Thank you for supporting the #ClipDifferent brand and growing community by including a ClipDifferent one-handed nail clipper in your newsletter and ADL Kit.
Hanger specializes in delivering the best possible orthotic and prosthetic care. Their customized state-of-the-art solutions empower people of all ages to increase mobility and functionality.
Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Kits – These are used for patient education or event tours around the country.
*Active Daily Living or Aids for Daily Living also use the ADL term. All three highlight daily living and ways to adjust or improve.
The Hanger Clinic Happenings For Therapists is a quarterly e-newsletter by Bambi Lombardi and Amy Todd highlighting updates in technology, treatment ideas, events for the amputee community and research impacting the Occupational Therapy practice.
Bambi has been an Occupational Therapist for 35 years. Many of those focused on clinical experience with pediatrics, trauma and hand therapy. Her most recent experience includes teaching introductory and advanced courses in upper limb prosthetic rehabilitation, presenting at local, national and international conferences and facilitating collaborative efforts between prosthetists and therapists to improve functional outcomes for end-users.
Manufacturer and Product UpdatesOpen Bionics is an upper limb supplier based in the U.K. who manufactures the Hero Arm, a light-weight, affordable, 3D-printed myoelectric arm system. Hanger Clinic now has an exclusive, three-month agreement to fit the Hero Arm for patients here in the U.S. Open Bionics has several designs and covers for adults and children as young as 7. Please make contact with your local Hanger Clinic Location to find out more information or reach out to Bambi (BLombardi@Hanger.com) or Amy (AmTodd@Hanger.com).
Just a reminder……..The MCUI (Motion Control User Interface) is available free in the App Store for all IOS devices and can be used by your patient to connect to their ETD or Motion Control Hand. Many of our upper limb patients really like the feedback of seeing their EMG signals on the screen and they are able to do this in the app. They can also enable/disable FLAG, adjust the amount of force that each FLAG pulse increases and enable/disable feedback sounds. Once they open the app, they would select “patient” and then use the pairing code to connect to their device. The pairing code is: add one zero to the front and back of the serial number and then flip the whole number (e.g. s/n 1234 would be 043210).
The second generation MCPDriver from Naked Prosthetics features improved aesthetic appearance, comfort, precision-machined components, and stylish color options. The MCPDriver assists in restoring tripod pinch, key, and cylindrical grasps as well as grip stability.ClipDifferent Automatic Fingernail ClipperClipDifferent launched its One Hand Fingernail Clipper in November 2018. The patent-pending product is an electric nail clipper that safely trims fingernails at the touch of a button. It was created for the millions of people who struggle with this routine grooming task.The compact (3”x 5”) ClipDifferent assistive device gives users an independent way to trim their nails automatically. Simply press the on button and insert the desired amount of fingernail to be trimmed into the nail-slot. It’s that easy! The carefully-engineered nail-slot prevents skin from coming into contact with the trimming mechanism. Even those with full vision loss can use it safely. Additionally, the ClipDifferent device catches the nail clippings in a drawer, eliminating mess. It also contains a high-capacity rechargeable battery that can last months between charges.ClipDifferent recently won top honors at the 2019 Edison Awards in the Personal Care Category for the “game-changing” innovation. As a General Benefit Corporation, their mission is to serve remarkable nail care solutions to those that need them most. ClipDifferent.com
About Hanger, Inc. – Built on the legacy of James Edward Hanger, the first amputee of the American Civil War, Hanger, Inc. (HNGR) delivers orthotic and prosthetic (O&P) patient care, and distributes O&P products and rehabilitative solutions to the broader market. Hanger’s Patient Care segment is the largest owner and operator of O&P patient care clinics with approximately 800 patient care locations nationwide. Through its Products & Services segment, Hanger distributes branded and private label O&P devices, products and components, and provides rehabilitative solutions. With over 150 years of clinical excellence and innovation, Hanger’s vision is to lead the orthotic & prosthetic markets by providing superior patient care, outcomes, services, and value. For more information on Hanger, visit www.hanger.com.