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    Finally a reacher for c5 quads that lack wrist function

    See it for your self.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diVFJ...1&feature=plcp


    I was lucky enough to demo The sip-n-puff style reacher by Quadtools.com and can say the reacher is fantastic with tons of closing power to aid in home acesability.

    All the other grabbers and reachers required either finger or wrist function to operate. The sip-n-grip is as easy as breathing. The slightest sip or puff triggers the jaws open or closed.

    The guys there build great stuff and are always trying to come up with new tools to help quadriplegics be as independant as possible. Everything they make is hand crafted in the USA and always improving.

    My hat is off to them for making great tools that make my life more acesable

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    Impressive. $$?
    You will find a guide to preserving shoulder function @
    http://www.rstce.pitt.edu/RSTCE_Reso...imb_Injury.pdf

    See my personal webpage @
    http://cccforum55.freehostia.com/

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    That is really cool! Do you know how much? They don't have it on there site right now.

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    I'll bet that the price will be around 300 to 400 bucks. I have the original, non powered one around here somewhere and it was 150 dollars. I didn't care too much for it.

    http://quadtools.com

    I prefer the VEE-ZEE C-5 FOLDING REACHER by MADDAK or Ableware . Amazon has it for 148.52 dollars. Pull a string with your mouth to operate.
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    No Tri's or hand function.

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    Go to Quadtools.com and inquire by email. Its not on the site yet because he wanted to see if there was a market for such a tool before he spent even more money on overhead for this addition to the line up.

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