1997 Device to enable a young boy with missing R fingers to hold a violin bow – A TADACT project

View of my working drawing 1/1

One of my TADACT projects was to help a young boy with missing fingers on his R hand to hold a violin bow. This was a real challenge because the connection to the residual part of his hand had to be firm for good control yet flexible enough to allow for the angular variation in attitude of the bow to the violin.

The Orthotics Dept of Canberra Hospital helped by making a plastic glove to match his residual hand to which I was able to attach a stainless steel pivoting hinge which enabled the bow to be connected firmly.

Working drawing without dimensions working from measured notes with Alexander in workshop