Device to assist putting on velcro shoes

Project  / Project number: DG 28/08  /  Status:


The challenge

Device to assist putting on velcro shoesA lady with severe arthritis and with practically no movement in her hip joints, had great difficulty placing on her shoes and fastening the velcro.

An available long-handled tool (a ‘helping hand’) was modified by cuttting and bracketing at the lower end to provided an angled, rather than a straight grasping action.

The client can now put on, or take off, her shoes without difficulty.