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User hits object (phone) under table with towel to bring it closer
User hits object (phone) under table with towel to bring it closer

User bends down and pushes phone into plastic bag
User bends down and pushes phone into plastic bag

User bends down and pushes phone into plastic bag
User bends down and pushes phone into plastic bag

User lifts up plastic bag with phone inside
User lifts up plastic bag with phone inside

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Picking things up from the floor

Towel and plastic bag that a person with impaired hand function can use to pick things up from the floor.

Description
Technique to pick things up from the floor:
The user’s technique to pick something up that he dropped on the floor, e.g. a phone on the floor under a table. First the user takes a towel, places his finger in the hanging loop, and tries to hit the object with the towel to move it toward him and the wheelchair. Then he places a plastic bag on the floor. First he has to open the plastic bag, bend down and push the dropped object into the plastic bag. Then he picks up the bag and the telephone.

Authors comments
The user feels this is a great idea if you drop something on the floor and no one is around to help.

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Tip is dated from 2005

Categories for this tip
carrying, moving and handling objects » picking up/taking down, Tips and tricks from people with High tetraplegia with partly function in arms/hands (C5-6, ASIA A, B).

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