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CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual with mobility and upper extremity disabilities to safey access the knobs located on a panel above and behind the burners of a stove. A device was created using a piece of standard PVC pipe with a stopper at one end and a thread at the other end which fits precisely over the splines on the stove knobs. To make the thread, a piece of brass was machined on a lathe to match the knob profile. Twenty-four splines to match the knob were then machined into the brass device. The brass piece was then heated and pushed into the PVC tube, which melted the thread into the tube. The device enables the user to reach across the stove, lock the thread firmly on the desired knob, and turn it. TITLE: Reaching Stove Knobs. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Vol 23 no 2, Winter 2003: p. 20. PAGES (including cover): 2 2003.
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