Rowing Motion Counting Device

Figure 1: Photo of the device. It mounts to the client’s wheelchair by slipping the horizontal bar on the right side of the photo under the seat cushion. The client grabs the handles with both hands and pulls and releases the handlebar to count. The battery-powered circuitry is mounted in the black box at the bottom of the photo, and audio feedback is provided through the two speakers.

This device is a counting game that also helps the client develop strength in his arms. The device counts in response to pulling and pushing a lever arm in a pattern similar to a rowing motion. It is attached to his wheelchair.

Trace Aid

Figure 1: Photo of the device, with a letter A as the tracing area.

Tracing is an important skill that is a precursor to learning handwriting. This device to encourages children with autism to practice tracing, by providing musical feedback when they are tracing properly.

Karaoke Trainer

Figure 2: Photo of client using the device.

A device to simulate music therapy sessions so that the client can practice vocalizing independently. It plays a song only when the client sings along.

Wafer Sealing Aid

Figure 2b: The client is sticking the wafer seal onto the folded mailing.

A device to aid workers in applying a clear, round sticker along the edge of a folded piece of paper to hold it together, as part of a bulk mailing.

Pillowcase Folding Aid

Figure 2a and b: Client folding a pillowcase over the center-divide rod. After completing the fold, the client moves the rod out of the way, realigns the pillowcase on the next pattern on the template, and folds again.

A device to aid workers in folding pillowcases