With the below mentioned assistive tools quadriplegics can be encouraged to write and draw and re-establish their academic life.
- Wanchik’s writer: This specially designed Writing tool supports a pencil or standard pencil positioning the hand correctly for writing. This writer wraps around the palm between the thumb and the index finger. While using this tool the hand needs no support. It lets the hand stay relaxed while writing. Product Size needed is determined, by measuring the length of the index finger joint MP to the DIP Crease. Large fits 3.5 to 4.5 inches. Small fits 2.5 to 3.5 inches. It has a Plastic-covered Aluminium construction. It can be used with Barrel Ballpoint pens and Standard size no.2 pencils.
Note: MP (Meta-carpal phalangeal) DIP (distal interphalangeal).
- Wanchik Writer 2: This Product is also just like the first Wanchik Writer which holds any writing tool be it a pen or a pencil with an additional wrist support. This tool helps position the index finger in the correct position for people with limited or extreme upper limb immobility. The plastic-covered metal orthotic clinches the palm providing a comfortable fit and can be bent according to customers convenience. The Writer 2 provides the best experience for those who suffer from conditions resulting from ALS, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, Arthritis, Spinal cord injury, and Scleroderma. To use this pen or pencil holder no thumb pinch or finger pinching is required. The additional forearm extension acts like a wrist support. This item is available for left- and right-hand writers in large and small sizes. Small fits 2.5 to 3.5 inches, large fits: 3.5 to 4.5 inches.
Few more Wanchick’s Assistive writing tools to mention are:
Wanchik’s Junior Writer, Wanchik pediatric Writer, Wanchik’s Junior Pediatric Writer.
Adaptive equipment helps the users regain a sense of independence after a spinal cord injury, also the patient must be encouraged to continue with his or her physiotherapy to develop the neuroplasticity to improve and recover fast.
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