Category: Aids for Daily Living


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---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a prosthetic device that allows children who have no fingers write with a pen or pencil. A team of girl scouts from Iowa, ages 11 through 13, came up with a design that assisted a 3-year-old girl born without fingers on her right hand to write. The device, called BOB-1, is a platform strapped to an arm with a cylindrical holder that can be used to hold a pen, pencil, or similar tool. With the device attached to her hand, the three-year-old girl was able to write again, without having to learning how to write with her other hand. The Girl Scouts employed the help of a prosthetics maker and an occupational therapist to come up with the design. The device is currently under review for a U.S. patent. AUTHOR: George Wong. TITLE: Prosthetic device designed by girl scouts lets finger-less girl write again. WEBSITE: übergizmo. REF:


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