Custom-made finger sleeves

Writing sleeves facilitate computer use for people with reduced finger function and spasticity

User types on keyboard using finger sleeve
User types on keyboard using finger sleeve

Description
A finger sleeve in orthotic material prevents the user’s index finger from bending inwards because of spasticity. Finger sleeves are fitted with a handle that makes it easier to put them on and take them off. The user can also pull the sleeve onto his finger by pressing the grip against the edge of the table (photo 4).

Made by
User’s occupational therapist

Whose idea
The user

This tip is from 2014

User with finger sleeve
User with finger sleeve
User puts on finger sleeve.
User puts on finger sleeve.
User puts on finger sleeve.
User puts on finger sleeve.

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Tipsare: Kenneth

Kenneth lives in an apartment. Since 2006 he has a high incomplete tetraplegia with strong spasticity. He has personal assistance 130 hours a week.