Chaps-style trousers for wheelchair users

Chaps-style trousers that can be put on without having to move from the wheelchair

Chaps, lying on the floor
Chaps, lying on the floor

Description
Chaps are trousers that cover just the wearer’s front and legs, not the bottom. They are closed with Velcro closures and the user can put them on while sitting. They are specially sewn to fit the wearer.

Users comments
Chaps are easy to put on without having to get out of the wheelchair. They are the only option for the user to quickly and easily put on an extra layer to keep legs warm outdoors in winter. Since they are custom-tailored they fit perfectly in length and width.

Made by
Ida Lindhé

Purchased from
Ida Lindhé, ida.lindhe@gmail.com , SEK 1500

Paid for by
The user

Whose idea
Ida Lindhé, occupational therapist

Editors comments
Please see www.textilochtips.wordpress.com (last checked March 2013) to find more patterns for clothing for persons with disabilities.

This tip is from 2005

Tipsare: Anonym 1

The person lives together with his wife and an child in a house. He is working part time. He was injured in 1975 and has a high tetraplegia (C5). Through hand surgery his grip function improved in both hands. He has personal assistance 7 hours a day.