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Usually, the Tech Tuesday segment discusses high-tech products.

Assistive Technology can also be low-tech. Today’s Tech-Tip Tuesday features a low-tech invention which solves a seemingly age-old problem with another low-tech and fairly common piece of assistive technology.

The CLU Clip was developed by students at the California Lutheran University. As the name implies, it is a clip designed to hold a cane upright against a table or desk.  Most canes are smooth and top heavy.

They slide and fall quite easily.  Often the most practical thing to do with a long white cane is to lay it down somewhere out of the way.  With the CLU Clip, however, a cane can be fastened upright against a horizontal surface.

The CLU Clip design team is a semi-finalist in a student competition sponsored by the Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America. Five finalists will be announced at the RESNA conference going on this month.

Check out the CLU Clip homepage at: http://www.cluclip.net/

There is also a brief video of the CLU Clip in action at:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fytNFvZBesY&feature=youtu.be

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