Wheelchair accessible sauna

An accessible sauna that can be used while sitting on a shower chair on casters

Sauna entrance with on/off button on the wall
Sauna entrance with on/off button on the wall

Description
The sauna is adjacent to the bathroom. The button to turn the sauna on and off is easily accessible outside the sauna. Part of the bench was cut away to make room for the shower chair in the sauna. Door made of glass.

Users comments
The user can turn the sauna on and off. He chose a glass door, since glass is the thinnest material for a door. The door only has enough room to open 90 degrees and the doorway could not be widened. The user sits on the shower chair in the sauna.

Paid for by
The user

Whose idea
Ida Lindhé, occupational therapist

This tip is from 2005

Sauna with cut-out bench
Sauna with cut-out bench
On/off button (close-up)
On/off button (close-up)

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.