A chef sustained a stroke, leaving him with left-side weakness/fatigue, limited strength and dexterity in his left hand, and he wants to return to his position at a restaurant
He has limited strength and dexterity in his left hand, making grasping tools difficult. The chef is mostly concerned about the grasp of a spatula to use the restaurant grill. He walks long distances with support from a cane. In the kitchen, he uses countertops for support when he only needs to take a step or two.
Initially, the kitchen should be set up so he can work in a defined area without the need to move to different stations. He may need a lower counter/workstation to be able to sit at times and still prepare food. There are several AT options for flipping/turning food in a skillet/pan that may make his tasks easier including the Double Spatula, Peta L-Shaped Spatula, and the Spatula EZ Flip.
Goals and Outcomes:
Implementing AT in the kitchen will help the employee will return to his job as a chef.