---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a customized adaptation of a carder handle used by an individual with gripping difficulties in her craft hobby of making items out of the hair of pets. In the process hand-by-hand process pet hair must be un-tangled using carders before spinning. Carders are curved rectangular brushes with bristles of kinked wire; they are used to pull clumps of hair apart and thus align the hairs. The handles on the carders were ½ inch diameter dowels, and
The Adaptive Grip Brush is an adapted brush designed for use by children with fine motor or grasping disabilities. Available in a choice of flat or round brush styles, this brush has a large bulb-shaped lacquered wooden handle to accommodate adaptive grasping. The brush has an aluminum ferrule and natural bristles. DIMENSIONS: The flat brush is 7/8-inch wide and the round brush is 0.5 inch in diameter. COLOR: The round brush has white bristles and the flat brush has black bristles.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Adaptations to artists brushes which improve ability to grip brush, and to adjust angle at which brush is gripped. Drawings illustrate how flexible faucet tubing, copper elbow and "T" joints and plumbers insulation can be used to create brush grips tailored to the angles needed by individual artists. Wooden dowels, and rivets are also needed. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly. AUTHOR: Gugerty, J.; Tindall, L. TITLE: Tools, Equipment & Machinery Adapted for
The Floppy Foam Brush is an adapted brush designed for use by children and adults with fine motor or grasping disabilities. These brushes are made of pre-cut foam with pre-cut foam bristles. The user can roll up the foam and secure with a rubber band in a size and shape to accommodate his/her needs. The foam can also be wrapped around a piece of cardboard, a cardboard tube, or a frozen juice can to provide a different shape or a firmer grip. When used with water-based paint, the bruses can be ri
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable children with vision disabilities coupled with other disabilities to join in painting activities. This device consists of sponge paint brushes attached to a child’s stretchy glove. The handles are removed from one or more sponge paintbrushes and the openings where the handles had been are expanded to accommodate one or two fingers of the glove. Place a small amount of low-temperature glue in the hole in the sponge. With a hand in the glove, place the
The Right Brush is an adapted brush designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or grasping disabilities or arthritis. This brush's handle is ergonomically designed to comfortably fit the hand and is intended to work like an extension of the hand, offering a sturdier grip. This brush can be used in performing delicate tasks or for broad coverage. The brush has fine polyester-nylon bristles, a stainless steel ferrule, and a polypropylene handle with hanging hook. DIMENSIONS: Available in
The Silver Lead Easy Grip Brushes are paint brushes with easy grasp brushes designed for use by individuals with fine motor or grasping disabilities or arthritis. These brushes have natural hog bristles and thick plastic handles with a ball-shaped end and plastic ferrules. DIMENSIONS: The handles are six inches long and the bristles are 0.75 inches long. COLOR: The handles are red, yellow, blue, and green. The bristles are natural.