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User with assistive device for coughing.
User with assistive device for coughing.

Padded ball presses on user’s stomach
Padded ball presses on user’s stomach

Rod attachment
Rod attachment

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Coughing aid

Assistive device provides support for coughing; suitable for persons who are unable to cough by themselves

A long rod is screwed to a hinged attachment. The attachment has resistance so that it stops in the position in which it is placed. A padded ball sits on the rod. The user can fold the rod forward so that the ball is at stomach level. When he needs to cough he drives back and forth against it with the wheelchair and in this way gets support for coughing.

Authors comments
It is crucial for the user to be able to be alone in the home even when he has a cold. This assistive device makes this possible.

Build instructions
The manufacturer used a tube, a piece of round molding and the hinge-like holder. This holder is taken from an armrest for an adapted toilet chair.

Assistive device technician Erling Mikaelsson.

The user

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Tip is dated from 2006

Categories for this tip
looking after ones health » preventing/treating colds, Tips and tricks from people with High tetraplegia with partly function in arms/hands (C5-6, ASIA A, B).

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