“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

User locks cam cleat
User locks cam cleat

Description
A cord with a steel hook on it is attached under the wheelchair. A cam cleat sits on the cord.

Technique:
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.

Users comments
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.

Made by
User’s partner

Purchased from
Marine supplies (cam cleat)

Paid for by
The user

Whose idea
The user

This tip is from 2007

User pulls down underwear using a steel hook and cord
User pulls down underwear using a steel hook and cord
The user takes the steel hook and cord out from under the wheelchair and places it on his lap
The user takes the steel hook and cord out from under the wheelchair and places it on his lap
Cam cleat (close-up)
Cam cleat (close-up)

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Tipsare: Mats

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.