Sugru. What is it you ask? Well, I first heard about Sugru on Indata Project's weekly podcast, Assistive Technology Update (March 18, 2013 episode). So on whim, I contacted Sugru and asked for a sample to try and figure out how I could incorporate it into assistive tech I use with my students. This turned out to be much harder than I thought.
Sugru is a self-setting silicone rubber. It comes in small packages, in a variety of colors. According to its manufacturer, Sugru is resilient in heat and cold, waterproof, durable, and flexible. It can be manipulated for 30 minutes, before curing begins. In 24 hours, you have a durable product with a variety of purposes. But how will it be helpful to me, as an OT?
Sugru is an interesting material with the potential for a variety of applications, I am just not sure where it fits in my tool box...
Sugru can be purchased at http://sugru.com/buy in a variety of packages from $10 and up.