The purpose of this project was to enhance the independence of an individual with functional limitations due to differences in her upper arm and hand. Before this adaptation, the individual was given maximal assistance to use her inhaler due to her lack of strength and ability to simultaneously steady the canister, push down, and activate the medication. With this unique, fabricated device, the individual can now independently self-administer her medication.
The device consists of a removable, molded grip and velcro attachment to hold the canister in place, positioned snugly in a tripod stand. The stand is held in place by a micro-suction tape on the bottom that can be reused across different surfaces. This design was printed in Nylon Carbon Fiber for maximal strength and durability.