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Universalpinne - användning, (svensk text)

User picks up remote control unit
User picks up remote control unit

User places remote control unit on chair
User places remote control unit on chair

User takes a paper from a shelf
User takes a paper from a shelf

Needle taped to end of rod (close-up)
Needle taped to end of rod (close-up)

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Universal rod – use

Custom-designed rod enables persons with compromised arm/hand function to reach, retrieve and handle a number of different objects.

Description
The universal rod has many uses: to pick up objects (many of the user’s important objects have key rings attached), to reach and grasp objects that are in the back of a cabinet or on a table, to turn spareribs, to get magazines and paper, to wipe the floor with a towel or paper towel, to get something from the refrigerator, etc.; see also associated tips.
Sometimes when the user picks up a heavy object he first places it on a chair and then picks it up with his hand.

Authors comments
Uses it for many purposes, every day, such as picking things up from the floor, a newspaper, a piece of fruit from a fruit bowl, a paper or a DVD.

Build instructions
Made from a piece of a fly fishing rod; must be tested individually for the user to get it to work.

Manufacturer
User’s home services staff

Idea
The user

Paid for by
The user

Tip is dated from 2006

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

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The user holds the universal rod with his wrist in one cradle and small finger in the metal loopUniversal rod – description
A specially designed universal rod to retrieve both light and heavy objects – suitable for persons with compromised arm/hand function
Tip is dated from 2006.

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