Removing an outer jacket

Technology to take off an outer jacket – suitable for a person with severe disabilities


The user takes off his jacket (video)

The user has a modified jacket that enables him to take it off independently (see associated tip). He opens the zipper (see associated tip). Then he drives up to a door handle and raises the wheelchair so he can hang in the key ring that is attached to the cuffs of the jacket. Next he backs up and pulls his arm out of the jacket sleeve and then unhooks the sleeve from of the door handle. Then he attaches the key ring on the other sleeve and repeats the process.

Users comments
To facilitate removing the jacket independently, it is important that it is not too tight under the arms and that it has a lining in a slippery fabric (like nylon).

Whose idea
The user along with occupational therapist Jan Lindblad

Removing an outer jacket
Removing an outer jacket

Removing an outer jacket
Removing an outer jacket

Removing an outer jacket
Removing an outer jacket

Related tips

Technique to pull down the zipper of an outer jacket
Technique to pull down the zipper of an outer jacket
Using a key ring attached to the zipper - technique for people with extensive disabilities.
Key ring with “bite tug”
Key ring with “bite tug”
A user with extensive disabilities can use a "bite tug" to help pull up a zipper on a jacket.
Modified jacket
Modified jacket
The modification enables people with high tetraplegia to take off an outdoor jacket by themselves.