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The Arm Assist


Originator....Tom Jeary

E-mail.....tlj@golden.net


THE PROBLEM:  This gentleman's was weakened to the point that he could manipulate his arm except could not life the arm's weight and therefore could not lift a spoon/fork to feed himself. 

THE SOLUTION:  a plastic sling in which his arm was placed was hung by a rubber bungie at just the right tension to put his arm in a nutral position an inch or so above the level of his mouth. The bungie was attached to an overhead arm on a swivel above the bed. He could then push "down" to pick up food and then relax his arm so it rose to the level of his mouth.     

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