ASSISTIVE DEVICES

Assistive devices are tools that help people perform a particular task. There are a myriad of adaptive aids and assistive devices on the market. 

I look at what is commercially available and modify, hack, or completely redesign to meet the needs of the individual client.  

 

THERAPEUTIC TOYS

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Toys become therapeutic when they're used to facilitate particular movements or skills. 

Sometimes the sparks fly and I get motivated to make a toy to work on a specific skill. I try to add as many components of the functional task as possible and incorporate ways to make it easier or more difficult to find that "just-right challenge".

SPLINTS

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Splints are used to immobilize or support a joint. There are pre-fabricated splints and custom hand orthotics. 

I use thermoplastics to make custom hand splints. I focus on function, comfort, and aesthetics. I use traditional techniques and experiment with process and design.