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Award Winning

This Assistive technology wrist activated grabber was a winner at the TOM Global Innovation Challenge.  It's useful for C5-C6 quadriplegics.

How It's Made

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Click on the image above to learn more about this project and find instructions on how to build your own.   

Product story


Quadriplegic's Grabber Tool was designed with and for Analy Perez, a designer who uses a wheelchair, with limited use of her hands, who wanted to manipulate small items.


The team developed the solution as part of the TOM Global Innovation Challenge (which they won the best documentation award 👏) and was led by:


Andrew Mouratis

Jeffrey Ebin

Jake Rynkiewicz


Quadriplegic's Grabber Tool is inexpensive, customizable, easy to attach when needed, and easy to store when finished. 3D printing and simple off-the-shelf hardware keep the costs low. Open source geometry allows for a community of users to create custom-made tools.




Product Specs


Approximate Cost of materials: USD $15

Machine time: 36 hours

Assembly time: 0.5 hours

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