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Device to help people with weak grip, limited hand function and disabilities that affect hand dexterity prepare their meals.

Shared by EimarMcCormick on 2023-03-07 09:45

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The solution is a type of glove/splint that the patient wears on their arm. There's a plastic part stitched on to the glove/splint that provides interlocking between a knife or potatoe peeler etc. and provides full support for the patient to use when they are preparing their meals. The device could also be used in the garden or for self care activities like combing hair. Does your level of weak hand grip or limited hand function prevent you from preparing your meals?

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.

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This solution can be used by anyone with weak hand grip, limited hand function or disabilities that affect hand dexterity. Arthritis runs in my family and my uncle often drops things due to his arthritis. The device can be used by people with spinal cord injuries or recovering from stroke too. The device can be used by people with types of peripheral neuropathy. The patient will need an amount of strength in their shoulder to power the knife or peeler, this device will help with maintaining a strong grip and ensure the knife or peeler does not fall out of their hand during meal preperation.

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