Category: Aids for Daily Living

Eatery: Feeding Aid For Quadriplegics.

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Feeding device manipulated with head motion and operated without electrical or mechanical power to allow self feeding by a person with limited hand function. Self feeding device made for a quadriplegic consisting of a sectioned tray with spoon shaped projections, attached to a table assembly which can be fitted to a wheelchair. The person pushes food into the spoon projections with a headstick and eats as if from a regular spoon. Requires some control of upper trunk. Includes diagrams. COMMENTS: For further information contact Leonard L Anderson, Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation of Kansas, Rehabilitation Engineering Center, 2021 North Old Manor, Wichita, Kansas 67208. REC funded by NIHR grant G008005053. SKILLS REQUIRED: Metalworking. Woodworking. AUTHOR: Anderson, L L TITLE: Problem Solving with Rehabilitation Engineering Tech Brief REF: Winter 1982: p 30-32 NARIC CALL NUMBER: 05511 PAGES ( including cover): 4 1982.


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