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Eating, drinking: Eating

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User at dining table
Adapted dining table
The table support frame is sawn off to enable wheelchair users to slide their knees under the table.
User with orthosis on handAdapted eating utensils
Orthosis makes independent eating possible for a person with a high spinal cord injury.
User inserts spoon into holder with the help of his mouthAdapted eating utensils
Adapted eating utensils make it possible for a person with a high spinal cord injury to eat without assistance
User eating with besticBestic flatware
A simple maneuverable assistive device for eating – suitable for disabled people who can’t use their arms and hands
The user holds the popsicle stick using the custom-designed holder.Custom-designed holder for popsicle stick
- enable people with impaired hand function to hold a popsicle stick
Night table with attachment on bedCustomized night table
An all-in-one night table with room for many functions that helps a person with a high injury to stay in touch with and have control over the rest of the world even when in bed
Wheelchair table on stand in low positionCustomized wheelchair table
Wheelchair table enables a person with impaired arm and hand function to eat, read and write
User at dining tableDining table
By pulling out a drawer a wheelchair user can sit at a table that she or he otherwise could not slide in under
Wheelchair table on stand in high positionEat a sandwich without using hands
Plexiglas table on stand enables persons without active hand function to eat food such as a sandwich.
User holds fork in place with wheelchair gloveEat with fork
Wheelchair glove makes it easier for persons with impaired hand function to hold a fork
User pushes on the salt grinder's button with chinElectric salt grinder
Salt grinder appropriate for persons with impaired hand function.
User holds his forkFlatware holder
- an easy way for people without finger function to hold a fork
User holds the fork using the flatware strapFlatware strap
A simple holder for flatware – suitable for people with impaired hand function
User with tray on lapFolding tray
- can replace a table when necessary – suitable for people who use electric wheelchair
Round pedestal kitchen tableModified kitchen table
A round table with a pedestal leg in the middle can be suitable for wheelchair users
User cuts a piece of cheese with modified knifeModified knife
Modified knife – suitable for persons with impaired hand function
User controls spoon with joystick; a glass for beverages sits in a holder.My Spoon eating aid
- an electronic aid that enables people without arm and hand function to eat by themselves
Night table with book support extended (reading table)Read and snack in bed
Combined reading and snack table integrated in a customized night table, suitable for persons with compromised or no arm and/or hand function
User holds his forkSilicone ball as flatware holder
- an easy way to get a better grip on a fork or spoon – suitable for people with impaired hand function
User with writing stickUniversal holder on wrist bandage
Holder for flatware and typing sticks sewn onto wrist bandage, suitable for persons without wrist function or finger dexterity
Warming stone made out of soapstoneWarming stone made out of soapstone
Soapstone is used to keep food warm - practical for slow eaters