Flatware strap

A simple holder for flatware – suitable for people with impaired hand function

User holds the fork using the flatware strap
User holds the fork using the flatware strap

Description
Elastic strap with a loop and Velcro closure is used as a flatware holder. The user pulls the loop over his index finger (see photo 4). The strap is then placed around the middle and index fingers and attached using the Velcro closure.
The shaft of the fork is inserted between the strap and the index finger on the underside of the index finger and on the upper side of the long finger (see photo 5).

Users comments
The tipster found a strap in a sporting goods store (handball accessory) that can be used as a flatware strap (see photos 2 and 3).

Made by
Carin Bergfeldt, occupational therapist

Paid for by

Whose idea
Carin Bergfeldt, occupational therapist

This tip is from 2015

User with purchased strap used as a flatware strap
User with purchased strap used as a flatware strap
Purchased strap used as a flatware strap
Purchased strap used as a flatware strap
Putting on flatware strap
Putting on flatware strap
The user’s assistant threads the fork into the flatware strap
The user’s assistant threads the fork into the flatware strap

Tipsare: Anonym 23

The person has a high spinal cord injury.