Adaptations For Independent Use Of Cassette Tape Recorder/radio By High-Level Quadriplegic Patients.

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Mouthsticks and adapted holder for cassettes to allow a C-3 to C-5 quadriplegic to operate a tape recorder/radio in order to listen to music independently. This adaptation needs two mouthsticks made of metal, plastic or wood: one about 50 cm long with a friction tip (i.e., a dowel and and a pencil eraser), and one that separates into two 9 cm "fingers" with 1 cm projections to fit into the holes in the cassette; a cassette holder tilted at a 70-degree angle and with 3 cm spaces between each level; and thermoplastic tabs on the dials of the radio for ease in turning with the mouthstick. COMMENTS: Briefly describes adaptation involving a palmar cuff for a C-5 or C-6 quadriplegic. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. Metalworking. Plastics. AUTHOR: Kelly, S N TITLE: Adaptations for Independent Use of Cassette Tape Recorder/Radio by High- Level Quadriplegic Patients JOURNAL: American Journal of Occupational Therapy REF: Vol 37 no 11, Nov 1983: p 766-767 PAGES (including cover): 2 1983.

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