Tips and tricks from people with spinal cord injuries (SCI)

Thousands of tips from more than 100 people with spinal cord injuries for assistive devices, adaptations and individually designed solutions.

Where to get the devices and who paid might not be relevant for people outside of Sweden.

Spinalistips is run by Spinalis Foundation. It was started with support from the Swedish Inheritance Fund (Allmänna Arvsfonden). The English translation was sponsored by Promobilia Foundation. Spinalistips is now maintained by the Spinalis Foundation. The database is regularly updated. Spinalis Foundation is not responsible for the tips.

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Examples of tips

Magnetic grip

Magnetic grip

Magnets of different strengths sewn into wheelchair gloves - suitable for individuals with impaired handfunctions

Mobile toilet

Mobile toilet

A folding lift attached to the wheelchair makes bathroom visits possible anywhere – suitable for women with extensive disabilities

Smart shoelaces

Smart shoelaces

Shoelace with magnet makes it easier to put shoes on and take them off – suitable for people with impaired hand function

Handbike Stricker

Handbike Stricker

- convert wheelchair into a hand/arm bike