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Clearly Mask

For some in our communities wearing a mask means giving up the ability to communicate and understand what others are saying to us.  This mask pattern ensures people can still read your lips while ensuring you maintain the added safety of wearing a face mask.

Thank you the TOM (Tikkun Olam Makers) group for making this great pattern available for everyone.

Sip and Puff Mask

The sip and puff mask is a PPE mask with a valve built in that enables a sip and puff straw to be inserted. This straw enables the user to activate their sip and puff device to be used without taking off their mask.

This adaption was created by Kristen Webber Lueck, the Atlanta Chapter Leader and occupational therapist at the Shepherd Center’s spinal cord injury unit.

Materials required:

  • Pre-made mask: fabric, NK95, N95 or surgical mask
  • Grommet Tool Kit: Grommet kit set includes a hole cutter, a matched mandrel, and 100 sets of grommets eyelets (each set includes 1 eyelet and 1 washer), and a storage box; Eyelets size: 2/5” (10 mm) internal hole diameter.
  • Silicone Grommets : Silicone Straw Hole Grommets with Attached Plugs; Fits a 10mm hole; Reduces a 10mm hole to an 8mm internal hole diameter.

Tools required:

  • Hammer
  • Ruler
  • Durable and flat surface
  • Eraser or similar
  • Handheld firm but yielding surface(an eraser or cardboard etc)

About the Shepherd Center

The Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neuromuscular conditions.

PAMS Small Button Mount

The Small Button Mount is a simple, inexpensive mounting solution to position small buttons on a flat surface.

The PVC Assistive Mounting System is a collection of readily available commercial-off-the-shelf components and 3D printed components that can be assembled into various configurations to provide mounting solutions for assistive technology.

All of the files and the documentation can be found using the GitHub links below.

If you are new to working with PVC, there are some good resources to help with how to cut, attach, and finish PVC quickly and safely.

PAMS LipSync Desk Mount

The LipSync Desk Mount provides a low cost, adjustable configuration to mount the LipSync to a flat surface like a table or desk. The Lipsync can be attached directly to the PVC or through a couple of different options to provide more adjustability. The mount attaches to the surface using two c-clamps, which can be purchased in different sizes to accommodate different desk and table thicknesses. The LipSync Desk Mount is part of the PVC Assistive Mounting System (PAMS).

The PVC Assistive Mounting System is a collection of readily available commercial-off-the-shelf components and 3D printed components that can be assembled into various configurations to provide mounting solutions for assistive technology.

All of the files and the documentation can be found using the GitHub links below.

If you are new to working with PVC, there are some good resources to help with how to cut, attach, and finish PVC quickly and safely.

 

Oven Door Opener

To make it easier for someone with low dexterity to open the door of an oven, a key ring is attached with a cable tie to the oven door handle.

Original idea from Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System

Water Bottle Loop

Two cable ties can make it easier for someone with low hand dexterity to remove a water bottle from a water bottle holder. To make this work, one cable tie is looped through a second one. One cable ties provides a loop for the user to grab while the second cable ties is tightened around the neck of the water bottle. This will work better on a water bottle that has a narrow section.

Original idea from www.sci.washington.edu