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Category: Upper Extremity Disabilities

Eyedrop Dispenser

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CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual with arthritis and other upper extremity disabilities to administer eye drops. Two pieces of PVC tubing were cut to fit the user's hands and joined with hinges. Between the hinges, a slot was fitted to grip the eye drop container and two knobs touched the sides of the container. When pumped, the knobs squeeze the container and deliver the medication. The device also aids in removing the top of the container. The container is placed in the slot and the unit held against the user's body with one hand. A small aluminum lever slides over the tab on the lid. Turning the lever with the palm of the hand removes the top without touching the spout. TITLE: Eyedrop Dispenser. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Vol 22 no 2, Winter 2002: p 16. PAGES (including cover): 2 2002.

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Eyedrop Dispenser

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Technical Aid To The Disabled (Tad)
Technical Aid To The Disabled (Tad) Organization Type: 
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TADNSW is a charity organisation that has the authority to fundraise. TAD uses volunteers dedicated to the design, construction and provision of aids for people with disabilities. Members of TAD provide a resource pool comprising a range of design, engineering, rehabilitation, computer, therapy and other professional and technical skills. Aids custom-designed by TAD volunteers are described in the TAD Journal.
Address: 
Locked Bag 2008
2145 Wentworthville Australia
Email address: tad@tadnsw.org.au
Fax: -11742
AU
Phone (U.S. and Canada): 
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Web Address: 
http://www.tadnsw.org.au
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Therapeutic Aids
 
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