Adaptive equipment for C6 quadriplegia: An approach to effective, simple, and inexpensive devices

Jeffrey R. Basford, Edward M. Allen

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Abstract

Three simple and inexpensive devices were developed by a man with complete C6 quadriplegia to increase his independence: (1) a reacher that allows him to lift and move objects ranging in size from ballpoint pents to beverage cans; (2) a wrist splint that permits him to open pop-top cans, dial a telephone, open a drawer, and page through a book; and (3) an implement holder that stabilizes small devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)829-831
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Volume66
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 1985

Keywords

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Orthosis
  • Quadriplegia
  • Spinal cord injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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