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Nail clipper adaptation for people with disabilities

Shared by Ana Ribeiro on 2021-01-12 11:29

About the solution

Hisashi Imai developed an adaptation for a common nail clipper for his friend, Mr. Kuriki, who sufferes from hemiplegia. Due to this condition, Mr. Kuriki has lost motor skills on the left side of his body, being unable to use his left hand to maneuver common objects like a nail clipper.

Hisashi Imai came up with a way for Mr. Kuriki to be able to trim the nails on his right hand by creating a support that holds the clipper in place on a flat surface and allows Mr. Kuriki to simply put downward pressure on the clipper’s lever using his left hand.

The pieces are made up common materials, like MDF, acrylic sheets and felt. The pieces are cut using a laser cutter and put together using glue, a wooden mallet and a screwdriver.

The entire process of assembling this adaptation for nail clippers can be consulted at the Instructables website, including a description of materials and files with patterns for the different components.

Instructions and more information: https://www.instructables.com/Nail-Clipper-for-MrKuriki/


This solution shall not include mention to the use of drugs, chemicals or biologicals (including food); invasive devices; offensive, commercial or inherently dangerous content. This solution was not medically validated. Proceed with caution! If you have any doubts, please consult with a health professional.

About the author

Hisashi Imai (username hisashi_kun on the Instructables website), created an adaptation for a common nail clipper for his friend Mr. Kuriki, who suffers from left hemiplegia and was unable to trim the nails on his right hand using a regular clipper.

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