse emulator program designed for use by individuals with severe physical or neurological disabilities, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, or upper extremity amputation. This program allows the user to control the mouse pointer on a computer through head movement. To use the software, a USB video camera (webcam) is connected to the computer, with the camera placed on the monitor and focused at the user. The user's moving image appears in the Camera Mouse window. A mouse clic
DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY---- Using PVC to stabilize a DSLR camera is designed for use by individuals with limited strength in their upper extremities as a result of fractures or neurological events such as stroke and Parkinson’s disease.
The Carpal Gel Pad is a hand orthosis designed for use by individuals with carpal tunnel syndrome. This contoured polymer gel pad is designed to reduce scarring and hypersensitivity at the incision site following carpal tunnel surgery. Filled with mineral oil, the pad has adhesive on the back that allows it to be attached to the inside of Wrist Lacers, V Straps, Motion Managers, Freehand Wrists, Compressor Wrist, and Ryno Lacers.
The CEye Eye Control Module is an eye controlled input system designed for use by individuals with severe physical, neurological, or upper extremity disabilities, spinal cord injury, or upper extremity amputation. This unit enables the user to control the mouse by looking at a screen and dwelling (staring at the screen for a certain length of time) to select and blinking to click. Users place themselves in front of the screen for a one-time calibration, after which the system is fully automatic.
The Challenger Jacket is a men's or women's jacket designed for use by individuals with temporary or permanent upper extremity disabilities or amputations. The left and/or right jacket sleeve is custom modified to accommodate a brace, cast, compression wrap, or prosthesis. The jacket has a durable water repellent Teklon nylon shell, a poly-filled body with heavyweight fleece lining, rib knit waistband and cuffs, lower slash pockets, an interior pocket, and nylon lining in the sleeves. All pocket
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.
The Clip-On Ashtray with Remote Tube, model 562187, is a clip on ashtray and remote smoking device designed for use by smokers who use wheelchairs and have upper extremity disabilities. The cigarette is placed in one end of the tube, which holds it over the ashtray, and the smoker uses the mouthpiece of the tube to smoke. The ashtray has two clips which snap onto wheelchair. Security rubber rings snap over the ends of clips to lock the unit in place. DIMENSIONS: Tube is 36 inches long.
Coloplast Triad Hydrophilic Dressing absorbs excess exudation while retaining moist wound environment. It is designed for people with disabilities or that need to recover from accident. It is a Zinc oxide-based hydrophilic paste gently adheres to moist wound beds. Sterile, non-adhesive dressing gently covers moist, weeping wounds, and spreads evenly over entire wound area. Helps maintain an optimal wound healing environment to facilitate natural auto-lytic debridement. Ideal alternative for diff
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To develop a computer interface that tracks the movement of a user’s head, allowing them to produce electronic sounds and compose music on a virtual keyboard. Working with a team of musicians and programmers; Zane Van Dusen, Rensselaer Polytech Institute senior, creates a device to be used by individuals with severe mobility disabilities. This prototype allows individuals with severe mobility disabilities to express his or her creativity through music. The user
The Criterium Bicycle Handlebar Adapter is a bicycle accessory designed for use by individuals with upper extremity amputation. This recreational accessory snaps on and off a 1-inch diameter bicycle handle bar, which is standard in the bicycle industry. The unit is constructed of a durable synthetic polymer. It has no moving mechanical parts or adjustable release mechanisms, and gets its gripping and release force from its shape and the flexible properties of the synthetic material from which it
---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted pram (stroller) for a mother with arm amputation below the right elbow and back problems. The mother found it difficult and painful to push her baby’s pram as she had to stoop over to reach the handles due to her arm amputation. The mother’s physiotherapist became increasingly concerned by the arching and twisting that the mother's back experienced while pushing the pram. To stop the twisting, a design a handle extension fo
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
***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
The DADC Turn Signal Adapter is a right or left hand directional signal extension lever designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities, especially those with limited or no use of the left hand or arm. Designed to allow drivers to operate the turn signals with the right hand instead of the left, this device attaches to the turn signal lever and crosses to the right side of the steering column. It can also be mounted on the left side as an extension of the turn signal lever. The
The DAESSY Mini Folding Mount, model M75-FM, is a stand for a tablet computer, switch mounting hardware and a computer and communicator 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 mount is non-directional and can be installed on either side of the wheelchair. The system folds the horizontal tube down to the outside. The folding joint between the two mount tubes brin
3D Printing Prosthetic Hand - Make it Real Challenge Scand, designed by Scott Allen, and is a piece of functional body art for consumers with single upper-body amputations. Scand is designed to enhance the user's quality of life
Cheap prosthetic hand for playing basketball is designed for use by individuals that seeking for an activity specific prosthesis for their hook hand prosthesis to engage in recreational activities.
---- 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
Mailbox opener is designed for individuals with limited upper extremity strength and coordination as a result of a stroke, paralysis or amputation. This tools helps to keep the mailbox open so that letters and magazines can be placed inside.
---- DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --------- PURPOSE: To create a do-it-yourself below-the-elbow prosthetic device suitable for light-duty activities for individuals with arm amputation in low-income countries. This technique is intended for use by trained prosthetists, it is intended to be performed only using a plaster cast of the residual limb. Step 1: Remove the bottom of the bottle and place over the plaster model. Then apply heat to the lower portion to form the trimline. Step 2: Heat the bottle un
The Recorder Assistance Tool is designed for individuals who are unable to use a finger as a result of an amputation who desire to play a recorder.
This DIY Slicer for People with Disabilities such as arthritis, nerve injuries, or multiple sclerosis. Users can modify this board to be used by individuals with a variety of hand usage.
The EZegg is designed for use by individuals with limited upper extremity coordination, strength and movement as a result of stroke, upper limb amputation, or paralysis. It allows individuals to use one hand to open an egg during a meal preparation or cooking activity.
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a wireless typing glove for individuals who type on a smartphone or computer one-handed and individuals with upper extremity or fine motor disabilities. G.A.U.N.T.L.E.T. (Generally Accessible Universal Nomadic Tactile Low-power Electronic Typist) is a do-it-yourself wireless typing glove that was developed by a pair of former design students and is in the beta stage of development. G.A.U.N.T.L.E.T. allows users to type on any smartphone
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.
Dragon Dictate for Mac is a voice input and voice output program designed for use by individuals with spinal cord injury or upper extremity, vision, or learning disabilities. This voice recognition software allows hand-free operation of Apple Macintosh personal computers. The system allows users to speak at their normal pace and control applications by using voice commands to initiate any program or action within a program, to move the mouse cursor and click anywhere on the screen, or to place t
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
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
DwellBuddy is a mouse modification program and mouse emulator program designed for use by individuals with carpal tunnel syndrome or other repetitive stress injuries, arthritis, or upper extremity or neurological disabilities. This software allows the user position the mouse cursor in a selected position on the screen to signal that this is the desired spot. If it is not clear what the user wants to do, DwellBuddy will generate a pop-up menu offering the following options: "Click," "Double Click
---- 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
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
Egg Cup, model HA-4265, is a dish with a suction base designed for one hand use by individuals who have had strokes or who have upper extremity amputations or disabilities or use of only one hand. This egg cup has a suction disc to keep the cup in place for one-handed eating. DIMENSIONS: External diameter is 47 millimeters. WEIGHT: 55 grams.
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.
DIMENSIONS: 8 ½ inches height x 4 3/8 width x 4 5/8 depth.
---- 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
The Endless Pool is an aquatic exercise machine designed for use by individuals with arthritis or upper or lower extremity disabilities. This counter-current swimming and water exercise machine is small enough to fit inside a home or business. Its pool features an adjustable current that is broad and deep enough to allow the user to swim or exercise in place. Temperature can also be set precisely. The pool is a freestanding unit constructed of modular steel panels, and can be installed in any ne
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.
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
The Eye Blink Switch is an eye switch designed for use by individuals with severe physical or upper extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury. Aiming the switch's sensor at the user's eye enables the user to control communication devices, toys, computers, or other connected devices. Built-in controls give momentary, timed, or latched output. Special internal circuitry can be set to activate with each eye blink or with every double eye blink to ignore normal eye blinking. An adjustable holder
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a eye-motion control human-machine interface laptop for individuals with disabilities. The Swedish firm Tobii, which specializes in eye control, teamed up with Lenovo to craft 20 prototype Windows 7 laptops with eye control sensors built-in which were presented at CeBIT 2011. One demo the company set up was an Expose-style layout of all open windows, and users were able to target the smallest (Calculator in this case) consistently. The
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of an affordable eye-tracking electronic tablet computer for individuals with disabilities. Eye-tracking technology and software packages can be prohibitively expensive. Engineering students at Brigham Young University in partnership with EyeTech Digital Systems developed a tablet computer that can be controlled with a person’s eye movements. The prototype is projected to cost under $1,500. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Windows 7. DIMENSIONS (LxHxD
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of an eye-controlled mouse for individuals with upper extremity disabilities or who are upper extremity amputees. EyeCAN is a eye controlled input system mounted on a pair of glasses that is capable of tracking the user’s eye movement and translating those movements to a cursor on a computer display. AUTHOR: Edwin Kee. TITLE: Samsung eyeCAN mouse for disabled folk. WEBSITE: Ubergizmo. REF: http://www.ubergizmo.com/2012/02/samsung-eyecan-mou
EyeGuide Assist is an eye-controlled input system designed for use by individuals with severe physical or neurological disabilities or spinal cord injury. The system includes a headset that mounts a small camera in front of the user's face to track eye movement, a receiver that connects via USB to the computer to transmit the eye movements to the computer, and software. Future software upgrades are included. The system supports three built-in methods to click on links, type, or issue other comma
The EyeGuide Eye Tracker is an eye-controlled input system designed for use by individuals with severe physical or neurological disabilities or spinal cord injury. The system includes a headset that mounts a small camera with a wireless transmitter in front of the user's face to track eye movement, a wireless receiver that connects via USB to the computer to transmit the eye movements to the computer, and software. The software allows the user to calibrate the system to lighting conditions and c
The EyeTech TM4 is an eye controlled input system designed for use by individuals with upper extremity, neurological or severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. The system comes with Quick Glance software. The TM4 unit tracks one or both eyes using dark pupil, single or binocular video tracking with infrared illumination, accurate to 0.5 degree. The standard data rate is 30 frames per second with 1, 5, 9, or 16 available calibration points. Typical operating distance of head motion (h
The EyeTech TM4 Mini is an eye controlled input system designed for use by individuals with neurological, upper extremity or severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. The system comes with Quick Glance software. This unit tracks one or both eyes using dark pupil, single or binocular video tracking with infrared illumination, accurate to 0.5 degree. Its standard data rate is over 80 frames per second with 1, 5, 9, or 16 available calibration points. Typical operating distance of head mo
--- DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --------- PURPOSE: To create a do-it-yourself prosthetic for individuals with upper limb amputation and/or disabilities to use to play lacrosse. Originally developed as part of the Engineering Design and Communication (EDC) class at Northwestern University, The EZ-Scoop 2010 is do-it-yourself prosthetic that enables individuals with upper limb amputation and/or disabilities to catch, throw, scoop, cradle, and check a ball while playing lacrosse. The device consists of t
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.
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a proportional drive head array for individuals with tetraplegia. The Flex Array is a powered wheelchair controller that is located in a headrest and activated by the movement of the user's head. It is designed to provide an easy user interface and reduce user fatigue, while its universal DB9 connector and low profile design give the user a better mobility experience. The Flex Array consists of a standard industry community board, embed
Flip Lacer is a shoe lacing aid designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities or amputation. This device allows the user to pull laces tight with one hand. This self-locking plastic device has no moving parts and interlaces with standard lace up shoes. Shoes can be opened wide to slip feet in, then the device can be used to pull the laces tight and tie the final knot. The device has a locking position for small children and a relaxed mode for relaxing laces for comfort. COLOR
The Foot Flusher is designed for use by individuals with limited use of their upper extremities or limited coordination and balance of their lower extremity while flushing the toilet.
Step 1: Gather Materials.
2 Paper Towel Rolls.
1 Wire Hanger.
1 Kiwi Express Shoe Shiner (or similar).
1 Package of 3M (I used the "Utensil Hooks" but technically any one of these Command Strip products will work - more on that later).
1-5 Rubber Bands.
Some tape or glue.
Foot Operated Work Station is designed for use by individuals with arm amputation, carpal tunnel syndrome/repetitive motion injury, hand injury. A worker can use his foot to hold items on this work platform. To clamp materials to a workbench, the worker holds the item securely in place while operating the clamp by hand. This is impossible if he only has one functional hand or arm. There is a rigid all-steel frame has a tripod stance for stability on uneven surfaces. The forward legs have quick
Foot Pedals for Hands Free DSLR Photography is designed for use by individuals with upper extremity amputations and grasping disabilities associated with stroke, spinal cord injuries and upper motor neuron disorders.
Custom foot, hand or face prostheses. Fabricated of silicone, each prosthesis is sculpted and painted to match. The finish is resistant to stains such as ballpoint pen ink and newsprint. Facial prostheses use medical adhesives, hand and foot prostheses stay on due to tight fit. Cleaned with hot water and soap. Molds and final painting are done in local prosthetics shop. Require 2 to 5 days for fabrication. Life Like Laboratory maintains are molds for 15 years in order to fabricate less expensive
The Freestyle Terminal Swimming Device, model FSTSD 2, is a recreational accessory designed for use by individuals with upper extremity amputation. It is designed to be used with a custom swimming prosthesis for those interested in high performance or competitive swimming capability. The design mimics a folding wing to reduce resistance during stroke recovery, but flares open to provide maximum resistance during the power stroke. The device can be rotated to optimize various swimming strokes and
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a keyboard alternative for individuals who have the use of only one hand or have fine motor disabilities in one hand. Gauntlet, or the Generally Accessible Universal Nomadic Tactile Low-power Electronic Typist, is a smart glove device that features built-in wireless keyboard functionality. This device looks like a black glove with letters placed in between joints of each finger. The user types by using the thumb to touch the desired let
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Device that can be attached to a standard prosthetic arm (interchangeable with a hook or hand) to allow a grip on a golf club. Instructions for a golf club grip device which can be manufactured in a machine shop. Includes a diagram and photographs. COMMENTS: Developed by Earl Puhl, who has filed a patent application. SKILLS REQUIRED: Metalworking. AUTHOR: Bhala, R P; Schultz, C F TITLE: Golf Club Holder for Upper Extremity Amputee Golfers JOURNAL: Arch
The Golf Pro is an amputee golf grip designed for use by individuals with a right hand amputation. The Golf Pro slips over the shaft of the golf club and is fixed in place on the grip when pulled up. Plastic sizing rings can be enlarged to custom fit the user's golf clubs.
The Gordon Peeler and Clamp, model 09-109-6296, is a vegetable peeler and cutting aid designed for use by individuals with hemiplegia or upper extremity emputation. The unit clamps to a table or worktop and enables fruit and vegetables to be peeled using only one hand. Clamped to the work surface by a sliding mechanism, the hardened, swivelling blade is slotted into the top. It is operated by holding the vegetable and pushing it over the blade, away from the user. The peelings then drop onto a p
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
The Grip I (GP1000) and Grip II (GP2000) are body-powered terminal devices for prosthetic wrists. Grip I is for adults only with large hands and below the elbow amputation. Grip II is for children (approximately 11 years or older) and adults with average hand size, wrist disarticulates, below the elbow amputations and partial hand. The Grips feature cable operated voluntary closing, pull-to-close prehensile action, and "active" neuro-muscular system participation. The range of gripping forces is
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
The H-70 Digital Switch Timer is designed to enable individuals with upper extremity to control electronic switch-adapted devices such as CD/MP3/DVD players or universal TV remotes. The device functions as a connector between a switch and a switch-adapted device. The user hits the switch to start the song, program or video, and the device plays for the amount of time set on the switch timer. When the time on the timer switch expires, the device pauses and can restarted by the user by pressing th
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
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
The Half Keyboard is a compact one-handed keyboard designed for use by individuals with upper extremity amputation, hand injury, or who have had a stroke. This keyboard allows the user to touch type with one hand, using existing typing skills. The user places a hand on the keyboard, in the standard position. The letters under the hand are exactly the same as on a standard keyboard. To get the other half of the keyboard, the user holds down the space bar. To type a space, the user taps the space
The Half-Qwerty One-Handed and Two-Handed Keyboard is a one-handed keyboard designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand, hemiplegia, carpal tunnel syndrome on one side, and other disabilities of the hand. This keyboard can also be used in conjunction with a braille dispaly by people with blindness or low vision. This full keyboard has a standard QWERTY layout that allows one-handed typing with either hand as well as standard two-handed typing. For one-handed typing, the user places
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
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
The Hands Free Tool Changing Station, model RCH06-0N2, is a prosthetic accessory and terminal device changing station designed for use by individuals with upper extremity amputation who use hand prostheses. This unit enables the user to change upper extremity prosthetic terminal devices without the use of hands. The unit has three Acidel Delran tool holders made of 316 stainless steel mounted on a single base. DIMENSIONS: Base is 7.88 x 8.38 inches; tool holders are 2 inches tall.
HeadMouse Extreme is an mouse emulator designed to provide full mouse control of computers for people without use of their hands, but who have good head control. It operates from the top of a computer monitor, laptop computer, or augmentative communication device, and measures the user's head movements. The HeadMouse tracks a small disposable target that is placed on the user's forehead or glasses. This device provides a wide field-of-view, supports graphics-intensive applications like drawing a
The Heavy Duty Passive Hook, model PH02-0N2, is a terminal device designed for use by individuals with upper extremity amputation. This terminal device helps the user to work out on an exercise machine. It attaches to an N-Abler II or Wrist Unit with 0.5-inch 20 female threads. It comes as a single unit in one standard size. The hook is a plastic coated 0.5-inch 316 stainless steel bar, connected to a standard N-Abler shank or a 0.5-inch 20 threaded shank of 316 stainless steel.
The Hi-Fly Fielder is a flexible mesh pocket for catching balls either forehanded or backhanded, eliminating the need for wrist or forearm rotation. Pocket is sized for baseballs or softballs. 1/2 inch threaded fitting adapts to any standard prosthetic wrist. Rotates with adjustable friction to accommodate varying field siturations. Padded leather edging. the Power Swing Ring installs into the bottom end of a wooden bat, accommodating any style prehensor finger or thumb; swivels to duplicate "wr
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
The High Quad Pistol Mount, model HQPM, is a pistol support designed for use by people with severe physical or upper extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury who use a powered wheelchair. It is intended for use by individuals with no hand or arm use, and it is designed to work with a High Quad Gun Mount, model HQ100 (not included; see separate entry). Model HQPM has a trigger activator that connects to model HQ100’s trigger activation mechanism.
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.
The Hosmer Baseball Glove Attachment is a terminal device for sports designed to allow a firm gripping action between the thumb and forefinger when using a baseball glove. The device has knobs on the fingers to allow the glove to be securely attached. The glove attachment is available in either right or left hand models. DIMENSIONS: Standard 1/2-20 stud; 9.5 inches long. WEIGHT: 10.5 ounces.
The Hosmer Bowling Attachment is a terminal device for sports that has a neoprene expansion sleeve at the end of the device that is under constant spring compression which causes it to expand and hold a bowling ball. The same action used to operate a conventional prosthetic hook causes the device to release the bowling ball. DIMENSIONS: 4.5 inches long; has a standard 1/2-20 stud.
The i-LIMB Hand is a myoelectric prosthetic hand designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities and hand amputees. The i-LIMB Hand can closely reflect the grasping action of a human hand through the articulating fingers able to close tightly around objects. Built-in stall detection tells each individual finger when it has sufficient grip on an object and, therefore, when to stop powering. Individual fingers lock into position until the user triggers an open signal through a mu
The i-LIMB Pulse is a myoelectric prosthetic hand designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities and hand amputees. The i-LIMB Pulse features five articulating digits that closely reflect the grasping action of a human hand. It includes BioSim, a software toolset for clinical practitioners that features a selection of various control strategies such as dual- and single-site electrode options and real-time assessment of the user's myoelectric impulses. BioSim also enables and d
The I-OpenR is a powered door opener for a trash receptacle with a swinging door designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. Usable in the home or in restaurants, food courts, and other public venues, this device permits hands-free use of the receptacle. An infra-red eye detects an object being thrown away and automatically opens the trash door. Features include an LED trash-level sensor that changes from solid green to flashing red
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
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
The IBM ViaVoice Speech Recognition SDK (Software Developers Kit) is a voice output and software authoring program designed for use by software developers to create software accessible to individuals who are blind or have low vision or upper extremity or severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. This kit contains documentation, samples, and tools to help the developer to speech enable applications using IBM ViaVoice dictation and/or command & control Runtimes. This large vocabulary
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.
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of an eye-controlled robotic arm feeding system for individuals with mobility disabilities and/or paralysis. iCRAFT (eye Controlled Robotic Arm Feeding Technology) was developed by students at Northeastern University. iCRAFT allows the user to move its robotic arm by moving his or her eyes. With the iCRAFT system, there is absolutely no physical connection between the device and the user. All the user needs to do is look at one of four larg
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
ILJA Gaze Interaction Game features next generation active multi modal user interaction with active gaze control allowing the gamers to turn, jump, select weapons, and shoot by integrating the player’s gaze into targeting and directing actions. It is designed for use by users with limited motor control and strength in their upper and lower extremities associated with spinal cord injuries, stroke or muscular dystrophy. The game is powered by SMI's RED-n remote eye tracker. It was designed to
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
The Independence One-Handled Clear Cup is designed to use by people with upper extreme amputation or disabilities. Is 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.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Replacement for the standard cable housing for upper extremity prosthesis which fray easily and leave black marks on clothing where lubricant seeps out. A piece of 3/16 inch high pressure nylon tubing is substituted for the conventional wire sound cable housing. A standard light duty wire cable is inserted in the cable housing and Teflon lubricant is inserted at the upper end of the plastic tubing. Cable movement and gravity will cause the lubricant to
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
The IntegraMouse, also called USB Integra Mouse, is a mouth operated mouse designed for use by individuals with spinal cord injury, severe physical disabilities, or upper extremity disabilities or amputation. This unit has all functions of a standard mouse. To operate, the user places the mouse between the lips and operates the cursor by applying pressure with the lips. As little as 0.1 millimeter of movement or 10 grams of pressure are required to control the mouse. Mouse clicks (left click, ri
The IP6000 is an emergency call box with a dialless VoIP (voice over Internet protocol) telephone, designed to be usable by individuals with fine motor or upper extremity disabilities. This emergency alert system can be used with or without a monitoring service. Its full-duplex emergency phone provides VoIP communications utilizing SIP (Session Initiation Protocol). The unit has a rugged front panel made from 12 gauge brushed stainless steel, with a sealed speaker, microphone and activation butt
-- 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 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
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.
Jokari Rack Baggy is designed for use by individuals with rheumatoid arthritis, limited grasping and strength in their hands as a result of multiple sclerosis. It keeps plastic bags upright and open while pouring contents into the bag. It can be used to hold bags while filling sauce, soup, cereal, berries, and leftovers. It telescopes to 10 inches to accommodate sandwich, quart and gallon bags.
Keyboarding by Ability is a typing instruction program designed to teach keyboarding skills at employable speeds using a touch system to people who have use of only one hand or who have use of 3 or less fingers on one hand. This program utilizes a unique progressive learning system (which includes visual cues and human voice), allowing the student to learn by building upon his or her progress. Each lesson is presented in an easy step-by-step format. The first lesson shows a full visually-cued ke
Kitchen Workstation is designed for use by individuals with limited strength and use of their upper extremity as a result of arthritis, multiple sclerosis or an upper extremity amputation. The Kitchen Workstation is a multi-functional food preparation unit that provides assistance with many day-to-day kitchen tasks. It includes a removable grater and slicer, clamp, bread holder for one handed spreading and a removable stainless steel spike for holding fruit or vegetables. There is a raised L-s
The Knork is a combination rocker knife and fork designed for use by individuals with use of one hand, arthritis, or neurological or upper extremity disabilities. This stainless steel utensil has tines like a fork and the outer tines are beveled like a knife, enabling most foods to be cut with one hand using a rocking motion. A finger platform in the handle helps provide additional leverage. WARRANTY: Manufacturer's limited lifetime warranty.
The lamb/goat self feeder is a bucket designed for use by individuals with Arm Amputation, Back Pain, Balance / Core Stability, Diabetes/Diabetic Neuropathy, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Herniated Disc, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Neck Injury, Scoliosis-Kyphosis-Lordosis, Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), or Rheumatoid Arthritis. This bucket allows users to feed young stock without bending down and holding bottles. Young lambs are fed bottles of milk at least twic
The Large Scoop Bowl, model HA-4248, is a scoop bowl designed for use by individuals with use of one hand, stroke, or upper extremity or neurological disabilities. The large molded side to this bowl accommodates individuals who have difficulty getting food on the utensils, and a non-slip suction cup to keep the bowl in place. DIMENSIONS: Bowl is 78 millimeters high and 150 millimeters in diameter. WEIGHT: 110 grams.
---- 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
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
The Laugh and Learn Puppy, model 8034, is a touch-activated toy designed for use by children with upper extremity, cognitive, or severe physical disabilties. This puppy combines learning with musical play. It teaches body parts, colors, and the alphabet using fun phrases and songs that are activated by pressing the touch picture pad in front. POWER: Uses 3 double-A batteries. DIMENSIONS (HxWxL): 13 x 9.5 x 15 inches.
The Left Handed Computer Keyboard is a modified keyboard designed for use by individuals with right hand or arm upper extremity disabilities. The standard numeric keypad is positioned on the left instead of the traditional right side. Other features include a mechanical switch technology with a key life of 20 million cycles, Windows 95/98 compatibility, and USB connection. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 1.43 x 6.43 x 18.06 inches. COLOR: Black. WARRANTY: One year.
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
The Lil' Desk Mate is a height adjustable tilt desk designed for use by individuals with physical disabilities. This height-adjustable desk features a wide T-shaped base with locking casters and a two-section table top. The desk adjusts for right or left hand use. The smaller section of the table is fixed in a flat position, while the other can be used flat or tilted to support laptop computers, books, or papers. The Lil' Desk Mate's base can roll under most sofas, chairs or beds to position the
Look to Learn is a software package with 40 eye gaze or head mouse activities designed for people starting out with eye gaze or head mouse technology as a result of cerebral palsy, stroke, or traumatic brain injury. Each activity develops a different skill, ranging from early cause and effect through to accurate eye gaze or head mouse control.
The Lux Extended Loud Ring Timer, model 1929, is a timer designed for use by individuals who are hard of hearing. This timer has a 5-second loud ring, and can be set and operated using one hand. It has a spring wound movement with one-minute to one-hour time settings. The high-impact plastic case has four rubber feet. OPTIONS: Antimicrobial (white and almond only). DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 2.75 x 4.25 x 3.5 inches. WEIGHT: 6.4 ounces. COLOR: White, almond, slate, blue, or mauve. WARRANTY: 1-year limi
MagniTalk is a voice input program designed for use individuals with low vision. This interface program allows the coordinated use of the Dragon NaturallySpeaking voice input program and the Zoomtext screen magnification program. The program provides direct speech access to the Zoomtext user interface, serving as a bridge between Zoomtext from AI Squared and Dragon NaturallySpeaking from ScanSoft (see separate entries). Dragon NaturallySpeaking and Zoomtext can be used and configured configure
The Maltron One-Handed Keyboard made for right-handed and left-handed persons is designed for people with one hand to allow them to type with one hand. It is a full keyboard complete with all 27 letters of the alphabet, numbers 0-9, and special keys and characters. Its ergonomic design lets users type easier with their hand in a more natural position, contoured to the typist's hand placement. The Maltron One-Handed Keyboards provide high speed access for those who have the use of only one hand.
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.
The Matia 508 Keyboard is a one-hand keyboard designed for use by individuals with upper extremity amputation, stroke, or hand injury. This full-size keyboard allows both one-handed and two-handed typing. The user can touch-type with the left hand, the right hand, or both hands. The keys are built on rubber dome keyswitches that provide a quiet tactile feel, with enough resistance to hold the weight of the user's hands and reduce long-term fatigue. The user places a hand where it would normally
---- 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
The Mini-Keyboard with Keyguard, model MKK-100, is a wireless mini keyboard designed for use by individuals who type with a single finger or a pointer. This keyboard connects to a computer using a wireless Bluetooth connection. The small size of the moisture-resistant keyboard reduces the distance the user has to reach to access all the keys. The keyguard fits between the keys and prevents simultaneously striking two keys next to each other. The keyguard is slightly taller than the keys to allow
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide a means for an individual with cerebral palsy to work on resin models. Because of reduced motor skills and strength in his right hand, the user required a means holding cast resin model pieces in place while he combined or painted them using his stronger hand. A custom stand was created with a heavy steel base containing holes for two vertical steel posts which clamp into place. Each post is equipped with a clamp holder at the top. A number of clamps were p
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide a means for an individual with cerebral palsy to work on resin models. Because of reduced motor skills and strength in his right hand, the user required a means holding cast resin model pieces in place while he combined or painted them using his stronger hand. A custom stand was created with a heavy steel base containing holes for two vertical steel posts which clamp into place. Each post is equipped with a horizontal arm with a clamp holder at the end. The
Modification to Bertus52x11's Left Handed dSLR Holder is designed for use by individuals who have use of their left arm only as a result of a fracture, amputation, or stroke. The original idea was to add a thumb hook to the tripod connecter underneath, allowing the camera to be held steady with just the left hand. Before you read further, please go and check out his original slideshow. All credit for this idea belongs to bertus52x11.
The MonoMano Cycling Control System are adapted tricycle handlebars intended for upper extremity amputees and others who have the use of only one hand, including stroke survivors and people with brain injury or arthritis. This handlebar is can be attached to any recumbent trike with a U-shaped handlebar that has a horizontal support beam. It attaches to the tricycle handlebar's horizontal support and extends back toward the trike's seat. The design enables a person to steer the tricycle comforta
The MonoMano Cycling System is a leg-propelled adult tricycle with adapted tricycle handlebars intended for upper extremity amputees and others who have the use of only one hand, including stroke survivors and people with brain injury or arthritis. This system includes a Sun Bicycles EZ-3 recumbent tricycle with the MonoMano Handlebar (see separate entry) attached to the horizontal support beam in the center of the trike's standard U-shaped handlebar. The design of the MonoMano Handlebar enables
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable an individual with multiple sclerosis to have the mouth piece of the mouthstick near her mouth for ready access. The holder had to be adjustable, yet not impede access into or out of the user's wheelchair. A swivel joint from a "third hand" (two alligator clips and a magnifying lens mounted on a swivel base for use in soldering and the like) was welded to a thin-walled piece of pipe that matched the outside diameter of wheelchair rail. The thin-walled
My Spoon is a powered feeder designed for use by individuals with eating disabilities, spinal cord injury, upper extremity disabilities, or upper extremity amputation. This device allows users to eat most types of everyday food with minimal help from a caregiver. The user sits upright to be fed. A base unit sits on the table next to a dish with four comparments, and an arm raises food to the user's mouth. The device can operate in manual, semi-automatic, or automatic modes, with a joystick, butt
MyoBoy, model 757M11, is an assessment and training system designed for use by individuals with upper extremity amputation who are being fitted for an Otto Bock myoelectric prosthetic hand (see entry). The system enables a prosthetist to conduct realistic tests of muscle tension and gather data that can be used to adjust the electrodes on the myoelectric hand. The system documents the individual's muscle signal strength so the prosthetist can track results and print data sheets. The included My
MyTobii P10 is a portable eye-controlled communicator and computer designed for use by individuals with neurological or communication disabilities, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, ALS, or spinal cord injury. The screen, eye control device, and computer are integrated into one unit, which mounts to a desk, bed, or wheelchair. The user's eye signature can be calibrated in 10 seconds by sitting in front of the screen and following an on-screen dot. The system can be configured for different ski
The N-Abler I is a terminal device for an upper extremity prosthetic designed to enable individuals with upper extremity amputation to utilize tools and utensils. Designed for use by stronger individuals with unilateral below the elbow amputation, this device is made of anodized aircraft aluminum and fits standard wrist units. Features include 360-degree rotation, 60-degree range of motion, quick-release spring-loaded friction quick disconnect. OPTIONS: Attachable cutlery, kitchen tools, gardeni
The N-Abler II is a terminal device for an upper extremity prosthetic designed to enable individuals with upper extremity amputation to utilize tools and utensils. This device is made of anodized aircraft aluminum and fits standard wrist units. This unit can also be used with the N-Abler III Wrist/Hand Orthotic (see entry) by individuals without an amputation who have hand wealness or disabilities. Features include 360-degree rotation, 60-degree range of motion, quick-release positive locking q
The N-Abler III Wrist/Hand Orthotic (W.H.O.) is a hand orthosis designed to enable individuals with upper extremity amputation or disability to utilize tools and utensils. Available in a soft model or a carbon fiber model, this device can be used with the N-Abler II (not included; see entry) by individuals with prosthetics or by individuals without prosthetics. OPTIONS: Attachable cutlery, kitchen tools, eating utensils, gardening tools, sports equipment (hunting, fishing, golf, and weightliftin
---- 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
The NY Electric Elbow is an externally powered prosthetic elbow for adults or children. This prosthesis is inter-changeable with the Hosmer E 400 and E 200 elbows. The elbow flexion/extension range is 5 to 135 degrees; lift time for 5 to 135 degrees is 4.5 seconds for 24 inch pounds, and 1.2 seconds for 0 inch pounds; the stall is 30 inch pounds; break away is 15 to 20 foot pounds. This elbow is compatible with the NY Prehension Actuator and Michigan Electric Hook. POWER: Power pack requires fou
One-Hand Keyboard is a keyboard modification program for one hand designed for use by upper extremity amputees and other disabilities that prevent the use of one hand. Once installed, the software creates a mirror image of half of the keyboard on the other half. For example if the left half of the keyboard is mirrored on the right, the "i" key can also be used to type "e" and the "h" key also can type "g." The "Caps Lock" key allows the user to toggle between one- and two-hand typing. This progr
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-Way Drinking Straws, model HA-4266, are drinking straws with valves designed for use by individuals with swallowing disabilities. These straws have one-way valves which stay filled with fluid even after the straw is removed from the user's lips. The valves reduce the effort required to drink and the amount of air ingested. The straws have adjustable clips to secure the straw on cups or glasses. DIMENSIONS: Each package contains one 10-inch and one 7-inch straw. WEIGHT: 9 grams.
The Otto Bock Electric Wrist Rotator, model 10S17, is an electronic wrist rotator designed for use by individuals with upper extremity amputation. This device provides electrical rotation of the Otto Bock System Electric Hand or Greifer. The 6- or 7.2-volt device is controlled electrically with the model 13E205 MyoRotronic controller (see separate entry).
Pain®Gone is a portable pain relieving device designed for use by individuals with a variety of diagnosis such as back pain, arthritis, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia, sports injuries, post operative pain, skeletal pain, whiplash, travel, sickness, nausea, headache, aching muscles, shingles, menstrual pain, lumbago, phantom limb pain, neuralgia and sciatica. Pain®Gone is a device shaped like a large ballpoint pen. It uses a low-frequency electrical charge produced by crystals to provide prolonged pa
The Park Brake Extension, model 105, is an extension lever that bolts to a foot operated parking brake in order to operate the brake by hand. The lever can be installed at various angles by adjusting the position in relation to the attachment bolt.
The Pickup Truck Unloader is used by workers arm amputation, back injury, balance/core stability, cerebral palsy (CP), COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), diabetes/diabetic neuropathy, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, fused vertebrae, heart disease, stroke, and osteoarthritis to unload bulk materials without bending, climbing or shoveling. A mesh mat is spread out on the floor of the empty pickup truck. Materials are then loaded into the truck on top of the mat. Once transport
The Plastic Plate Guard, model HA-4250, is a food guard designed for use by individuals with use of one hand, stroke, or neurological disabilities or spinal cord injury. This removable plastic plate guard fits tightly around the rim of any circular plate 200 to 300 millimeters in diameter. The edge is curved to help keep food on the plate. DIMENSIONS (HxL): 42 x 150 millimeters. WEIGHT: 33 grams.
The Plastic Scooter Board, model 4841 is a scooter board designed for use by children with upper or lower extremity disabilities. This plastic scooter is constructed of heavy-duty poly-propylene. It features safety grip side handles and rubber swivel casters. The user can propel the scooter in a sitting, kneeling, or face-down position. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 12 x 12 inches. CAPACITY: 200 pounds. COLOR: Blue.
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
The Pro-Terry Prostethic Arm Sox are socks designed to provide maximum moisture absorbtion and breathability. They are made of cotton with lycra to maintain shape, and fully terry lined. DIMENSIONS: 16 inches long, approximately 3-ply thickness. SIZE: One size fits all (##A1 Arm equivalent). COLOR: Natural.
ProDigits are myoelectric prosthetic fingers designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities and partial hand amputees. ProDigit fingers can be used to replace all five fingers (including the thumb) or any set of consecutive fingers. The fingers are mounted on a custom molded base that fits over the hand. Each finger has an individually powered motor and works with other fingers (natural and prosthetic) to produce a grasping action that closely reflects that of the human hand.
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.
PupilMouse is a mouse emulator designed for use by individuals with severe physical disabilities, neurological disabilities, or spinal cord injury. This mouse emulator enables the user to move a computer cursor by head movement, and to click or drag by winking. Either eye can be used for click and drag, and glasses can be worn. To use the device, a camera is directed to the face of the user; no settings are necessary. The device can also be operated through other switches.
QiCare is a voice- or switch-controlled page turner designed for use by invidulas with mobility or severe physical disabilities. To use, the magazine or periodical is placed on the unit's reading surface and fixed in place with the built-in fastener. When activated by signal, this page-turning system uses a gentle movement to leaf through the pages, either forwards or backwards. The unit can be operated using a variety of controls, including voice control; Piko dual switch; finger switch; or pro
The QuadMouse is a chin, lip, or tongue switch designed for use by individuals with severe physical or neurological disabilities, upper extremity amputation, or spinal cord injury. This switch allows access to a computer or other device with a 0.25-inch movement of chin, lips, or tongue. It connects to a device using a USB port. The QuadMouse allows the user to move the pointer and click, double click and right click using the built-in secondary joystick or the included ClickAssist software. It
The Quantum Grip Basic One-Glove System is a golf grip and glove system designed to assist individuals with grip impairments in one hand play golf. This system, which is helpful for those who need to be in contact with the club at all times, comes with a left or right handed Quantum Grip glove (depending on whether the golfer is left or right handed), and a Quantum Grip Half-Spiral Grip. The Half-Spiral Grip is intended to help improve the golfer’s gripping power, increase club head speed and co
The Quantum Grip Basic Two-Glove System is a golf grip and glove system designed to assist individuals with grip impairments in both hands play golf. This system, which helps keep golfers in contact with the club at all times, comes with left and right handed Quantum Grip gloves, and a Quantum Grip Full Spiral Grip. The Full Spiral Grip is intended to help improve the golfer’s gripping power, increase club head speed and control, eliminate slippage, and reduce shock in the club. The Basic Two-Gl
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.
Rag squeezing aid is designed for use by people with only one functional arm as a result of an amputation, stroke on traumatic brain injury.
The Rainforest Waterfall, model 626, is a switch activated toy designed for use by children with upper extremity or mobility disabilities. Once a connected capability switch (required but not included) is activated, colorful lights slowly turn on and off while rainforest pals play peek-a-boo and move about in the leaves. This toy also plays lullabies and makes rainforest sounds. This toy comes with a removable base that can be clamped to a tabletop. POWER: Uses four C batteries. DIMENSIONS (HxW)
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
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
The RC Cement Truck, model 1361, is a switch activated toy designed for use by children with severe physical, upper extremity, or mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury. Activating two capability switches makes the cement truck go straight, reverse, or spin. Two boulders and two construction horses are included. POWER: The truck requires three double-A batteries and the remote requires one 9-volt battery. DIMENSIONS (LxWxH): 9 x 5.5 x 7 inches.
---- 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
---- 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
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a robotic arm prosthesis with tactile sensors for use by individuals with paralysis, amputation, or mobility disabilities. Researchers at Georgia Tech are developing a new technology that allows an individual with quadriplegia to use a robot to perform tasks such as pulling a blanket over themselves and grabbing a cloth to wipe their face. This robotic arm prosthesis is unique as it was created with tactile sensing material across its en
The Safetype Keyboard is an ergonomic modified keyboard designed to help prevent repetitive strain injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome. To use this vertical keyboard, the user places his or her hands in a handshake position with palms facing each other, with the index fingers on the standard home keys. The keyboard has a standard key layout, allowing the user to touch type. For users who do not touch type, adjustable mirrors enable the user to see the keys while typing. The lettering on the
The SaSF Fishing Harness is a fishing rod holder designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities, amputation, or weakness or arthritis. This harness is designed to hold the rod in fishing position and to use back support to take pressure from the arms and hands.
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.
The Scoop Dish, model HA-4249, is a scoop dish designed for use by individuals with use of one hand, who have had strokes, or who have upper extremity disabilities. The dish has a high back rim to accommodate individuals who have difficulty pushing food onto utensils. This dish also has a non-slip suction cup base to keep it in place while the user is eating. DIMENSIONS: 65 millimeters high x 303 millimeters in diameters. WEIGHT: 177 grams.
The SelfWipe Bathroom Toilet Aid is a toileting aid designed for use by individuals with arthritis or upper extremity disabilities. This device allows people with limited use of their hands and arms to function independently when using the toilet. The device has a handle at one end and a clamp at the other, and can be used and operated with one hand. When the user presses a button on top of the handle, the clamp opens. Toilet tissue is wrapped around the clamp, and when the button is released th
SensorHand Speed is a myoelectric prosthetic hand designed for use by individuals with upper extremity amputation. The hand can be opened and closed at speeds from 15 to 300 millimeters per second. To keep held objects from slipping, an AutoGrasp feature monitors the hand's grip force and changes the grip as needed. AutoGrasp can also be turned off. The hand comes with either a Lamination Ring or a Quick Disconnect Wrist for terminal device changes. A slip-clutch allows the user to release the h
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
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
The Single-Handed Bike Brake Lever is a one-hand dual brake lever designed for use by individuals with upper extremity amputation. This single brake lever operates both front and rear brakes simultaneously for safety and control. It fits standard diameter handlebars and mounts on the right or left side. It comes in road bike and mountain bike styles. One size fits both children’s and adult hands. COLOR: Silver.
The Sip & Puff System is a pneumatic control switch interface unit designed for use by individuals with neurological, upper extremity or severe physical disabilities, amputation, cerebral palsy, or quadriplegia. The system has a breath delivery system and a controller. The breath delivery system has a quick disconnect design with a small flexible gooseneck that may be adjusted to any position to be within easy reach of the user's mouth. This system will interface with all wheelchairs and to
The Ski Hand/Fishing Hand is a terminal device for sports made of molded silicone rubber that resembles a closed hand. The opening will hold a ski pole or a fishing pole. The rubber will remain pliable in sub-zero temperatures. DIMENSIONS: Standard 1/2-20 stud.
Sleeve Guards with Pouch, model 026, are arm protectors designed for use by individuals who use manual wheelchairs. These guards are worn over the sleeve of the user’s original garment for protection from rain and snow. A pouch comes with the sleeve guards for handy carrying and storage. The fabric is water repellant. SIZE: Extra small, small, medium, large, and extra large. COLOR: Khaki, red, grey, navy, yellow, and wheat.
---- 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
Snow Roof Rake is designed for use by individuals with upper and lower extremity disabilities associated with ankle pain, arm amputation, arthritis, cancer, cerebral palsy (CP), diabetes/diabetic neuropathy, foot pain, hand injury, heel spurs, total hip replacement, total knee replacement, leg amputation, lower extremity impairments, mobility impairment, multiple sclerosis (MS), neuropathy, obesity, paraplegia, degenerative joint disease. The snow scraper allows the removal of snow from a house
The Soft-Touch Grip III is a body powered terminal device for a prosthetic arm designed to by used by children aged 11 to adult with wrist disarticulate, below-elbow amputation, elbow disarticulate, or above-elbow amputation. The grip may be used as a complement for users of the Grip I or Grip II (see separate entries) or for amputees using myo-electric hands or split hooks who wish to have a better performing prothesis. This cable operated, voluntary closing prehensile action device is made of
SoftStep KeyWorx is a foot operated mouse and keyboard system designed to allow computer access for individuals with upper extremity disabilities or carpal tunnel syndrome, or to reduce the risk of repetitive strain injury. This is a hardware and software bundle that translates up/down and left/right foot movements into control values, enabling the user to control the cursor, enter text, select programs, bring a browser window forward, scroll through folders and open documents, send out keystrok
SpeakQ is voice input and word prediction software designed for use by individuals with learning disabilities. This voice input program is a plug-in for WordQ (see separate entry). To train the program to recognize the his or her speech, the user repeats words spoken by the computer. Once the program is trained, the user can dictate text in either continuous speech mode or by selecting words from a list generated through word prediction. Recognized words and phrases are immediately read aloud to
The Spectra Prosthetic Cable or "Turbo Twine" is a high performance synthetic braided cable designed for light or medium duty prosthetic applications. It may act as a replacement for dacron line or lightweight stainless steel cables. The cable is composed of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene fibers. This material has a natural "lubricity" which makes it an ideal low friction cable alternative. Spectra is installed into standard cable housings and utilizes custom fittings, but will NOT wor
--- 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
The SSR (Supplemented Speech Recognition) with Mic, model SSR-100, is a voice input and word prediction program designed for use by individuals who have difficulty using speech recognition software because their speech or breathing may be unusual. The program integrates word prediction and speech recognition for users with speech that is dysarthric (difficult to understand) so significantly less typing is required to enter text. The package includes speech recognition software, a speech processi
Straight Wand Mouth Stick is used as a typing stick and a page turner. It is not bendable and latex free. It is intended to use for people with upper extremity disabilities, amputation, or motor disabilities.
--- "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.
The Super Sport is a passive terminal device for a prosthetic arm for use by individuals with below-elbow, elbow disarticulates, and long above-elbow amputation in sports/recreational and domestic activities, and in vocational situations dealing with materials handling and manipulation of products which are fragile or have marrable surfaces (veneers, formica, glass, etc). The devices are made of soft, pliable, non-toxic synthetic rubber with a stainless steel and aluminum core. The shape of the
TalkItMouseIt2 is a mouse emulator program designed for use by individuals with fine motor or upper extremity disabilities, repetitive motion injury, or upper extremity amputation. Used in conjunction with TalkItTypeIt voice input software (see separate entry), this program enables the user to perform mouse functions in any Windows application through voice input. The user says the name of objects on the screen, such as Window or Toolbar, and pop-up hints guide the user in positioning the pointe
TalkItTypeIt2 is a voice input program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have repetitive strain injury, upper extremity disabilities, spinal cord injury, or upper extremity amputation. Using the Microsoft 6.1 Speech Recognition Engine, this program allows the user to dictate directly into virtually any Windows application, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and other email clients, AOL Chat and other instant messaging programs, Corel Word Perfect, and OpenOffice. Text can be
The TalkPro SP-1 Computer Headset is a headset for computer designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. This lightweight monaural speech recognition headset has a noise canceling microphone to support speech recognition. Its 270-degree swivel earpiece has a soft, cupped cushion for comfort and better sound. The unit is made of high-impact engineered plastic with a stainless steel adjustable headband and a flexible microphone boom th
The TalkPro SP-2 Computer Headset is a voice input computer interface designed for use by individuals with upper exremity or severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. This binaural headset has a noise canceling microphone to aid in speech recognition applications. Its 270-degree swivel earpiece has a soft, cupped cushion for comfort and better sound. The lightweight headset is made of high-impact engineered plastic with a stainless steel adjustable headband, and a flexible microphone b
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual with use of only one arm to throw a tennis ball up to strike it with the racquet. A strip of Velcro was cut to the appropriate length to strap around the user’s disabled arm. A piece of electrical conduit was cut to form a cup and attached to the Velcro with a Lexan plate. The user places the tennis ball in the cup and raises his foreshortened left arm to throw the ball up. He then uses the right hand to serve. TITLE: One-handed Tennis. JOURNAL
The Terry Cloth Adult Bib is a bib designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or eating disabilities. Designed to help protect clothing while eating, the front of the bib is made with terry cloth and a full length vinyl waterproof back side. Other features include Velcro neck closure; the white bibs are available with a snap closure. It can be machine washed and dried. DIMEMSIONS (LxW): 30 x 18 inches. COLORS: White, blue and green.
The TetraMouse XS is a lip-, tongue-, chin- or mouth-operated mouse designed for individuals with spinal cord injury or upper extremity amputation or disability. It works with any computer or device (including AAC devices) that have a USB port and an operating system or internal firmware that can use a standard USB mouse as an input device. The TetraMouse XS features side-by-side joysticks that require little or no head movement using the lips, tongue or chin for smooth pointer movement. The joy
---- 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
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.
---- 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
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a powered wheelchair contol system operated by a tongue switch in dental retainer for individuals with upper and lower extremity, mobility or neurological disabilities or quadriplegia to navigate a powered wheelchair. The newest version of the Tongue Drive System uses a dental retainer with sensors to help control the system. The embedded sensors within the retainer track the movements of a small magnet attached to the tongue. The wirele
The Tornado Body Dryer is a body dryer designed for use by individuals with balance, mobility, or upper extremity disabilities, burns, arthritis, or amputation. This in-shower device is intended to dry the shower-taker or bather, head-to-toe, by blowing warm air on him or her instead of using a towel. The body dryer has two speed settings: low keeps the shower or bath area warm and high dries the user when she or he is finished showering or bathing. Because the maintenance-free unit swirls warm
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 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 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.
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
TrackIR 4:Pro is a mouse emulator designed for use by individuals with severe physical or upper extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury. This optical head tracking system has 6 degrees of freedom and a 46-degree field of view, and is designed for use with a flat panel monitor with 716 x 290 pixel screen resolution. It enables the user to control PC-based video games and simulations through head movement. The unit comes with a 2.5-millimeter USB cable. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compa
The Transcarpal Hand DMC (Dynamic Mode Control) Plus, model 8E44, is a myoelectric prosthetic hand designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. Grip speed is variable from 15 to 130 millimeters per second. The high maximum grip speed and the balance of grip force and speed allow the user to experience more physiological gripping. The control contains both the original DMC control and the DMC plus mode, which includes a virtual hand switch. After gripping once with maximum g
The Tube Squeezer, model HA-4211, is a tube key and toothpaste dispenser designed for use by individuals with use of one hand. It has a thumb rotator screw to put prussure on toothpaste and similar tubes. DIMENSIONS: 55 millimeters diameter. WEIGHT: 27 grams.
The Turn Signal Adapter, model 106, is a right hand directional signal extension lever that allows the driver to operate the directional signal with the right hand. The device clamps to the base of the factory installed directional signal lever. Manufacturer recommends mounting the adapter to metal or polymers as some thin plastics may crack. The adapter will not interfere with normal operation. The Turn Signal Adapter will accommodate a turn signal base thickness of up to 0.75 inch in diameter.
---- 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
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
The Utah Artificial Arm for above elbow amputations. Small, high- performance preamplifiers are used to monitor muscle activity and provide control inputs to the Arm. The prosthesis can actively lift two pounds and, when locked, support loads of up to fifty pounds. Two battery chargers and five back-up battery modules are supplied with each system. All essential internal components are modular for easy access and replacement. The prosthesis can be fitted with either an electric MyoBock hand or G
Control system for prosthetic hand. Small, high performance preamplifiers used to monitor muscle activity and provide control inputs to the hand and optional wrist rotator. Used with MyoBock hand, Greifer, or any other electric hand adapted for use with the system. Sensitive to small EMG signals; has proportional control and may be adjusted for a wide variety of muscle conditions. May be operated with either 9 volt battery, or Otto Bock rechargeable 6 volt battery.
The VoiceBT Switch Adapted Bluetooth Cell Voice Dialer is a voice activated telephone dialer designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities or amputation, neurological disabilities, or cerebral palsy (CP). This unit enables the user to call, answer, or hang up with an adaptive switch. The user activates the switch then says the name of the person to call. The unit communicates wirelessly with any Bluetooth cell phone or service provider. OPTIONS: Dual pushbutton feathertouch a
The VT2 is an eye controlled input system designed for use by individuals with upper extremity, neurological or severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. This unit tracks one or both eyes using dark pupil, single or binocular video tracking. It is accurate to 0.5 degree. The VT2's standard data rate is over 80 frames per second (FPS). Its typical operating distance for head motion is 13 x 6.3 x 15.8 inches. It can be used with communication software, to send email, to surf the web, to
---- 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
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of an adaptive, sensor-laden garment to assist people with severely limited mobility control assistive devices. Developed at the University of Pisa, a sensor-laden garment is printed with 52 flexible piezoresistive sensors. The sensors are made of electroactive polymers that change voltage depending on the angle at which they are stretched. A specialized statistical algorithm analyzes the signals record from each sensor to detect the speci
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
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Wrench adapter to assist farmers who have had one arm amputated to tighten or loosen nuts and bolts that require the use of two wrenches. Adapter fits a standard Dorance ##7 hook; the holding accessory can be fabricated from steel, drill rod, or plain cold roll steel; square clamping shaft that fits into the hook can be either welded or screwed into the clamping body and locked with a set screw to the proper position. COMMENTS: Full Scale blueprints ar
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.
The X-Finger is a mechanical prosthetic finger designed for use by individuals with upper extremity amputation. This body-powered finger articulates when the user moves the residual finger or an opposing finger. Its phalanges follow the natural bending pattern of a finger, allowing the user to operate the prosthesis using the same cognitive processes previously used to articulate the finger. All of the components of the assembly fit within the confines of a silicone finger sheath, which bends in