The Angled Swiveling Back Scrubber is a long handled sponge designed for use by individuals with reduced shoulder movement or who have difficulty bending to wash their feet and legs. The replaceable round sponge swivels at the end of the long handle. OPTIONS: A bag of two replacement sponges is available. DIMENSIONS: The sponge is 3.75 inches in diameter and the handle is 23 inches long.
The Assistive Device Kit, model A665322, is a long-handled sponge, long-handled shoe horn, and a reacher designed for use by individuals with reduced reaching capabilities, including individuals with upper extremity and mobility disabilities. The set includes a standard Handi-Reacher; a round, long-handled sponge; and a long-handled shoe horn.
The Back-Saver Sweeper, model BR18-BS, is a push broom with an angled handle designed to reduce the strain on the back associated with sweeping. The broom features a bent tubular handle made of fused, powder-coated steel. The solvent-resistant polymyra bristles can be used to sweep indoors or outdoors, and on wet or dry surfaces. DIMENSIONS: Broom head is 18 inches wide; bristles are 4 inches long; the handle is 56 inches. WEIGHT: 3.5 pounds.
The Bath and Scrub Sponges are long-handled sponges designed to assist people with limited reach or difficulty bending with bathing. The sponges are made of soft, non-irritating polyfoam with plastic handles that can be shaped with a heat gun. The sub sponge has a loofah-style surface on one side and is available in the round style. The bath sponges are available with round or contoured styles, and in long or short lengths. DIMENSIONS: The scrub sponge measures 22 inches long with a 5-inch diam
The Click æN Clean Mop is a lightweight mop designed to eliminate bending and manual wringing from household mopping chores while completely eliminating dirty water from the yarn mop head. A wringing mechanism on the handle clicks and locks each time it is turned, with each turn further wringing water out of the mop. Once the mop is wrung out, the user needs only one hand to hold the mop upright and push the release button to return the mop head to mopping position.
The Complete Hip Kit is designed for use by individuals who have had a hip replacement or who have mobility disabilities. The kit includes a Savanah Toilet Seat (see also separate entry), a long-handled sponge for bathing, a dressing stick, a long-handled shoe horn, a Sock Notch sock aid to assist in putting on socks without bending, and a standard-size Handi-Reacher (see separate entry). DIMENSIONS: The Savanah Toilet Seat is 4 inches tall,
Daily Care Kit provides people of all ages with products they need for activities of daily living. Designed for people with limited range of motion, arthritis, poor grasp and more. Handle can be bent with heat gun for desired angle.
Dr. Joseph's Diabetic Foot Kit is a footbrush and inspection mirror set designed for use by individuals with diabetes and mobility disabilities or arthritis. This kit includes a long-handled brush, an adjustable inspection mirror, two small sponges for cleaning between toes and applying medication, a larger sponge for general cleaning, and a monafilament for testing foot sensation. The assorted sponges, the brush, and the mirror snap on to the long plastic handle. A wrist strap is also included.
Dr. Joseph's Universal ADL Accessories are a footbrush, inspection mirror, dressing hook, leg lifter, and shoe horn designed for use by individuals with diabetes and mobility disabilities or arthritis. Designed to provide hygiene, inspection, and care of the lower leg, ankle, and foot, the components are available individually to enable the user to select only those items that are needed. Available components include the universal long handle only, the universal handle with footbrush, a packag
The Economy Suction Brush, model NC28224, is a scrub brush for cleaning vegetables designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand. The brush features stiff nylon bristles in a lightweight plastic base to which rubber suction-cup feet are affixed. The suction-cup feet secure the brush to most flat surfaces during use. DIMENSIONS: The brush is 4 inches long.
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable individuals who use wheelchairs or limited reach to dust. Included in a chapter entitled "Housekeeping & Getting Around," this article provides detailed instructions with illustrations for adding a lightweight extension handle to a feather duster. Use a dowel to extend the handle and add foam hot-water-pipe insulation at the end of the dowel to form a built-up grip. Use tie wraps or plastic tape to fasten the dowel to the handle of the feather dust
The Eye Vac Professional, is an automatic, touchless, stationary vacuum that is ideal for individuals with a back injury as well as generalize upper extremity weakness due to a stroke or a nerve injury. The EYE-VAC Professional contains a powerful 1200 watt motor that will vacuum all forms of hair, dirt, dust and debris. Eye-Vac's sensors use the latest infrared technology to automatically activate the vacuum when hair, dirt, dust or debris breaks the infrared beam. The Eye-Vac touchless vacuum
This folding wood step stool is designed for individuals with balance problems or a disability which affects persons' equilibrium. It is intended for use in the kitchen, pantries, closets, and similar spaces.
The Good Grips Broom is broom with an extra long handle and soft handle cushions designed for people with back pain or grasping disabilities. It has angled bristles to provide maximum floor-to-bristle contact and make it easy to sweep and gather dust and dirt efficiently. It has a hanging hole at the top of the broom handle for easy storage. DIMENSIONS: The bristles are 10 inches wide. WEIGHT: 1 pound, 6 ounces.
The Hip Kit III, model 665-321, is a long-handled sponge, long-handled shoe horn, dressing stick, sock aid, and a reacher designed for use by individuals with reduced reaching capabilities, including individuals with upper extremity, hip replacement, mobility disabilities. The set includes a standard Handi-Reacher; a round, long-handled sponge; a dressing stick; a Sock Notch; and a long-handled shoe horn. DIMENSIONS: The Handi-Reacher is 24 inches long. The dressing stick is 26 inches long, and
The iRobot Roomba 500 Series Vacuum Cleaning Robot is a vacuum cleaner designed for use by individuals with physical disabilities. This vacuum cleaner is designed to perform vacuuming without the need of human physical activity through its robotic mechanisms. The robotic vacuum features include room navigation, edge and corner cleaning, advanced anti-tangling and transitioning from carpet to hard floors. The modular system features an automatic recharger and light touch bumper. The system comes
Kick bucket stand, ring frame with vinyl bumper ring. Four casters, 14 inches diameter. Upright posts maintain position of bucket, 7 1/2 inches high. Bucket pours without removing from stand.
The Laborius is a portable commode and toileting supply kit for people with moderate incontinence and other disabilities that limit their ability to reach an accessible bathroom when needed. The kit was planned and designed for use in homes, hotels, outdoors and even in the homes of friends and relatives whose toilets are not handicapped-accessible. The kit includes screen walls to ensure privacy of the user, commode, kit for absorbing urine and feces, a button for summoning assistance, cleaning
The Laundry trolley is designed for individuals who are unable to bend down to pick up their laundry basket or who need a laundry basket with wheels in order to carry it to the washing machine.
The Long Handle Oven Cleaner, model 16K049, is an oven cleaning aid designed for use by individuals with mobility or upper extremity disabilities. The device consists of a double-sided sponge / scouring pad attached to a long, epoxy coated aluminum handle. The long handle allows the user to reach the back of the oven with less bending and reaching efforts when cleaning. DIMENSIONS: Sponge is 3 x 5 inches. The handle is 21 inches long.
The Long Handled Bath Sponge is designed for use by individuals who have upper extremity disabilities or who have difficulty bending. This sponge has a large round head and a long plastic handle with a hole for hanging. The handle may be heated and bent for easier grasping. DIMENSIONS: 18 inches long.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Bath sponge on a long handle for a person with limited reach. Handled sponge made of a strip of 1/2 by 1/8 inch aluminum of whatever length is needed, two pieces of 3/8 by 1 by 4 inch wood for a handle, and a sponge (2 by 3 by 5 inches). The wood is grooved to fit the strip, and glued on; the sponge is cut in half and glued together over the other end of the strip, which can be bent to suit individual needs. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. Assembly. AUTH
The Long Scrub Sponge, models 6298 and 6299 are long handled sponges designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities or who have difficulty reaching or bending. The polyfoam/synthetic sponges features white plastic handles that can be customized with a heat gun and bent to a desired angle. The sponges are latex free and are treated with an antibacterial agent that prolongs sponge life. DIMENSIONS: The total length 22.5 inches.
The Maddadapt Long-Handled Bath Sponge, Model F74122, is designed for individuals with limited arm movement to assist them with bathing. A round polyurethane sponge is mounted on a thumb-nut swivel attached to a polypropylene extension rod with a built-up handle. DIMENSIONS: Sponge is 4 inches in diameter and 2 inches thick; the handle is 4.5 inches long and 7/8 inches in diameter.
The No Bend Scrubber, model F433, is a long handled sponge bent at efficient angle for household scrubbing. The handle is made of aluminum; the sponge is cellulose. DIMENSIONS: The handle is 25 inches long; the sponge is 3.5 x 4.5 x 2 inches.
The No Stoop Pick Up, model G427, is a one-hand dustpan with a 26-inch handle designed to assist individuals who have difficulty bending over to sweep and wheelchair users. The bin folds to trap dirt. The handle is made of enamel metal. The small broom has a 30-inch handle. COLOR: Black.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Adaptation to a squeeze mop and a bucket to enable someone to mop using one hand. Describes modification to a sponge mop with a perforated metal plate for squeezing water from it. The plate is removed and fitted with clamps to hold it over a square-shaped bucket. The mop can then be dipped in the bucket and squeezed against the plate using one hand only. Includes photographs. SKILLS REQUIRED: Metalworking. AUTHOR: American Heart Association TITLE: Do i
The Oreck Forever Series Gold is an upright vacuum cleaner designed for use by individuals with arthritis in the hands or other grasping or upper extremity disabilities. The Helping Hand Handle makes it easier to push and pull the vacuum. A long power cord allows the user to vacuum large areas without changing outlets. The vacuum's wide cleaning path and low-profile help the user to cover a lot of ground , get in and out of tight spots, and get up and down stairs. The vacuum has a two-speed moto
The Oreck Graphite is an upright vacuum cleaner designed for use by individuals with arthritis in the hands or other grasping or upper extremity disabilities. Its Helping Hand Handle makes it easier to push and pull the lightweight vacuum. A long cord allows the user to vacuum large areas without changing outletsl, and the Quickswitch control switch on the handle allows the user to go from carpet to hardwood to tile without stopping and bending down to adjust the roller brush height. The vacuum
The Oreck Pilot II is an upright vacuum cleaner designed for use by individuals with arthritis of the hands or other grasping or upper extremity disabilities. Its Helping Hand Handle makes it easier to push and pull the vacuum. A long power cord allows the user to vacuum large areas without changing outlets. The machine has 360-degree glide for steering and maneuverability over carpet and hard floors. The vacuum's low profile, soft top and sides, and bright twin LED headlights allow the user to
The Oreck XL Edge is an upright vacuum cleaner designed for use by individuals with arthritis in the hands or other grasping or upper extremity disabilities. The Helping Hand Handle makes it easier to push and pull the vacuum. A long cord allows the user to vacuum large areas without changing outlets, and the vacuum arm rotates 90 degrees for access under furniture. The vacuum's Versa-Glide floating head allow the user to move from hardwood floors to deep pile carpet. Its variable speed control
The RoboHandle® is a handle extender for use by adults with carpal tunnel syndrome or other repetitive motion injuries, disabilities of the wrist or hand, or limited range of motion. The RoboHandle® attaches to a broom or rake type handle to help absorb the torque which reduces the potential for operator injury to arm, wrist, or hand.
The Sammons Preston Bath Sponge is a long handled sponge designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or mobility disabilities or limited range of motion. This sponge comes in a choice of a contoured oval sponge or a round sponge (sold separately). both styles have a plastic handle that can be bent to accommodate user needs using a heat gun. DIMENSIONS: 26 inches long.
The Bath Sponge, model A27228 & A27229 is a long handled sponge designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or mobility disabilities or limited range of motion. Available with a round (model A7228) or contoured (model A27229) sponge head, these sponges are made of recycled plastic and the easy-grip handle can be bent or angled using a heat gun. The sponge heads release water to reduce weight. DIMENSIONS: 26 inches long.
The Scooba Floor Washing Robot is a programmable floor washer designed for use by individuals with mobility or upper extremity disabilities. This unit uses prepares, cleans, and dries sealed hardwood, tile and linoleum flooring. The device prepares the floor by picking up loose sand, crumbs and dirt, washes using clean Clorox Scooba cleaning solution, scrubs to remove dirt and grime, and dries by picking up the dirty solution. A single tank cleans up to 200 square feet, covering each area an ave
The SweepEZE Electric Dust Pan is a dustpan designed for use by individuals with upper extremity, lower extremity, or mobility disabilities. This automatic device uses patent-pending technology in which an infrared beam located at the base of the unit flows continuously. When this beam is broken, a vacuum automatically activates and clears the debris. POWER: Uses 110 volts and 600 watts and has a power cord. DIMENSIONS: 7 x 9.25 x 16.5 inches. The power cord is 6 feet long. WEIGHT: 7 pounds. WAR
The Toe Washer is a long handled sponge designed to aid individuals with mobility disabilities, arthritis, hip replacement, or diabetes to care for their toes. The unit consists of a terry cloth pad covering a wire frame that fits between the toes. Two pads are included. DIMENSIONS: 28 inches long.
The Total Hip Kit is designed for use by individuals who have had a hip replacement. The kit includes a Tall-Ette elevated toilet seat (see also separate entry), a long-handled sponge for bathing, a long-handled shoe horn, a sock aid to assist in putting on socks without bending, and a reacher with a pistol grip and a single claw gripper. The kit is packed in a sturdy cardboard carrying box and includes instructions forthe use of each item. The kit is also available without the toilet seat.
The Tub and Tile Scrubber, model 173779, is a long-handled scrub brush designed for use by individuals with arthritis or balance, lower extremity, or mobility disabilities.This scrubber has a lightweight polymer handle that adjusts to five length positions and two swivel snap-on cleaning heads, a scouring pad with sponge and a microfiber pad. OPTIONS: Replacement cleaning heads. DIMENSIONS: The handle adjusts from 26 to 38 inches long. The cleaning head is 5.25 x 4 inches.
The Under-Toe Washer is a long handled sponge designed for use by individuals with lower extremity or mobility disabilities, spinal cord injury or arthritis or anyone having trouble bending or reaching either foot. The device consists of a stick with a soft built-up handle on one end and a sponge on the other end. The sponge fits between the toes, and it can be removed and replaced. Replacement sponges are sold separately. DIMENSIONS: The entire washer is 25 inches long. The sponge (LxWxD) is 1.
The Verilux UVC Sanitizing Wand sanitizes all household surfaces instantly - eliminating mold, spores, dust mites and up to 99.9 percent of bacteria with use.
The wand utilizes powerful Germ-X Lightwave Technology to sanitize bedding, sofas, baby toys, toothbrushes, cooking utensils, counters and bathroom fixtures with a gradual wave across surfaces.
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a compact vacuum cleaner for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Vivacuum is a compact cleaner for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The appliance's name is a combination of the words "visualize" and "vacuum." The sensors in the vacuum perceive an object and then transmit that perception to the user via vibrations in the handle. The strength of the vibrations reflects the size of the object(s). One can choose th
The Wedge Sponge, model 6268, is a long handled sponge designed for use by individuals with upper extremity and mobility disabilities or limited range of motion. The sponge is latex free features a square shaped sponge attached to a wooden handle. DIMENSIONS: The sponge is 4 x 3 x 2 inches and the handle is 8-inches long.
The Whirlpool Duet Dryer is a standard clothing dryer that features 10 different drying cycles. The Duet line is also useful to those with low vision or blindness as the setting controls allow for easy-to-feel differences and selection for each cycle. The "Up and Down" buttons facilitate changes in the cycles' default settings and the machine outputs patterns of descending tones which allow the verification of a specific choice by sound.