Will a RECEIVE-ALL work on either hand?
Yes, it will work on either hand. The only difference between left-handed and right-handed is the direction the straps go over the hand and forearm, and the side the locking bar pivots from. We give you the option because one configuration may be easier to manipulate over the other, depending on one's ability.
Update: As of 4/23/2019, all kits are sold as Universal RH/LH. Locking bar pivot side can still be changed.
Can I change the direction the locking bar pivots?
Yes, the locking bar is held in place by a set screw, and it can be removed and placed in the other threaded hole to make it pivot in the opposite direction.
Do you make different size Arm Braces?
No, but we have sized the straps so they fit as wide a range of hand and arm sizes as possible. The cradle of the Arm Brace can also be sqeezed or expanded to help it conform to your arm. In addition, we include a piece of neoprene-foam tape for the forearm cradle of the Arm Brace, for those who have smaller arms. The neoprene is also great for anybody who wants a little added comfort.
Why is it spelled RECIEVE-ALL on the Adapters?
Like most mistakes, there is a story behind it. A mistake was made in the mold that is used to create the Adapters. After the mistake was noticed, a decision was made to keep moving forward so as to not further delay getting the product out. A 2nd decision was made to keep it as-is, and laugh about it!
What is a cable-tie?
Cable-ties are a type of fastener used to secure a variety of items. They are typically made from a nylon plastic. The cable-ties we include have small ridges along their length. One end has a clip, and when the other end is inserted the ridges allow it to be tightened, but do not allow it to loosen. The ridges are only on one side of the cable-tie, so it must be looped in the proper direction and not twisted.
Why do you use cable-ties to attach items to the Adapters?
There are many reasons we use cable ties. They are extremely versatile and adjust to many size handles. They are also inexpensive and can be purchased at hardware or auto-parts stores. Cable-ties are very strong and hold the items in the Adapters securely. The cable-ties we include with each purchase have a 40 lb tensile rating. We wouldn't be securing items with cable-ties if we weren't confident in their ability.
Can I operate the locking bar with limited hand dexterity?
Yes, the end of the locking bar extends past the Arm Brace enough so you can use the heel of your wrist, making it possible for someone with poor dexterity to operate the locking bar. In addition, there is a hole on the free end of the locking bar that can be used for adding a loop or ring, or a combination of both.
About The Receive-All
Adaptive Solutions, LLC was formed as a result of Joe Jacobs and his ideas to help a friend, Tyler Thompson, who acquired a spinal cord injury in 2002. The RECEIVE-ALL is their first product that is readily available for purchase.
The RECEIVE-ALL is an adaptive device that can give new possibilities to some people, or less pain and fatigue for others. Our mission is to provide you with a device that can help you accomplish tasks otherwise not possible, at an affordable price.
The RECEIVE-ALL system consists of an Arm Brace and an Adapter. You simply attach an adapter to the item you wish to hold; fishing rod, garden tool, the possibilities are endless! That item can now be attached to the Arm Brace that is secured to your forearm and hand, giving you control of that item. Only one Arm Brace is needed to be able to use an unlimited number of items. Items can be left in the Adapters and ready for use.
Common uses for the Receive-All include fishing, gardening, painting, kitchen tools, hand tools, etc. Anybody with the following conditions can benefit from using the RECEIVE-ALL: paralysis (quadriplegia or tetraplegia), arthritis, stroke, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, or any other condition that may limit the use of one's hands.