String to pick binders up from the floor

A piece of string is a simple assistive device for persons with physical disabilities and impaired hand function to pick binders up from the floor

User holds string tied to a loop
User holds string tied to a loop

Description
Assistive device for picking binders up from the floor: a string tied to a loop with a diameter of about 110 cm.

Technique: work the loop under the binder, then pull the binder up.

Users comments
The string works well for the user.

Made by
Ida Lindhé

Purchased from
Department store

Paid for by
The user

Whose idea
Ida Lindhé, occupational therapist

This tip is from 2005

User pulls the binder up with the string
User pulls the binder up with the string

Tipsare: Anonym 1

The person lives together with his wife and an child in a house. He is working part time. He was injured in 1975 and has a high tetraplegia (C5). Through hand surgery his grip function improved in both hands. He has personal assistance 7 hours a day.