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Hand Splint Designed To Eliminate The Need To Grip.

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: To eliminate need for gripping during operation of skid loader by persons with hand impairments. The hand portion of the splint was heated and molded around a short section of 1 inch black PVC pipe which rests in the palm of the hand. The splint is held to the wrist by velcro straps. To operate a lever, the user places the pipe over it and then pushes or pulls without gripping. SKILLS REQUIRED:Moldmaking. Plastics. AUTHOR: Field, W.E. TITLE:Agricultural Tools, Machinery & Buildings for Farmers and Ranchers with Physical Handicaps, Volume 2. REF:Book: Breaking New Ground Resource Center, Purdue University, Dept. of Agricultural Engineering, West Lafayette, IN 47907; p B.6.3. 1991.

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07/26/1996