Customized electric toothbrush

The handle of the electric toothbrush enables a person without active hand function to brush teeth independently.

Electric toothbrush with handle
Electric toothbrush with handle

Description
The electric toothbrush has a handle glued on that is made of orthotic material. The handle is shaped like a cradle. The user presses the on/off button with his chin. The on/off button is enlarged with a piece of tube.

How to make
Handle: the orthotic material was heated with a hairdryer and shaped into an appropriate handle. The handle was attached to the toothbrush with hot melt adhesive.
Enlargement of on/off button: take a piece (about 0.5 cm) of catheter tube, glue it to the button and fill it with hot melt adhesive from the glue gun (other adhesive probably works too).

Made by
User’s home services staff

Paid for by
The user

Whose idea
The user

This tip is from 2006

Electric toothbrush with handle
Electric toothbrush with handle
Electric toothbrush with handle (close-up)
Electric toothbrush with handle (close-up)

Tipsare: Ragge

Ragge lives together with his wife in a house. He is developing ideas which make everyday life easier for himself and for others. He was injured in 1973 and has a high tetraplegia. He has homehelp 27 hours a week.