Using a mobile phone

Using a mobile phone – method for a person with a high spinal cord injury

User with mobile phone in hand
User with mobile phone in hand

Description
The user manages with an ordinary mobile phone. He glued Velcro to the back so that it does not slide away. He holds the telephone in his hand and uses his mouth and tongue to enter the number.

Users comments
The user’s fingers are somewhat stiff in a bent position, which allows him to hold the telephone; this works well for him. Sometimes it can take a little time to pick up the telephone. In the past he had an earpiece and a cord. The cord was always in the way.
The user prefers the older mobile phones, which have larger buttons than many of the new models.

Paid for by
The user

Whose idea
The user

This tip is from 2007

Tipsare: Anders

Anders lives together with his partner in a house. He is working part time. He was injured in 1989 and has a high spinal cord injury (C4-5). He has personal assistance.