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
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.
Thumb glove: Stefan Borg, Orthoped tecnician, Stockholm
Liner glove (in Sweden for example): Proffsmagasinet, proffsmagasinet.se (last checked February 2022)
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