Pressure plate for easy transfers

Wooden plate evens out pressure and facilitates moves from soft surfaces for people with disabilities

User with pressure plate
User with pressure plate

Description
The pressure plate is a round sheet of plywood the size of a dish. Next to the middle of the plate is a hole through which the user’s hand is inserted and to hold on to the plate.

Users comments
The plate provides a good surface for pressure. It does not hurt the user’s fingers since a soft surface such as the bed or couch is used. The plate was a good assistive device for Glenn when he was newly injured. He no longer needs it.

Made by
Glenn Andersson

Paid for by
The user

Whose idea
Glenn Andersson

This tip is from 2008

Pressure plate
Pressure plate

Tipsare: Glenn

Glenn lives together with his wife in an apartment. In 1990 he was injured and has a paraplegia (Th4).