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User with wheelchair gloves
User with wheelchair gloves

User tightens Velcro straps
User tightens Velcro straps

User takes off wheelchair gloves
User takes off wheelchair gloves

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Wheelchair gloves

Custom-made gloves used for wheelchair driving and to hold utensils such as a pen or fork in place

Description
The gloves are custom-designed for the user's hands. They are attached with Velcro straps. Key rings are sewn to the Velcro strap to make it easier for the user to put on the gloves unassisted. The gloves are made of leather which conforms to the user's hands. Rubber material allows a good grip of e.g. the wheelchair's grip rings.

Authors comments
The user frequently uses the gloves for wheelchair driving and to hold pens and brushes in place. She replaces them as needed, about 2-3 pairs per year.

Manufacturer
Stefan Borg, OT-Center, Danderyd Hospital, Stockholm (last checked May 2017)

Paid for by
County Council

Tip is dated from 2007

Categories for this tip
communication » handwriting/mouthwriting, mobility » moving around by wheelchair, Tips and tricks from people with High tetraplegia with partly function in arms/hands (C5-6, ASIA A, B).

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2 comments:

  1. Where can I purchase these gloves?
    #1968# comment 2011-10-14
  2. Check www.rollimoden.de. They have similar gloves,
    Spinalistips
    #1976# comment 2011-10-14

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