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Self care: Toileting

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User locks cam cleat"Urination hook" with cam cleat
The urination hook is an assistive device for persons with compromised arm/hand function who have to relieve themselves intermittently
Use of 'urination hook''Urination hook'
The 'urination hook' is an assistive device for persons with compromised arm/hand function who performe intermittent self-catheterisation (ISC).
Bathroom with aquariumAccessible bathroom with aquarium
Being able to look at fish and listen to music passes the time in the bathroom
Toilet and washbasinAdapted bathroom
Well-functioning adapted bathroom suitable for wheelchair users.
User seated on toiletAdapted bathroom
Space-saving interior of a bathroom for disabled people
Stand for rinse device next to toilet chairAdapted colon cleansing kit
An adapted colon cleansing kit makes it possible for a person with a spinal cord injury to take care of body functions faster
Water containerAdapted colon cleansing kit for travel
The Clysmatic colonic kit can be used while traveling
Adapted forceps with microlax tube in holderAdapted forceps for using microlax
Individually adapted forceps – an assistive device to enable persons with impaired hand function to take care of bowel management without assistance
User with adapted attachment strap and urine bagAdapted holder for urine bag
Independent emptying of urine bag with adapted attachment strap
Air freshener spray in plastic holderAir freshener spray
Air freshener spray can make it easier to accept help in intimate situations.
The user holds the catheterAssistive device to drain bladder
Simple gripping aid for self-catheterization – suitable for individuals without hand function
Metal hook with cordAssistive device to drain bladder for wheelchair users
Hook that holds trousers out of the way while draining the bladder
Assistive device to drain bladder for womenAssistive device to drain bladder for women
– facilitates bathroom visits for women with impaired leg function
Automatic wastebasketAutomatic bathroom wastebasket
Wastebasket opens without having to touch it – suitable for people with disabilities
Bottom sheet with storage pocketsBedspread with storage compartment
Custom-sewn bottom sheet with storage pockets makes it possible for a person with impaired hand function to have access to all accessories to be able to manage independently in bed.
Wood board with opening between sofasBerth on sailboat
Solution for persons with incontinence problems.
User on toilet. Illustration: Lars 'Geson' AnderssonBowel management
Emptying the microlax tube with two hands – a technique for persons with impaired hand function
User with Peristeen. Illustration: Lars 'Geson' AndersonBowel management with Peristeen rectal irrigation
A bowel management method for persons with spinal cord injuries
Catheter bag, open on short side to be able to pull out cathetersCatheter bag
Discreet storage for disposable catheters
Catheter bag with attachment strapCatheter storage under wheelchair seat
Discreet, specially sewn bag for storing catheters under the wheelchair seat
User drains urine. Illustration: Lars 'Geson' AnderssonClean Intermittent Catheterization (CIC)
Independent drainage of urine while sitting in wheelchair
User sits on toilet in "draining position". Illustration Lars 'Geson' AnderssonClean Intermittent Catheterization (CIC)
Independent draining of urine while sitting on toilet chair
User inserts catheter. He holds the package. Illustration: Lars 'Geson' AnderssonClean Intermittent Catheterization (CIC)
A technique for intermittent catheterization without having to touch the catheter, which provides better hygiene.
Shower and toilet chair on castersCombined shower and toilet chair on casters
A shower chair on casters suitable for wheelchair users with high spinal cord injuries.
Shower and toilet chair above toiletConvenient shower and toilet chair with soft seat
Soft seat on shower chair facilitates transfers for wheelchair users.
The user holds the microlax doser with microlaxCustom-designed microlax doser
A simple custom modification to hold, insert, and empty the microlax tube - suitable for persons with impaired hand function
Customized jeans zipper: insert knitting needleCustomized jeans
Customized jeans make it possible for persons with impaired hand function to independently drain urine bag
User inserts syringe with microlax. Illustration: Lars 'Geson' AnderssonCustomized syringe for microlax
With a customized syringe a person with impaired hand function can self-administer microlax
Customized trousers with open zipperCustomized trousers
Customized trousers with zipper and opening for persons who use uribag.
Customized holder sitting on lower leg without urine bagCustomized urine bag holder
Custom-sewn urine bag holder makes it possible for a person with a high spinal cord injury to drain a urine bag without assistance
User drains urine using a penis holderDrain bladder with one hand
Penis holder made out of orthotic material makes independent draining of the bladder with one hand possible for people with impaired hand function
Dressing hook for opening and closing zippers picture 1Dressing hook for opening and closing zippers
High quadriplegics can use this dressing hook with customized jeans to drain the urine bag without assistance
Cinderella electric toiletElectric incinerating toilet
The electric toilet is a good alternative for a vacation home - suitable for wheelchair users
Elevated toilet seatElevated toilet seat
Stable elevated toilet seat appropriate for heavy people with physical disabilities.
Elevated toilet seatElevated toilet seat
An elevated toilet seat makes it easier for wheelchair users to transfer to and from the toilet.
User opens valve of urine tubeEmptying the urinary bladder using a holder for the urin tube
By attaching the urine tube to a holder and modifying the valve a person with highly impaired hand function can drain the bladder without assistance
User empties urine bag in floor drainEmptying urine bag
A method for people with high tetraplegia to independently empty their urine bag
Toilet with reinforcement behind water reservoirExtra support for toilet chair
Reinforced water reservoir extends life span of toilet chair used by persons who drive a wheelchair and have poor balance
User flushes toilet with the help of a stringFlush toilet using a string
With the help of a simple string a person with impaired hand function can easily flush the toilet
Folding toilet seat in a fabric bagFolding raised toilet seat
Folding raised toilet seat used as toilet chair while traveling
Chameleon travel shower chair with extra foam cushionFolding shower chair on wheels
Shower chair on castors that can be packed into a suitcase.
Chameleon travel shower chair with extra foam cushionFolding travel shower chair
Shower and toilet chair on casters that can be packed into its own case
User ‘takes' hand rubHand rub dispenser with sensor
– aids people with impaired hand function
Hand shower with on/off button on handleHand shower
Hand shower at wash basin
Hand shower picture 1Hand shower
Hand shower by the toilet – practical for people with disabilities
Hand disinfectionHand wash in handbag
- reduces risk of infection – suitable for people with disabilities
Aquatec Laguna hygienic chair with ROHO hygiene cushionHygienic chair
Shower and hygienic chair with customized armrest, suitable for persons with extensive disabilities
User with lift straps in placeLift strap
Narrow lift straps facilitate bathroom visits for people with extensive disabilities
Sitting in tailor style position with mirror. Illustration: Lars 'Geson' AnderssonMirror on long handle
The mirror makes it easy for a quadriplegic to take care of bowel management independently
Mobile shower and toilet chair, Aquatec OceanMobile shower/toilet chair on casters
Combined shower and toilet chair on castors
Metal bar of lift mounted on wheelchair attachment sitesMobile toilet
A folding lift attached to the wheelchair makes bathroom visits possible anywhere – suitable for women with extensive disabilities
Zipper with loops on the inseam of the trouser legModified trousers
Zipper with loop on the inseam of the trousers facilitates draining the urine bag - suitable for persons with impaired hand function
Urine bottle, modified with Velcro closureModified urine bottles
Modifications that facilitate use of urine bottle
User with custom-designed opener for urine bag drain valveOpener for urine bag drain valve
A custom-designed opener together with adapted attachment strap (see associated tip) make it possible for a user with impaired hand function to independently drain the urine bag
User with anal irrigation device. Illustration: Lars 'Geson' AnderssonPeristeen rectal irrigation
Independent emptying of bowel for quadriplegics with impaired hand function
Toilet chair, pivoted 180 degreesPivoting toilet in RV
– makes bathroom visits easier for people who need assistance
User in wheelchair lift with plastic containerPlastic container used as chamber pot
Plastic container and custom-built lift on wheelchair replace an accessible toilet
Book lying on wastebasket held open with paper clipReading while on the toilet
Using a wastebasket and a paper clip the user can read while on the toilet without having to hold the book - suitable for persons with poor trunk balance
Chameleon travel shower chair with extra foam cushionShower chair while traveling
Small folding travel shower chair on casters – large and tall people do not sit well on it
Shower chair with customized armrestShower chair with customized armrest
Appropriate for persons who do not have arm or hand function.
Toilet seat covered with wood board, water heaterShower/toilet on adapted sailboat
Practical space-saving solution for shower and toilet on adapted sailboat.
Tailor-style seated position Illustration: Lars 'Geson' AnderssonSitting tailor style for bowel management
Tailor-style position on toilet makes it possible for a quadriplegic to take care of bowel management independently
Toilet with soft seatSoft seat for toilet
Soft seat – suitable for persons with loss of sensation
Extra washbasin next to toiletSpecially designed washbasin
Pull-out washbasin next to toilet chair for convenient toileting for people with disabilities
Stand for catherization materialsStand on casters for catherization materials
Stand next to the bed allows independent self-catherization.
Storage bag for catheter accessoriesStorage bag for catheters and accessories
Practical storage bag makes it easier to drain the bladder at night
User’s wheelchair with customized belt attached to the sideStorage bags attached to wheelchair
Convenient storage for incontinence supplies for toilet visits outside the home
Storage unit on castersStorage unit on casters
Practical portable open storage unit in bathroom
Toilet chair that is 7 cm shorterToilet chair that is 7 cm shorter
Solution for modified bathroom with crowded space.
Elevated toiletToilet facilities with elevated toilet
Elevated toilet facilitates transfers for wheelchair users
Toilet with folding armrestToilet in adapted bathroom
Wall-mounted toilet with folding armrest – suitable for wheelchair users
A hole was cut from the wheelchair seat.Toilet seat - modification of ordinary wheelchair
Toilet seat - customized wheelchair seat, facilitates bathroom visits when traveling.
Toilet with Top FuturaToilet seat with flush function
Toilet seat that facilitates bathroom visits and personal hygiene for persons with impaired hand function
User transfers from toilet to wheelchairTransfer from toilet to wheelchair
Transfer technique for persons with tetraplegia
User transfers from wheelchair to toiletTransfer from wheelchair to toilet
Transfer technique for persons with high tetraplegia
User places his feet on the floorTransfer to toilet
Transfer to the toilet for a person who uses a wheelchair and has impaired arm/hand function
Toilet and shower with window protected by clear curtainWheelchair accessible bathroom
Curtain in front of the window at the shower protects the window from moisture - an option to have an open shower area next to a window
“Urination hook” attached under the cushion on the wheelchair seat plate“Urination hook” with durable rubber tourniquet
The urination hook is an assistive device for persons with compromised arm/hand function who use a urine bottle or drain their bladder intermittently
User with “urination hook” – hanger style“Urination hook” – hanger style
- am assistive device for people with impaired hand function