General Purpose gripping aids: black or pink "aids sold individually". Adaptive gym equipment. Suitable for reduced hand function: tetra, quad, cerebral palsy, SCI, spinal cord injury, stroke and more.

General Purpose Gripping Aid

$84.95

This item is sold as a single gripping aid (either left or right).
Buy a pink aid and Active Hands will make a donation to Breast Cancer Care (see below)

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Durable and versatile

General Purpose gripping aids are essential for a wide range of tasks – at home, in the gym or out and about. Whether you’ve had a stroke, suffered a spinal injury or have any condition which reduces your hand function, our aids could unlock any number of activities for you:

  • Working out in the gym (e.g. holding free weights, using a rowing machine)
  • DIY at home (using a saw or hammer)
  • Holding a pool or snooker cue
  • Rowing or Kayaking
  • Gardening
  • Holding a glass or bottle

“My Aid is still being used daily, at 5 years running, by me and I’m still putting it thru hell. Still using it for shoveling snow, gas weed whipping, and even chain sawing (though very carefully), it’s smudged and sometimes is dirty, but it still keeps going.  Hope to hear from you soon and thank you for the best products.”

Dave Genik

How they work

General Purpose gripping aids function by the tightening of a strap in the upper section, which gently pulls the hand into a fist shape, adjusting to hold items in the palm. The wrist strap is also adjustable and the aid is padded to reduce chafing. Our video contains instructions on how to put the aids on, or you can download our General Purpose instructions.

Which size should I buy?
Most adults find that our ‘Standard’ size fits them, however General Purpose gripping aids are also available in ‘Small’ (for adults with especially petite hands and children aged over five) and ‘Large’ sizes. For children aged under 5 please see our General Purpose ‘Mini‘ size. See the size guide tab above to find out which size is best for you.

Made of Strong Stuff

Active Hands aids are both kind to the skin and made to last. Built from tough webbing and comfortable but durable neoprene (wet suit material) they’re designed to withstand regular use, even for strenuous activities. All aids are machine washable.

For each pink aid purchased Active Hands donates £2 to Breast Cancer Care and you will receive a pink ribbon badge with your order. Find out why Active Hands supports the charity in this news story.

Size Guide

Active Hands Gripping Aids: Size Guide

Use this size guide to find out which Active Hands gripping aid will best fit your hand and wrist.

A = circumference of narrowest part of wrist
B = length from crease line (where hand joins wrist) to tip of middle finger

A: Wrist

Mini:Small:Standard:Large:
120mm – 140mm135mm – 150mm145mm – 185mm180mm – 220mm
4.7″-5.5″5.3″-5.9″5.7″-7.2″7.1″-8.7″

B: Wrist to Middle Finger

Mini:Small:Standard:Large:
120mm – 140mm135mm – 175mm175mm – 210mm195mm – 280mm
4.7″-5.5″5.3″-6.9″6.8″-8.3″7.7″-11.0″

(n.b. measurements are approximate)

Rough size guide by age:

Mini:Small:Standard:Large:
Children up to age 5Over 5s and petite adultsAdultsThose with larger hands

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If you have specific requirements which are not met by any of our sizes, we may be able to manufacture a bespoke aid to suit your needs.

Best gripping aid for me?

Active Hands now sells a wide range of gripping aids for a wide variety of activities. To help you decide which gripping aid is right for you, please read the guide below.

At a glance…

How does your disability
affect you?
What do you want
to grip?
Which aid is right for you?
Reduced hand function / Poor finger strength

Tremors or involuntary movement

(This may include people with
Spinal Cord Injury, MS, cerebral palsy,
Guillan-Barré Syndrome, muscular dystrophy,
spina bifia, stroke survivors and other
similar disabilities).

Gym EquipmentGeneral Purpose gripping aids
D-ring gripping aid
Looped exercise aid
Hook aids
Gym pack/Gym pack deluxe
DIY toolsGeneral Purpose gripping aid
Kitchen implementsGeneral Purpose gripping aid
Sports equipment; rowing, kayaking etcGeneral Purpose gripping aid
Looped Exercise aid
Hook aids
Gardening toolsGeneral Purpose gripping aid
Winter sports equipment such as adaptive skiingWinter Sports aid
Small diameter item: pen, make-up, toothbrushSmall Item gripping aid
Adaptive tricycle/children’s walking frameGeneral Purpose Mini aid (for children under 5) or General Purpose gripping aid
Missing fingers Missing parts of hands

This may include people with dysmelia (conditions from birth), or amputation, illness or injury later in life.

Gym equipmentLimb Difference gripping aid
D-ring gripping aid
Looped exercise aid
DIY toolsLimb Difference gripping aid
Kitchen implementsLimb Difference gripping aid
Sports equipment; rowing, kayaking etcLimb Difference gripping aid
Gardening toolsLimb Difference gripping aid

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