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Mats 2

Mats lives together with his wife and daughter in a house. He was injured in 2001 and has a high incomplete tetraplegia. He does not have any assistance.


21 tips and ideas 
User grasps loop to put on shoeBoots without shoelaces
Shoes that are easy to put on and take off – suitable for persons with impaired hand function
User has dog attached to belt and holds on to a railingDog leash with belt
Dog leash with belt – suitable for persons with impaired hand function and for pole walking
User at the wheelDriving a car for people with disabilities
A car that is suitable for persons with impaired gait and impaired function in hands and arms
User transports hay on hand cart.Feed horses
Hay for horses is transported by hand truck
User rakes leaves into wheelbarrowFolding lightweight wheelbarrow
A lightweight wheelbarrow that is easy on the back – suitable for persons who have problems lifting and/or bending
User with heated gloves and battery pack onHeated gloves
Thermostat-controlled heated gloves
User holds a kitchen knife with a good handleKitchen knives
Sharp knives with a good handle facilitate cooking for persons with impaired hand function
The user uses the long shoe horn to put on his shoesLong shoe horn
Long shoe horn with anti-slip strips helps people with disabilities
User nails moldingNailer
Pneumatic nailer instead of a hammer – suitable for persons with impaired hand function
User with non-slip device on shoes, halfway onNon-slip device for shoes
An important assistive device for persons with impaired gait
Oven gloveOven glove
Oven glove protects hands when handling hot baking sheets – suitable for persons with impaired sensation
User cleans stall with pitchforkPitchfork with handle
An ergonomic handle on stall and garden tools is suitable for persons with impaired hand function
User with polesPoles for pole walking
Poles helps persons keep their balance – suitable for persons with impaired gait
Power jigsaw. Photo: www.clasohlson.sePower jigsaw
Suitable for persons with impaired hand function
User screws molding in placePower screwdriver
Suitable for persons with impaired hand function
The user holds onto the railingRailing along path
Railing along path helps persons with impaired gait
User with Back on Track shirtShirt that stays warm and dressing technique
Appropriate clothing for people with disabilities
Stairway railingStaircase with railing
Stairway railing – important for persons with impaired gait
Toilet with Top FuturaToilet seat with flush function
Toilet seat that facilitates bathroom visits and personal hygiene for persons with impaired hand function
User places wood in wood stoveWelding glove for building fire in the stove
Welding glove protects against burns – suitable for persons with impaired sensation
User with work glovesWork gloves
Assembly gloves protect hands during work on a farm – suitable for persons with impaired sensation