Modified trousers

Customized trousers – suitable for wheelchair users with impaired hand function

User pulls up zipper
User pulls up zipper

Description
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).

Users comments
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.

Made by
User’s partner

Paid for by
The user

Whose idea
The user

This tip is from 2007

Zipper on inside of trouser leg
Zipper on inside of trouser leg
Trousers from the front with long zipper
Trousers from the front with long zipper
Trousers from the rear with seat made of beaver nylon
Trousers from the rear with seat made of beaver nylon

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Closure of modified trousers
Closure of modified trousers
Velcro closure for trousers with hook and loop works for persons with impaired hand function.

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.