Modified knife

Modified knife – suitable for persons with impaired hand function

User cuts a piece of cheese with modified knife
User cuts a piece of cheese with modified knife

Description
A sharp knife is modified with a custom-made handle. The modification is done to hold the index finger and thumb around the handle of the knife. The user sharpens the knife regularly. When the user cuts he applies pressure with his other hand for increased strength.

Made by
OT-Center, Danderyds Hospital, Stockholm

Paid for by
The user (knife); County Council (custom made handle)

Whose idea
The user and an occupational therapist at Skövde Hospital; the user and his partner improved the design

This tip is from 2008

User gets helps from other hand
User gets helps from other hand
Modified knife
Modified knife
Modified knife
Modified knife

Tipsare: Mats

Mats lives in an apartment together with his partner. He is retired. He was injured in 1988 and has a tetraplegia (C6-7). Through hand surgery his grip function improved in both hands. He has personal assistance about 10 hours a day.