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Dynamic Protractible Mouthstick.

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Lightweight protractible mouthstick operated by the tongue, intended for use by persons with no active neck motion. Describes fabrication of a mouthstick that would allow a person with high level quadriplegia to operate pushbutton devices. Materials include angle aluminum, rigid plastic tubing, a hose clamp, aluminum bushing, Plastisol and a rubber band. The mouthpiece is measured to fit the individual patient. Includes diagrams, a photograph and references. SKILLS REQUIRED: Plastics. Soldering. Metalworking. AUTHOR: Garcia, S; Greenfield, J TITLE: Dynamic Protractible Mouthstick JOURNAL: American Journal of Occupational Therapy REF: Vol 35 no 8, Aug 1981: p 528-530 PAGES ( including cover): 2 1981.

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