Modified rod

– enables people with extensive disabilities to pick objects up from the floor

User picks a cup up from the floor using the modified rod.
User picks a cup up from the floor using the modified rod.

Description
The user has modified a round wooden rod with hooks of various sizes attached to both ends. He uses these hooks to pick objects up from the floor.

Users comments
The modified rod is stored in the closet where it is readily available (photo 3).

Made by
A friend of the user

Paid for by
The user

Whose idea
The user

Editors comments
In Sweden places like Shoppo, www.shoppo.se or Euforia, www.euforia.se sell a dressing hook that can be used for the same purpose (last checked July 2017)

This tip is from 2014

Modified rod
Modified rod
Modified rod hanging in closet
Modified rod hanging in closet

Tipsare: Kenneth

Kenneth lives in an apartment. Since 2006 he has a high incomplete tetraplegia with strong spasticity. He has personal assistance 130 hours a week.