InventHelp Inventor Designs Medical Aid for Amputees (TPA-2300)

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Founded in 1984 in Pittsburgh, InventHelp is submitting the PURDY STUMP AIDE STAND to companies for their possible feedback.

After wanting to assist individuals with below the knee amputations and limited range of motion, an inventor from Belleview, Fla., decided that there needed to be a device that fulfills the need for a dressing aid designed to allow amputees to more easily position a sock upon their stump.

The patent-pending PURDY STUMP AIDE STAND is comfortable, durable and practical. It gives the user a feeling of independence by allowing them to position the sock without asking for assistance. The PURDY STUMP AIDE also saves a substantial amount of time when dressing. A prototype is available.

“I have a friend who is an amputee. It would take him 45 minutes to put on a sock with a dressing stick. With my stand, he could do it in 3 minutes,” said the inventor.

The original design was submitted to the Tampa office of InventHelp. It is currently available for licensing or sale to manufacturers or marketers. For more information, write Dept. 15-TPA-2300, InventHelp, 217 Ninth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or call (412) 288-1300 ext. 1368. Learn more about InventHelp's Invention Submission Services at -

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