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Gardening with Endurance disabilities

Humans were created with the innate desire to create and be industrious.  Whether it be at a place of employment, a building or improvement project, producing food, or a hobby, we are at our best and our happiest when we are engaged in these activities.  Obviously, in a perfect world we would be happiest at […]

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Disabled?  Life?  What’s it all Mean?

The Meaning of Life as A Disabled Person. Many of us think about the meaning of life.   What is it?  Is it to simply exist? To have a relationship with others? To work? To reproduce? To seek pleasure?  Entire libraries and literally millions of pages have been written about the meaning of life.  Philosophers from […]

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Connective Skin Disorders and Working

Connective tissue and skin disease disabilities   There are many skin and connective tissue diseases which are considered disabilities. Severe dermatitis Bullous disease Hidradenitis suppurativa Mucous membrane infections Chronic skin infections Photosensitivity disorders Ichthyosis Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Rheumatoid arthritis Scleroderma Granlomatosis with Polyangiitis Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Polymyositis/dermatomysositis And many others.   These diseases have many causes, […]

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Great Lakes Fishing Assistive Technology Part 2

    In part 2 of our blog, we will focus on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS).  As with many jobs, (CTS) can be a common risk factor.  The fishing industry is no different. Many fishermen struggle with a variety of musculoskeletal problems ranging from lower back to shoulders, knees, and hands.  Repeated throwing and pulling […]

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Great Lakes Fishing Assistive Technology

    I’ve taken a look at three Fish Tug-Style boats on the Great Lakes and have spoken with the fishermen in depth about their jobs. I also observed demonstrations and helped with the work. As a result, I recommend these general assistive technology ideas.  This would work for fishermen suffering from arthritis, or other […]

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Pumpkin Lifter Assistive Technology

You say it is difficult to balance while lifting pumpkins from the ground to waist level? The pumpkin/squash lifter helps people who cannot bend down to pick up melons, squash, and other bulky items from the ground. It is built with conduit and pitchfork tines. It is a piece of ¾-inch metal conduit 36-inches long […]

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Powerlift Tractor Step Assistive Technology

A powerlift step uses a 12V electric linear actuator to raise a worker to a utility tractor operator’s station without climbing. The steps up to the operator’s stations are steep and tall. Workers often cannot safely climb and lift themselves with one leg, especially when they have knee surgery. They can use a powerlift step […]

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Chainsaw Mill Review

Chainsaw mill review                                                                                             The chainsaw mill was purchased with […]

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ATV Cultivator and Electric Cultivator combination

  Spring is here and gardens are ready to be turned over in preparation for planting.  Many people use a standard rototiller to complete this task but requires a lot of physical labor.  I submit to you the use of an ATV cultivator and lightweight electric cultivators are a great combination to work your soil […]

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Raynaud’s and the workplace

During cold weather, have your hands ever hurt to the extent you cannot even use them?  Have they turned pale or even white then blue when exposed to the cold, or during stress?  Have they become swollen and painful when warmed?  You may have Raynaud’s disease. This disease occurs in 5-10% of the population and […]

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