--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Allows those who have limited upper extremity issues perform fine motor tasks such as writing. A halved PVC pipe, foam, bolts and nuts as well as adhesive fashion the arm glider. COMMENTS: The Arm Glider provides upper extremity support to the user.
SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking.
AUTHOR: The Assistive Technology Department at The Center for Discovery, Inc.
TITLE: Arm glider upper extremity support.
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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Device to stabilize the hands of someone with uncontrolled motions, to permit use of a keyboard. Describes device made of clear plexiglass with padded holes for the hands to fit through. The plexiglass is in a channel and can slide back and forth so the person can reach the whole keyboard, which is mounted on a tilt for maximum visibility. The keys are struck with pencils held in each hand, held on with elastic straps. Includes drawing. SKILLS REQUIRED
Fluffy palm weights for children and adults who experience excessive finger fidgeting. Fluffy palm weights securely fasten with Velcro and fits right into the palm of a child's hand providing stable proprioceptive input. Kids can then relax their fidgety fingers with this not-so-visible fidget as the calming pressure eliminates the need to fidget. Teens and adults can also use the palm weight with a pen or pencil and have proper input to write correctly.
The Wrist Hold-Down, model 5395, is designed to stabilize the user's wrist and hand to prevent excessive movement while writing. The system includes a metal plate with a painted surface, and three plastic cups that are attached to the user's wrist on a wristband with Velcro closures. The user selects the cup that provides the amount of friction desired when writing. Magnetic power is 35 pounds. DIMENSIONS: Metal plate is 12 x 18 inches.