Grabber how-to-make video This young man really knows what he’s doing. I’d gotten to the point that I was seriously considering making a copy of my most useful grabber. I’d bought it long before my accident and I no longer see the same model advertised anywhere. The size and shape made by the young man in the video is very similar to what I want to make.
This man does fine carpentry work and has all the right tools. However, even without having all those nice tools, there should be ways to follow his basic design. Other materials could be used to accomplish much the same invention.
I know Active Hands sells a reacher/grabber product for quad injuries that uses tenodesis to operate. It seems very durable and is designed to hold a few kilos.
I tested it out last year and I was shocked how well it could pick up the smallest of objects off the floor, like a penny or a sim card, as well as grabbing coats and hats off racks.
It's definitely at the high end of the market price wise but it should last a lifetime and if it's going to make a big difference to a person's life then it's worth it.
I'm currently in the very gradual process of planning a walk-in (or roll-in) wardrobe for my bedroom and rather than limiting myself to only chair height rails, I'm thinking about installing a second set of rails above them, then buying one of these grabbers and using it to get items of clothing down and then hang them back up again after.