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Att ta upp föremål från golvet med en handduk, (svensk text)

The milk carton is on the floor next to the user's wheelchair wheel and she places a towel next to it.
The milk carton is on the floor next to the user's wheelchair wheel and she places a towel next to it.

The user leans the milk carton against the wheel and positions the towel underneath it.
The user leans the milk carton against the wheel and positions the towel underneath it.

She grasps the towel.
She grasps the towel.

She holds both ends together and lifts the towel with the milk carton.
She holds both ends together and lifts the towel with the milk carton.

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Picking things up from the floor with a towel

A towel can serve as an assistive device for persons with impaired hand function to pick up objects from the floor.

Description
A towel can be used to pick up large heavy objects from the floor.

Technique: Susanne places the towel on the floor, braces the object against the wheels of the wheelchair and places the towel under the object. She wraps the object in the towel, grasps both ends of the towel, pinches them together and picks up the object.

Authors comments
Hand surgery enabled Susanne to achieve a strong key grip in one hand. She is incapable of a performing a volar grip.

Purchased from
Department store

Idea
Susanne Berg

Paid for by
The user

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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