Tips and tricks from people with spinal cord injuries (SCI).
The modification enables people with high tetraplegia to take off an outdoor jacket by themselves
Description An outdoor jacket is modified with tab attached to a key ring on the zipper (photo 2 and related tip). Another option for modification involves key rings attached with eyelets to the cuffs of sleeves (photo 3).
See related tip for technique to take off jacket.
Users comments To make it easier to take off a jacket independently, it is important that the jacket is not too tight under the arms and that it has a lining in a slippery fabric (like nylon).
Made by User’s assistant
Paid for by The user
Whose idea The user along with occupational therapist Jan Lindblad
This tip is from 2014
Kenneth lives in an apartment. Since 2006 he has a high incomplete tetraplegia with strong spasticity. He has personal assistance 130 hours a week.
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