Posting on behalf of an occupational therapist in BC, Canada:
“My patient who is in need of a device to aid with putting dry shampoo on her hair (mainly the back of her hair). She is unable to reach as she has limited shoulder and elbow mobility. She also has limited finger strength and dexterity so pushing the sprayer is also a struggle
She uses a power wheelchair when applying. She was wondering if a switch between her knees could be possible to control the sprayer.
Hey there, just wanted to give an update on what I’ve found and some things that others might can weigh in on.
I’ve found a few designs that utilize servos to actuate a lever arm, but many of these have the electronics exposed. Given that dry shampoo is going to have an aerosol component, I don’t trust my design skills enough to prevent a potential fire hazard. I do think that I could adapt one of these designs to incorporate a handle on a string to reduce that risk and still provide a device that would allow an individual with decreased upper extremity mobility to use it. Wanted to get some thoughts from the community?
Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total)
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
Collaborate with makers in the community to develop your device idea.