Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

How would you open this

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    How would you open this

    with C5/6 hands?
    Attached Files
    C5/6 23 years post injury.
    Author of Twisted Consequences

    #2
    can you get a fork or something under the tab to pull it up a bit the loop your finger or thumb thru the tab hole and try to hold the can with your other hand against something?
    T6 Incomplete due to a Spinal cord infarction July 2009

    Comment


      #3
      This might not work for all quads, and it looks like you might want to protect your clothing: http://megjohnsonspeaks.com/2013/06/opening-a-soda-can/

      Then there is this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Dc_HXkmuM0

      There are quite a few videos on the internet if you search "opening a soda can quadriplegic."

      All the best,
      GJ
      Last edited by gjnl; 12 Aug 2016, 1:47 PM.

      Comment


        #4
        I have a tool called a "Tab Grabber." It's very old and you can't get it anymore, so I did some searching for equivalent products.

        http://www.sears.com/search=pull%20tab%20can%20opener (take a look at the J shaped ones, or the white flat one)
        https://www.amazon.com/Maxi-Aids-Tab.../dp/B00KLESDSQ (I would hope / assume this has an opening at one end to fit the tab into; that's how my device works)

        I'm off to town today; if I come up with anything else, I'll post back!

        Comment


          #5
          Try an ordinary can opener, one that cuts the top off leaving no sharp edges. I haven't tried it, but my chili can looks like it would open that way and it is a pull top.
          I have had periodic paralysis all my life. I lost my ability to walk in 2011 beginning with a spinal block, which was used for a hip fracture caused by periodic paralysis.

          Comment


            #6
            Originally posted by Mystery View Post
            I have a tool called a "Tab Grabber." It's very old and you can't get it anymore, so I did some searching for equivalent products.

            http://www.sears.com/search=pull%20tab%20can%20opener (take a look at the J shaped ones, or the white flat one)
            https://www.amazon.com/Maxi-Aids-Tab.../dp/B00KLESDSQ (I would hope / assume this has an opening at one end to fit the tab into; that's how my device works)

            I'm off to town today; if I come up with anything else, I'll post back!
            lots of stuff on the Sears site that looks like it might work? Thank you
            C5/6 23 years post injury.
            Author of Twisted Consequences

            Comment


              #7
              with 0 hand functions and your teeth :
              - take the can with both hands, exactly as in your pict,
              - open your mouth and put your upper teeth under the tab, exactly as you if you were trying to drink at the can (your lower teeth are on the side of the can)
              - pull with your upper teeth under the tab, until it comes vertical, most of the job is done,
              - finish the opening with one of your fingers in the hole, your other hand on the can.
              Good luck and good tasting ! Enjoy !
              C6-7 since mid 2002, no hand control nor triceps.
              my website & my job (in France): Accessibility advisor www.acceslibre.eu
              Also working on a French research about Peer counseling and Empowerment.

              Comment


                #8
                If for the TAB ONLY, as in a soda can, then a simple fork (or anything that can catch under the tab will do) can easily lift the tab up and open.
                (tab grabber works well, but I think a fork actually has greater leverage/security)

                If opening a tab to lift off a lid, as in a soup can, then you can lift the tab up with the fork, enough to crack open the top where you can insert the fork to pop or "peel" open the rest of the top. If you have trouble prying up the lid, a spoon can easily lift the lid open once you get the tab cracked open. A spoon might wedge in the crack better than a fork.

                Ive used a steak knife as well. So as long as it can get under the tab and fit thru the loop, it should work.

                btw. if you have trouble with cans slipping on table/counters, Dycem can hold things in place. Dycem also comes in handy when trying to open screw tops.
                Last edited by chick; 12 Aug 2016, 4:11 PM.

                Comment


                  #9
                  Originally posted by robotnik View Post
                  with 0 hand functions and your teeth :
                  - take the can with both hands, exactly as in your pict,
                  - open your mouth and put your upper teeth under the tab, exactly as you if you were trying to drink at the can (your lower teeth are on the side of the can)
                  - pull with your upper teeth under the tab, until it comes vertical, most of the job is done,
                  - finish the opening with one of your fingers in the hole, your other hand on the can.
                  Good luck and good tasting ! Enjoy !
                  I can hear my dental hygienest and dentist now! Yikes.

                  All the best,
                  GJ

                  Comment


                    #10
                    I use a kitchen/butter knife in a quad cuff and reach under the tab. I wrap some tape around the handle so the knife stays tight in the cuff and dose't slip out. I open letters also by slipping the end of the knife under the outside edge of the glued down flap and rip the top open.
                    C 5/6 Comp.
                    No Tri's or hand function.

                    Far better it is to try mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure. Than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much or suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows neither victory or defeat.

                    Teddy Roosevelt

                    Comment


                      #11
                      Spoon, screwdriver, something to pry, hook and lift. I'd actually rock the lid off side to side instead of trying to pull it back in one motion. Then the food in the can wouldn't fly everywhere if grip was lost or lid popped off quickly.

                      Comment


                        #12
                        I use the one touch/tornado can openers

                        Comment


                          #13
                          Originally posted by KSpell View Post
                          I use the one touch/tornado can openers
                          That is the type I tried to explain below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucLxiAP1NKI
                          I have had periodic paralysis all my life. I lost my ability to walk in 2011 beginning with a spinal block, which was used for a hip fracture caused by periodic paralysis.

                          Comment


                            #14
                            Electric Can Opener

                            Originally posted by Smashms View Post
                            can you get a fork or something under the tab to pull it up a bit the loop your finger or thumb thru the tab hole and try to hold the can with your other hand against something?
                            Not a quad, but prob I see is once you have broken the seal how do you grab the ring and then pull with your arms?

                            The ring often breaks off when AB open them so you then need a can opener. Do quad friendly can openers exist?

                            See http://megjohnsonspeaks.com/2015/12/7172/

                            Meg Johnson only has to crack the seal to drink the soda. Can she get the kids to open the cans?
                            http://zagam.net/

                            Comment


                              #15
                              I have one of these : https://www.maxiaids.com/can-opener-...DiEaAoxu8P8HAQ

                              Works great.

                              And if I'm somewhere without it I either use a screwdriver or butter knife

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X