Stroke Smart Magazine
GEAR & GADGETS
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Tools to Stay Active and Overcome Obstacles
TeleStik® Portable Reachers
TeleStik® Portable Reachers are light, small and portable
wheelchair or scooter accessories. The device lets you pick up anything from a
piece of paper to a full bottle of water, cell phones and remote controls. It
has a magnet that lets you pick up items such as pins or paper clips. Hooks
help to pull clothing toward you or from the dryer or get things from under the
There are no triggers or levers to squeeze, which helps
stroke survivors with limited hand and shoulder strength or mobility. A strap
(quad cuff) is available for TeleStik Model TS3040.
TeleStik is less than 8 inches long and extends up to 34
inches. Models range in weight from 2.3 ounces to 5.3 ounces.
Price: $14.95 to $29.95
Web site: www.telestik.com
Powered Transfer Seat
The Stow-Away by Bruno Independent Living Aids is a powered
transfer seat that can be mounted on the outside of most pickup trucks and
higher SUVs. The tool helps stroke survivors who use wheelchairs or scooters
get in and out of the driver╒s
seat or front passenger seat.
Housed in a compact, sealed container, the Stow-Away can be
affixed to the running board mounts under the vehicle. A single switch operates
the unit. When activated, the container opens and the seat drawer glides out
and moves up to the desired transfer height. The seat can hold a person up to
Web site: www.bruno.com
Flow Control Cup
The Wedge Cup can help stroke survivors with limited
strength and mobility and who have trouble swallowing. The cup is designed with
a fully adjustable flow control that regulates the output of liquids –
from normal flow to greatly reduced delivery – allowing the user to comfortably and easily
drink at his or her own pace.
- Works with thick liquids.
- One-piece lid with drinking spout.
- Fully adjustable flow control.
- Separate cup insert insulates outer mug.
- Works with hot or cold liquids.
- Simple snap-together assembly.
- Easy to clean.
- Microwave safe.
- Rotating inner liner for left- or right-handed
Web site: www.wedgecup.net
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National Stroke Association nor does it guarantee the reliability or safety of
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