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The Toothbrush Grips are designed to enable users with poor hand strength and dexterity to hold a toothbrush. These custom modifications include a built-up handle made of foam to increase the grip diameter and area, and two protruding arms that allow the brush to be supported by the forearm and reinforced by the thumb. PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT: The grips were designed by Paul Cermak for users with little hand control and dexterity that have difficulty with tasks such as brushing their teeth.

Notes: Tetra is a voluntary organization which links persons with disabilities, technical volunteers, professional engineers, technicians, and tradesman. Persons interested in having this device made for them, or companies interested in manufacturing this product should contact Tetra.

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This product record was updated on August 11, 2003.

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Tetra Society of North America

The purpose of Tetra is to recruit skilled volunteer engineers and technicians to create assistive devices for people with disabilities. Volunteer engineers, design technicians, and health professionals work one to one with their clients to make assistive aids or modifications to their environments.

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