The General Purpose gripping aids and Limb Difference aids (for those with fingers or hand parts missing) are great for use around the home. They can be used for a variety of applications from using tools to holding drinks; from wii controllers to kitchen use.
There are always DIY jobs that need doing around our homes or projects you are part way though! The General Purpose gripping aid enables you to hold tools firmly in your hand allowing you to safely use item such as hammers, saws, files and screwdrivers. No excuses not to hang that picture or finish making that bird box now!
Our gripping aids can be useful around the kitchen too. There are many companies that make adaptive equipment for the kitchen and dining table. This image shows the General Purpose gripping aid being used with an adaptive cheese grater from PETA (see our stuff we like page for their details). Our General Purpose gripping aid can also be used with foam handled cutlery.
As well as for training and competing Josie Pearson, Paralymipic Athlete uses her General Purpose gripping aids for housework. She uses them for tasks such as vacuuming or using a long handled duster. She’s even used them during decorating to hold the paintbrush!
“I just ordered a new gripping aid after a number of years with the first. It still works great and has allowed me to do a number of things I was in the process of giving up on (tennis, shovelling, cutting with a knife, etc.). I ordered a second right hand one because I travel with it sometimes and the thought of leaving it somewhere and having to do without it for a period of time is not a pleasant one. Thanks again for coming up with an invention that truly makes a big difference in my life.” Bob Goodkind
The General Purpose gripping aid is not just useful for doing tasks around the home it is also great for relaxation. Why not use it to hold a glass or a bottle of beer?
The Nintendo Wii is still a popular gaming console. With more extensive body movement needed for the Wii than other consoles, issues of accessibility were always going to be different. The Active Hands General Purpose gripping aid can be used to hold a Wii controller –allowing you to join in with family fun.