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MIDLAND WEATHER ALERT RADIO WITH SILENT CALL STROBE LIGHT/ Alert Radio with Silent Call Strobe Light is designed for the hearing impaired who need to be contacted by a siren or for the deaf, as a silent strobe light flashes when activated, in addition to the siren. It is a safety alert system that can help those individuals know what the weather is and if there is an emergency. It can store information from 7 counties and uses National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) channels. Has Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME) technology. Public Al...[More Information]
3-D HAPTICS TECHNOLOGY DEVICE -------- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a device that allows a person to feel a virtual object. Miraisens Inc., a company developed from the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Tsukuba, Tokyo., has revealed a device that allows users to move virtual 3D objects around in virtual space and "feel" them via a vibration sensor. The current technology works using a virtual reality headset, a bracelet with hardware attached (enclosed in a box), and...[More Information]
3X LED LIGHTED SLIDING POCKET MAGNIFIER The 3X Light Emitting Diode or LED Lighted Sliding Pocket Magnifier is designed for those individuals who are visually impaired or those with low vision, to help them better navigate in dim-lit or dark areas. The LED gives off light while the magnifier enlarges items 3x. Two CR01130 batteries included. Portable.
DIMENSIONS: When closed: 4 inches length x 2.125 inches width x 0.5 inches height.
Expanded this product measures 5.75 inches length x 2.125 inches width x 0.5 inches height.
6-SEATER PICNIC TABLE- FITS 2 WHEELCHAIRS This product is designed for people who use wheelchairs. It is a 6-seater picnic table and has room for 2 wheelchairs to also be seated at the table. It is made from high-pressure wood from sustainable sources – FSC Certified. Item will arrive “flatpacked” to save transport costs.
DIMENSIONS: 40 millimeters deep and 90 millimeters across with “eased” edges. 2.3 meters length, seat height is 470 millimeters, seat width is 750 meters. Wheelchair gap is 800 millimeters. Overall height is 780 mil...[More Information]
ACCESSIBLE SCOOTER WITH PUTT-PUTT ATTACHMENT ------- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: To provide support during a recreational game of putt-putt golf.
Step 1: Make the scooter frame
1. Cut 4 pieces of 1-1/4 inch pipe to make a square.
2. Cut 4 pieces of 1-14 inches pipe for the legs. Make the height comfortable for whoever will be using it.
3. Connect together with 4-way slip connectors.
4. Add caster wheels -- I got the fittings here: http://www.formufit.com/1-1-4-7-16-pvc-caster-pipe-cap/
Step 2:...[More Information]
ACTIVITY APRON The Activity Apron is designed for those with Alzheimer’s or related dementias. The apron allows fidgety hands to keep busy. The item features seven different activity areas that include: a large zipper, terrycloth flap, edge flap with Velcro brand fasteners, a buckle, a bow to tie and untie, a button pocket, and a soft flannel area. Accommodates patterns for both men and women, the apron will help stimulate memories of various activities and routines that may have been lost. For those who conti...[More Information]
ADAPTED BOCCE ------- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY -------
PURPOSE: Students with disabilities may experience difficulty in throwing activities, such as bocce. Using the gutter as a ramp provides active participation for those students with movement limitations due to contractures, abnormal muscle tone, etc. The ramp is lightweight, easily transported, and contracts for little storage space. Students may use the ramp as they sit (easiest and great for kids with wheelchairs). Standing, aiming the ramp, and hold...[More Information]
ALL TERRAIN WALKAROOS These All Terrain Walkeroos are designed for individuals who use walkers to get around. The Walkaroos are supportive tips for walkers. They glide and move smoothly across carpet and floors while offering stability. Easy to install: remove old cap, put Walkaroo on and twist in place to secure. Comes in sets of 2. Designed not to catch on or mark flooring. Made of high density polyethylene. Non-porous material decreases chance of spreading harmful germs. Comes in a set of 2.
DIMENSIONS: 1 3/8 i...[More Information]
ALPHABET AND NUMBER CAPS ------- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY -------
PURPOSE: Caps can be used in activities to help children learn to recognize letters and numbers.
Gatorade caps - orange, 1/2-inch EZ Stick Letter set (caps and numbers)
1. Collect “Gatorade” caps
2. When the bucket was full the caps were washed in warm soapy water then allowed to dry.
3. The EZ Stick Letters were then put into the inside of each of the caps. I was fortunate to have 4th and 5th grade students who were ...[More Information]
ARCH SUPPORT ------- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Aids those who need additional cushioned foot support. Sponge and fabric materials make up the support. COMMENTS: The product is designed for those who wish to have a custom fitted and economical option for arch support.
SKILLS REQUIRED: Basic sewing.
AUTHOR: "Creativeman" via Instrudtables.com
TITLE: Orthotics You Can Make, Part I: Arch Supports.
REF: Instrutables.com; http://www.instructables.com/id/Orthotics-You-Can-Make-Part-I-Arch-Suppor...[More Information]
ARM GLIDER ------- "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.
REF: Instructables.com; http://www.instructabl...[More Information]
ARM GLIDER UPPER EXTREMITY SUPPORT ------- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: An arm glider was to assist individuals with limited upper extremity strength to perform writing and other motor tasks.
MATERIALS USED: 1 piece 4” diameter PVC pipe, 8 inch long,1 piece 6-¼ inch x 8-¼ inch piece of ¼ inch thick soft foam,1 piece 4-½ inches X 8 inches x ¾ inch plywood, rounded corners and lightly sanded.
(2) ¼ inch - 20 x 1 inch flat head bolts and nuts, (6) 8 X ½ inch screws, (3) Flange mounted ball transfer bearings.
ASSISTIVE DINING ARM SLING ------- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Aids in the inability to hold oneself upright while eating. Seat belt webbing, heavy thread and Velcro tape make up this device. COMMENTS: The sling positions one's arm in a way that creates a more upright position--better suited for eating.
SKILLS REQUIRED: Basic sewing.
AUTHOR: "desdesmond" via Instructables.com.
TITLE: Assistive Dining Device (Arm Sling.)
REF: Instructables.com; http://www.instructables.com/id/Assistive-Dining-Device-Arm-S...[More Information]
ASSISTIVE DINING DEVICE (ARM SLING) ------- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: This is an instruction on how to make an assistive dining device for people with limited or no arm strength (such as Muscular Dystrophy or ALS) but still have hand movement. The assistive device (Schleeder) is designed to work with spoon and bowl. The instruction is created for occupational Therapist or those whose loved one may be benefited from this device.
1) Seat Belt Webbing - 1 to 2 Meters, from Mountain Equipment Co...[More Information]
ASSISTIVE DOOR LOCKER ------- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Helps the elderly or those with fine motor disabilities lock bolt locks. A combination of a small wood piece, a rubber cap (i.e. piggy bank stopper) and a small metal bar form the door assist. COMMENTS: The Assistive Door Locker allows those with limited hand use more easily lock and turn small door locks.
SKILLS REQUIRED: Basic woodworking.
AUTHOR: "fallental" via instructables.com.
TITLE: Assistive Door Locker.
REF: Instructables.com; http:...[More Information]
BACK AND JOINT PAIN RELIEVER The Back and Joint Pain Reliever is a machine that replicates the pain-relieving effects of inversion therapy while lying flat on one's back. Padded ankle and arm supports hold the body in place on the cushioned bench, while an easy-to-reach lever allows users to extend feet downward by applying only the amount of force that they find most comfortable. The result is a reviving stretch that relieves pressure on the spine as well as decompresses the joints in the shoulders, hips, knees and ankles....[More Information]
BAKING PAN MAGNIFIER ------- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: 1. To enlarge items.
MATERIALS USED: 1 aluminum foil baking pan of any size.
4 spools of thread OR 4 small cups (e.g., Dixie cups).
1 sheet magnifier (make sure your pan is larger than your magnifier) Scissors
Electrical tape and/or masking tape.
1. Cut a hole in the bottom of the baking pan that is slightly smaller than the size of the magnifier
2. Apply electrical or masking tape to the edges of the...[More Information]
BALANCE BEAM ------- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY -------
PURPOSE: To develop coordination and balance skills in children working on improving gross motor skills.
8-14 Two Litre Milk Cartons, (emptied and washed out with bleach water, to ensure that they are clean), Duct tape or clear packing tape, Newspaper or Newsprint.
1.Thoroughly wash out milk cartons, in bleachy soap water, rinse clean, air dry.
2.Fully open up lip part of milk carton.Wad up newspaper and beginning stuff...[More Information]
BALANCE FISHING ------- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY -------
PURPOSE: To develop coordination and balance in children working on improving gross motor skills.
Balance Beam, cut out fish with paper clips attached, dowell rod fishing pole with magnet at end of string.
1.Cut out fish, letters or numbers using foam board or felt.
2.Decorate with paint or markers.
3.Place a paper clip on each design.
4.Use a dowell rod with a string attached as the pole.
5.Place a magnet (or se...[More Information]
BALLOON PADDLES ------- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY -------
PURPOSE: To allow children to improving their motor planning and eye hand coordination skills while striking a balloon with a paddle.
Small Styrofoam dessert plates, Paint Stirrers (obtain from a paint store free of charge), Gym floor tape, masking tape
1) Use two volleyball standards with a rope extended between the two. I then tie a balloon to a piece of yarn - spaced evenly along the rope.
2.The children stand on poly-s...[More Information]
BED ASSIST FOR HOME STYLE BEDS WITH CUSHIONED HAND GRIP Bed Assist Handle for Home Style Beds with Cushioned Hand Grip is designed for persons with limited mobility, the elderly, or those who have difficulty with balance, as it helps the user get in and out of bed safely. To set up, slide between the box spring and mattress. Laminated wood base. Cushioned hand grip.
DIMENSIONS: Adjusts from 19 inches to 23 inches height.
Base measures 19.5 length x 29.5 inches length.
CAPACITY: 300 pounds. ...[More Information]
BRACELET FASTENING TOOL ------- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: To assist individuals with limited fine motor, strength and dexterity due to arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome manipulate bracelet fasteners.
MATERIALS USED: A 14-inch (35.6 centimeter) piece of 16-gauge wire (I used brass craft / picture hanging wire from the hardware store), a ruler or tape measure, a file, cup burr, or knife sharpening stone for smoothing off the wire ends, a ring mandrel, dowel, PVC pipe section, small prescription p...[More Information]
CAMERA SUPPORT 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.
Step 1: Gather Materials.
Two PVC pipes (length 70 millimeters, diameter 32 millimeters).
One PVC pipe (length 170 millimeters, diameter 32 millimeters).
A PVC T-piece that can accommodate the PVC pipes.
A hinge. In the picture it's the rectangular aluminum beam that will be cut...[More Information]
CARE FIRST AID KIT The Car First Aid Kit is designed for commercial, fleet, and personal vehicles to store aids in the case that the potential user was in an automobile accident. Product comes in a hard metal case with gasket. Fits under the seat of a vehicle or in the glove compartment. 93-piece kit. Kit includes (25) 3/4 inches x 3 inches adhesive plastic bandages, (1) 5 Knuckle, 5 large fingertip fabric bandages, (6) 3 inches x 3 inches Gauze dressing pads, (1) 2 inches Conforming gauze roll bandage, (1) 36 inc...[More Information]
CHILD'S BEACH WALKER ------- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: This walker is designed for those who need additional standing and walking support while at the beach or in other recreational play environments. PVC pipe is configured into a walker and large wheels are attached to help push through water and/or sand. COMMENTS: The Child's Beach Walker allows children with walking difficulties, gross motor skills or balance issues walk with stability.
SKILLS REQUIRED: Gross motor skills (to build device).
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