The 2-Lever Great Grips are grasping aids for a door knob designed for use by individuals with arthritis, grasping disabilities, or upper extremity neuromuscular disabilities. Designed for round or awkward door knobs, this device has two flat levers that extend from opposite sides of the grip. The levers that are intended to make it easier to turn door knobs with a closed fist, elbow, or even a single finger. The Great Grips are made of soft material that easily stretches to fit the knob and bec
The ABLEWARE Door Knob Gripper is a grasping aid for hand designed for use by individuals with arthritis of the hand or fingers or other grasping disabilities. The Gripper fits over round door knobs and outdoor water faucets. The outside is smooth to the touch and the inside is ribbed to firmly grip the door knob. With this device, knobs can be turned with the stroke of the hand, and no hand strength is required.
The ADA EZ is a powered door operator designed for use doors at institutions and other high traffic areas that are manual opened and closes but occasionally require automatic operation. Upon installation, the unit determines the door's size and weight and automatically tune its controller to operate within ANSI 156.19 and 117.1 standards for door openers and closers. The ADA EZ also has adjustable speed, hold-open time, and opening/closing force. On-board diagnostics continually maintain control
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Device to push or pull a door shut from a wheelchair. Aid made of a piece of broom handle or dowel with a crutch tip on one end and a leather loop at the other, which can be hung on a hook by the door. The leather loop hooks around the doorknob to allow the door to be pulled shut without a lot of maneuvering of the wheelchair. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly. AUTHOR: Independence Factory TITLE: How to Make it Cheap Manual: Volume 2 REF: Middletown, Ohio: Ind
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY PURPOSE: To assist individuals with upper extremity and mobility disabilities in activating a large-button powered door operator. Resembling a baton, this device is made from a wooden cylinder with a section cut from a bicycle handlebar grip covering the end used to push the activator button. The ADO is attached to the side of the door operator pad/button using Velcro. DIMENSIONS: 12 inches long x 0.75 inch in diameter. SKILLS REQUIRED: Basic shop skills with a table saw.
The Astro-Swing, models 2511, 2553, 9331, 9342, and 9553, is a powered door operator that can be used on side hung or center pivot doors, in new or existing installations, inside or outside. Opening time is 3 to 5 seconds, and can be adjusted up to 30 seconds. Doors open to a 90-degree angle, closing with spring action, and exerting less than 15 pounds of pressure. For safety, the door will stop if obstructed. Models include concealed overhead mount, single door (2511); concealed overhead mount
The Auto-Equalizer, models 2610, 4810, 4820, and 4840, is a powered door operator designed to make doors accessible to individuals with physical or mobility disabilities. This heavy duty, low energy pneumatic automatic door operator can be used on new or existing doorways. It opens interior or exterior doors automatically to 90 degrees when actuated, and holds the door open up to 30 seconds. Unit mounting options include a frame (2610), hinge side mount (4810), top jamb mount (4820), or parallel
The Automatic Balanced Door Operator is a powered door closer designed for installation on existing balanced doors. The device operates by means of a motion detector or a push button.
Electric automatic door opener. Available for swinging doors, sliding doors, or conversion units for existing doors. Modular, self contained electromechanical operators fit into door header. Electronic control unit regulates operating mechanism. Sealed mechanical gear drive system with spring and safety clutch for door closing. Built in emergency reverse swing feature. Low noise level. Operates indoors or outdoors in temperatures -30 to 160 degrees Fahrenheit. All models activated by carpet swit
The Besam Electra 150 Series are commercial powered door operators suitable for residential use on standard or swinging doors, both inside and outside. The units are available with remote control, key controls, push button, sensor, elbow switch, contact mats, or kick plate switchs. Hold open time is adjustable from 0 to 30 seconds. An optional security lock when power is on is available. POWER: 110 volt 4 amp. If power fails, 14 pounds of force are required to open the connected door. DIMENSIONS
The Besam Powerglide 4000 Automatic Sliding Door System is a powered door operator system that can be installed in new or existing installations on interior or exterior doors. The operator is mounted on a frame, which is supplied with the unit. FEATURES: Opening time is adjustable from 0 to 5 seconds; hold open time is adjustable from 0 to 45 seconds; door automatically stops if obstructed; and security lock when the power is off. If the door is locked and the operator is activated, the operator
BETAdoors are automatic opening and closing doors that allow hands-free operation in commercial or residential buildings. Specifically, they are electric powered roller blind mechanisms that are self-contained in vertical aluminum frames. Low voltage floor mats, electric eye sensors or push buttons trigger the doors to operate. BETAdoor is available in single (160 Watts), double (320 Watts), 3-way (480 Watts), and 4-way (640 Watts) models. All models available in wheelchair dimensions. BETAdoors
The Enablers Doorknob Gripper, model EN19CRD, is a door knob accessory designed to assist individuals with limited hand strength or geasping ability in turning standard round door knobs. This glow-in-the-dark gripper slips over the existing knob to provide a slip-free surface. DIMENSIONS: 1.5 inches long x 2.13 inches in diameter.
The Commander Automatic Door Opener is a powered door opener and closer designed for use by individuals with physical disabilities and wheelchair users. This unit can be used in residential or commercial settings to convert new or existing swinging doors to automatic operation without modifying existing door frames. It works with both in-swing and out-swing door configurations. It can also be used on wheelchair lifts and elevators. The opening speed and hold open time are both adjustable. A cons
The Commercial Gentleman Public Access Door Operator is a powered door operator kit designed for use in public settings to provide barrier free access for people with mobility issues. The operator allows manual use of the door by those not requiring the automatic opener. This operator can be totally pneumatic in operation or interfaced with low voltage (wired or wireless) electronics for total public access. Standard Kit Includes - Commercial Opener & mounting hardware, 4 1/2" square poly bo
Powered door operator with adjustable opening and holding times. Uses a DC motor. Can be retrofit to side opening doors. (No information on controls for operating the system.).
Door Butler is a door opener and door closer designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities. This non-electric device utilizes a Red Thing non-slip hold-open tab to open the door to the position determined by the setting of the tab. The unit enables the individual to close the door while the tab is still engaged on the closer rod. To activate the auto open feature, the door is unlatched from the closed position, and the door automatically opens to the preset position. The door closes
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To provide a means for individuals with arthritis or upper extremity, balance, or mobility disabilities to close doors. Included in a chapter entitled "Housekeeping & Getting Around," this article provides detailed instructions and illustrations for creating a door closer using basic materials. Screw eyes are screwed into the door and the doorframe and a heavy, smooth cord is tied to them. A heavy ring-shaped handle is tied to the end to the end of the cord
Door closer can be used on side hung, balanced door, interior or exterior. Can be mounted on push side, pull side, on jamb or on door. Hydraulic closer. Has adjustable sweep and latch speed, back check cushioning and closing force is optional, by model. Optional hold open arm, finished and metal covers. Standard parts and labor warranty.
The Door Finger is a door closing aid designed for use by people with mobility or lower extremity disabilities, spinal cord injury, and others who use a wheelchairwho have difficulty closing a door behind them. The unit is made of a light weight durable acrylic tube with a soft neoprene hand grip. A cord lock at the top allows it to fit around standard door knobs as well as door levers. With the cord looped around the knob or lever, the user can close a typical door by pulling on the tube. DIME
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable an individual with limited grasp to opene a door. Form a loop large enough to fit over the door handle at one end of a length of parachute cord (available in hardware stores) Secure the loop around the handle and knot the remaining cord into a large loop to act as a pulling aid. MATERIALS: Parachute cord. AUTHOR: Labbe, A. TITLE: Quest Extra: Doing It Yourself. JOURNAL: Quest. WEB SITE: http://www.mda.org/publications/quest/extra/qe14-5_diy.html REF: V
The Door Knob Gripper is a grasping aid for hand designed for use by individuals with arthritis of the hand or fingers or other grasping disabilities. Made of durable rubber, this round gripper slips over the existing knob minimizing hand stress.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Loop on door handle to use forearm to open or close a door. A large loop of webbing or other strap is placed on a door handle to allow a poerson to use their forearm to open or close a door rather than using their hand. SKILLS REQUIRED: Sewing. AUTHOR: Lorig, K; Fries, J. TITLE: The Arthitis Helpbook: what You can Do For Arthritis. REF: Book: Addison-Wesley Publishing Co, Reading, MA: p 69. NARIC CALL NUMBER: R2178. 1979.
Door closer can be used on hinge hung door, exterior or interior, mounted on push side, pull side, on jamb or on door. Adjustable sweep speed, latch speed and backcheck. Can be set to meet interior barrier free requirements of 5 pounds maximum opening force. Optional delayed action and finishes. Covers standard. 5 year warranty.
Door closer can be used on interior or exterior doors. Can be mounted on push side, pull side, on jamb or on door. Adjustable sweep speed, latch speed, back check cushioning. Closing force can be set to meet exterior barrier free requirements of 8.5 pounds maximum opening force. Optional hold open arm and finishes. Delayed action optional. Standard with covers. 5 year warranty.
Surface applied hydraulic door closer with narrow 2 inch projection. Adjustable from sizes 1 to 4. Can be set to meet interior barrier free requirements of 5 pounds maximum opening force. Standard features include non-critical thermostatic sweep and latch valves, adjustable hydraulic backcheck, and flatform arm assembly. Delayed action optional. Mountings and accessories available for virtually any application. Five year warranty.
Full range surface applied hydraulic door closer with narrow 2 inch projection. Adjustable from sizes 2 to 6. Can be set to meet exterior barrier free requirements of 8.5 pounds maximum opening force. Standard features include non-critical thermostatic sweep and latch valves, adjustable backcheck, and flatform arm assembly. Delayed action optional. Mountings and accessories available for virtually any application. Five year warranty.
Powered door operator for sliding doors. For single or bi-parting doors. Heavy duty, high pedestrian traffic volume system. Threshold activating and safety systems.
The DuraSwing MK 4R On-Demand Door Operator is a powered door operator designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities. This door operator unlocks, power opens, holds open, power closes and re-locks doors. It can close doors automatically or on demand. It works with interior and exterior doors up to four feet wide that latch when closed, including wheelchair lift gates and elevator swing doors. It can operate in either an in-swing or out-swing configuration, can be configured for righ
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: An extra handle is placed toward the hinge side of a door to facilitate closing it when an individual is in a wheelchair. A closed loop type of handle is installed in the hinge side of a door. Door closing can be initiated without going back into the doorway. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly. AUTHOR: Walter Zell TITLE: Household Items for Easier Living. REF: Journal article: Accent on Living, Summer 1980: p 62. 1980.
The Easy Gentleman Swing Door is a pneumatically opened & closed swing door operator kit designed to convert side-hinged doors to automatic doors to provide barrier free access for people with mobility issues. The converter allows manual use of the door by those not requiring the automatic opener. Designed for interior residential doors, this operator is mounted to the push side of the door and both sides of the cylinder are pressurized during the entire cycle. The standard includes the Pneu
The ED 800 Series Door Control is a door closer and powered door operator designed to provide the level of assistance required by the user for safe, barrier-free passage. The ED 800 is a combination surface closer and microprocessor-controlled electromechanical unit which continuously monitors door position, resistance, opening and closing speeds, and other variables, detecting the slightest deviation from the norm and responding appropriately. The unit functions as a standard door closer until
"DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable wheelchair users to close the door behind them. To make this door-closing aid, drill holes to install the eye hooks in three separate locations: at the top corner of the door,.at the inside top corner of door frame, and at the center of door frame. Tie one end of the rope to the hook on the door. Thread the rope through the hook on the top door frame. Thread the rope through the eye hook on the center of the frame. Attach a bracelet or other handle
The EZ Open Door Latch is designed to aid individuals open screen doors. Features a paddle attachment to help push screen door latch. Slides over your existing screen door latch—no tools needed.
The EZ-Close is a door opener and closer designed to make the process easier for individuals using crutches or a cane. The EZ-Close is a plastic-cup like structure that mounts to the door. It forms a pocket that you can place the tip of your crtch or cane into and pull the door opened or closed. This is ideal inthat is prevents a loss of balance from having to reach for the handle.
The Gentleman Automatic Swing Door Operator is a powered door operator kit designed to convert side-hinged doors to automatic doors, enabling access to those with mobility issues. The converter allows manual use of the door by those not requiring the automatic opener. The standard kit includes a Pneumatic opener, Hydraulic closer, Liftmaster MyQ wireless controls, Latch Release Kit, 100’ air tubing, 12 VDC Solenoid, 12 VDC Power Supply, compressor fitting, and mounting hardware. Each kit also in
The Pocket Gentleman Door Operator is a powered pocket door kit designed to provide barrier free access for people with mobility issues. Although pocket doors create more space for wheel chairs, without automation, many clients are unable to operate the door for desired privacy. The operator allows manual use of the door by those not requiring the automatic opener. This kit includes the custom pneumatic opener integrated with track, Liftmaster MyQ wireless controls, 100 feet of air tubing, 12 VD
The Glow In The Dark Gripper, model 16H162A, is an illuminated door knob gripper designed for individuals with low vision or fine motor or grasping disabilities. Exposure to bright light or sunlight recharges the power of this device. Illuminating power lasts up to eight hours keeping door knobs visible in a dark room for greater safety.
Great Grips are door knob or faucet covers designed for use by individuals with arthritis, grasping disabilities, or little or no manual dexterity or strength to open doors or turn faucets. These soft thermoplastic sleeves slip over existing rounded door knobs or faucets. Made of a soft latex-free material, they have a smooth surface to assist in turning. OPTIONS: Built-in AgION antimicrobial, a combination of silver ions bonded to a ceramic material called zeolite; built-in glow-in-the-dark cry
The Handy Hook is an assistive door opener designed to help wheelchair users turn door knob locks and deadbolt locks. Doorways with limited access (i.e., a hallway) can create a barrier for many wheelchair users, prohibiting them from being able to enter or exit a location with ease. The Handy Hook solves this problem. It is a Multi-Functional Device that is capable of turning a door knob and opening a door from a distance that is clear of the door’s swing path, promoting greater independence fo
Automatic door closer. Unit is inserted in floor beneath door with lever arm attached to bottom edge of door. Separate latch and closing speeds. 3 options: non hold open, automatic hold open, and selector hold open. 8 1/2 pounds of force required to open door.
Powered door operator features 3 to 8 second adjustable opening time, side hung and balanced, exerts less than 15 pounds pressure, can be used on new or existing installations. Maximum door width 42 inches, maximum door weight 140 pounds. Power requirements are 115 volt 2.5A. Door opens to 90 degree angle, for exterior or interior use. Hold open time is adjustable 2 to 25 seconds. Door will stop if obstructed. In case of power failure, 15 pounds force needed to open, but force is adjustable. Has
Powered door operator for residential sliding door. Size: 3 inches by 3 1/2 inches by width of door. Opening speed adjustable, approximately 3 seconds minimum. Closing speed adjustable, approximately 4 seconds minimum. Hold open time delay, adjustable 1 to 15 seconds. Reverses if door contacts object during closing. Activated by push button switch. Optional: automatic locking, remote radio control.
The Jackson Concealed Door Closer is a door closer with extra light springs. Models available for Center Hung, Offset Hung, Overhead Center Hung with extended spindle, and mechanism only.
The K-M Electrohydraulic Swinging Door Operators, Series 2000 is an automatic door operators surface mounted to the top jamb of new or exiting doors. They are completely self-contained with the electrohydraulic operator and controls mounted on a signal backplate and enclosed with an aluminum cover. The doors are available for single or double doors in any swinging configuration. Doors can be controlled to operate independently or simultaneously. Features include electrohydraulic power open and
The Magic-Access Door Operator is a powered door operator designed for use by individuals with mobility or neurological disabilities or spinal cord injury. This unit can automate new or existing swing doors made of wood, metal, or glass. When the unit is installed, the door operates as a manual door with the option of activation from a pushbutton, wall-switch, or card reader. The Magic-Touch feature opens the door automatically when it is moved 3 degrees or more. The door opens under power and s
The Magic-Force Door Operator is a powered door operator designed for use in making commercial and public buildings accessible to individuals with mobility disabilities. The unit includes Magic-Touch activation, which can open a door when the user gives it a slight touch or push. The unit can be installed in supermarkets, department stores, hospitals, airports, office buildings, public buildings, schools, and universities, and is field selectable for full energy applications (ANSI A156.10), heav
The Maitre D'oor is a powered sliding door operator designed for use by individuals with upper extremity, mobility, or severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. This unit fits most sliding doors and can be used on existing doors with right- or left-hand openings. Features include six door speeds, six delay settings to adjust the time the door stays open before closing, a closing signal to alert to door closing, a doorbell for use when the door is in locked mode, and remote echo to aler
The Open Sesame System II is a residential powered door operator designed for use by people who use wheelchairs. The system includes the Open Sesame Deluxe Door Opener (Model 100), an electric strike plate for mounting in the wooden door frame, the wall transformer and wiring, the transmitter, and mounting hardware for inward and outward opening doors. The system opens and closes left- or right-side hinged doors with the touch of a button on the matchbox-sized transmitter which can be mounted on
The Otodor Swing Door Opener is a powered door opener designed for use by individuals with mobility, neurological, or upper extremity disabilities. Designed for non-professional installation (with the exception of the electric strike plate), this opener can be used on residential, office, or public restroom swinging doors weighing up to 100 pounds. Model DM-50 remotely opens and closes most interior swing doors. The kit includes the door opener main unit and remote control. Model DM-100 opens an
The Power Access Automatic Door Opener, Model 4300, is designed to convert side hinged doors to automatic opening ones for people with disabilities. It is widely used for accessibility in schools and homes. This automatic door opener interfaces with environmental control systems and electric lock for door security. Activation controls include: touch plate, push button, push plate, radio transmitter, mats or momentary dry contact signals. Door opening pressure is adjustable; hold-open time is al
The Power Access Residential Door Opener, model 2300, is a powered door opener and closer designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury. The unit fits in most interior and some exterior doors. Left- and right-hand door openers are available, and the hand is adaptable. The unit has a low profile to fit when there is limited room above the door. Safety features include the ability to be opened manually from either side; a friction clutch that c
The PowerMatic Door Operator, model 6900, is a powered door operator designed to make facilities accessible to individuals mobility disabilities. This unit automatically opens and closes with a lower energy opening force, and offers obstruction detection during both opening and closing cycles. It is handed and is available for either push- or pullside mounting,
The Prestige Series Wall Switches are designed to activate full- and low-energy powered doors for individuals with mobility or upper extremity disabilities. Available in a hardwired pushplate switch (model D33) or a wireless pushplate switch with a radio transmitter (model D33T), the switch provides switch closure at the door control and may be used with any powered door operator. The unit features a high-impact, textured polycarbonate plastic enclosure for weather resistance, better transmissio
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enablke an individual with only limited use of one arm to open her apartment door using a remote control while in bed. Because simply setting the remote on the bed would allow it to fall or slide out of reach, a holder was required that could be attached to the top bedcover and from which the remote can be easily removed for use during the daytime. The holder also needed to be easy to install and remove and be able to withstand frequent dropping as it would
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a powered, remotely operated door opener for a high school locker for a student with muscular dystrophy. A pair of seniors, Micah Stuhldreher and Wyatt Smrcka, in a robotics class at Pinckney Community High School in Michigan used their school's resources to build a device that allows their classmate with muscular dystrophy to open his locker using a remote control from his wheelchair. Working with their robotics teacher, they fabricated moving parts a
Electronic door closer provides door control for single or double smoke and fire barrier doors. Holds door open under normal conditions providing unobstructed traffic flow. Closes door automatically in a smoke or fire emergency. Does not require the use of hands to clsoe door.
The Senior Swing Door System, 4663 Series and 5663 Series, are electric powered door operators for interior or exterior doors. The door operator is available in overhead or surface applied housing. There are two modes of operation: handicapped or manual mode. In the Handicap mode, the door is actuated by pushing a button on either side of the door. The door opens slowly to back check in 3 to 6 seconds and to a fully open position in 4 to 7 seconds. The door remains open 5 to 30 seconds in preset
Door closer can be used on side hung door, for interior or exterior, mounted on pull side on door. Spring powered closer, adjustable sweep, latch speed, and backcheck. Spring power adjustable to increase power by 50 percent. Handling must be specified. Optional hold open arm, fusible link, finishes, metal cover. Ten year warranty on parts. Has built in delayed closing feature that delays the closing of the door up to one minute. Adjustable to fifth opening force.
Door closer can be used for interior or exterior on side hung balanced door mounted on push side jamb. Spring powered closer has adjustable sweep speed, latch speed and backcheck. Optional hold open arm, fusible link, finished, metal cover. 10 year warranty on parts. Has built in delayed closing feature that delays the closing of the door up to one minute. Adjustable to fifth opening force.
Door closer can be used on side hung door, interior or exterior. Spring powered closer is mounted on push side of door and has adjustable sweep speed, latch speed and backcheck. Spring power adjustable to increase power by 50 percent. Optional hold open arm, fusible link, finishes and metal cover. 10 year warranty on parts. Has built in delayed closing feature that delays the closing of the door up to one minute. Adjustable to fifth opening force.
The Stanley AccessPro is a powered door operator designed for use in long-term care, rehabilitation, assisted living, and health facilities. This system provides automation of new or existing manual doors. The system unlocks, opens, closes, and relocks doors at the touch of a button. Up to 15 remote controls can be programmed to one door system. Keyed access and manual operation remains intact. Operation stops when an obstruction is encountered. The system includes a motor/gear box attached to
Door closer can be used on side hung, balanced door, for interior use. Spring powered closer mounts on push side, pull side, on top jamb (push side only) or on door. Has adjustable sweep speed, latch speed and back check. Opening force 3 to 8 pounds. Optional hold open arm, finishes and metal cover. 10 year warranty on parts.
The Touchless Switch is an active infrared proximity sensor powered door operator designed to provide hands-free activation of full- and low-powered doors, clean room access points, request to exit devices, and point of purchase displays for individuals with upper extremity and mobility disabilities. This device activates a powered door when an individual passes the motion sensor and employs a coded carrier infrared signal to produce the proximity pattern. An incorporated microprocessor produces
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Adapted door knobs provide additional leverage for those with limited hand function. Two door knob adaptations are described. The first involves drilling a hole in a crutch tip using a drill bit, inserting a small wooden rod, wrapping the ends of the rod with rubber or electrical tape and placing the crutch tip over the doorknob. The second model involves simply putting a crutch tip over the doorknob to increase the surface area. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assem
The Vivo! Controller is an environmental control unit designed for use by individuals with mobility or severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. This wheelchair-mountable unit is configurable to control the environment, make telephone calls, answer and unlock the door, or contact caregivers. It has more than 1,000 functions, and can operate as a remote control with infrared or radio control output, or as a wired switch control with one or two switch scanning methods. It has a full colo