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Aids for limited hand function

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2016-07-04 15:33

About the solution

The solution consists of a handling system, a daily living aid for people with limited dexterity in their hands, fingers and wrists.

After realizing this need, the inventor did some research, and wasn’t able to find an automatic gripping and grasping device, so he decided to take action, and later founded his own company - Gripability.

Patrick developed two products:
- Gripability e3 - An automatic Handlingsystem for people with gripping and holding disabilities.
- Gripability Xhand – A system was developed as a working aid for people with only one hand. Using the Gripability Xhand a great variety of things can be fixed and held stable in such a way that handling them becomes possible and easy easy.

These devices enable the use of a wide range of utensils such as cutlery, drinking vessels, brushes and tooth brushes, pens and pencils, that can be grasped and handled easily. People with physical disabilities can be more independent doing their daily tasks.

More info: http://gripability.de/index.php/welcome.html

Adapted from: http://bit.ly/2hLbPc2


This solution shall not include mention to the use of drugs, chemicals or biologicals (including food); invasive devices; offensive, commercial or inherently dangerous content. This solution was not medically validated. Proceed with caution! If you have any doubts, please consult with a health professional.

DISCLAIMER: This story was written by someone who is not the author of the solution, therefore please be advised that, although it was written with the utmost respect for the innovation and the innovator, there can be some incorrect statements. If you find any errors please contact the patient Innovation team via info@patient-innovation.com

About the author

Patrick Oeffner, born in Germany, became quadriplegic as a result of an accident in 1988. He was always passionate about art, so, in 2005, after realizing he needed a device that would help him grip pencils and other tools independently, Patrick invented Gripability.

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