Within the Standards for Technological Literacy, STL 14 - K of the Designed World states: Medical technologies include prevention and rehabilitation, vaccines and pharmaceuticals, medical and surgical procedures, genetic engineering, and the systems within which health is protected and maintained.
Focusing on the rehabilitation aspect, we have chosen to create a simple device to assist people who lack grip strength due to medical reasons pull power cords out of outlets.
⅛ inch thick piece of wood
Xacto knife or band saw
Step 1: Drawing the Outline
Following the dimensions provided in the picture, draw your design on the top of the piece of wood using a pencil.
Step 2: Drilling the Holes
Using the power drill, drill out the holes in the top four points, and the bottom center point. Make sure to make the bottom hole larger than the top ones, as this hole is where the power cord will rest.
Then, use a Forstner drill bit to bore out the large finger holes.
Step 3: Cutting
Using the band saw or the Xacto knife, cut out the tool along the outline you drew earlier. Be sure to go slow around the curves in using the saw to ensure you do not mess up the cut.
Step 4: Sanding
Using an electric sander or just a sheet of sandpaper and some elbow grease, sand all the edges wear you made cuts or drilled until you have a smooth finish all the way around.
Step 5: Finishing
THAT’S IT! Your cord puller tool is read to be attached to any cord using two small zip ties, as seen in the picture.