Steady Stylus

Steady Stylus

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  • Handmade
  • Materials: rubber, aluminum, conductive fabric, medtex180, POM

T-shaped stylus for tablet and smartphone for assistive grip aids.

Features
1) T-shaped stylus for tablet and smartphone
2) Comes in two size options; regular (adult) and mini (kids)
3) Both option use same durable material
4) Highly conductive fabric tip; no drag, no pressure required
5) Ships worldwide from United States (NC) and Europe (Holland)

Options
a) Regular (adult), 4" by 4" (10 x 10cm)
b) Mini (kids), 2.4" by 2.4" (6 x 6cm)

Product
The Steady Stylus works for people who have difficulties holding an object like a pen, but who are able to firmly grasp something with their hand. When a customer ordered a set of the original Stylus Socks styli, she send us a note about using the conductive socks on her son's custom T-shaped stick. Since he has additional support needs, he uses a stylus that gives more control over his movements. And once we saw a picture of it, we new we wanted to offer this to people around the world with the same needs. What you get is a handmade, durable, fully conductive T-shaped stylus.

Worldwide service and logistics
We offer our services and ship our products around the world, using a flat rate product and shipping fee for everybody. Fulfillment locations in the United States, Europe and Australia take care of fast and economical shipping; we'll pick the best spot depending on your location.

Stylus Socks
All styli and pointers use our in-house engineered Stylus Socks concept; a tip made from highly conductive fabric that is wrapped around a plug on the stylus stick. Compared with rubber or foam alternatives, they have no drag, there's no pressure required and they don't break. Smooth operation is guaranteed on all modern capacitive tablets and smartphones, like the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch iOS devices from Apple, the Android based Galaxy range from Samsung, the Nexus range from Google and Asus, the Xperia range from Sony, the Kindle range from Amazon, etc.

A stylus for every need
In an effort to address all special needs comfort levels when working with capacitive touch screen devices, we listen carefully to client needs and adapt them in our extensive styli portfolio. Don’t find a stylus or pointer for your needs? Contact us for a custom solution!

Cheers, Team ShapeDad


History
It all started when the wife of a quad (quadriplegic) patient ordered a regular Stylus Socks stylus from our Etsy shop. She found out about our conductive socks concept while she was visiting a local Apple store and one of the employees started Googling for a proper solution. Their first approach was to put the conductive sock around the tip of their existing plastic mouth stick. But as you may know, a capacitive touch screen requires some ground (body) contact to make it work. And with a plastic mouth stick, this means that a wire needs to be wrapped around the stick and into the mouth, which is not very convenient.

Then we made a custom solution for them based on two approaches. One with a fully conductive aluminum mouth stick gaining enough electrical ground by itself, and one that uses the iPad's body as an electrical ground so you can use it with an existing mouth stick of any material (even plastic). We shipped it and got positive feedback on both approaches. We tweeted about it and got in contact with people around the globe dealing with ALS or MS and started supporting them. A few weeks later, several of these packages got shipped to the US and AUS. And people using a head pointer got triggered as well, so that's how we started offering the conductive plugs. Just put these around your head pointer's tip and you're ready to go.

Tags
shapedad, stylus, ipad, tablet, smartphone, capacitive, conductive, wheelchair, disabled, immobile, handicap, quadriplegic, special needs, assistive, medical, occupational, therapy, patients, disabilities, paralyzed, adaptive, ergonomic

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jjmccaulsky Feb 11, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Shapedad have made my custom "Jumbo Steady". The measurements are perfect.I wanted a larger circumference so I wouldn't have to grip tightly and an additional strap added for securing it.The actual stylus sits between my middle and fourth finger and then I tighten the strap, which allows my hand to naturally curve round the handle.For me it is Perfect and my Occupational Therapist thought it a great design. Thank you Ivo for making an affordable tailor made piece of equipment that is also very cool looking too!!! I'll be a long term customer.

cec145 Mar 11, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

My son has severe muscle weakness, and I was having so much trouble finding a stylus that required no pressure to activate the screen. This one is so easy for him to use. I think a slightly larger tip would even be more helpful, as sometimes he ends up using it on an angle and it doesn't activate quite as easily. I think it's because of the reduced surface area when it's at an angle. Even so, this FAR exceeds any of the other option we tried. Thank you so much for making these! UPDATE: After posting this review, Ivo sent me a new stylus with a larger tip. It is amazing - consistently works at an angle! It's so easy for my son to use, THANK YOU SO MUCH, IVO!!

jjmccaulsky Jan 10, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Great T-Bar Stylus, I bought the Jnr size to see how I would get on with it. Exceeded my expectations, I'm able to use this one with my hands and it's the junior size...... SHAPEDAD, Prepare for another order for the Adult size....Great for anyone with SCI in the Cervical region.....Thank you SHAPEDAD.

Reviewed by Anonymous Dec 5, 2011

5 out of 5 stars

We got our stylus this weekend, and today was the first day I was able to sit and help Daniel to use it. I just have to let you know this because I have goosebumps....I DID NOT HAVE TO HELP HIM. He was able to select the items and use the stylus without me!!! He is just beaming with pride right now!

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