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3D printable writing utensils for stroke patients suffering from aphasia who cannot hold normal pens or pencils

Neil meansNeil means 03/15/2016 at 01:330 Comments

I owe this inspiration to someone who suffers from stroke related aphasia. He is a genus trapped inside a body that has some short circuits, and he helps people he meets at the stroke rehab clinic by hand crafting writing pens that conform to their individual disability. Each person has unique needs for the size and placement of things to hold onto when using pens. Some need a round bulbous ball around their pen. Some people need a flat paddle attached. Some require a short stubby pen they can jam into their palm and grip with their fingers. Most people require at least a much larger diameter pen to hold onto. Some needs loops to insert their fingers through to provide additional support. From him, I have learned that everyone's stroke damage and physical physique is unique. He says that store purchased writing aids do not conform well because things need to be individualized to fit in an individual's hand correctly.