Tips and tricks from people with spinal cord injuries (SCI).
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.
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).
The user along with occupational therapist Jan Lindblad
Kenneth lives in an apartment. Since 2006 he has a high incomplete tetraplegia with strong spasticity. He has personal assistance 130 hours a week.
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