Do It Yourself

Adapted Bow

Description: 

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Idea on how to use conventional recurve bow without any adaptations for a below elbow prosthesis.

Adapted Camera Mount With Tripod, And Pan-Tilt Functions For A Wheelchair Bound Photographer.

Description: 

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Modifications to professional camera equipment to allow a quadriplegic with little muscle strength to continue a hobby of photography.

Adapted Child Jacket

Description: 

DO-IT-YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To create a customized jacket for a child with severe disabilities.This particular child gets hot very easily, which can bring on seizures so getting a jacket on and off easily is essential.

Adapted Cone-Handled Sander.

Description: 

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Sander with four cone- shaped handles, two horizontal, two vertical, developed as a therapeutic tool where arm strengthening and functional positioning of the fingers is needed.

Adapted Controller For Remote Control Cars

Description: 

DO-IT-YOURSELF-ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To assist a child with upper extremity disabilities with operating remote control cars.

Adapted Crutches For Patients With Little Or No Hand Grasp.

Description: 

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Modification to forearm crutch accommodates patient with decreased muscle strength in hands and wrists. Two inch wide aluminum strip attaches to shaft of crutch just above handgrip.

Adapted Desk.

Description: 

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Desk designed and modified by someone with cerebral palsy so he could store items where they are easy for him to reach and to hold books for reading.

Adapted Golf Club.

Description: 

--- "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.

Adapted Grab Bar For An Armchair.

Description: 

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Grab bar to assist person in standing up from upholstered armchair. Two metal strips attach to side frame of armchair. Two steel pipes form the bar. One attaches vertically to the metal strips.

Adapted Jeep

Adapted Jeep
Description: 

DO-IT-YOURSELF-ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable a person who uses a wheelchair to use a Jeep. A used passenger seat, small crane, and a winch were used to create a hoist that lifts the user into the passenger seat and the wheelchair into the rear cargo area.

Adapted Knife For Partial Hand-Amputation Patients.

Description: 

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Adapted knife and cutting board to allow slicing and chopping by a person with a partial hand or partial use of a hand.

Adapted Long Handled Garden Tools.

Description: 

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Long handled tools are easier to use if the forearm is secured to the handle. A leather cuff is attached to the shaft of the tool and has velcro straps to secure the forearm.

Adapted Minicon.

Description: 

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Assistive listening device for increased volume in conversations. The MINICOM is sold as a TV listening system.

Adapted Plate For Use In A Microwave Oven.

Description: 

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Adaptation to a plastic microwave plate to allow it to be used by a person with limited or no hand function. Describes adaptation which consists of an arc shaped handle made of 1/8 inch polypropylene.

Adapted Puzzle

Description: 

"DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable children with limited hand or finger control to play with puzzles independently. One wooden knob is attached to each puzzle piece in a spot where the picture is not obscured.

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Adapted Rain Poncho For The Wheelchair Bound Individual.

Description: 

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Protects children who use wheelchairs from rain and snow so that they may participate in outside activities in inclement weather.

Adapted Ski Pole

Adapted Ski Pole
Description: 

DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable an individual with grasping disabilities to use a ski pole. A glove was specially sewn from a mitt to contain just two fingers. The fingers fit on either side of the post.

Adapted Table Tennis Racket.

Description: 

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Adapted table tennis racket for person without fingers. The racket fits onto the person's hand and wrist.

Adapted Table Tennis Racket.

Description: 

--- "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.

Adapting Puzzles

Description: 

“DO IT YOURSELF” ENTRY ----- PURPOSE: To provide several do-it-yorself options for adapting puzzles for children with grasping and fine motor skill disabilities. First, cut notches into the side of the puzzles pieces to make them easier to grasp.

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