Mobile assistive device for coughing

An assistive device that provides support for coughing even when traveling – suitable for persons who cannot cough on their own

The user uses the mobile coughing assistive device
The user uses the mobile coughing assistive device

Description
The coughing support consists of a rectangular piece of wood, about 10 x 10cm, screwed to a metal bar. The coughing support has a key ring that is used together with the user’s ‘third hand’ (see associated tip ‘stand’). Using the motors for the electric wheelchair’s leg rests, the stand with coughing support can be guided in and out. In order to cough the user drives the coughing support inward /toward the body.

Users comments
It is crucial for the user to be able to be alone even when he has a cold. He can take the portable coughing support with him when he is out or when he travels, which means that he can cough independently wherever he may be. He can use the key ring to pick up the coughing support and place it on the stand.

Made by
Gert Ove Nyström

Paid for by
The user

Whose idea
The user

This tip is from 2006

Coughing aid in use (close-up)
Coughing aid in use (close-up)
Wooden board on holder with key ring
Wooden board on holder with key ring

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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.