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The Foot-Attached Paintbrush/Maker Holder is an easily adjusted foot pointer, made with a threaded metal dowel attached to a thermoplastic “foot cuff”. A paintbrush, marker, or other tool can be attached to the end of the pointer using masking tape. The metal dowel can be easily bent to position the drawing implemented as desired.
It is designed to enable a student with no functional use of the arms and no potential use of a head pointer, mouth stick, or thigh pointer to participate in drawing and painting activities. Other approaches should be ruled out before choosing this device, since using a foot attached holder makes it very difficult for the student to see the project being created. Using a single mirror is often confusing because it reverses the image. A double-mirror system was successful with one student, and consists of one mirror reflecting the image of the foot/artwork, which is reflected in another mirror, so the image is no longer reversed.
Some types of low temperature thermoplastic materials require special solvent or light abrasion before bonding can occur. Please follow manufacturer’s directions.
Author: Lynn Ciampa Stoller, MS, OTR/L, BCP
Modified by Jeanette Harney, OTR/, BCP, Robin Levy OTR/L, Occupational Therapists, Cotting School
The double-mirror system was developed by Melissa Litton, OTR/L, Occupataional Therapist, Cotting School
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