Simple mechanical door closer

Simple solution for wheelchair users to close outward-opening doors

Attachment of string (close-up)
Attachment of string (close-up)

Description
A string is attached on the upper edge of the door on the side opposite the hinge. The string runs through a metal eye that sits in the upper corner of the door frame and hangs down along the door frame. A teething ring hangs from the end of the string (photo no. 2).

Technique: The user closes the outward-opening door behind him by pulling the string, i.e., by taking the teething ring between his teeth. Then he drives the wheelchair forward (photo no. 3).

Purchased from
Children’s stores (teething ring)

Paid for by
The user

Whose idea
The user

Editors comments
A similar door closer can be baught at Pegasos, www.pegasos.se (last checked May 2017).

This tip is from 2006

Teething ring
Teething ring
User closes door with teething ring in his mouth
User closes door with teething ring in his mouth

Tipsare: Ragge

Ragge lives together with his wife in a house. He is developing ideas which make everyday life easier for himself and for others. He was injured in 1973 and has a high tetraplegia. He has homehelp 27 hours a week.