Mug and mug holder on electric wheelchair

Suitable mug for persons with loss of sensation and compromised arm and/or hand function; the mug is always accessible in a holder on the electric wheelchair

Plastic mug in holder on electric wheelchair
Plastic mug in holder on electric wheelchair

Description
Insulating Tupperware mug has a large handle and is microwave-safe. The mug is stored in a specially designed holder that sits on the wheelchair’s controls. The holder consists of a folding ring that sits in an attached fitting. The ring can be twisted out of its holder and locked in a horizontal position; then the mug can be placed in the holder (photo 1). When the mug is not sitting in the holder, the user pulls out the ring and the holder collapses so it lies parallel to the control unit on the wheelchair (photos 3-4).

Users comments
The holder makes it easy for the user to pick up the mug, which can be taken anywhere. This assistive device works very well for the user; it is indispensable.

He has had the mug for many years; it is very durable.

How to make
Ring of made of welding wire; hinge made of metal.

Made by
Gert Ove Nyström

Paid for by
The user

Whose idea
The user

This tip is from 2006

User picks mug up from holder
User picks mug up from holder
User pulls out mug holder
User pulls out mug holder
Mug holder collapsed
Mug holder collapsed

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Tipsare: Ragge

Ragge lives together with his wife in a house. He is developing ideas which make everyday life easier for himself and for others. He was injured in 1973 and has a high tetraplegia. He has homehelp 27 hours a week.