Closure of modified trousers

Velcro closure for trousers with hook and loop works for persons with impaired hand function

Waistband is threaded through key ring on zipper
Waistband is threaded through key ring on zipper

Description
Instead of a button the trousers have a Velcro closure and a hook and loop.

Technique:
The user places his thumbs in the belt loops on the waistband (Photo 1). To prevent the zipper from sliding down, one end of the waistband is threaded through the key ring on the zipper and both ends are held together by a hook and loop and closed with Velcro.

Made by
User’s partner

Paid for by
The user

This tip is from 2007

User places thumbs in waistband belt loops
User places thumbs in waistband belt loops

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Tipsare: Mats

Mats lives in an apartment together with his partner. He is retired. He was injured in 1988 and has a tetraplegia (C6-7). Through hand surgery his grip function improved in both hands. He has personal assistance about 10 hours a day.