Eat a sandwich without using hands

Plexiglas table on stand enables persons without active hand function to eat food such as a sandwich.

Wheelchair table on stand in high position
Wheelchair table on stand in high position

Description
A small plexiglas table can be attached to the user’s adjustable “third hand” (see the tip for the stand). The table is raised to mouth level. The “third hand” is connected to the electric wheelchair’s leg support and can be moved back and forth with the wheelchair motor. The user eats hamburgers or sandwiches from the table. The plexiglas table has a cut-out section on the side (toward the face) so that the user does not bite it when he eats the sandwich. The table also has a hole that is used as a holder for an ice cream cone.

Users comments
Also works for persons who do not have arm and/or hand function.

How to make
Materials: Plexiglas sheet, 3 mm, metal tray and hinged metal rod.

Made by
Friend of the user

Paid for by
The user

Whose idea
The user

This tip is from 2006

Sandwich on wheelchair table at mouth height
Sandwich on wheelchair table at mouth height

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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.