--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Mouthsticks and adapted holder for cassettes to allow a C-3 to C-5 quadriplegic to operate a tape recorder/radio in order to listen to music independently. This adaptation needs two mouthsticks made of metal, plastic or wood: one about 50 cm long with a friction tip (i.e., a dowel and and a pencil eraser), and one that separates into two 9 cm "fingers" with 1 cm projections to fit into the holes in the cassette; a cassette holder tilted at a 70-degree
The Adjustable Touch Screen Mouth Stylus, model 9089, is a mouthstick for a tablet computer designed for use by individuals with grasping, fine motor, neurological, severe physical or upper extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury. This telescoping stylus is lightweight with a tip that requires minimal pressure. It has an adjustable stainless steel shaft and a plastic bite plate with rubber sleeves that allows the user to firmly and comfortably hold the stylus in his or her mouth. This mouth
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Holder overcomes difficulty of gripping and manipulating brush or tool with hands and fingers. An ordinary plastic or rubber kitchen mixing tool is adapted to serve as a means to grip and manipulate the artist's brush using the teeth. Rubber or plastic tubing can also be attached to the brush to enhance ability to grip and manipulate it using the teeth. COMMENTS: For further information contact developers: National Institute on Art and Disabilities, 55
The Bendable Telescopic Mouth Stick, models 538201,538202, 53803 and 538204 is a mouthstick designed for use by individuals with cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, or neurological, severe physical or upper extremity disabilities. The mouthstick has an adjustable angle for better visibility. Models 538201 and 538202 are designed to hold implements such as a pen, pencil or paintbrush, and models 53803 and 53804 can be used as a keyboard pointer or page turner. The telescoping end makes it easy to
BioMuse is a cursor control interface designed for use by individuals with severe physical or neurological disabilites or spinal cord or brain injury. This bioelectric signal controller is a rack-mountable package that enables users to control computer functions directly from muscle or eye movement or brainwave signals, bypassing standard input hardware, such as a keyboard or mouse. This device receives data from four main sources of electrical activity in the human body: muscles (EMG signals),
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Optical headpointer and photodetector circuit designed to be immune to false triggering. Describes a photodetector circuit tuned to respond only to light pulsed at 90 Hertz (from a headpointer beam), ignoring shifts in ambient light level and room lighting. Circuit output feeds directly into a computer. Includes circuit diagrams for a lamp driver and a photodetector. COMMENTS: For further information contact: G L Heseltine, Science Unlimited Research F
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Lightweight protractible mouthstick operated by the tongue, intended for use by persons with no active neck motion. Describes fabrication of a mouthstick that would allow a person with high level quadriplegia to operate pushbutton devices. Materials include angle aluminum, rigid plastic tubing, a hose clamp, aluminum bushing, Plastisol and a rubber band. The mouthpiece is measured to fit the individual patient. Includes diagrams, a photograph and refer
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Forceps modified to be mouth operated by a quadriplegic client, allowing items to be picked up. Used to operate stereo controls, cooking, doing jigsaw puzzles and picking up small items (i.e. taking cookies from a jar). Describes modification to surgical sponge forceps, including a molded mouthpiece made by a dental technician from an impression of the client's teeth made by a dentist. Also describes a holder for the "mouthforceps." Includes photograph
The Griffin Mouthstick Stylus is a mouthstick for tablet computer designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities, spinal cord injury, or severe physical disabilities. This capacitive touchscreen stylus is designed to be held in the mouth, allowing people with limited or no use of their hand to manipulate both touchscreen and button on smartphones and tablet devices. The Y-shaped mouthpiece is made of food-grade stainless steel and the removable cushion sleeves are BPA-free. Th
The iFaraday Mouthstick is a mouthstick for tablet computer and touchscreen designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities, spinal cord injury, or severe physical disabilities. This touchscreen stylus allows the user to operate devices with capacitive touchscreens with his or her mouth. The mouthstick features a biteable mouthpiece with vinyl tubing on the mouth end and a removable tip module strong enough to press keys on a conventional keyboard. The shaft is made of lightwei
Light Beam Indicator is a head-mounted pointing system using both a pointing rod and an adjustable padded nylon headset with a light pointer. The rod, which attaches to the nylon headset, projects out over the forehead and downward. The light pointer is positioned over the forehead and projects a concentrated light beam. Contact manufacturer for information on system options. POWER: Three "C" batteries. DIMENSIONS: 22 inches long. WEIGHT: 11.5 ounces.
Light beam indicator for an alternative pointing method. For individuals with limited neck, trunk mobility or positioning control. On/off switch, rechargeable power pack.
Lightweight flexible plastic headwand with washable forehead felt pad, cushioned chin strap and Velcro elastic band closure. Focused light beam indicator is mounted over forehead. Provides alternative pointing method for individuals with limited neck, trunk mobility or control when used with positioning. Weight 3.5 ounces. Light beam indicator has on, off switch adaptable to individual needs. Rechargeable power pack.
The Light Pointer is an optical pointer designed for use by individuals with physical disabilities. This device projects a spot of light and is designed to be mounted on the user's head and pointed toward objects. The Light Pointer can also be used to activate the Light Activated Switch (see separate entry from this manufacturer).
Model II Light Pointer with Headstick is a head-mounted pointing system using both a pointing rod and a light beam. An adjustable padded nylon headset holds the mountings for both the rod and the light pointer. The rod projects out over the forehead and downward. The light pointer is positioned over the forehead and projects a concentrated light beam. The light beam is visible under normal room lighting. POWER: Three "C" batteries. DIMENSIONS: 22 inches long. WEIGHT: 11.5 ounces.
The Maltron Head / Mouth Stick Keyboard is a 105-key modified keyboard designed specifically for use with a mouth stick or headwand. This Plug-n-Play keyboard has a concave front and a Frequency of Use letter layout with frequently used characters in the central area to reduce head movement for individuals who use a mouth stick or are single finger typists. The unit may be mounted on an articulated arm or positioned flat for single finger operation. The alphabetic keys are positioned in the midd
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable an individual with multiple sclerosis to have the mouth piece of the mouthstick near her mouth for ready access. The holder had to be adjustable, yet not impede access into or out of the user's wheelchair. A swivel joint from a "third hand" (two alligator clips and a magnifying lens mounted on a swivel base for use in soldering and the like) was welded to a thin-walled piece of pipe that matched the outside diameter of wheelchair rail. The thin-walled
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Special purpose mouthstick for manipulating and lifting small object. A hollow aluminum arrow shaft is mounted in a mouthpiece of dental acrylic. The mouthpiece can be shaped to the individuals mouth contour much as an athletic mouthpiece is custom formed. a the other end of the shaft is a small suction cup. SKILLS REQUIRED: Dentist. AUTHOR: Wichita REC TITLE: Problem Solving With Rehabilitation Engineering: REC Tech Brief, Spring. REF:Book: Cerebral P
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Allows an individual with no hand use to move objects, turn pages, use a paint brush, etc. 16 variations of mouthstick adaptations are described with a sketch of each. Plastic rod with rubber eye-dropper tip; custom plastic teeth impressioned mouth grip on aluminum 1/4 inch OD tube; stainless steel clips to hold implements; small rubber heel with slit to hold implements; tapered wood dowel with pencil eraser tip; dowel with mouth grip and erase on tip;
Mouthsticks models 5380-14, 5380-16, and 5380-18 are maulsticks designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities, spinal cord injury, and severe physical disabilities. The three model mouthsticks all have a V-shaped mouthpiece that allows tongue movement. The Wand Mouthstick has a rubber tip and can be used for typing or page turning. Clamp-On Mouthstick holds a pencil, pen, or brush. The Vertical Pincher Mouthstick has a tongue-controlled pincher at the end which can be used to
Optical pointer produces a focused red target pattern on a wall or any object within three feet of the user. Consists of pointer assembly 3 1/ 2 inches long and 5/8 inch in diameter, elastic handband for mounting the light, and battery pack and cable. Weighs less than a single AA battery. Operates for over 200 hours on two C alkaline cells. Mounts on a cap or on a pair of glasses. PVC construction with solid state optical element.
The Safe-laser System, model SLS-100, is an optical pointer and keyboard designed for use by individuals with severe physical or neurological disabilities, stroke, or spinal cord injury. The system includes the Safe-laser Keyboard, the uPoint safe-laser, a headband for wearing the laser, USB and audio cables, configuration software, and a charger. The specialized keyboard enables a person to access a computer through head movement when the laser is worn on the head. The laser can also allow the
The Stick Holder is a mouth stick holder designed to keep a mouthstick in a convenient location on a wheelchair. The device consists of two small metal clamps attached to an adjustable plastic connector and an adjustable plastic base. The base is supported on a 9 mm diameter stainless steel rod. The device is fitted onto the armrest of a wheelchair. The clamp will fit a wide variety of mouthstick sizes and the whole device can be installed in seconds. PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT: Designed by Fred O'Ke
Straight Wand Mouth Stick is used as a typing stick and a page turner. It is not bendable and latex free. It is intended to use for people with upper extremity disabilities, amputation, or motor disabilities.
The TouchTec Multi-function Capacitive Touch Screen Mouth Stick is a mouthstick for a touchscreen or tablet computer designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities, spinal cord injury, or severe physical disabilities. This lightweight mouthstick allows the user to work, create or navigate on all devices with a touchscreen with his or her mouth. The mouthstick can be operated with light pressure, even at extreme angles. The device comes with two replaceable mouth bites made of
The Vacuum Wand is a mouthstick designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities, spinal cord injury, and severe physical disabilities. Made of aluminum and plastic, this device is designed for turning book or magazine pages. Features include a suction cup tip and two interchangeable ends that can be cut to the desired length. DIMENSIONS: The shaft is 18 inches long.