Rob Smith, MBE a disabled entrepreneur and disability sports athlete, suffered a high-level spinal cord injury that left him with partial paralysis in all four limbs. He realized that his poor hand function restricted his life much more than his mobility issue. He designed gripping aids to overcome his grip problems and began working with his mother to create prototypes. The basic designs became the core of Active Hands gripping aids. The company’s General Purpose gripping aid, also known as quad grips, is suitable for people with hand function disabilities such as tetra, quad, cerebral palsy, SCI, spinal cord injury, stroke, and more. Active Hands sells products worldwide through resellers. Their mission is to reach and help more people with hand function disabilities to enable them to participate in various activities as independently as possible.