--- "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.
--- "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.
Assistive Technology Solutions in Minutes II: Ordinary Items, Extraordinary Solutions
Assistive Technology Solutions in Minutes II: Ordinary Items, Extraordinary Solutions is a book filled with five-minute, low-cost approaches for taking ordinary items and turning them into extraordinary solutions for individuals with disabilities.
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable a child with muscular dystrophy to summon assistance. A bicycle red LED light with a steady mode was purchased and opened up. The wires were fixed to points that would turn the lights on and off.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: To provide an opportunity for children who have difficulty holding and manipulating small items during play, participate in playtime by independently holding and manipulating action figures.
Baby Lifter is a DIY product designed for use by parents with limited upper extremity strength and coordination associated with spinal muscular atrophy, tremors, and weakness. The baby lifter is a crib that is operated by a foot switch.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Tilted prone board for a young child with head control; it leaves the hands free to play while helping to keep the hips and knees straight. Plywood board with a cutout for the toes and a footrest.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Rustic aids are simple aids meant for outdoor use. Simple back rest for person sitting on the ground without good trunk control. Instructions for a simple back rest for use when sitting on the ground.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Jig holds a plastic bag in upright position and provides for ease of stapling after parts are placed in bag. Detailed assembly diagram included, but it is hard to read. Contact developer for original print.