Dressing aid for jacket or shirt

Project  / Project number: 03/17 2004  /  Status:


The challenge

The client has limited arm movement with consequent difficulty in putting on jacket, shirt etc. He could not get a garment over his left shoulder. Various commercial aids had been tried by therapist but without success.

We identified that the client’s body movement should be employed by supporting the garment from a removable clip and cord hooked over the top edge of a door. The client places his right arm in the sleeve, then rotates his body to raise the garment over his left shoulder and puts his left arm in the sleeve.

The client can now dress himself unaided, and the smallness of the aid means it can taken on holiday easily.

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