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User drives wheelchair while wearing custom-made wheelchair glove
User drives wheelchair while wearing custom-made wheelchair glove

User with specially-sewn wheelchair glove
User with specially-sewn wheelchair glove

User with specially-sewn wheelchair glove, with liner glove
User with specially-sewn wheelchair glove, with liner glove

User with work glove (liner glove)
User with work glove (liner glove)

User puts on specially-sewn wheelchair glove
User puts on specially-sewn wheelchair glove

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Custom-made wheelchair gloves

Custom sewn wheelchair gloves with friction surface on the thumb that facilitates wheelchair driving for people with impaired hand function

Description
The wheelchair glove is a "thumb glove" that covers the entire thumb and the base of the thumb. It is attached around the wrist with a Velcro closure, see photo 5. The entire thumb and the base of the thumb are covered by a layer of thick rubber, see photos 1 and 2.
The thumb glove is made baed on a plaster cast of the hand.

The user usually wears a nylon work glove as a liner. The glove is PU-coated to provide a good grip and fits snugly, see photos 3 and 4.

Model name liner glove: Work glove Tegera

Authors comments
The glove provides a good friction surface against the wheelchair handrim and significantly improves the mobility of the user.

The liner glove also has a very good grip, including in the rain, and can be successfully used by paraplegics. It is inexpensive and lasts surprisingly well, even with heavy usage.

Manufacturer
Thumb glove: Stefan Borg, Orthoped tecnician, Stockholm

Purchased from
Liner glove (in Sweden): Claes Ohlson, www.clasohlson.com (last checked February 2017)

Idea
Tomas Engblom

Paid for by
County Council

Tip is dated from 2014

Categories for this tip
mobility » moving around by wheelchair, self care » dressing, Tips and tricks from people with Low tetraplegia with partly function in arms/hands (C7- Th1, ASIA A, B).

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