Disabilities that we address on this site, including the inability to sit, the inability to bend, and the need to keyboard in bed

Automobile safety for the horizontal passenger

Computer setups for the horizontal:

The Adjustment
Remapping Keybd
The Keyboards
Stilt Keyboards
Leg & Back Rests
Building Arm Slings
Tch Typist Armrest H&P Typist Armrest
Building Stilt Keybd
Building Kbd Holder
Build Laptop Holder
Build Laptop Cover
Build Paper Holder
File Holder
Word Macros
Make Back Support
Pillow Modification
Computing on Back
Recliner Chairs
Building Foam Desk
Build a Book Holder
Recliner with Desk

Computer setups for the back-lying

Computer setups for the reclining

Sleeping and reading
accessories for the

Reading and writing
stand for the standing

Music keyboard raiser

Food holder

Tray holder and standing assistance acces- sory

Raised work trays for kitchen or workroom

Raised workbench for garage

Raised massage table

Raised sinks, faucets, and towel racks

Mattresses for TV watching and eating

Using a reacher device for dressing, picking things up, and grabbing things that are too high or low to reach without bending or straining

Toilet seat riser

Living Room Floor-Level Back-Lying Remote Holder

Living Room Back-Lying Remote Holder

Two High-Leverage Shower Knobs

Raised Shower Head

Remodeled Counter and Sink Faucet and Faucet Knobs in Bathroom and Kitchen

Left-Click Microswitch and Switch-Adapted Mouse

Xkeys for Easier Drag and Copy and Paste Functions

Bathtub Saddle Remodel for Safety

Do-It-Yourself Accessibility Wrench for Pool Filters and Valves

Accessibility Pool Steps with Reduced Riser Height

Hot Tub with Safety Rail and Safety Pole

• Seat belt holder apparatus
Examine the pictures and diagrams. Note that there are actually three belts. The two long ones are fastened to the short (waist) one via sewn loops through which the short one is slid. These must be very strongly sewn with superstrong thread—they may have a very strong yank someday and they must not break.

The two long belts fasten with normal seat belt buckles near the rear hatch of the car. The short belt simply goes around the passenger's waist and fastens with normal seat belt buckles. The prone passenger is much more protected from front-end mishaps than s/he's ever been before. Once the passenger has entered the car and lain down (see Front seat belt use, below), the driver (or a different passenger) may need to fasten the waist belt. Make sure this is done with the buckle on top of the passenger's body and the two long belts and their loops centered on the front and rear of the passenger's body. Once this belt is fastened, the driver needs to open the rear hatch and tighten the rear buckle. Don't forget that the top of the passenger's head needs to be about a foot from the front seat back.
• Bolt guard
This merely keeps people and belongings from hitting the U-bolt nuts; the nuts won't mind, but you and your stuff might.
• Front seat belt use
I tightened the front seat belt around the front passenger seat in such a way as to let it be used as an aid to rising from prone to standing.

To use it for exiting, you undo the waist belt, untangle yourself from the leg rest and long safety belt, sit and grab the belt and pull yourself up all in one motion so you're not really sitting, lean over the front seat while bracing your hands against the front passenger neck rest, and back down the steps while continuing to hold the neck rest. Holding the top of the neck rest and leaning against it while entering or exiting the vehicle is necessary for those with bad backs. 

Entering the vehicle is simple: forget the front seat belt but use the front passenger seat neck rest to brace against and then roll onto the mattress-on which the safety restraint system belt has been laid out in such a way as to allow you to fasten it (once you roll onto it) without painful scooting and lifting.