Everyday Life, Housekeeping and Nutrition

Products in this section help to enable independent living in a private environment, with housework, cooking, eating and drinking.

These assistive products can:

  • Provide electrical controls in private areas
  • Provide assistance for gripping, carrying and holding objects when the reaching range is restricted or due to lack of strength
  • Provide adjustments for gripping difficulties on grasping handles on cutlery and household appliances
  • Provide household appliances with large print , tactile markings or speech output for the visually impaired and the blind
  • Provide fridge and cooker usability for wheelchair users

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Environmental controls, switching elements

Environment controls, switches and sensors are electrical controls. They control devices in the personal environment or at the workplace for people with impaired body functions.

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Gripping, carrying, holding

Assistive aids for grasping, holding or carrying permit handling of standard objects in the home or the office, when manual force is not sufficient, the hand and finger function is limited or when the upper limbs are completely or partially missing.

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Preparation of food and drinks

Adapted kitchen utensils and cooking equipment are available for people with disabilities in the upper limbs as well as for the visually impaired.

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Eating and drinking

Breakfast boards, raised edge plates , drinking vessels, eating utensils,cutlery and cutlery holders for enabling the independent taking of food and beverages or to facilitate assistance by caregivers.

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Housecleaning, dishwashing

Sweeping sets, toilet brushes, dustpans, dustpans and brooms and floor cleaning equipment such as vacuum cleaners, mops and buckets.

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Maintaining clothing, sewing

Scissors, embroidery hoops, needles and assistive products for the blind for threading support people with hand disabilities, with one hand, a visually impairement or the blind.

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