The 6760 Utensil Handles are foam holders that fit into palm of the hand. The holders have a hole in the center for eating utensils, personal hygiene items, activity brushes and crayons, and other items. The holders have an anchor strap that goes around the back of the hand, are contoured, and adjustable for fit. These devices may also be used as hand exercisers. SIZES: Small (1-inch diameter x 3 inches) and Large (1.5-inch diameter x 3.75 inches). COLOR: Blue, orange or red.
The 6762 Therapy Handles are foam grasping aids for hands. These holders have a 1-inch extension which the thumb can be positioned around. A utensil, pen, pencil, or other instrument can be placed into the extension itself or in the end of the holder, depending on the hand position. An adjustable snap buckle slides along the strap for an individualized fit. An additional vinyl strap that attaches to the therapy handle strap is also included. The additional length allows the strap to be wrapped a
The Ableware Ring Writer Clip is a a utensil or pen or pencil holder designed for use by individuals with arthritis or limited manual dexterity or gripping ability. Made of polyethylene, this device consists of two linked rings. The larger ring slips over a thumb or finger and the implement or utensil handle slips into the smaller ring at the correct angle for use. This device can be used with pens, pencils, paint brushes, straight razors, tooth brushes, etc. SIZES: The package of three include
The Adapt-A-Grip System is a grasping aid for the hand designed for use by individuals with spinal cord injury or grasping disabilities. This system enables individuals with limited or no hand function to independently use and switch between such items as eating utensils, brushes, cups, electric razors, toothbrushes, phones, and others. Objects are attached to adaptors with zip ties or Velcro straps (both included). Once objects are attached, they can be loaded into the accessory holder which se
The Universal ADL Cuff, Model H74975, is an adaptive leather pocket attached to an elastic strap designed to hold various utensils (i.e. toothbrush, eating utensils). The cuff may be used by persons with hand weakness or paralysis but with good wrist control. DIMENSIONS: .75 inches wide. SIZES: Small, model NC35337; Medium, model NC35338; or Large, model NC35339.
The Adolescent Universal Cuff is a utensil holder designed for use by children aged six years old through adolescence with upper extremity disabilities. Designed to hold cutlery, toothbrushes, pencils, etc., this device consists of an adjustable strap with D-ring closure with a utensil handle pad/pocket on the palm. DIMENSIONS: The pad is 2.5 inches wide.
The Adult Weighted Holder is a pencil or pen holder designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. These holders securely hold most round or irregularly shaped items from 1/8-inch to 7/16-inch in diameter. This weighted handle is available in a standard or deluxe model and uses three adjustable set screws to accommodate different sizes. The deluxe model has a plastic vinyl handle and the standard model has a metal handle. The set includes a Husky pencil, a pencil sharpener, a
The Arthwriter Hand Aid, model F73514, is a grasping aid designed to provide grip assistance to individuals with hand or finger disabilities, particularly arthritis, missing fingers, or persons wearing hand casts. The device may be used to holds pencils, pens, razors, toothbrushes, or other utensils. The unit consists of a plastic ball with a 0.75-inch central hole. An enlarged thumbscrew on the side clamps the handle of the item inserted into the hole to secure it. DIMENSIONS: Ball is 3 inches
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Overcomes difficulty in holding and manipulating artist's tools with fingers; circular holders offer two ways artist can obtain control of his/her equipment; can be used to thicken the shaft of brush or other tool to improve control over it. Brush/tool holder is contructed of leather strip sewn in place to form pocket for brush or tool with velcro sewn on ends for closure. COMMENTS: For further information contact developers: National Institute on Art
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: A strap-on device to hold writing instruments, eating utensils and tools, designed for a person who had lost a hand. Instructions for a buckle device made of a piece of guttering or plastic pipe with slots cut into it, through which a length of webbing, with velcro for fastening, is threaded. A split spiral (or several of them) of rubber gas pipe is riveted or bolted to the plastic. This can be strapped to the arm, as for the amputee, or can be strappe
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To provide an enlarged grasping surface for individuals with arthritis or fine motor or grasping disabilities. Included in a chapter entitled "Living Room & Leisure Activities," this article provides several suggestions for simple solutions using small balls. The barrel of a pen, the shaft of a pencil, or the handle of a paintbrush can be pressed through the center of a two-inch foam ball, a Ping-Pong ball, or a hollow plastic, practice golf ball. MATERIALS:
The Carex Enablers Spoon & Fork Holder, model EN37CRD, is a utensil holder designed for use by individuals with grasping disabilities. These large, oval-shaped holders slip over the handles of most standard spoons and forks to create a secure grip. These portable holders can be removed and reused as needed. DIMENSIONS (HxDxW): 1-1/8 x 3/4 x 3-1/4 inches.
The Clip-On Spoon, model 16T031, is a utensil holder designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or grasping disabilities or spinal cord injury. This vinyl covered hand strap fits over the back of the hand and holds a spoon or fork securely. The strap can be bent to fit individual hands. It is dishwasher safe.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Aluminum hand and arm clip device with loops to hold a toothbrush to clean dentures, for person with arthritic or flaccid hand. Aluminum hand and forearm " bracelets" connected with an aluminum bar fastened with rivets, with loops into which a toothbrush, comb or razor can be inserted. Includes photographs. SKILLS REQUIRED: Metalworking. TITLE: Self-Help Devices for Rehabilitation REF: Dubuque, Iowa: Wm C Brown NARIC CALL NUMBER: R3360 PAGES (including
---- DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --------- PURPOSE: To create a do-it-yourself universal utensil holder to assist individuals with arthritis and grasping, fine motor or neuromuscular disabilities to hold and manipulate eating utensils. Step 1: Cut the pieces. Measure the hand—length and width—of the person the holder is for, using an average of 2 inch width depending on the size of the hand of the person. After cutting the rectangles out of the plastic package them both sides in duck tape. Step 2: Cut
The Economy Wrist Support is a dorsal wrist splint designed to hold a variety of utensils (i.e., eating utensils, toothbrush) for use by people with limited hand strength or paralysis. The leather- covered splint is secured to the forearm, wrist, and hand using Velcro straps. The palm of the hand strap has a fixed position leather utensil pocket built into it. SIZES: The splint is available in adult left hand, model NC35333, adult right hand, NC35334, large adult left hand, model NC35335, and la
The Enlarged Grasp ADL Cuff and the Vinyl ADL Cuff are cuffs designed for people with limited dexterity to hold objects in their hand. Its increased area makes it easier for individuals to grasp a utensil or handle similar objects in activities of daily living. The Vinyl ADL Cuff attaches to the hand with a clear hook and loop strap. It fits any user and the utensil will and slides into place. When done, it wipes away clean.
The EzGrip Pen/Tool Grip is is a pen, pencil, tool or utensil holder designed for use by individuals with arthritis or other grasping or upper extremity disabilities. Made of a soft rubber composite that is hypoallergenic and can be cleaned and chemically sterilized, this ergonomic slip-on grip works with pens, pencils, modeling tools and knives, picks, probes, scribes, and other pencil-like tools and utensils. This grip requires only one finger, knuckle, or thumb to exert downward pressure on t
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Splint feeder arm designed to allow self-feeding for a person with C5/C6 quadriplegia. May also be used for holding utensils, such as pens and pencils. Describes design and fabrication of a splint feeder arm made of light- weight 3mm thick bioplastic material. Details the pattern molding, the splinting material, elbow piece, pivot point, straps, utensils and training. Lists materials needed. Includes diagrams and photographs. COMMENTS: The article stat
The Good Grips Utensil Strap is a utensil holder designed for use by adults and young children with upper extremity or grasping disabilities or spinal cord injury. It is an expandable loop strap that attaches to the handle of a Good Grips utensil and slips over the user’s hand. The standard size strap fits most adults and accommodates all Good Grips utensils as well as other large or built-up handles. The pediatric size strap fits the Good Grips Pediatric Spoon. The straps are machine washable.
The Grip-All, model F73600-0000, is designed to enable individuals with upper extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury to hold items, such as eating and writing utensils or toothbrushes, independently. A utensil or grooming aid is placed in the gripping coil at the end of this device, creating a built-up handle. This durable dishwasher-safe plastic tube comprises two pieces connected by a toothed rim which controls the gripping action as one half is turned and the other held. A split plastic
The Hand Clip, model NC35340, is a bracelet-style utensil holder designed to allow people with quadriplegia to hold a variety of utensils, including eating utensils and toothbrushes. The device consists of a braclet which slips over the right or left hand and an utensil pocket that adjusts to any angle.
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable an individual without fingers or without the use of hands to use a variety of tools and implements. The cuffs are made from Velcro with a canvas pocket. They are fastened in place by gripping the D-ring at one end with the teeth and rolling the Velcro together under the chin. The canvas pocket, open on one end, then holds pens, pencils, eating utensils, pliers, etc. TITLE: Hand Utility Cuffs. WEB SITE: Workshop Solutions at http://www.workshopsolutions
The Heavy-Duty Utensil Holder, model A7213 & A7214, is designed to assist people with quadriplegia or other upper extremity disabilities in grasping eating utensils and other items. The device is sewn from 1-inch wide polypropylene webbing. Two D-rings allow for easy application and adjustment. DIMENSIONS: Small/medium size is 3 to 4 inches. Large/ extra large size is 3.75 to 4.75 inches.
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual with quadriplegia to cut food. The design process for the grip began with a cardboard template that fit around a gand. A slot to hold the knife was then added to the design. The grip was then cut from three-millimeter thick PVC and the slot was made to fit an existing steak knife that had been adapted by cutting off the handle just above the blade. TITLE: Knife Grip. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 26, Number 4, January 2007: p. 12. PAGES: 2
The Maddagrip Universal Built-up Grip, model F74616, is a mouth-inflatable utensil holder designed to provide an enlarged gripping area on eating or writing instruments. The fill tube recesses flush with the surface. When deflated, the unit folds flat for transport or storage. DIMENSIONS: 4.5 x 2.5 x 1.75 inches, inflated.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Magnet attached to a universal cuff to enable a person with some arm movement but no grasp to retrieve objects (with bits of metal fastened to them) such as pencils, toothbrush, eating utensils or typing stick. A horseshoe magnet with 2 pound pull is encased in thermoplastic material and riveted to a wrist support fastened to a universal cuff. The pencil or utensil is then slipped into the holder of the universal cuff on the other hand. Provides instru
The Milbat Universal Cuff is a grasping aid for hand designed for use by individuals with grasping disabilities, arthritis, or limited hand function. Designed to provide assistance in holding or grasping items such as utensils and other small items, this handmade cuff fastens around the hand with Velcro straps that adjust to fit most hands. The cuff is made of lightweight washable mesh. SIZES: One size fits most.
The Pediatric Utensil Holder, model 10002, is a utensil holder and grasping aid designed for use by children with eating, upper extremity, or grasping disabilities. The utensil is attached to a nylon D-ring thumb loop that can be adjusted to fit with a Velcro fastener strap. The utensil holding pocket accommodates most standard-width utensil handles. COLOR: Red, green, blue, and yellow.
The Pediatric Weighted Holder is a pencil or pen holder designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. These holders securely hold most round or irregularly shaped items from 1/8-inch to 7/16-inch in diameter. This weighted handle is available in a standard or deluxe model and uses three adjustable set screws to accommodate different sizes. The deluxe model has a plastic vinyl handle and the standard model has a metal handle. The set includes a number 2 pencil, an allen wrenc
The Plastic Base Utensil Holder, model 1373, is designed to enable persons who are not able to grasp utensils to perform feeding and self-care tasks. The washable unit features a plastic base with an opening for the utensil handle. The holder is secured to the hand with the nylon strap and D-rings. The device angles the utensil away from the palm for greater control.
The Quad-Care Utensil Holder, Model NC28433, is a utensil holder designed for use by people who are quadriplegic or who have difficulty grasping utensils. The device consists of a built-up palm block and an attached hook-n-loop strap with a thumb loop. A pocket in the palm block allows a variety of utensils to be inserted for use..
The Quad-Care Utensil Holder, Model 30910, is a utensil holder designed for use by people who are quadriplegic or who have difficulty grasping utensils. The device consists of a built-up palm block and an attached hook-n-loop strap with a thumb loop. A pocket in the palm block allows a variety of utensils to be inserted for use. WARRANTY: The manufacturer warrants this product against defects in workmanship and materials for 90 days from the date of purchase.
The Right Angle Utensil Pocket, model NC21025, is a utensil holder accessory designed to enable people with limited grasping ability or hand strength to hold utensils in a vertical position. The pocket includes a metal tab which slides into the utensil pocket of cuffs, holders, clips and wrist supports. Utensils fit into the opening at the opposite end.
The Slip On Handle, model 16T061, is a utensil holder designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or grasping disabilities or spinal cord injury. The outside surface of this holder is vinyl with finger bumps, and the inside core has foam tubing for gripping a spoon, toothbrush, or other cutlery or utensils (not included). SIZE: 1.5 ounces.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Spirals used as multi- purpose holders. Demonstrates some of the uses of spirals cut from flexible pipe: holding multiple strands of yarn or rope, fastened to a piece of plastic to hold a pencil, toothbrush or lipstick for someone with limited hand use, or fastened to a wall or workbench to keep tools in place. Includes instructions and drawings. AUTHOR: Grainger, S E TITLE: Making Aids for Disabled Living REF: North Pomfret, Vermont: Batsford: p 30-31
The Spoon Holder is a utensil holder designed to enable users with limited grip or manual dexterity to grasp, measure, and pour measuring spoons without having to pick them up off a flat surface. The holder is made of a block of pine wood with depressions in the top to hold four measuring spoons of varying sizes (a tablespoon, a teaspoon, half a teaspoon, and a quarter teaspoon). PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT: Developed by Andre Paquette for users with poor dexterity and weak arms who have difficulty us
The Toddler Universal Cuff is a utensil holder designed for use by children aged six years old and under with upper extremity disabilities. Designed to hold cutlery, toothbrushes, pencils, etc., this device consists of an adjustable strap with D-ring closure with a utensil handle pad/pocket on the palm. DIMENSIONS: The pad is 1.75 inches wide.
The Universal Cuff is a utensil holder designed for use by children and adults with grasping and other upper extremity disabilities. This washable, adjustable cuff fastens around the hand and holds eating utensils, toothbrushes, and other utensils. SIZES: Adult, pediatric (for users ages six to fifteen), and kiddy (for users younger than six).
The Universal Cuff, model 1485, 1487, and 1489, is a utensil holder designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or grasping disabilities or spinal cord injury. This leather cuff attaches to various utensils as well as the Right-Angle Pocket; model 1532 & 1533, (see separate entry). It consists of an elastic loop strap that fits over the hand and fastens with Velcro closure to provide a secure grip. Sizes are based on MCP width. SIZE: Small (2-1/2 inches), medium (3 inches), and l
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Cuff which fastens around the hand and has a tool pocket to facilitate holding a short handled tool. Instructions for constructing a single strap cuff of canvas webbing, a 2 inch metal ring, hook and loop velcro, leather or vinyl scrap and cord or a shoelace. Lists materials needed and possible sources; includes diagram and drawing. SKILLS REQUIRED: Sewing. AUTHOR: Beems, J TITLE: Adaptive Garden Equipment: A Resource Manual for Patients, Families and
The Utensil Holder, model NC35344, is designed to assist people with limited grasping ability or hand strength in holding a variety of utensils, including eating utensils, pens and pencils, and toothbrushes. The device consists of a cotton pocket affixed to a velcro strap with a D ring to assist in putting on, removing, and securing the holder.
The Utensil Strap, model HA-4196, is a utensil holder designed for use by individuals with grasping disabilities. To use, attach the strap to the utensil and slip hand through the loop. SIZES: The strap fits most hands. DIMENSIONS: 220 millimeters long. WEIGHT: 5 grams.
The Writing Utensil Holder is a pen, marker, paintbrush, or pencil, or similar object grip that holds the writing utensil for people with limited dexterity to write or paint. Slips onto utensils, pens, pencils, and other similar objects to provide a firmer, more secure grip. Holder provides greater control and proprioceptive feedback.