Adapted phone with storage

Voice-controlled portable telephone that works and is always accessible for a person who uses an electric wheelchair and has impaired hand function


Telephone in fabric bag on the outside of the electric wheelchair below the armrest

The voice-controlled portable telephone (Siemens) has been adapted as follows:
– key ring
– anti-slip material underneath
– anti-slip material on the most important buttons
The telephone is stored in a specially designed fabric bag conveniently attached to the electric wheelchair.

Users comments
The user can pick up the telephone by using the key ring. Anti-skid material underneath the telephone makes it possible for him to place it on his thighs in order to press the buttons without it falling down. Having a voice-controlled phone is extremely helpful, according to the user; he presses on a button and uses his voice to control who he is calling.

How to make
Some of the most important buttons on the telephone are enlarged using anti-slip material. The user first punches out round pieces of the anti-slip material an ordinary hole punch. He stacks several of these pieces of anti-skid material and glues them together.

Made by
The user

Whose idea
The user

Adapted phone
Adapted phone
Adapted phone (underneath)
Adapted phone (underneath)
Adapted buttons on phone (close-up)
Adapted buttons on phone (close-up)

Tipsare: Ragge

Ragge lives together with his wife in a house. He is developing ideas which make everyday life easier for himself and for others. He was injured in 1973 and has a high tetraplegia. He has homehelp 27 hours a week. Passed away 2016.