Eat with fork

Wheelchair glove makes it easier for persons with impaired hand function to hold a fork

User holds fork in place with wheelchair glove
User holds fork in place with wheelchair glove

Description
User places fork in wheelchair glove.

Technique: User presses on the front of the fork with her left hand so that the handle stands up (photo 1). She presses the handle of the fork in between her right palm and the wheelchair glove (photo 2). If the fork has a thick handle she has to open the glove a little in order to insert it.
To remove the fork from the glove she holds the fork with her teeth (fork has food on it) and pulls it out (photo 3).

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Whose idea
The user

This tip is from 2007

User holds fork in place with wheelchair glove
User holds fork in place with wheelchair glove
User pulls out fork with teeth
User pulls out fork with teeth
User puts down the fork
User puts down the fork

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Tipsare: Yasmin

Yasmin lives in an apartment. She is working part time. She was injured in 1999 and has a C-5 tetraplgia. Through hand surgery her grip function improved. She has personal assistance 24 hours a day, 7 hours of those are assistance on call.