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Wheelchair table on stand in high position
Wheelchair table on stand in high position

Sandwich on wheelchair table at mouth height
Sandwich on wheelchair table at mouth height

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Eat a sandwich without using hands

Plexiglas table on stand enables persons without active hand function to eat food such as a sandwich.

Description
A small plexiglas table can be attached to the user’s adjustable “third hand” (see the tip for the stand). The table is raised to mouth level. The “third hand” is connected to the electric wheelchair’s leg support and can be moved back and forth with the wheelchair motor. The user eats hamburgers or sandwiches from the table. The plexiglas table has a cut-out section on the side (toward the face) so that the user does not bite it when he eats the sandwich. The table also has a hole that is used as a holder for an ice cream cone.

Authors comments
Also works for persons who do not have arm and/or hand function.

Build instructions
Materials: Plexiglas sheet, 3 mm, metal tray and hinged metal rod.

Manufacturer
Friend of the user

Idea
The user

Paid for by
The user

Tip is dated from 2006

Categories for this tip
eating, drinking » eating, Tips and tricks from people with High tetraplegia with partly function in arms/hands (C5-6, ASIA A, B).

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