Lace-amatic Makes Light Work of Tying and Tightening Shoe LacesBy Garvey, Jude; Gizmag,
Publication Date: March 10, 2010
Online article features a shoelace tying device that can be used by people with grasping disabilities. The Lace-amatic consists of a lever attachable to a base element that is placed in front of the tongue of the shoe. To activate the device, the shoelaces are slid into the lever, the base element is snapped in, and the laces can then be loosened or tightened with the lever. The lever can be operated with a finger, thumb, or heel of a hand, or even with the other foot, making the device usable for people with upper extremity disabilities such as single hand and arm amputees and individuals with arthritis. The Lace-amatic is made of durable, transparent plastic and weighs 11 grams (about one third of an ounce). The article includes a link to the Lace-amatic website with purchasing information as well as a short video presentation showing how the device works.
Assistive Products Discussed: LACE-AMATIC
Published by: Gizmag Pty Ltd (Website:http://www.gizmag.com/)
Link to text: http://www.gizmag.com/lace-amatic-tying-shoe-laces/14462/
Link to video: http://www.lace-amatic.com/open2.jpg