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Customized night table
An all-in-one night table with room for many functions that helps a person with a high injury to stay in touch with and have control over the rest of the world even when in bed
The night table is made of a round wooden board that sits on an arm that has a holder on the bed frame. Power cords go along the arm. The table swivels. It has an elastic band so that the user can pull the table toward him.
The table is an all-in-one table, with room for a speaker phone that can be lit with a the flashlight (during power outages), a voice-controlled mobile phone, entrance telephone, radio, reading light, combined reading and snack table, medicine container, remote control for radio and TV and coffeemaker.
The user feels most disabled and most dependent on others when in bed. The night table is always in place and helps him stay in touch with and have some control over his world.
Assistive device technician Erling Mikaelsson
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This tip is from 2006
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.
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