Homecraft Pick-Up Reacher Modification

This is a 3D-printed modification to the Homecraft Rolyan Pick-Up Reacher. The work was undertaken as part of a project for Remap. Remap is a UK-registered charity that custom-make equipment to help disabled people live more independent lives.

Links to download the free 3D design files can be found at the end of this article together with options to order a 3D print and/or design modification from us.

The problem with the standard grabber was that it only pinches the sides of an object if you pick it up from lying down. The modification with wider jaws and a design that curves round means that it can get underneath the object to ‘scoop’ it… making it easier to pick up (and also maintain hold with a weaker grip).

This short video demonstrates the benefits of using the modification compared to the original…

“[The client] was very impressed with the modified unit. It was very versatile … she was able to pick things off the floor (seated in wheelchair) also from the worktop from a standing position… It was a project very well done.”

Remap Project Coordinator

For each arm there are two 3D-printed parts. The main arm and an aesthetic cap (as illustrated in the images below). For security a small amount of hot-glue was used. For additional security, the design has a recess for a short screw to be added. Finally, for additional grip / friction, a silicon strip was glued along the contact edge (you can see this in blue on the video above). This strip can be made from a pair of rubber gloves or a swimming cap if you’re unable to source suitable material.

You may also wish to view more grabber designs in our library.

To download the file(s) for this design, please click here. If you’d like to learn more about ordering a print or requesting a design modification, please see our 3D Design and 3D Printing services page.

Accessibility Handle for Alcatel 1066 Mobile Phone

This is a handle which is designed to clip onto an Alcatel 1066 Mobile Phone to aid grip. It is for those with weaker hands and/or limited mobility, and means that if grip is lost, the phone remains in the hand rather than dropping.

There are two versions of the handle. The first is rigid and can easily be removed when the phone is stored in a bag or pocket. The second is collapsible, so there is no need to remove it for storage.

Links to download the free 3D design files can be found at the end of this article together with options to order a 3D print and/or design modification from us.

These images show the rigid handle being used…

The handle has been designed in 2 parts. The clip slides easily onto the phone, then the handle simply clicks in place and holds them all together. The handle can easily be detached when the phone it stored in a pocket or bag. The collapsible handle can be left attached to the phone (there is more information about this at the bottom of this article).

For further guidance on assembly and use, please see this short video…

To download the file(s) for the Alcatel 1066 clip and rigid handle, please click here.

If you’d like to learn more about ordering a print or requesting a design modification, please see our 3D Design and 3D Printing services page.

You may also wish to view more grip aid designs in our library.

Collapsible Handle

The articulated connector collapsible handle can be downloaded from here. It is compatible with the clip for the Alcatel 1066 and many other of our own ENABL3D.ME accessibility aids.

You can print as many links as needed and add/remove links as necessary in order to make the handle the perfect fit (as seen in this video). If you don’t own a 3D printer, we can 3D print these for you.

The images below show the links joined to a connector clip (and also in use on a BT 2000 DECT Phone Accessibility Handle).

Accessibility Handle for BT 4600 DECT Phone

This is a handle which is designed to clip onto a BT 4600 DECT Phone to aid grip. It is for those with weaker hands and/or limited mobility, and means that if grip is lost, the phone remains in the hand rather than dropping.

Links to download the free 3D design files can be found at the end of this article together with options to order a 3D print and/or design modification from us.

NOTE: There is a new and improved design for the clip and handle (more info lower down the page).

Thanks to ENABL3D.ME, I am thrilled with the handle for my phone. I am no longer worried about dropping it, which I frequently did, being unable to pick it up from being seated in my wheelchair. Just when I really needed it.

The handle has been designed in 2 parts. The clips slide easily onto the phone, then the handle simply clicks in place and holds them all together. The handle can be left in place whilst the phone is charging.

For further guidance on assembly and use, please see this short video…

New and Improved Design

An updated design (illustrated below) has been release in Sept 2019 with the following improvements:

  • The clip is much stronger
    • It almost impossible to snap during normal everyday use
    • It will not stretch and get loose over time
  • The interlocking mechanism has been simplified
    • It is easier to use
    • It is no longer prone to wear
  • The handle is more comfortable to hold
    • The design is more ergonomic
    • All the edges have been rounded

To download the file(s) for this design, please click here. If you’d like to learn more about ordering a print or requesting a design modification, please see our 3D Design and 3D Printing services page.

You may also wish to view more grip aid designs in our library.

Speed Lace

This Speed Lace is one of our curated designs. It was produced by Amy W and is featured on Cracked It. Links to download this design can be found at the end of this article together with options to order a 3D print and/or design modification from us.

Speed Lace is a quick alternative to tying laces.  The Velcro design allows the user to snap on shoelaces.

Many adult or athletic shoes only have laces and are not available in velcro or non-lace versions. This design allows people with hand disabilities to wear shoes with laces.

You may also wish to view more general assistive tools designs in our library.

To download the file(s) for this design, please click here. If you’d like to learn more about ordering a print or requesting a design modification, please see our 3D Design and 3D Printing services page.

Accessibility Handle for BT 2000 DECT Phone

This is a handle which is designed to clip onto a BT 2000 DECT Phone to aid grip. It is for those with weaker hands and/or limited mobility, and means that if grip is lost, the phone remains in the hand rather than dropping.

Links to download the 3D design files can be found at the end of this article together with options to order a 3D print and/or design modification from us.

The handle has been designed in 3 parts. The clips slide easily onto the phone, then the handle simply clicks in place and holds them all together. The handle can be left in place whilst the phone is charging.

For further guidance on assembly and use, please see this short video…

To download the file(s) for this design, please click here. If you’d like to learn more about ordering a print or requesting a design modification, please see our 3D Design and 3D Printing services page.

You may also wish to view more grip aid designs in our library.

Pen Holder Hand Clip

This Pen Holder Hand Clip is one of our curated designs. It was produced by Ceapat and is featured on Thingiverse. Links to download this design can be found at the end of this article together with options to order a 3D print and/or design modification from us.

 

This Pen Holder Hand Clip is designed to hold a pen or pencil to assist in writing. It can also hold a pointer to type on a keyboard or a stylus to use on a smartphone. It can be used both by right and left handed people.

You may also wish to view more pen holder designs in our library.

To download the file(s) for this design, please click here. If you’d like to learn more about ordering a print or requesting a design modification, please see our 3D Design and 3D Printing services page.

Universal Tap Adapter

This Universal Tap Adapter is one of our curated designs. It was produced by Riyadh Rateme and is featured on Cracked It. Links to download this design can be found at the end of this article together with options to order a 3D print and/or design modification from us.

The simple design converts a regular tap that might be difficult to use into one that can be operated with a simple push or pull using a closed fist. In turn, this significantly reduces the dexterity required to operate it.

The design is easily installed by sliding it onto the tap, where the two arms grip onto it via a ribbed surface.

You may also wish to view more general assistive tools designs in our library.

To download the file(s) for this design, please click here. If you’d like to learn more about ordering a print or requesting a design modification, please see our 3D Design and 3D Printing services page.

Carton Handle

This Carton Handle is one of our curated designs. It was produced by Anssi Blomqvist
and is featured on Cracked It. Links to download this design can be found at the end of this article together with options to order a 3D print and/or design modification from us.

A handle to attach to a juice or milk carton box to help grip and to easily pour contents.

You may also wish to view more kitchen aids designs in our library.

To download the file(s) for this design, please click here. If you’d like to learn more about ordering a print or requesting a design modification, please see our 3D Design and 3D Printing services page.

Cup Holder

This Cup Holder is one of our curated designs. It was produced by Gregory Elbourne and is featured on Thingiverse. Links to download this design can be found at the end of this article together with options to order a 3D print and/or design modification from us.

This Cup Holder has two large handles enabling users to have greater control when drinking. Perfect for people with Arthritis, involuntary hand tremors or weak hand grip.

You may also wish to view more eating aid designs in our library.

To download the file(s) for this design, please click here. If you’d like to learn more about ordering a print or requesting a design modification, please see our 3D Design and 3D Printing services page.

Crutch Cup and Can Holder

This Crutch Cup and Can Holder is one of our curated designs. It was produced by Walter Hsiao and is featured on Thingiverse. Links to download this design can be found at the end of this article together with options to order a 3D print and/or design modification from us.

This cup holder mounts onto most crutches, walkers or wheelchairs so you can enjoy your beverage while you are out and about. This attachment was specially designed to keep its contents always leveled, making any drink virtually spill proof.

You may also wish to view more crutch accessory designs in our library.

To download the file(s) for this design, please click here. If you’d like to learn more about ordering a print or requesting a design modification, please see our 3D Design and 3D Printing services page.

Toothbrush Grip

This Toothbrush Grip is one of our curated designs. It was produced by Weston Butler and is featured on My Mini Factory. Links to download this design can be found at the end of this article together with options to order a 3D print and/or design modification from us.

3d print toothbrush grip

This toothbrush grip is designed to make brushing teeth easier for people with arthritis or hand tremors. The hole for the toothbrush is customizable to fit a vast variety of toothbrushes.

You may also wish to view more toothbrush aid designs in our library.

To download the file(s) for this design, please click here. If you’d like to learn more about ordering a print or requesting a design modification, please see our 3D Design and 3D Printing services page.

Water Bottle Opener

This Water Bottle Opener is one of our curated designs. It was produced by Zachnikatel and is featured on Cracked It. Links to download this design can be found at the end of this article together with options to order a 3D print and/or design modification from us.

Designed to add a little extra leverage to twist off water bottle caps.

This design doesn’t use too much filament and only takes about 35 minutes to print.

You may also wish to view more bottle opener designs in our library.

To download the file(s) for this design, please click here. If you’d like to learn more about ordering a print or requesting a design modification, please see our 3D Design and 3D Printing services page.

Nail Clipper Holder

This Nail Clipper Holder is one of our curated designs. It was produced by Makers Making Change and is featured on Thingiverse. Links to download this design can be found at the end of this article together with options to order a 3D print and/or design modification from us.

3d print nail clipper holder 1

The nail clipper holder makes clipping nails a less strenuous task for people with gripping issues and limited finger dexterity. It has two separate parts: a holder to contain a standard-sized nail clipper and a large force applicator so users can clip their nails by pushing down on it with their palm or hand.

You may also wish to view more general assistive tool designs in our library.

To download the file(s) for this design, please click here. If you’d like to learn more about ordering a print or requesting a design modification, please see our 3D Design and 3D Printing services page.

Doorknob Lever

This Doorknob Lever is one of our curated designs. It was produced by Tony Kirk and is featured on Cracked It. Links to download this design can be found at the end of this article together with options to order a 3D print and/or design modification from us.

This was designed to make it easier for people with limited dexterity to turn round doorknobs. This design fits doorknob diameters 47 and 51mm.

You may also wish to view more door openers designs in our library.

To download the file(s) for this design, please click here. If you’d like to learn more about ordering a print or requesting a design modification, please see our 3D Design and 3D Printing services page.

Deadbolt Key Handle

This Deadbolt Key Handle is one of our curated designs. It was produced by Pacific Blue and is featured on Cracked It. Links to download this design can be found at the end of this article together with options to order a 3D print and/or design modification from us.

Deadbolt Key Handle is a push-on knob that slips over most standard house keys with a 22mm x 24mm head like those made by Kwikset. Provides easy access in the dark or during emergencies & still removable when you leave the house.

You may also wish to view more key grips designs in our library.

To download the file(s) for this design, please click here. If you’d like to learn more about ordering a print or requesting a design modification, please see our 3D Design and 3D Printing services page.

Roll-On Deodorant Handle

This Roll-On Deodorant Handle is one of our curated designs. It was produced by DEMAND Design and Manufacture and is featured on Cracked-It. Links to download this design can be found at the end of this article together with options to order a 3D print and/or design modification from us.

This was designed to aid the application of a roll-on deodorant. Simply clamp the deodorant bottle into the clamp handle and roll away!

You may also wish to view more general assistive tools designs in our library.

To download the file(s) for this design, please click here. If you’d like to learn more about ordering a print or requesting a design modification, please see our 3D Design and 3D Printing services page.

Keyboard and Button Helper

This Keyboard and Button Helper is one of our curated designs. It was produced by Johan and is featured on Cracked It. Links to download this design can be found at the end of this article together with options to order a 3D print and/or design modification from us.

A nifty 3D printing project with great potential to help people with dexterity issues. This design is available in 4 sizes to suit different hands!

You may also wish to view more general assistive tool designs in our library.

To download the file(s) for this design, please click here. If you’d like to learn more about ordering a print or requesting a design modification, please see our 3D Design and 3D Printing services page.

Adjustable Bottle Cap Opener

This Adjustable Bottle Cap Opener is one of our curated designs. It was produced by Ceapat and is featured on Cracked It. Links to download this design can be found at the end of this article together with options to order a 3D print and/or design modification from us.

Helps in opening screw-top caps of water bottles and milk cartons.

You may also wish to view more bottle opener designs in our library.

To download the file(s) for this design, please click here. If you’d like to learn more about ordering a print or requesting a design modification, please see our 3D Design and 3D Printing services page.

Double Straw Holder

This Double Straw Holder is one of our curated designs. It was produced by DEMAND Design and Manufacture and is featured on Cracked It. Links to download this design can be found at the end of this article together with options to order a 3D print and/or design modification from us.

3d print double straw holder 1

A nifty product to hold two straws on the side of any mug or glass. The straw holder was designed for people who have MS and needs to use two straws to drink.

You may also wish to view more eating aids designs in our library.

To download the file(s) for this design, please click here. If you’d like to learn more about ordering a print or requesting a design modification, please see our 3D Design and 3D Printing services page.

Pen Holder Attachment

This Pen Holder Attachment is one of our curated designs. It was produced by Luca Parmegiani and is featured on My Mini Factory. Links to download this design can be found at the end of this article together with options to order a 3D print and/or design modification from us.

This pen holder is to help people with a weak hand grip or missing digits to write more easily. This can hold writing utensils up to 8 mm in diameter.

This attachment is to be used with the Fork and Spoon Support.

You may also wish to view more pen holder designs in our library.

To download the file(s) for this design, please click here. If you’d like to learn more about ordering a print or requesting a design modification, please see our 3D Design and 3D Printing services page.

Glifo Writing Aid for Kids

This Glifo Writing Aid for Kids is one of our curated designs. It was produced by Luca Toscano and is featured on My Mini Factory. Links to download this design can be found at the end of this article together with options to order a 3D print and/or design modification from us.

This writing aid helps differently-abled kids to write and draw. It allows kids to express themselves and can help boost their confidence and social skills. It can hold writing utensils up to 10 mm in diameter.

You may also wish to view more pen holder designs in our library.

To download the file(s) for this design, please click here. If you’d like to learn more about ordering a print or requesting a design modification, please see our 3D Design and 3D Printing services page.

Angled Cutlery Grips

These Angled Cutlery Grips are one of our curated designs. It was produced by Rehab-Lab Kerpape and is featured on Thingiverse. Links to download this design can be found at the end of this article together with options to order a 3D print and/or design modification from us.

These Angled Cutlery Grips have an ergonomic angled design making it easier for individuals with Limited or Weak Grasp to eat independently. It allows the user to stabilize the spoon downwards to limit shaking.

You may also wish to view more eating aid designs in our library.

To download the file(s) for this design, please click here. If you’d like to learn more about ordering a print or requesting a design modification, please see our 3D Design and 3D Printing services page.

Finger Pen Holder (Vertical)

This Finger Pen Holder (Vertical) is one of our curated designs. It was produced by Makers Making Change and is featured on Thingiverse. Links to download this design can be found at the end of this article together with options to order a 3D print and/or design modification from us.

The finger pen holder is a small accessory that snaps onto a finger to hold a writing utensil. It is designed for people with weak hand grip and can be used on the index, middle, ring or pinky finger.

This design also has a horizontal version.

You may also wish to view more pen holder designs in our library.

To download the file(s) for this design, please click here. If you’d like to learn more about ordering a print or requesting a design modification, please see our 3D Design and 3D Printing services page.

Finger Pen Holder (Horizontal)

This Finger Pen Holder (Horizontal) is one of our curated designs. It was produced by Makers Making Change and is featured on Thingiverse. Links to download this design can be found at the end of this article together with options to order a 3D print and/or design modification from us.

The finger pen holder is a small accessory that snaps onto a finger to hold a writing utensil. It is designed for people with weak hand grip and can be used on the thumb and index finger.

This design also has a vertical version.

You may also wish to view more pen holder designs in our library.

To download the file(s) for this design, please click here. If you’d like to learn more about ordering a print or requesting a design modification, please see our 3D Design and 3D Printing services page.

Palm Pen Holder

This Palm Pen Holder is one of our curated designs. It was produced by Makers Making Change and is featured on Thingiverse. Links to download this design can be found at the end of this article together with options to order a 3D print and/or design modification from us.

This palm pen holder is a writing splint that slips onto the palm and is useful for those who have limited grip strength or finger dexterity. It has a large hole that can accommodate various writing tools width. The pen slot can accommodate writing and drawing utensils as large as sharpie markers.

You may also wish to view more pen holder designs in our library.

To download the file(s) for this design, please click here. If you’d like to learn more about ordering a print or requesting a design modification, please see our 3D Design and 3D Printing services page.