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The Angled Keyboard Stand With Attached Wrist Rest is made up of two angled boards mounted on a flat wooden base. The front board is padded with form and vinyl and is used as a wrist rest. The back angled board holds a computer keyboard. The purpose of the keyboard stand is to improve a student’s ability to exhibit controlled hand movements. This device has been especially helpful for students who have ataxic and/or athetoid movements. Both the wrist rest and keyboard are angled to encourage wrist extension and eliminate abnormal movement patterns.
Measurements: The measurements provided support a keyboard that a keyboard that is 14 inches in width. The measurements for this device can be altered to accommodate the size of the keyboard that will be placed on the support. However, a larger keyboard is probable undesirable for someone who has ataxia or athetosis (if used in conjunction with device) because it requires a wider range of arm movements, which usually increases the involuntary movements.
Padding the wrist rest:
Attach the keyboard stand and wrist rest to the base:
Originally designed and built using Triwall by the author. Joseph E. Trickett, Carpenter, built this wood version while working at Cotting School.
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