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Drawing of a man typing with the help of a spring suspended from the ceiling.
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Title: Spring Suspension For Typing
From: Tips On Typing
Original caption: The sketch shows a spring suspension arranged to help a paral with some triceps (pushing down) power but little or no power to lift the forearm. The longer the spring, the easier the action. This is a great help in any kind of table work with an arm disability of this type.
The spring is most simply made of a rubber strip 3/4 inches wide, cut from an automobile inner tube, with a suitable cuff for the wrist.
One paral, having only one good arm, has used a string and foot action for operating the shift key on his typewriter.
Creator: n/a
Date: September 1932
Format: Illustration
Publication: The Polio Chronicle
Source: Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation Archives
Location: p.3
Keywords: Assistive Technology; Disease; Georgia; Institutions; Physical Disability; Polio; Rehabilitation; Self Help; Technology & Equipment; Typewriters; Warm Springs Foundation
Topics: Science, Health & Technology
Funding Support Provided By: NEC Foundation of America

Objects From This Artifact:
- Spring Suspension For Typing (still)
- Tips On Typing (still)