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Mats

Mats lives in an apartment together with his partner. He is retired. He was injured in 1988 and has a tetraplegia (C6-7). Through hand surgery his grip function improved in both hands. He has personal assistance about 10 hours a day.


6 tips and ideas 
User locks cam cleat"Urination hook" with cam cleat
The urination hook is an assistive device for persons with compromised arm/hand function who have to relieve themselves intermittently
User inserts catheter. He holds the package. Illustration: Lars 'Geson' AnderssonClean Intermittent Catheterization (CIC)
A technique for intermittent catheterization without having to touch the catheter, which provides better hygiene.
Waistband is threaded through key ring on zipperClosure of modified trousers
Velcro closure for trousers with hook and loop works for persons with impaired hand function
User cuts a piece of cheese with modified knifeModified knife
Modified knife – suitable for persons with impaired hand function
User with strap around thighsModified thigh strap
Strap that holds together a wheelchair user's thighs, modified so that persons with impaired hand function can close it without assistance
User pulls up zipperModified trousers
Customized trousers – suitable for wheelchair users with impaired hand function