Writing splint; assistive device for writing

Assistive device for persons who cannot hold a pen

Writing orthosis in the user's hand
Writing orthosis in the user's hand

Description
An orthosis shaped for the hand rests against the palm and thumb. The pen is screwed into the orthosis between the thumb and index finger. The orthosis is made of Orthoplast and covered in leather or painted black.

Users comments
If the OT-Center has a plaster cast of the hand, the orthosis can be made without the user being present. In addition, plastics can be used that require heating to a higher temperature than the hand can tolerate to become malleable. These plastics are more stable and durable.

Made by
OT-Center (orthepedic workshop), Danderyd Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

Paid for by
County council

This tip is from 2005

Writing orthosis lying on the table
Writing orthosis lying on the table
Writing orthosis lying on the table
Writing orthosis lying on the table

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.