Typing sticks for typing on computer

Assistive device for persons with impaired dexterity

Typing sticks with splint on dorsal wrist
Typing sticks with splint on dorsal wrist

Description
A universal strap is attached to a narrow splint positioned on the dorsum of the wrist. The splint is attached solely by means of the universal strap, which goes around the palm. A rubber-tipped carbon fiber rod sits in the universal strap.

Users comments
At first the splint was also attached with a strap to the forearm. Now the user manages without that strap. The rubber tip on the carbon fiber rod prevents the stick from slipping on the keys.

Made by
OT-Center, Danderyd Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

Paid for by
County council

This tip is from 2005

Use of writing stick viewed from palmar aspect of hand
Use of writing stick viewed from palmar aspect of hand
Use of writing stick seen from dorsal aspect of hand
Use of writing stick seen from dorsal aspect of hand

Tipsare: Anonym 1

The person lives together with his wife and an child in a house. He is working part time. He was injured in 1975 and has a high tetraplegia (C5). Through hand surgery his grip function improved in both hands. He has personal assistance 7 hours a day.