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.
--- "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 Crutches For Patients With Little Or No Hand Grasp.
--- "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.
--- "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.
--- "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.
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.
--- "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.
--- "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.
"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.
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.
“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.