Fabric bag for control units

Convenient storage for remote control units, always accessible, suitable for persons with disabilities

User puts remote control unit in a fabric bag on lap
User puts remote control unit in a fabric bag on lap

Description
Anders stores three remote control units in a custom-sewn fabric bag with clear plastic on top. The fabric bag is attached to the wheelchair on one of the short sides with a Velcro closure. On the other short side is a cord loop. When he needs to use one of the remote control units he places the fabric bag on his leg using the loop. Otherwise the fabric bag hangs down on the side (Photo 3). He uses a mouth stick (see associated tip) to press the remote control unit buttons (Photo 2).

Users comments
The user steers his electric wheelchair with Drivelink, a steering system from Permobil that can be used both to control the wheelchair and as an environmental control system. He is not satisfied with the environmental control system in the drive link. He feels that there are many functions he does not need and that the functions he wants to have do not work. Therefore he uses other remote control units to control his environment.

Made by
User’s partner

Paid for by
The user

Whose idea
The user

This tip is from 2007

User presses on the buttons of one of the remote control units with a mouth stick
User presses on the buttons of one of the remote control units with a mouth stick
Fabric bag with remote control units hanging on wheelchair
Fabric bag with remote control units hanging on wheelchair

Related tips

Mouth stick
Mouth stick
An important assistive device for a person with a high spinal cord injury that can be used in many different situations.

Tipsare: Anders

Anders lives together with his partner in a house. He is working part time. He was injured in 1989 and has a high spinal cord injury (C4-5). He has personal assistance.