Durable and versatile
The Limb Difference gripping aid is designed for users who have a limb difference affecting their hands or fingers. This may include those with dysmelia (conditions from birth), or those who have sustained a limb difference through amputation, injury or illness later in life. Our Limb Difference gripping aid is perfect for those who have some or all of their fingers, or parts of their hand, missing. As long as you have at least some widening at your wrist our grip should work for you (A wider section of the wrist is required as an anchor point to transfer the pulling force to, when using the gripping aids).
Use your Limb Difference aid for a wide variety of activities including accessing equipment in the gym, kitchen or garden, holding the handlebars of a bike or for rowing or kayaking. They are strong enough to be used for weight lifting.
“The aid has provided me with additional confidence when using new pieces of equipment requiring two hands. I now have a larger variety of machines I can use at the gym. Having a choice makes all the difference when you’re bored of the same gym routine because it’s your only option.”
How they work
The Limb Difference aid has a double-strap system. First, fasten the wrist section. Next, use the inner velcro strap to fix the item you wish to hold in your palm into place. Then, use the longer strap to hold it firmly in place. This longer strap comes over the back of your hand, through the buckle and back over the object.
Will they work for me?
There are three sizes of Limb Difference aid, you need to select the one that best matches your wrist and hand size. See our size guide (in tab above) to find out which size is best for you.
If you have most of your fingers you may find that our General Purpose gripping aid would suit you better. As with all of our gripping aids, if you try one and it doesn’t work for you or is the wrong size we are happy to exchange it (provided the returned aid is still in a saleable condition).
The limb difference aids are available in left or right. You will need to purchase the correct aid or it will not comfortably fit your wrist/hand.
Instructions showing how to put on your Limb Difference aid can be found here.
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 – make sure you do the velcro up first!
***Please note that although Rob (above) is demonstrating how to put on the Limb Difference aid, he cannot use it. He uses the General Purpose gripping aid as he has a full hand.***