Posts Tagged ‘Ikea’

Technical Aids Test Week Lanzarote Part 3

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012


Addendum Technical Aids Tips and Tricks XIV

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Addendum to

Swedish laptop knee table Bräda (new name BYLLAN)

(see older blogpost).

I have introduced this laptop table as rather cheap, useful wheelchair tray.

The writer and musician Robert Schneider volunteered courageously as Bräda tester.

He is known for his extravagant-hessian writing style (

I mentioned one of his books in an older blogpost.
He took the knee tray Bräda through extra tough quality tests.

Despite of the little bit too soft surface board I was positively surprised.
Here during a transport test with additional tray, at speed of exactly 11 km/h with

3 liters hop blossom ice tea and 6 x 0,5 liter pints

Due to safety reasons, this test is mainly executed with dummies. ;-)

A typo has slipped in, it was at 0,11 km/h.

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Technical Aids for Quadriplegics VIII

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011


Technical Aids Tips and Tricks XIV

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Because of the paralysis of my legs the muscles of my thighs are flagged in such a way, i.e. flat, that they meanwhile form a quite acceptable transport table. The biggest difficulty is just to convince the legs not to drift outside when they are used as deposit for e.g. a bottle of non-alcoholic beer. The dropping rate is considerable. I am not alone with this kind of issue.
Many wheelchair drivers build a rather symbiotic relationship with their knee tray.
I have already seen a self-constructed knee tray coated with green felt, with which at night probably a game of poker is played for the small pension.
So far so good!

At the Swedes with the big yellow and blue shopping bags I have discovered an excellent

knee tray type BRÄDA (new name BYLLAN).

Officially it is a laptop knee table with mobile phone pocket on the side.

The shape nestles ergonomically against my

six-bake belly.

A non-slip reel has to be put on it still!
Safety instruction:
The BRÄDA (new name BYLLAN) is not a medical device.
No liability is assumed for falling parts.
It doesn’t have a medical device number and can’t be prescribed by the doctor. The immense acquisition costs of 14,95 € have to be completely borne by the patient and are not tax-deductible.

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Technical Aids Tips and Tricks X

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Wheelchair users and their bathroom equipment is an endless subject!
The mounting height of the bath mirror can lead to the move-out of the partner if no agreement is found.
To avoid these discussions, usually cost-efficient (ho, ho, ho)

movable mirrors

are recommended. How are you supposed to see anything without binoculars in such a thing when it is skillfully mounted under the ceiling, and who moves it if needed?

My tip is a, mounted to hobbit size, a telescopic round

Make-up Mirror

made by the

Swedish meatballers.

Model: FRÄCK 5,99€
The mirror of my wall cupboard is with its height just suitable for eyebrow shaping.
Now I can finally see if my nurse is botching with the shaving. ;-)

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