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Door closer with string
Door closer with string

Door closer (detail): loop on door and loop on door frame
Door closer (detail): loop on door and loop on door frame

Door closer: user pulls string
Door closer: user pulls string

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Low-tech door closer

Solution enables wheelchair users to close doors that open outwards after coming inside

Description
A string attached to a loop sits on the upper edge of the door, on the side that is opened. The string runs through another loop that sits next to it on the door frame. A weight is attached to the string. The string hangs down and is long enough for the wheelchair user to reach it when the door is open. The wheelchair user pulls the string to close the door. The upper portion of the string can be replaced with an elastic band, which reduces the strain on the loops.

Authors comments
The wheelchair user pulls the string to close outward opening doors when entering the room or house.

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The user

Tip is dated from 2005

Categories for this tip
carrying, moving and handling objects » opening/closing, housing » door opener, Tips and tricks from people with High tetraplegia with partly function in arms/hands (C5-6, ASIA A, B).

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