Device for picking things up from floor

A device to help pick objects up from the floor for people with disabilities and impaired hand function.

Device consists of aquarium net with modified passive handle and forearm support
Device consists of aquarium net with modified passive handle and forearm support

Description
Large aquarium net with adapted passive handle and forearm support. One edge of the net is fitted with metal edging similar to edging on a dustpan.

Users comments
Easy to pick objects up from the floor.

Made by
OT-Center, Danderyd Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

Paid for by
County council

Whose idea
The user and OT-Center

This tip is from 2005

Device in use to pick things up
Device in use to pick things up

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.