Custom-designed easel

Easel that makes it possible to paint with mouth - suitable for persons with extensive disabilities

On an angled metal plate is a drawing attached with magnets, the user sits in front of it, she has a brush in her mouth and draws on the drawing.

User paints with her mouth

Two holders sit on the wheelchair. A stepless tilting metal sheet is mounted on the holder. The metal sheet is tilted upward. The metal sheet has an edge. The painting box is placed on the metal sheet and the edge prevents it from sliding off. The canvas is attached with strong refrigerator magnets.
A brush holder is mounted to the lower edge of the stand. When she paints with watercolors she places the glass of water on the wheelchair armrest.

Users comments
Nina enjoys painting pictures. She started doing this after her injury.
The holders are also used for other wheelchair tables, see associated tip.

Made by
Hjälpmedelcentralen (assistive device center)

Paid for by
County Council

Angled metal plate with drawing and paint box on it

User with easel on wheelchair

Arm that steplessly adjusts the angle of the easel (close-up)

Arm that steplessly adjusts the angle of the easel

Two metal tubes as brush holders

Brush holder

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Author: Nina

Nina bor i en lägenhet. Hon arbetar deltid. Hon skadade sig 1996 och har en hög tetraplegi (C4) och är i behov av ventilator. Hon har dubbel assistans dygnet runt.

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