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The problem: My wife cant bend over to put her socks on shes 9 months pregnant.
The impetus: My four-year-old sons solution to everything is to have a robot do it.
The solution: I propose to create a machine to assist the pregnant with the putting-on of socks. Two speculum
shaped devices are used to hold the socks. The socks are placed into the speculums and either it clips on or the sock cuff is rolled down. The speculums are raised and lowered via individual scissor lifts. The user sits or stands in front of the machine and places her foot into the socks. The speculum is released and the foot is removed, leaving the sock over the foot. The controls (open, close, up, down) will be through an attached keypad.
This device may also be useful to the obese or lazy. With some modifications, it may be used to hold open other clothing, such as underwear, pants, shirts, and coats. Imagine how easy it would be to dress a wriggly baby when you have such a machine to hold the clothing open. Load the machine, open the speculum, drop the baby in, and close.
Small Parts Grabber
Like this? [Coal Drag, Dec 03 2004]
Assists in putting on socks, compression or regular stockings and panty hose.
"...helps with putting on socks, stockings, panty hose, knee-highs" [half, Dec 03 2004]
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||Bun, but I suggest keeping away from the word "speculum" in any female-related topic.
||Thanks for the suggestion and sorry for the offense. Perhaps the sock holding device should be described as more like a "small part grabber". Please see the link.
||Very QVC/Lillian Vernon appropriate.
||Oh, I'm not offended...but I'm told that women can find speculi to be a bit of a sore point when they come up in discussions.