CanAssist

University of Victoria

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Zero Gravity Arm Support

The Zero Gravity Arm Support allows clients with limited upper body strength and mobility to have their arm supported in a neutral state so they can carry out certain basic activities, such as eating independently. CanAssist purchased a commercial device typically used by manufacturing and assembly line workers to reduce arm fatigue. The device attaches to the worker's arm to provide dynamic support throughout his natural range of motion. The device bears the weight of the person's arm, while preserving freedom of movement. CanAssist adapted this commercial device for use by people with upper body limitations.

Key features

  • Customized arm trough
  • Customized mounting to suit different configurations
  • Portable
  • Can be used as a therapeutic tool

Who is it for?

For clients with conditions resulting in reduced upper body strength.



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