Miscellaneous Assistive Devices
Card Holders/Card Shufflers
For the arm amputee who enjoys playing cards, many types of card holders are available. In addition, an automatic card shuffler facilitates shuffling the cards - it is battery operated and works with a simple press of a button.
Grippers of various sizes can be used on pens, pencils, knitting needles, and other items that would otherwise be difficult to grasp with an artificial limb.
Ice Cleats for Shoes / Boots
Attachable cleats can be purchased which strap on to shoes or boots to avoid slipping on snowy or icy surfaces. Leg amputees need to be able to easily lift the artificial leg high enough to not "catch" the cleats when walking and stumble.
Photo Credits / Thank You
The War Amps National Amputee Centre would like to give a special thanks to Sammons for the use of their photos that appear in our accompanying Daily Living and Independence section.