Dressing, Grooming (p1):

Clothes, the dressing process, accessories, and the other small individual touches that make so much difference to how we feel.

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Analysis & Exploration: Dressing, Grooming

Arthritis Sufferers: Struggling with dressing / undressing?

We have been looking for  good arthritis clothing solutions. These products range from various special shoes for arthritis to a special type of arthritis bra. This article uses videos from around the web to demonstrate some of those solutions, and we...
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Fashion Design for the Functionally Challenged: An Overdue and Promising Frontier

Whether by accident, injury, amputation, disease or any other cause, functional challenges continue to cause problems with regard to dressing fashionably with minimal assistance. Born of the marriage of the occupational therapy and fashion design disciplines, not unlike Tech-enhanced Life's Freedom...
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First Freedom Wear Meetup held in New York City

We held our first Freedom Wear Meetup in New York City on June 25th. We had a lively discussion sharing our backgrounds, experiences and visions, and touched on a number of opportunity areas that might warrant further discussion and exploration.
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Explorer Discussions: Dressing, Grooming

Explorers' Field Report on Use of Toenail Clippers

Eskaton Village explorers took home an array of toenail clippers and returned with a report of their findings.
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Best Toenail Clippers for Older Adults

Finding the right toenail clippers to work for an older adult has been a recurring discussion topic among circle members. We have narrowed down the array of possible nail clippers and tools to a short list that seem promising for hands-on evaluation. Please check them out and comment.
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Gadget for Pulling Up Socks

Explorer Shelly tells the group about a gadget he has found to pull up his socks when dressing.
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Not Happy with these Toenail Clippers

The Explorers listen to Helen report her results after testing two kinds of toenail clippers that she took home following the last meeting.
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Toenail Clippers, Hands-on @ SequioasSF

These explorers play with a handful of different, best-selling toenail clippers and compare and contrast.
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I Want a Tool for Putting on Compression Socks

Explorer Ron describes the problem he anticipates with age - increasing difficulty with putting on his compression socks, and the group discusses whether or not available gadgets might help.
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Useful Products & Resources: Dressing, Grooming (shared by our Explorers)

Easy-Off Sock Doffer

sock puller
Despite a number of devices for pulling socks onto the feet, here is one which is designed to do the opposite: remove socks.

Nike Hyperadapt 1.0

Nike Hyperadapt 1.0
Nike Hyperadapt 1.0 sneakers are wearable technology for the feet, especially designed for athletes but also may be a great help for anyone who needs assistance with putting on their shoes and lacing them.

Buck and Buck

adaptive clothing
Buck and Buck is a site selling adaptive clothing and footwear for persons with disabilities that make dressing and undressing difficult.


CareZips, adaptive clothing
CareZips is an approach to adaptive clothing intended to protect the dignity of the wearer during the process of changing of incontinence products.

MagnaReady Clothes

MagnaReady Clothes
MagnaReady shirts feature magnetic strips behind the button panels and at the cuffs for ease of dressing or undressing for anyone with diminished functional ability, including arthritis, Parkinson's, or other range of motion limitations.

Roto Clipper

Electric nail trimmer
The Roto Clipper is a battery powered nail trimmer.

Formal Bibs for Adults

Formal bibs protect clothing from food spills while maintaining the dignity of the wearer.

UnderCare- The Underwear Solution

Undercare, accessible clothing, arthritis aids
UnderCare is a line of underwear for men or women who have arthritic or post-injury limitation of their range of motion, and have difficulty dressing including putting on underwear.

Buck & Buck Unisex So Soft Arm Protectors

Arm Protectors

Bicyclists have long worn arm protectors out on lengthy rides; now these practical garments have been designed for everyday use. Buck & Buck sell a variety of arm and leg protectors to protect skin from bruising and tearing. These So-Soft Arm Protectors are Buck & Buck’s top sellers,...



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