Open a desk drawer

Opening a desk drawer with the index finger, a technique that works for persons without dexterity

User stabilizes her index finger with her thumb
User stabilizes her index finger with her thumb

Description
The user stabilizes her index finger with her thumb, hooks her index finger through the drawer handle and opens the drawer. To keep her balance she wraps her other arm around the backrest.

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Whose idea
The user

This tip is from 2007

User opens drawer
User opens drawer
User opens drawer (close-up of hand)
User opens drawer (close-up of hand)

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Tipsare: Yasmin

Yasmin lives in an apartment. She is working part time. She was injured in 1999 and has a C-5 tetraplgia. Through hand surgery her grip function improved. She has personal assistance 24 hours a day, 7 hours of those are assistance on call.