Category: Typing Accessories

Communication Aid For Use With One's Foot.

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Shoe attachment with pointer to use with a keyboard for communication. Device developed for a paralyzed person with the use of one foot. It consists of a plexiglass form shaped like the sole of a shoe with a 3 inch tongue through which a rubber tipped pointer is inserted. The device is held on the foot with a strap around the heel. With the user's heel rested the ground, the pointer is used to access a keyboard. COMMENTS: Developed at Rehabilitation Engineering Center, Moss Rehabilitation Hospital, 12th St and Tabor Rd, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19141. SKILLS REQUIRED: Plastics. AUTHOR: Gugerty, J J; Tindall, L W TITLE: Tools, Equipment and Machinery Adapted for the Vocational Education and Employment of Handicapped People: Supplement REF: University of Wisconsin-Madison Vocational Studies Center: p 498-499 NARIC CALL NUMBER: R2479 PAGES (including cover): 3 1983.


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