homepageTips and tricks from people with spinal cord injuries (SCI).
Bytt språk, (svensk text)
Tips sorted by category

Tips sorted by author and their injury level

Bruno

Bruno lives in an apartment and is working part time. He was injured in 1974 and has a tetraplegia (C5-6). Through hand surgery in 1977 his grip function improved. He has personal assistance 7 hours a day and some help at night provided by the local government.


24 tips and ideas 
Wall-mounted arm cycle with extended wall bracketAdaptation of arm cycle
Wall-mounted exercise bike, adapted with extended wall bracket
Adapted car key with large gripAdapted grip for car keys
Customized grip for car keys suitable for persons with impaired hand function
Metal hook with cordAssistive device to drain bladder for wheelchair users
Hook that holds trousers out of the way while draining the bladder
Bedroom with ceiling lift and ceiling trackCeiling lift in bedroom
Ceiling lift on tracks placed on the ceiling, diagonally across the room.
Closet with open doorCloset without plinth
Adapted closet that makes it easier for a person in a wheelchair to come close to pick out clothing and objects
Crane between ceiling lift belt and lifting equipmentCrane or hanging scale that can be used as a personal scale
A crane scale with a ceiling lift may be used as a personal scale - appropriate for people who transfer using a ceiling lift
User holds video camera using plexiglas handleCustom handle for video camera
Custom handle for video camera; appropriate for persons with impaired hand function
H-shaped wooden stand on a bathroom scaleCustom-designed scale
Scale for person who sits in wheelchair
User picks up the mobile phone’s plexiglas handle with thumbCustomized handle for mobile phone
Custom modification to phone for persons with impaired hand function
Shelf with drawers in living roomDresser drawers with handles
Handle on dresser drawers appropriate for persons with impaired hand function
Electric toothbrush in holder attached to the side of the wash basinElectric toothbrush
Electric toothbrush attached to the side of the wash basin
Accessible kitchen with several pull-out boardsKitchen - partly accessible for people with disabilities
Kitchen with many countertops - a possibility to make it easier for wheelchairusers to manage in a regular kitchen
Mobile shower and toilet chair, Aquatec OceanMobile shower/toilet chair on casters
Combined shower and toilet chair on castors
Plastic mug with large handlePlastic mug with large handle
Easy-grip, lightweight mug that can be used by persons with impaired hand function
Portable telephone with Plexiglas handlePortable telephone with homemade handle
Adapted handle for phone, suitable for persons with impaired hand function
Threshold ramp at apartment doorRamp at apartment door
Threshold ramps to apartment door with anti-slip protection
Threshold ramp with anti-slip strips glued onRamp by balcony
Wooden ramp with anti-slip protection
Sliding board in black plastic on car seatSliding board
Facilitates transfers to and from the wheelchair
Sliding doorSliding door
A sliding door is easy to use and convenient for a person who uses a wheelchair.
Dressing hookSpecialanpassad påklädningskrok Customized dressing hook
Assistive device with many applications for wheelchair users
Net attached to wheelchair frame under seatStorage under wheelchair
Extra room under wheelchair for storing objects
Universal knobUniversal knob for doors, stove and lock
Portable and adapted handle that enlarges and therefore makes it easier for a person with impaired hand function to twist/open/close various types of lock and stove knobs.
Universal rodUniversal rod with molded handle
Assistive device for writing and for picking up various objects for persons with impaired dexterity.
Wrist-supporting wheelchair glovesWheelchair gloves
Custom-sewn gloves to stabilize wrists for wheelchair driving