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Kerry Mellin suffered from arthirtitis and has finding it increasingly hard to perform everyday tasks. One day, as Kerry explains in her own words: “While preparing for a family holiday I grabbed my broom and went to sweep out the barn. But due to the arthritis in my thumbs I was having a really hard time gripping onto the brooms handle and sweep after sweep it only became more painful. (...) I grabbed some duct tape, made a loop across the broom handle and slipped my hand inside. I was really surprised how effortless it felt having this little bit of support over the back of my hand! I was able to maintain control sweep after sweep with very minimal amount of grip and this little bit of leverage.”
She spoke about this to her two sisters, who were also suffering from similar problems, and the three of them thought that there had to be a solution. The very next day they started researching about the issue and realized that the solutions available in the market were either limited and old-fashioned or extremely expensive. So, they embarked on a new project: “We would design grip aids to be multi-tool adaptable, soft, comfortable, inexpensive and most importantly, super hygienic.”
Together, they created EazyHold, providing universal cuff that help people of all ages and abilities accomplish their daily activities. Available in different sizes, the EazyHold cuffs can be securely attached to all kinds of objects, helping users grip anything from eating utensils to writing materials of even toys. They now supply over 8000 schools, hospitals and therapy centers all throughout the world.
More information: https://eazyhold.com/
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