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What adaptations can help someone with a spinal cord injury use a computer and phone?

What adaptations can help someone with a spinal cord injury use a computer and phone?

Sarah Harrison, OT

Occupational Therapist, Craig Hospital, Colorado

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So, one of the first things that I talk to my patients about, especially the young ones, you want to get back to using that Smartphone. So putting just a stylus that you can get at any convenience store down the street and a U-cuff can provide the co... Show More

So, one of the first things that I talk to my patients about, especially the young ones, you want to get back to using that Smartphone. So putting just a stylus that you can get at any convenience store down the street and a U-cuff can provide the contact you need to operate that Smartphone. And then, you also want to look at where does that phone belong when you’re pushing. So, there’re different mounts you can put on your power or manual chair that make it very accessible to you, and bring it close to your body. There’re also different lap trays that you can mount. What it can do is have a base that slides under your wheelchair cushion and brings it right up to you, so you can work with it in an accessible spot.  

 

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What adaptations can help someone with a spinal cord injury use a computer and phone?

Sarah Harrison, OT

Occupational Therapist, Craig Hospital, Colorado

More Videos by Sarah Harrison
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So, one of the first things that I talk to my patients about, especially the young ones, you want to get back to using that Smartphone. So putting just a stylus that you can get at any convenience store down the street and a U-cuff can provide the contact you need to operate that Smartphone. And then, you also want to look at where does that phone belong when you’re pushing. So, there’re different mounts you can put on your power or manual chair that make it very accessible to you, and bring it close to your body. There’re also different lap trays that you can mount. What it can do is have a base that slides under your wheelchair cushion and brings it right up to you, so you can work with it in an accessible spot.  

 

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