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Versatile Painting Solution ► Adjustable Arm Support ► Wrist Attachment NSF Project Team 1: Noah Leff, Dan Phillips, Melissa Banks University of Connecticut.

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1 Versatile Painting Solution ► Adjustable Arm Support ► Wrist Attachment NSF Project Team 1: Noah Leff, Dan Phillips, Melissa Banks University of Connecticut Contact: Patty Mitchell Passionworks Studio

2 Project with The NSF Cerebral Palsy Limits Motion and Motor Sense Limited Arm Movements Inability To Grip Brush or Marker Solution: I. An adjustable arm support II. A “gripper” wrist attachment

3 Motivation This device would benefit: Aspiring artists with cerebral palsy or any other motor impairment Anyone in a wheelchair with limited arm or hand mobility

4 Products and Patents Ergo Swivel Neater Arm Support Patent : Ergonomically Neutral Arm Support Patent : Spray Painting Apparatus Arm Support

5 Design Comparisons Design I Brush: Linear actuator with one syringe Support: Lateral and shoulder support Design II Brush: Air compressor Support: Sleeve system Design III Brush: Compressor and cartridge system Support: Full length arm support

6 Product Features Arm Support Comfortable Stable Infinitely adjustable Compact Safe Wrist Attachment Attaches drawing utensil to artist’s wrist Lightweight Adjustable for different artists Adjustable for different drawing utensils Adjustable drawing angles

7 Design Overview

8 Arm Support Components Custom Fiberglass Armrest:

9 Arm Support Components Custom Covering Foam Cushioning Velcro Straps

10 Arm Support Components Vertical Height Adjustment: Modified Double Flanged Linear Slide

11 Arm Support Components Angle Adjustment: 180° Pivot Bracket

12 Arm Support Components Joints: Easy adjust movement through the horizontal plane

13 Arm Support Components Clamp by GCX Instrument Mounting Systems

14 Complete Arm Support

15 Wrist Attachment Components Spring System Marker Clamp Angle Adjustment PVC Dial

16 Wrist Attachment Wrist Guards Artist in Action

17 Budget PartQuantityUnit priceTotal Mechanical Components Clamp1$ " 80/20 Stock1$20.37 Adapter plate1$0.00 Double flange linear slide1$ degree pivot bracket2$9.65$19.30 Uni-bearing Slide1$ " Arm Pivot6$14.25$85.50 Brake Kits5$9.05$45.25 Single T-nuts4$0.25$1.00 Double T-nuts8$0.65$5.20 End Caps12$1.00$12.00 Subtotal:$325.37

18 Budget PartQuantityUnit priceTotal Fiberglass Supplies Super sculpty2$7.99$15.98 Partall #2 Paste Wax1$9.50 Chopped Strand Mat10$2.35$23.50 Polyester Resin1$19.95 Subtotal:$68.93 Cushion and Cover Fabric1$0.00 Foam1$0.00 Elastic straps1$2.79 Metal rings2$85.00$ Adhesive Velcro1$3.99 Subtotal:$176.78

19 Budget PartQuantityUnit priceTotal Wrist Attachment Supplies Hollow PVC 1$7.59 Spring $0.80$0.00 Wrist guards 1$31.45 Aluminum Tube 1$0.00 Wing nuts 2$0.36$0.72 Subtotal:$39.76 Total Cost to Build $610.84

20 Acknowledgements Dr. John Enderle Chris Liebler The National Science Foundation Patty Mitchell at Passionworks

21 Questions? View our website at ng06/Team1/index.htm


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