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Öppna och stänga altandörren i anpassad villa, (svensk text)

User opens sliding door
User opens sliding door

Door handle with loop
Door handle with loop

User closes sliding door
User closes sliding door

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Open and close terrace door in adapted house

A simple modification enables a person with a high spinal cord injury to open and close a sliding door without assistance

Description
A looped cord hangs from the handle of the sliding door. To open the door the user holds on to the loop with his elbow and drives backwards with the chair. To close the door he presses his hand against the door's metal frame and drives forwards.

Authors comments
The terrace door is heavy and has become harder to operate over the years, but the user can still open and close it.

Idea
The user

Paid for by
The user

Tip is dated from 2007

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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