Looped aid on Rob's wrist in gym. Adaptive gym equipment. Suitable for reduced hand function: tetra, quad, cerebral palsy, SCI, spinal cord injury, stroke and more.

Record-Holding Midlands Athlete Wins Chance to Pitch at the Paras

An international West Midlands wheelchair athlete who designs and manufactures gripping aids for people with disabilities is hoping to expand his company’s global reach after winning the opportunity to pitch his unique products to a host of investors next month in Rio, Brazil. UK record-holder Rob Smith, who founded Birmingham-based Active Hands Ltd, will present …

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Active Hands on BBC’s Children in Need!

On Friday 15th November, BBC’s Children in Need raised its highest ever total of £31.1m supporting over 2,600 projects all over the United Kingdom. Featured on the programme was an appeal film, presented by Tom Jones, about Tomos, aged 10, who lives near Newport, south Wales with his mum and dad. Tomos has mild cerebral …

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Rob at Entrepreneur awards

Stelios Scholars and Entrepreneurs Collaborate in a Unique Initiative!

Last week marked the launch of the innovative Win-Win Stelios Scholars and Entrepreneurs Initiative at the British Library’s Business and IP Centre, bringing together gifted scholars from LSE and Cass and the three finalists for last year’s Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK. Under the supervision of a team of seasoned entrepreneurs and …

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Inventive Businessman Up for Award

(Article appeared in the Leamington Observer, 16th November 2010) A disabled entrepreneur from Leamington has been shortlisted for a prestigious business award for an invention which offers a helping hand. Rob Smith’s product allows disabled people to which allows disabled people with limited hand function to grip a wide variety of items, from gym equipment …

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