[Athen] Dynamic arm support

Nusen, Michael Michael.Nusen at ppcc.edu
Mon Jan 22 12:06:56 PST 2007

Sorry - used old address for ATHEN...

From: Nusen, Michael
Sent: Monday, January 22, 2007 1:02 PM
To: 'athen at lists.oregonstate.edu'
Cc: 'consortium-at at lists.colorado.edu'
Subject: Dynamic arm support

We are looking for a wheelchair-mountable arm support for a student that
could damper their spasticity and assist them in controlling random
movements while still allowing him the range of motion within a
specifiable 3-D area to permit him to type on a keyboard and use his
Dynavox. The student currently uses a splint that requires additional
support. The splint can be fitted with various balls to hold either a
stylus or writing/art implements. He isn't currently independent in
using his splint & requires someone to hold the splint to damper the
spasticity/random movements.

Something that would be ideal would be similar to how a plotter works
- have it move in 3 dimensions
- have the capability to adjust the dampening according to his muscle
- have the ability to adjust the range of motion for different
activities: Dynavox, keyboard, art, eating...
The student has been seen by OT professionals.

Thank you,

Michael Nusen
Coordinator, OASIS/CAC
(Office of Accommodative Services and Instructional Support/Computer
Access Center)
Pikes Peak Community College
michael.nusen at ppcc.edu <mailto:michael.nusen at ppcc.edu>

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://mailman12.u.washington.edu/pipermail/athen-list/attachments/20070122/4310f4e0/attachment.html>

More information about the athen-list mailing list