Mechanical elevator opener

An emergency solution that makes it possible for a user in a wheelchair with impaired hand function to open the elevator door from the inside, if this should not occur automatically

Elevator opener made of orthotic material
Elevator opener made of orthotic material

Description
An opener is shaped from orthotic material that fits exactly into the elevator twist knob. If the door does not open automatically when the user sits in the elevator, she can use the elevator door twist knob with the help of the specially designed opener. The opener hangs on a cord inside the elevator and is therefore always accessible.

Made by
Ann Westlie, occupational therapist

Whose idea
Ann Westlie, occupational therapist

This tip is from 2008

Elevator door with twist knob
Elevator door with twist knob
Elevator opener hanging on a cord in the elevator
Elevator opener hanging on a cord in the elevator

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Tipsare: Suzanne

Suzanne lives together with her husband and children in a house. She is working part time. She was injured in 1991 and has a complete tetraplgia C6. She has personal assistance.