Universal rod with molded handle

Assistive device for writing and for picking up various objects for persons with impaired dexterity.

Universal rod
Universal rod

Description
Custom handle with rod. The user has this device for several different applications. The handle is made of fiberglass-reinforced plastic to which a steel rod and a rubber tip are attached. This device helps the user pick up and place a CD on the CD player, pick up objects from a box, type on the computer, and much more.

Users comments
First the user had similar devices made of splinting material, but these became brittle with time and cracked.

Made by
Per Stjärnehag

Paid for by

This tip is from 2005

Universal rod in user’s hand
Universal rod in user’s hand
Universal rod in user’s hand
Universal rod in user’s hand

Tipsare: Bruno

Bruno lives in an apartment and is working part time. He was injured in 1974 and has a tetraplegia (C5-6). Through hand surgery in 1977 his grip function improved. He has personal assistance 7 hours a day and some help at night provided by the local government.