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Carrying, moving and handling objects: Opening/closing

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Extra handle attached to a doorAdapted door for wheelchair users
An extra handle close to the door hinges makes it easier for a person who drives a wheelchair to close a door
Adapted car key with large gripAdapted grip for car keys
Customized grip for car keys suitable for persons with impaired hand function
Echo dot. Picture from www.amazon.comAmazon Echo Dot
A voice controlled device used as an environmental control, to play music, to surf on the internet, and more
Mounting plateAttaching wheelchair and seat belt in modified car
Modifications that make it safe for a person with disabilities to drive while seated in a manual wheelchair
Automatic wastebasketAutomatic bathroom wastebasket
Wastebasket opens without having to touch it – suitable for people with disabilities
The user takes toothpaste with the help of the toothpaste dispenserAutomatic toothpaste dispenser
- makes it possible to take toothpaste without needing to open/close the cap and without needing to squeeze the tube – suitable for people with impaired hand function
String attached to bathtub plugBathtub stopper
- simple adaptation that allows a person with reduced hand function to easily pull out the bath tub plug
Glass bottle with snap lockBottle seal
Cork med snap lock suitable for persons with impaired hand function
Programmable wall outletsBus system for electrical installations
The bus system makes it possible to control all electrical functions in the house from one transmitter; suitable for persons with extensive disabilities
Plastic bag sealed with ClosemanClosing device "Closeman"
Easy-to-use universal device to close both hard and soft packages – suitable for persons with impaired hand function
Dog training for service dogDog training
Dog training for service dogs provides assistance in daily life to people with disabilities
User closes the doorDoor closer
With the help of a simple string a person who uses a wheelchair can easily close the door from the inside
Shelf with drawers in living roomDresser drawers with handles
Handle on dresser drawers appropriate for persons with impaired hand function
Easy handle on boxed wine; user taps wine by pushing the handle upEasy Handle - a handle for the boxed wine
Assistive device for tapping wine out of a box - suitable for people with impaired hand function
Bottle opener shown from aboveEasy-grip bottle opener
Bottle opener that can be used by persons with impaired hand function
Wall switch for electric door lock openerElectric door lock opener
Enables a person with disabilities to unlock a door by pushing a button
Entrance telephoneEntrance telephone
Entrance telephone makes it possible to speak with someone standing outside the door and enables to open and lock the door from the bed
Entrance to house with string as door closerEntrance to house with simple door closer
Wheelchair users can close outward-opening doors by using a simple home-made door closer
User puts remote control unit in a fabric bag on lapFabric bag for control units
Convenient storage for remote control units, always accessible, suitable for persons with disabilities
User in garage by extra door which is hooked openGarage that still works during power failure
Through a simple modified door, the user can leave the garage even in a power failure
User closes the door using a grab barGrab bar as door closer
- a simple way to close doors - suitable for wheelchair users
Can opener is used to operate pepper millGrip device for pepper mill
A can opener that is also useful for a pepper mill – suitable for persons with impaired hand function
User opens refrigerator doorHandle for refrigerator and freezer
A handle that makes it easier to open the refrigerator and freezer – suitable for people with impaired hand function
The user closes the door from the inside with the help of a handleHandle on apartment door
With the help of a handle a person who uses a wheelchair can easily close the door behind him
Handle on doorHandle on door as door closer
A handle on the door makes it possible for a wheelchair user to close the door after entering or leaving room
Buttoning deviceHome-made buttoning device
Practical home-made buttoning device – suitable for people with impaired hand function
Lid opener, photo from www.euforia.seJar and bottle opener suitable for people with weak hands
Jar and bottle opener that can work for people with extremely impaired hand function
Wooden key holderKey holder, an assistive device for keys
People with impaired hand function achieve a better grip and more force
Key holder, metal rodKey holder, metal rod
A device for handling keys for persons with physical disabilities and impaired hand function
Wallet with key ring in zipperKey ring in zipper
Persons with impaired dexterity can use a zipper if they attach a key ring to the zipper tab.
Key ring in portfolio zipperKey ring in zipper
Persons with impaired dexterity can use a zipper if they attach a key ring to it.
User closes jacket zipper using a "bite tug" in the zipperKey ring with "bite tug"
A user with extensive disabilities can use a "bite tug" to help pull up a zipper on a jacket
Locking knob, attached to doorLocking knob that makes it easier to open door lock
Assistive device for persons with impaired hand function to be able to handle a locking knob
Door closer with stringLow-tech door closer
Solution enables wheelchair users to close doors that open outwards after coming inside
Elevator opener made of orthotic materialMechanical elevator opener
An emergency solution that makes it possible for a user in a wheelchair with impaired hand function to open the elevator door from the inside, if this should not occur automatically
The user opens/closes the trunk by remote controlMotorized car trunk
Motorized car trunk aids persons with disabilities
User stabilizes her index finger with her thumbOpen a desk drawer
Opening a desk drawer with the index finger, a technique that works for persons without dexterity
User opens sliding doorOpen 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
Service dog opens a closet doorOpen, close doors – help from service dog
A service dog can provide everyday help to people with disabilities by opening/closing doors or drawers
User opens a pivot-hung windowPivot-hung window
- suitable for wheelchair users
The user inserts the key in the keyhole using the key holderPlastic key holder
- enables people with impaired hand function to unlock the apartment door independently
Sliding board with handlePull-out board with custom handle
A handle in orthotic material makes it possible for a person with impaired hand function to pull out a sliding board
Service Dog ZoeService Dog Zoe
Service dog provides daily living assistance for people with disabilities
Door with cord that serves as door closer. Photo: Katharina RatzkaSimple mechanical door closer
Simple solution to close an outward opening door from inside - suitable for wheelchair users
Sliding door with brass handles (close-up)Sliding door to bedroom, etc
Sliding door with large handles – suitable for wheelchair users who have impaired hand function
Dressing hookSpecialanpassad påklädningskrok Customized dressing hook
Assistive device with many applications for wheelchair users
User opens zipper on outer jacketTechnique to pull down the zipper of an outer jacket
Using a key ring attached to the zipper - technique for people with extensive disabilities
Toothpaste tube with flip-top lid, openToothpaste tube with large flip-top lid
Flip-top lid makes it easier for persons with impaired dexterity to open toothpaste tube
User with her service dogTrain a service dog by ‘clicking’
– a training method for service dogs
Universal knobUniversal knob for doors, stove and lock
Portable and adapted handle that enlarges and therefore makes it easier for a person with impaired hand function to twist/open/close various types of lock and stove knobs.
Voice-controlled TVVoice-controlled TV
- simplifies life for people with severe disabilities
Window opener; small box sitting on window sill, open windowWindow opener
Remote control electric window opener
Wine bottle opener and foil cutterWine bottle opener with gas cartridge
Easy to use wine bottle opener – suitable for persons with impaired hand function