We have had a request from S Wales for a ‘one handed elbow reacher’. I wondered if this was something that could be done remotely or if anyone knows of a commercial solution.
Unfortunately, the Gwent panel is very low on engineers due to health issues at the moment and trying to cover the whole of S Wales. Any thoughts to me please firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear REMAP, 10/10/17 I contacted your team to say thank you for some excellent adaptations to crutches and kitchen tools completed by Gwent group. I have been unable to get in touch with them, so I am asking if you can help with making a reacher that can be operated by pressing the handle with the elbow
see pictures for ‘one handed elbow scissors’ home made 3 weeks ago and work really well.
draft for ‘one handed elbow reacher’ attached, prototype made yesterday, it needs some improvements but I can pick up a shoe with it! I can’t manage that by hand because thumb-forefinger grasp too weak.
Has REMAP made elbow-operated tools before? are they available commercially? what do amputees use? I would be grateful for your advice, many thanks