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Caring for household objects: Maintaining and repairing household objects

16 tips and ideas 
Anti-slip matAnti-slip mat
Mat that holds and stabilizes things/objects.
The user transports firewood using a cart carrying a garden basketBasket on wheels for firewood
- a simple way for wheelchair users to transport firewood
User controls a sewing machine with her forearmControlling sewing machine with arms
Technique to control sewing machine for wheelchair users
Entrance door, lower levelEntrance on lower floor
Entrance designed to rinse off dirty wheelchair wheels
The user hammering using the gripping aid. Photo: www.activehands.co.uk Gripping Aid
A gripping aid to improve grippfunction and to facilitate everyday activities for persons with impaired handfunction
Japanese sawJapanese saw
Makes it easier to saw - suitable for persons with impaired strength and balance
User sharpens a knifeKnife sharpener
- an easy way to sharpen knives
Knife with adapted handleKnife with adapted handle
Kitchen knife suitable for persons with impaired hand function
User at electricity cabinetLow-mounted electrical box with circuit breakers
- Suitable for wheelchair users
User nails moldingNailer
Pneumatic nailer instead of a hammer – suitable for persons with impaired hand function
Tools hanging on wallOrganized tool storage
Tools mounted at right height – organized and easily accessible for wheelchair users.
Power jigsaw. Photo: www.clasohlson.sePower jigsaw
Suitable for persons with impaired hand function
User screws molding in placePower screwdriver
Suitable for persons with impaired hand function
User presses together a self-opening scissors with both handsSelf-opening scissors
Easy-to-use scissors suitable for persons with impaired hand function
User standing in standing wheelchairStanding wheelchair
People who use a wheelchair can increase their independence at home by using a standing wheelchair and they can also stretch their leg joints.
Power-driven wheelchair wheels with tire repair kitTire puncture repair kit or solid tires to prevent puncture
The tire puncture repair kit makes it possible to quickly repair punctured wheelchair tires.