Wheelchair gloves

Custom-sewn gloves to stabilize wrists for wheelchair driving

Wrist-supporting wheelchair gloves
Wrist-supporting wheelchair gloves

Description
These gloves were custom-designed for the user. The leather gloves are shaped to fit the user’s hand. They go over the wrist to stabilize it. Velcro straps hold the gloves in place. Key rings are sewn in the Velcro strap to make it easier for the user to put on the gloves unassisted. Rubber material is sewn on to allow a good grip of the wheelchair’s grip rings.

Made by
Treklöverhemmet, Ljungskile

Paid for by
The user (material)

Editors comments
In Stockholm the wheelchair gloves are made by the orthopedic technical center with a referral from an orthopedist (last checked May 2017).

This tip is from 2005

Velcro straps with key rings in wheelchair gloves
Velcro straps with key rings in wheelchair gloves
Wrist-supporting wheelchair gloves
Wrist-supporting wheelchair gloves

Tipsare: Bruno

Bruno lives in an apartment and is working part time. He was injured in 1974 and has a tetraplegia (C5-6). Through hand surgery in 1977 his grip function improved. He has personal assistance 7 hours a day and some help at night provided by the local government.