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    As you are aware, the paperclip is the mini-version of a coat hanger. Here is my combination zipper pull and button hook.

    You will find a guide to preserving shoulder function @
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  2. #162

    Typing

    Quote Originally Posted by jerryblt06 View Post
    My right hand don't work. I cut the end off a legbag strap and slip the holes over each end of a pencil. The strap tightens up on my hand. Placeing it on the outside of my fingers, I don't do bad. I learned to type with the pencil and one finger on my left hand with mavis beacon. I think that was it. lol Works ok.
    Here is a couple pics. I am a southpaw. So it isn't to bad with one finger. But, I had to rig up thid device, because everything would slide through my fingers.

    My Quad right handAttachment 31604

    My gadget.Attachment 31605

  3. #163

    Typing

    Quote Originally Posted by jerryblt06 View Post
    My right hand don't work. I cut the end off a legbag strap and slip the holes over each end of a pencil. The strap tightens up on my hand. Placeing it on the outside of my fingers, I don't do bad. I learned to type with the pencil and one finger on my left hand with mavis beacon. I think that was it. lol Works ok.
    Here is a couple pics. I am a southpaw. So it isn't to bad with one finger. But, I had to rig up thid device, because everything would slide through my fin

    My Quad right handAttachment 31604

    My gadget.Attachment 31605

  4. #164
    Quote Originally Posted by AO View Post
    One thing I still can't do is pour boiled water to make tea, or pour from a hot coffee pot into a mug.

    Any solutions for quad hands to achieve that?
    What are your problems AO? What hand/arm function do you have? There are coffee makers with insulated carafs that can be used, and if you can pour from a thermos bottle, that is another way to handle hot liquids.
    You will find a guide to preserving shoulder function @
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    Here is a picture of the quad reacher that I modifed with straps to hold it to my arm better. I described it in this thread before it went south(http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthr...reacher&page=3) and other similar threads.

    After I slide my hand in the reacher the velco wraps around the reacher to hold it inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AO View Post
    One thing I still can't do is pour boiled water to make tea, or pour from a hot coffee pot into a mug.

    Any solutions for quad hands to achieve that?
    For tea I put water in a travel mug, no lid, put it in my microwave and push beverage twice (for 500 ml). When it is done I put in a tea bag. Plenty hot, but not boiling and no pouring so it is much safer.

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    I have a Keurig coffee maker where you just drop the cup in and push the button. I have it come out into an insulated thermos mug with a huge handle that I can insert my hand in. I will try to post a link for the mug if I can find it.....

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    Here is the link for the mug I use. It is really well insulated and never gets even warm on the outside, let alone hot. It keeps coffee or tea hot for a few hours, and the handle is far enough away from the mug that my hand slips in there nicely. You can also bounce this thing off the floor and it won't be harmed, except maybe for a dent.

    http://thedailymug.com/thnileprtrmu.html

  9. #169
    i have a single pod coffee maker - made by petra, a german company. the philips senseo is probably the most common. they also make tea... i buy pods in bulk from http://www.bettercoffee.com and theyre very good in terms of price, choice and speed. it works out much cheaper than buying cups of coffee, and is still a high quality. check out http://www.singleservecoffee.com/ for reviews on all the different styles...

    i am continually on the lookout for leak-proof coffee mugs, and this is the one im using at the moment: http://www.amazon.com/LiquiSeal-360-...=3SCQT21M2XP67. it has a big button in the centre of the lid that you have to stab at with whatever is available to open or close the drinking-hole, but when its shut you can knock the mug over or even turn it upside down and shake, and nothing spills. the only possible downside (so far, been using it for 2 months) is that if you dont take your coffee black, no sugar, you need to be very careful washing it, as the seals trap little bits of liquid. in fact, if you like the milky sweet stuff, there are other options. which i also have. like i said, continually on the lookout...
    (that nissan one that eileen posted is one of the best)

  10. #170
    I've heard there are teapot tippers, like this: http://westons.com/acatalog/Online-C...e-PR60011.html

    But personally, I just put my teapot away, now I boil water in the microwave. Then I pour it into a Forlife teapot, and add the teabag.

    Pictures of the tea pot: http://www.indigo-tea.com/forlifeteapots.shtml

    My tea pot has a hinge lid, so I don't have to lift the lid off, I just push down the lever to open the lid. Also, I don't have to hold the teapot lid in place when I pour, which is great!

    And, it's tiny compared to my old stove-top tea pot, so it's not too heavy or bulky to prevent me from lifting and pouring.

    However, I should point out, I'm a C8, I don't know how much less hand function I could have and still be able to make tea that way.

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