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Solstie

Arthritis Assist - Button Assist, Zipper Pull, Key Assist, and Bag Handle

by Solstie Jun 26, 2015
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Thank you! the button assist will come in handy for me. After 30+ years playing guitar tying fishing knots and fiddling with tiny electronics you would think my dexterity would be out of this world and at one point it was, I could easily tie knots with one hand using just my fingers. Time is catching up with me and at 51 I'm finding just buttoning my shirt to be a chore I'm printing the device as I type this.

Could you load the individual STL files so I can print them separately?

I made one. On the zip assist, the end slots required a bit of filing before they could slot together. The zip/button assist worked well, but I don't have arthritis, so tough to know how it would have been.for that purpose

I made one. On the zip assist, the end slots required a bit of filing before they could slot together. The zip/button assist worked well, but I don't have arthritis, so tough to know how it would have been.for that

Very useful stuff. Thanks for creating and sharing them. I work at a university medical center, and our occupational therapy department is very interested in assistive and adaptive devices. I'd love to learn more about the contest for which you developed these things.

The contest was through Thingarage. You can see the results on their page, although there weren't too many entries and most are not medically based. I am always looking for people to collaborate with. If you guys have some good ideas and need design help, please feel free to contact me.

Great project yes sr!!! Congratulations , you will help a lot of people :)

This is a fantastic project! You should share it with these guys: http://fixperts.org/