---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted spoon for an adult with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and spinal fusion. This individual has limited mobility, can only lift her arms to her chest, and cannot bend her neck. As a result, she has been limited in the types of foods she can eat since she could only use a fork. A temporary solution of taping a dessert spoon and a teaspoon together worked well but was unhygienic, and the tape would come undone over time. A perma
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Fork or spoon attached to an L shaped handle for use by persons with limited arm movement. Illustrates a device consisting of a wood or plastic handle attached to a strip of 1/8 by 1 inch aluminum of the required length, bent at right angles at the top and bottom. The fork or spoon is riveted to the top bend at the desired angle. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. Metalworking. AUTHOR: Independence Factory TITLE: How to Make it Cheap Manual: Volume 1 REF: M
The Angled Spoon is a spoon with built-up handle designed for use by people with limited range of motion, neurological and upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. Designed for right-handed use, this spoon minimizes movement of the shoulder and forearm as food is scooped onto the spoon with elbow motion. The spoon has a 45-degree offset quad grip handle and a hard plastic bowl with a ridge at the back to prevent spillage. It is latex free and dishwasher safe.
The Angled Spoons are spoons with built-up handles designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or grasping disabilities, spinal cord injury, or arthritis. Two styles are available: A fixed- angle spoon with a stainless steel bowl and a large plastic handle that fits average adult hands and an adjustable-angle spoon with a plastic bowl and handle that fits small adult and children's hands. Both styles are available in right- or left-hand models. OPTIONS: Wrist strap. DIMENSIONS: The fixe
The Cutlery Adapter is a prototype designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or grasping disabilities, spinal cord injury, or arthritis. The device allows users with difficulties with hand movement to eat and cut food. The internal channel can be changed in order to hold different things like a thicker cutlery, a tooth brush, a pencil, etc.
Easy Grip Cutlery-2 forks, 2 spoons is a set of eating utensils made for children to assist individuals who find it difficult to use a regular fork and spoon. This item is intended for individuals who have the use of at least one arm to feed themselves. They are made of plastic which will not hurt the teeth or gums. Each set comes with 2 forks and 2 spoons.
Good Grips Utensils have a soft, cushion grip that keeps the utensil in the correct hand placement. The large, easy-to-hold handles are made of a rubber-like material, with flexible ribbing that adapts to any grip.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: By joining a fork and spoon at their handles, the utensil has the extra length needed by those with limited range of motion or muscle strength. A standard fork and iced tea spoon are joined by drilling a hole in the handle ends and bolting them together. COMMENTS: Submitted by Institute for Crippled and Disabled, New York, New York. AUTHOR: New York University Bellevue Medical Center Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation TITLE: Self-Help De
The Maddadapt Built-Up Handle Angle Cutlery are adapted eating utensils designed for facilitated use by persons with limited wrist movement and grasping ability. These utensils feature angled forks and spoons for either the right- or left-handed user, and adjustable, removable rings on the handles to give support against individual fingers for maximum comfort. The plastic handles are hollow to allow weights to be added when necessary. Eating components are made of stainless steel, and the entire
The Neater Eater cutlery adapter is designed for use by individuals with arthritis or limited grasping ability. The adapter is design to work with spoon, fork, knifes and other utensils. The device has an opening of 3 x 15 millimeters and is very adjustable.
The PlastisolCoated Child's Bent Spoons, models 1463 and 1464, are child spoons designed for use by children with upper extremity or grasping disabilities. Features include offset handles that are angled to provide children with a good grip and better control of the spoon during self-feeding. Other features include a molded plastic handle. Model PC 1464 is designed for left-handed users and model PC 1463 is designed for right-handed users. The spoons are top-rack dishwasher safe. DIMENSIONS: 5.2
The S’up Spoon is a spoon designed for use by individuals with limited grasping ability or arthritis of the hand or fingers. The spoon has a cavity in the handle that acts as a holding point for food, designed to reduce spillage even with vigorous or shaky movements. The spoon enables those with shaky hands to eat a wider variety of food, including loose and liquid based food such as soup, rice or ice-cream.