Therapeutic Cutlery for patients with brain damage
Developed by: Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Gregorio Marañón
The invention is a cutlery for patients who have alternated muscle tone, a neurodegenerative disease, pain and swelling or a loss of force in the wrist. These patients are not able to feed themselves with standard cutlery. The vertical handle of the therapeutic cutlery allows the patients to grab the fork with a normal moving pattern of elbow flexion, neutral position of the forearm and wrist extension, avoiding muscle pain.
The main application area of this technology is occupational therapy targeted to people who have:
- Changes in muscle tone: hypertonia, hypotonia, ataxiacaused by acquired brain damage, stroke, brain tumors orcerebral paralysis from birth.
- Neurodegenerative diseases: rigidity, tremor caused bymultiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS),Parkinson's or Huntington's disease.
- Pain and swelling caused rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis,rizarthrosis or carpal tunnel syndrome.
- Weakness or loss of strength caused by broken wrist, Colles´fracture, fractured thumb, Guillain-Barré syndrome or age.
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Utility Model application bumber U201430605