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The user hammering using the gripping aid. Photo: www.activehands.co.uk
The user hammering using the gripping aid. Photo: www.activehands.co.uk

The user sawing using the gripping aid. Photo: www.activehands.co.uk
The user sawing using the gripping aid. Photo: www.activehands.co.uk

The user gardening using the gripping aid. Photo: www.activehands.co.uk. Photo: www.activehands.co.uk
The user gardening using the gripping aid. Photo: www.activehands.co.uk. Photo: www.activehands.co.uk

The user skiing using the gripping aid. Photo: www.activehands.co.uk
The user skiing using the gripping aid. Photo: www.activehands.co.uk

Gripping Aid (close upp). Photo: www.activehands.co.uk
Gripping Aid (close upp). Photo: www.activehands.co.uk

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Gripping Aid

A gripping aid to improve grippfunction and to facilitate everyday activities for persons with impaired handfunction

Description
The Gripping Aid works by the tightening of a strap in the upper section, which gently pulls the hand into a fist and adjustts to hold items in the palm. The Aid facilitates many activities, for example using tools, gardening and sporting. see also www.activehands.co.uk/video.htm (last checked July 2017)

The AH1 is available for right or left hand and comes in four sizes. The aid is padded to reduce chafing. It's also available without padding to be worn over gloves for outdoor activities (AH2).

Model: General purpose Gripping Aid, AH1 (padded)
Outdoor Aid, AH2 (unpadded)

Authors comments
The user was frustrated by the limitations caused by his poor hand function and the lack of suitable equipment available to help him, so he began designing a range of aids to enable him to live a more independent life. The results were remarkable. As a result his family began to make the aids available to others with poor hand function, and in 2008 Active Hands became a limited company.

Purchased from
Active Hands, Gripping Aids, www.activehands.co.uk (last checked July 2017)

Idea
The user

Tip is dated from 2011

Categories for this tip
caring for household objects » gardening, maintaining and repairing household objects, carrying, moving and handling objects » lifting and carrying, recreation, leisure » garden, sports, winter sports, work, employment, occupation » carpenter work, Tips and tricks from people with Tetraplegia with motor function allowing ambulation (C2-Th1, ASIA D, E).

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