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Kayak Assistive Devices For Individuals With Spinal Cord Injury

--- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a modified paddle grip and paddle supporting device for individuals with minimal upper body function after a C6 spinal cord injury (SCI) to use while participating in open water kayaking. Individuals with C6 SCI have little access to outdoor adventure activities due to their limited lower body mobility. The modified devices were created for and used by a non-profit organization, The Adaptive Adventure Sports Coalition (TAASC) for recreationa

Paddle Grips.

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Improves ability to hold canoe paddle with limited hand function. Custom made handgrips can be fabricated by adding velcro to the palm of a glove and the shaft of the paddle. Graphic of glove and paddle placement included. Other suggestions include using unfeathered blades for an amputee; an extra long unfeathered paddle tucked under the armpits to allow the person's trunk movement to assist in paddling. SKILLS REQUIRED: Sewing. AUTHOR: British Sports

Paddle Handle Adaptations.

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Canoe paddle adaptations for holding paddle with weak hands and for determining the position of blade under water. A thin strip of wood or plastic is taped to the side shaft of the paddle to mark the edge of the blade, when the blade is under water it is possible to determine the angle. Fingerless gloves have velcro sewn to the palm areas, which adhere to velcro attached to the handle of the canoe paddle. Includes drawings. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly. S

Parent Category: Paddles
 
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