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Anonym 4

The person lives in an apartment. He is working and studying full time. He was injured in 2003 and has a tetraplegia (C6). He has personal assistance 1-3 hours a day.


15 tips and ideas 
Use of 'urination hook''Urination hook'
The 'urination hook' is an assistive device for persons with compromised arm/hand function who performe intermittent self-catheterisation (ISC).
Coat buttoningButtoning buttons
A method to button trouser button for persons with impaired hand function
User puts on his shoeDressing: trousers, socks, and shoes
A dressing technique for wheelchair users who have impaired hand function and impaired balance
User tilts wheelchair on foot barLifting the wheelchair into the car
Technique for people with impaired balance and impaired arm/hand function
Adapted wheel and hand controlsModified car
Modified car suitable for persons with high quadriplegia with partial arm/hand function
Passenger seat coverPassenger seat cover
Custom-sewn cover for passenger seat – suitable for wheelchair users who place the wheelchair on the passenger seat when driving
Pulling on trousers while sitting in wheelchairPull up trousers while sitting in wheelchair
Method for wheelchair user with compromised arm/hand function to pull up trousers
Wheelchair secured with strap, metal hook sits on wheelchair grip ringSecuring the wheelchair during transfers to and from the car
A simple strap can prevent the wheelchair from sliding away when transferring to and from the car
Shoes with Velcro closureShoes with Velcro closure
Shoes with Velcro closure suitable for persons with impaired hand function
Assistant grips user under sitting bonesTransfer from floor to wheelchair with help
- a technique with the help of one person
User sets the brake on the wheelchairTransfer from the wheelchair to the car
Technique for people with impaired balance and impaired arm/hand function
Transfer to the floor with help from an assistantTransfer from wheelchair to floor with assistance
A technique with the help of an assistant
User places his feet on the floorTransfer to toilet
Transfer to the toilet for a person who uses a wheelchair and has impaired arm/hand function
User takes off shoeUndressing: trousers, socks, and shoes
A technique for wheelchair users with impaired hand function and balance
Key ring on jeans zipperUsing zipper on trousers
Persons with impaired dexterity can use a zipper if they attach a key ring to it.