--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Long handled washcloth, sandwich or other item holder for persons unable to raise hands to face due to stiffness or weakness. Describes a holder made of aluminum with plastic end pieces and a steel spring to provide grip. Lists materials needed. Provides diagrams and photographs. SKILLS REQUIRED: Metalworking. TITLE: Self-Help Devices for Rehabilitation REF: Dubuque, Iowa: Wm C Brown: p 64-66 NARIC CALL NUMBER: R3360 PAGES (including cover): 4 1958.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Plexiglass holder assists those unable to eat food such as sandwiches and toast normally held in the hands. Holder is constructed of 3 pieces of plastic. Handle is a strip 1 inch wide by 1/8 inch thick by desired length. Main holder is made from two half circles (one slightly larger) of plastic. The larger is riveted to the handle, the other is attached using a rubber band inserted through 1/8 inch holes. An attachment for foods such as hard boiled egg
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Sandwich holder to enable a person with no hand use to eat independently. Thermoplastic sandwich holder, developed for a person with quadriplegic cerebral palsy, which allows the person to take a row of bites then slide the sandwich forward with the chin to continue. Includes photograph. COMMENTS: For further information contact Dr Roy Norris, Rehabilitation Engineering Center, 2021 North Old Manor, Wichita, Kansas 67208. REC funded by NIHR grant G0080
The Quad Quip Sandwich Holder, model 1394, is a sandwich holder designed for use by individuals with limited hand use. The plastic holder grips the sandwich and rubber band provides the clamping action. The unit can be inserted into a utensil holder (not included). The holder is latex free and dishwasher safe.