Modified car key

– suitable for people with impaired hand function

Modified car key
Modified car key

Description
The car key is modified with a small lever that sticks out. A remote control device is attached to the key with a key ring. The remote unlocks the car, opens the door and controls the ramp.
The user can grasp the lever on the key, insert it into the lock and turn it (photo 3). She removes the key by inserting her thumb into the key ring (photo 4). She controls the remote by putting it on her lap (photo 2).

Made by
Hedemora Anpassning (modifications) which today is part of Permobil, www.permobil.se (in Sweden), last checked April 2017.

Paid for by
Swedish Social Insurance Agency

This tip is from 2011

User has the car key on his lap and controls the remote device
User has the car key on his lap and controls the remote device
User turns the car key
User turns the car key
User pulls out the car key
User pulls out the car key
Modified car key (close-up)
Modified car key (close-up)

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Tipsare: Yasmin

Yasmin lives in an apartment. She is working part time. She was injured in 1999 and has a C-5 tetraplgia. Through hand surgery her grip function improved. She has personal assistance 24 hours a day, 7 hours of those are assistance on call.