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

Neil meansNeil means 03/28/2016 at 08:200 Comments

Some stroke patients can hold onto a ball, but not a regular sized pen. So the solution is to put a ball onto a pen. The large surface area of the ball allows for weak fingers to hold onto the pen. I used tinkercad to create a 50mm sphere with a 9mm pen hole that is offset from the sphere center. There are 2 set screw holes at 3mm each to secure the pen.

Printing on a modified XYZ DaVinci 3D printer...

Print is almost complete.

Tap for set screws to secure pen.

Ball with pen

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