Category: Food Preparation

Microwave Dish Holder

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The Microwave Dish Holder is a non-commercial product designed to assist individuals with limited manual dexterity and/or feeling to pick up and move a microwave dish, while protecting the individual from burns. The unit resembles a forearm orthosis with an aluminum claw attached to the end to grab onto the dish. The device is made of bent aluminum plate and Duraplast, with two velcro straps for attaching the holder to the wrist and fingers. PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT: This device was designed by the University of British Columbia for an individual with little feeling in the hands who could not sense the degree of heat of the dish that could produce a burn upon handling with bare hands. DIMENSIONS: The holder is approximately 8.5 inches long.


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Tetra Society Of North America
Tetra Society Of North America Organization Type: 
The purpose of Tetra is to recruit skilled volunteer engineers and technicians to create assistive devices for people with disabilities. Volunteer engineers, design technicians, and health professionals work one to one with their clients to make assistive aids or modifications to their environments.
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