These modified Nail Clippers are designed to enable users with little dexterity to trim nails using standard nail clippers. The device consists of standard nail clippers mounted on an acrylic plate base with four suction cups fixed to the bottom which keep the device anchored. The clippers swivel around on the center of the plate, allowing them to be used from multiple positions. PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT: Designed by John Duffus for users with weak hands or poor motor control who have difficulty gripping the nail clippers to trim their own nails. This device is intended to hold the clippers in place to be operated with the palm or the side of the hand. DIMENSIONS: Base plate is 5 x 7 inches.
Notes: Tetra is a voluntary organization which links persons with disabilities, technical volunteers, professional engineers, technicians, and tradesman. Persons interested in having this device made for them, or companies interested in manufacturing this product should contact Tetra.
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This product record was updated on August 11, 2003.
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Tetra Society of North AmericaThe 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.
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