Tips and tricks from people with spinal cord injuries (SCI).
Customized trousers – suitable for wheelchair users with impaired hand function
The trousers sit high up in the back and stomach, so they cannot slide down during transfers. The seat is made of beaver nylon (Photo 4) to make it easier to slide during transfers.
The extra long zipper extends far down in the crotch. It is modified with a key ring. The trousers have a Velcro closure instead of a button, see associated tip. The trouser legs can be opened on the inside with a zipper to facilitate dressing (Photo 2).
The user began by buying trousers from a company that made clothing for people with disabilities. Then he improved on the idea with his partner.
The zipper that goes deep down in the crotch allows the user to drain urine without pulling down his trousers.
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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. Passed away.
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