Exercise gloves

Exercise gloves make it possible to keep a steady grip on exercise equipment for persons with compromised or no dexterity

Using hand cycle with the help of an exercise glove
Using hand cycle with the help of an exercise glove

Description
The exercise glove is made of a wear-resistant fabric. It is attached around the wrist with a strap. The glove rests against the back of the hand and holds fingers in a fist through the attachment strap. The strap is attached with metal loops on the glove and can be tightened with a Velcro closure. The exercise glove enables a person without finger dexterity to hold exercise equipment.

Users comments
The gloves were made based on the model used at the Spinalis gym.

Made by
The user’s mother

Paid for by
The user

Editors comments
In Stockholm you can get a doctor’s referral to have custom tailored exercise gloves adapted by an orthopedic technician.
Active Hands Company in England, www.activehands.co.uk is selling these gloves in different sizes (last checked March 2011).

This tip is from 2007

User with exercise glove, viewed from inside of hand
User with exercise glove, viewed from inside of hand
User with exercise glove, viewed from outside of hand
User with exercise glove, viewed from outside of hand

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Tipsare: Max

Max is studying. He lives by himself in an apartment. In 2002 he was injured and has a high tetraplegia (C5 incomplete with remaining sensitivity). He has personal assistance 13 hours a day.