Listen to radio and control bed

Opportunity to listen to radio in bed without disturbing a partner; suitable for persons who have compromised hand/arm function.

Bed unit fitted with headphones and contact for blowing.
Bed unit fitted with headphones and contact for blowing.

Description
Headphones are attached to the unit that controls the electric bed. The unit is also fitted with a handle and with a tube with a contact that works by blowing on it. This enables the user to turn the electricity for the bed on and off.

Users comments
The radio sits under the bed and can be controlled with a timer. The timer turns the radio on each morning at 6:00 a.m. and the user can listen to a program without disturbing his wife.

How to make
Mount the headphone earpiece on a piece of Plexiglas and attach the piece of Plexiglas with Velcro straps to the bed’s controls.

Made by
User’s home services personnel, Britt

Paid for by
The user

Whose idea
The user

This tip is from 2006

Handle and headphone in bedside unit
Handle and headphone in bedside unit

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.