Painting (oil and sketching)

Holding a pen or brush with the help of wheelchair gloves – a good method for persons without dexterity

User draws
User draws

Description
The wheelchair glove helps the user to hold the pen or brush. She loosens the Velcro closure of the glove, inserts the pen between the glove and the space between thumb and index finger and tightens the glove again. To keep her balance she wraps her other arm around the backrest (photo 1). She places the paper/canvas on the table. An assistant helps her by taking out the paints. She mixes them on a paper or dish.

Users comments
After she was injured the user was bitter because she could no longer paint, something which she had always done before the injury. Since she is a perfectionist it took a long time before she dared to try again. Now she is satisfied with the new technique.

Paid for by
The user

Whose idea
The user

This tip is from 2007

User with pen (close-up)
User with pen (close-up)
The user paints with oils
The user paints with oils

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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.