Category: Aids for Daily Living

Cigarette Lighter

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The Cigarette Holder is a grasping aid for hands of quadriplegics who cannot light his/her own cigarettes without the aid of an attendant. A commercial cigarette lighter is mounted on the end of a 3 mm diameter antennae wire, and mounted to a wheelchair armrest. The lighter runs off the wheelchair's power supply. The unit can be grabbed easily and pulled towards the user. The power switch has an extension, enabling it to be activated by a user with limited manual dexterity. PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT: This device was designed by Colin Knauf for high level quadriplegics who are dependent on attendants to light their cigarettes for them. This device is intended to provide a greater level of independence to these individuals, enabling them to light up whenever they please. DIMENSIONS: The unit is about 20 inches high.


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Tetra Society Of North America
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The purpose of Tetra is to recruit skilled volunteer engineers and technicians to create assistive devices for people with disabilities. Volunteer engineers, design technicians, and health professionals work one to one with their clients to make assistive aids or modifications to their environments.

Phone: 877-688-8762
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