Tips and tricks from people with spinal cord injuries (SCI).
“Urination hook” with cam cleat
The urination hook is an assistive device for persons with compromised arm/hand function who have to relieve themselves intermittently
A cord with a steel hook on it is attached under the wheelchair. A cam cleat sits on the cord.
In order to pull down his underwear when draining urine the user places the steel hook inside the waistband. Then he pulls the cord until his underwear is down far enough and locks the cord at the correct length with the cam cleat.
The user knew of a similar device with an elastic cord. He refined it with a non-elastic cord and a cam cleat locking device. The solution even works with tight underwear. The cam cleat is an accessory used on small sailboats.
Marine supplies (cam cleat)
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This tip is from 2007
Mats lives in an apartment together with his partner. He is retired. He was injured in 1988 and has a tetraplegia (C6-7). Through hand surgery his grip function improved in both hands. He has personal assistance about 10 hours a day. Passed away.
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