Coughing aid

Assistive device provides support for coughing; suitable for persons who are unable to cough by themselves

User with assistive device for coughing.
User with assistive device for coughing.

Description
A long rod is screwed to a hinged attachment. The attachment has resistance so that it stops in the position in which it is placed. A padded ball sits on the rod. The user can fold the rod forward so that the ball is at stomach level. When he needs to cough he drives back and forth against it with the wheelchair and in this way gets support for coughing.

Users comments
It is crucial for the user to be able to be alone in the home even when he has a cold. This assistive device makes this possible.

How to make
The manufacturer used a tube, a piece of round molding and the hinge-like holder. This holder is taken from an armrest for an adapted toilet chair.

Made by
Assistive device technician Erling Mikaelsson.

Paid for by
The user

Whose idea
The user

This tip is from 2006

Padded ball presses on user’s stomach
Padded ball presses on user’s stomach
Rod attachment
Rod attachment

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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.