Disabilities and impairments can affect people in many different ways, but one of the hardest to cope with is full to near full body paralysis, cerebral Palsy or other disabilities and impairments which can affect anyone at any time from developmental problems or a bad accident. At this point, communication to the outside world can become very difficult and most tasks are impossible. However, innovative science and technology advances have shown how tablets and specialist software can be created and used to help these people share their voice. A good example of this would be Stephen Hawking. Stephen Hawking as we all know was diagnosed and suffers from Motor Neurone or Lou Gehrig’s disease. This disease affects your nerves in the brain and spinal cord making messages which would usually be sent to muscles unable to get through, leaving them to waste and weaken. Without Stephen Hawking’s Intel programmed voice system, his brilliant mind would have been lost to everyone but himself, leaving him without communication.
Obviously, this is a very extreme situation where technology can be used to create an effective communication system but it really paints the picture of how vital it can be. Now a simple app can turn Tablets, iPads and smartphones into a learning and communication method. However, in all situations, Pessimists (like me) can see the ways this could be ruined or compromised causing damage and despair to those involved. Yes, that’s right, we are talking about the dreaded and inevitable drop of an iPad or tablet!
Unfortunately, no one is safe from this event and it is one of terror and shock when you see your beloved smart device heading for the floor. Unfortunately, this, for those who are physically disabled, may mean they are without a working communication or entertainment method for some time, leaving them very much isolated and with no way of trying to stop or catch the device. Through some brainstorming in our offices and working in the disability aids market, we thought we had come up with a brilliant idea to help prevent this from happening.
Tenura extreme mats are a strong tacky material renowned for its strong grip of materials, preventing all movement from objects resting on its surface. We have seen this material used in motor homes, caravans, in cars and even in clinical trials to prevent beakers and glasses from moving around or spilling. We believe that Tenura extreme if applied to tablets, smartphones or brackets will create an effective hold helping to stop potential falls by providing a very strong grip. Extreme mats have been tried and tested to stop bowls and plates from moving at very steep angles and leave no residue from where they were placed. This material can also be washed with ease and will regain its strong tacky surface once dry, allowing it to be used again and again.
A great deal of care must be taken when removing phones and tablets from Tenura extreme grip mats. This materials drawback is the same as its benefit, its strong tacky surface. This tacky surface is so strong, without care when taking it off, this material could make your phone bend, break or fall when trying to pull it off. We recommend slow and even pulling pressure away from the material to allow you to remove it from the device. Another solution to this problem would be to attach a phone case to the extreme grip mat then clip your device in. This way your tablet or phone can be removed with ease, preventing breakages and accidents.
Extreme mats can be found in a green and transparent colouring, allowing you to create a strong non slip surface without the need to lose the aesthetics of the surface you have placed it on or as an easily visible marking solution thanks to its vibrant green colour. Tenura extreme mats are an ideal solution to preventing all movement from objects in the home, on the go or in a workplace and can now be found at a price of £10 per mat!
Tenura Extreme grip mats can be purchased directly through our website along with the rest of Tenuras range of daily living aids. Spend £50 on our website and we will ship your order free of charge.
Disabilities and Impairments can make everyday tasks much harder. From operating door handles and preparing and cooking food, these tasks can be tiring and genuinely hard to accomplish. Tenuras wide range of daily living aids have been designed to attempt to make these general tasks as easy as possible for people suffering from such impairments and disabilities. Tenura anti-slip grip strips are one such product. This material offers a versatile non-slip grip, which can be applied almost anywhere. We have seen anti-slip grip strips used in many creative ways to make general tasks much easier. This material can be applied almost anywhere and will hold strong around the object it has been wrapped around without the need for an adhesive that could leave a residue.
Door Handles & Knobs
Door handles and knobs can be very difficult to grip and turn, for able-bodied and disabled people. Door knobs especially can be hard to grip due to their shiny surface. This can make going in and out of a room a harder task then it needs to be. By applying anti-slip grip strips, you can create an effective way to make turning door handles and knobs much easier. Simply wrap the grip strip around the door knob covering the majority of its surface. This will make it easier to grip and make going in and out of rooms a simple process once again.
Pots and Pans
Pans, pots and woks can also be difficult to move in any area. Spills and stains can cause injuries and expensive damage. It can cause a mess or severe injury depending on temperatures and the amount of liquid spilt. A non-slip material is an excellent way to help decrease the chances of clumsy mistakes and makes any object easier to hold and move. This materials thin finish will allow you to create a strong non-slip grip without increasing the bulk of the surface area too much. Tenura anti-slip grip strips are highly heat resistant, meaning they can survive on a pan, pot or wok for as long as you need them to.
Cups & Glasses
We all love a good cup of tea, coffee, or fresh juice in the morning, it’s an excellent start to a day and can help wake you up. One thing you never want to accompany your early morning brew is an early morning mess. A slip of the hand or a clumsy mistake while carrying or moving your cup can easily lead to breakages, nasty spills and stains, or injuries. This will all need cleaning or mopping up which isn’t easy for some people. Tenura anti-slip grip strips can help to make a mug, cup or glass much easier to hold onto and decrease the chances of nasty spills, stains and injuries. By wrapping the material around the cups handle, you can minimise the chances of loss of grip as the material will ensure the handle has an enhanced grip.
Anti-slip grip strips are also very useful to apply to cutlery, utensils and many other items used during food preparation. Preparing food on the chopping board can be a strenuous task for anyone and can lead to an injury very quickly. Anti-slip grip strips can help by creating a firm grip on the handles of knives, forks, spoons and the chopping board bases themselves. This contributes to improving the general grip of these objects and minimise the chances of slips that could lead to injury. One handed Whisking is now possible with anti-slip grip strips. By placing anti-slip grip strips under the bowl and around the whisk handle, you can increase control and comfort.
Another product, designed for cutlery handles is Tenura cutlery grips. Cutlery grips can be slipped onto many different kitchen utensils with ease. Once applied, this material will create an enhanced surface area, allowing objects to be handled and used efficiently, without the strain and discomfort some experience when trying to grip small or thin objects.
To view how to use Tenura Anti Slip Grip Strips, you can view our video below:
Anti-slip grip strips and many other products Tenura manufacturers are available on the Tenura website, here you can see all information about the products and the current prices we offer.
In daily life, preparing and eating food is a necessity. This should be as easy as possible and be a pleasant experience. Unfortunately for those suffering from diseases like arthritis and Parkinson's, preparing a meal can be a painful and stressful process. In fact using any utensils like toothbrushes, pens, and many other items can be a struggle. Thankfully, Tenura has created a product to help in situations just like this!
Tenura cutlery grips create an enlarged surface area around small objects that are hard to use and hold. Cutlery grips have two slits in the middle of the material, allowing the objects to sit in without leaving space for movement, making using these utensils a more comfortable experience.
Dining and Food Preparation
Food preparation can be hard for those who suffer from impairments to strength of grip, from pain to struggling to hold implements sufficiently, it can become a challenge very quickly instead of a day to day task. Tenura cutlery grips can increase the surface area of the object and make it easier to grip and hold. This makes preparing food easier, less painful and safer. Cutlery grips can be washed with ease, an application of soap and hot water will be enough to guarantee a good level of hygiene and make them ready to use again and again!
After you have slaved away in the kitchen comes the best part of the process, the eating of the food. This process should be enjoyable after you have worked hard to prepare a meal. But for those with hand impairments or impairing diseases, the eating of the food can be very difficult. Items like knives and forks can be very difficult to hold and use effectively. Tenura cutlery grips can make knives, forks and spoons much easier to use and a less painful.
Pens & Pencils
Writing is an essential skill that is needed almost all the time. From a very young age, most of us learn the skill of writing. Unfortunately as you age, diseases and accidents can sometimes impair your ability to do this. Arthritis can make precise movements with your hand painful and hard to do. Thankfully, Tenura cutlery grips can provide a enhanced surface area around pens and pencils making them easier to hold. This will relieve some of the pain involved when trying to hold the pen or pencil tightly enough to use effectively. Tenura cutlery grips help to make writing easier and more comfortable, and maintaining an important skill.
Brushing your teeth is a vital part of day to day life. Without clean teeth, tooth decay is inevitable. This can lead to a painful toothache and expensive surgery to get it corrected. Unfortunately, moving a toothbrush around your mouth requires a certain level of precision in where the brush is going and the pressure being applied to the brush. These two things can be very difficult for those who suffer from arthritis and other impairments.
Using and holding a tooth brush effectively can also be a very difficult experience. Cutlery grips can be applied to any standard toothbrush with ease, allowing you to manoeuvre the toothbrush around your mouth and grip the brush easier. This will decrease the chance of injury to gums and teeth that could happen without this support and make this important daily task much easier to accomplish.
Cutlery grips are great aid to day to day life and allow tasks that need you to grip and use small items in much more comfort. For more information regarding Cutlery grips or the rest of the Tenura range, please visit the website.