Modified stylus

A stylus for navigation on touchscreens/smartphones and for typing on keyboard – suitable for people with extensive disabilities without finger function

User writes with modified stylus
User writes with modified stylus

Description
The stylus is modified with a triangular pencil grip. The stylus enables the user to navigate to the various touchscreens. It is also used for the computer keyboard.

Users comments
The user is very satisfied with the adapted stylus. She writes very quickly with it on her iPad. Writing on a standard keyboard also works very well, because the “head” of the pen has good friction.
The user holds the pen differently in her right and left hands (see photos 3 and 4) because her right hand has a pinch grip following hand surgery.

Paid for by
The user

Whose idea
The user

This tip is from 2014

Modified styluses (close-up).
Modified styluses (close-up).
User holds stylus with her right hand (pen rests between index and middle fingers and in the webbing between the thumb and index finger)
User holds stylus with her right hand (pen rests between index and middle fingers and in the webbing between the thumb and index finger)
User holds stylus with left hand (pinch grip).
User holds stylus with left hand (pinch grip).

Related tips

Typing on computer
Typing on computer
Maneuvering on the computer with a regular pen.

Tipsare: Yasmin

Yasmin lives in an apartment. She is working part time. She was injured in 1999 and has a C-5 tetraplgia. Through hand surgery her grip function improved. She has personal assistance 24 hours a day, 7 hours of those are assistance on call.