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Active Hands – Lite Aid

Our Lite aid is an ideal solution for individuals experiencing one-sided weakness resulting from stroke or hemiplegic cerebral palsy, who aspire to carry out daily tasks independently but require a bit of assistance with gripping. It is crucial during stroke recovery to regain the ability to perform everyday activities with the affected arm, yet finger strength often poses a challenge. This aid offers invaluable support, giving you the extra help you need!

The Lite aid is a slim and lightweight grip assistance device that conveniently folds onto your wrist when not in use, ensuring it is readily available whenever required.

Where can you utilize your Lite aid?

  • In the kitchen, for securely holding cooking utensils such as our specially designed right-angled knives, or other utensils with chunky handles like spoons, whisks, or stirrers.
  • While out and about, for manoeuvring a shopping trolley, walker, or pushchair.
  • For transporting shopping bags to the car.
  • At home, for tasks like holding an electric toothbrush, button puller, or hairbrush.
  • During gardening or when handling lightweight workshop tools.

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Active Hands hook exercise aid

  • Perfect for doing chin-ups
  • Provides a steady grip on rowing machines and lat pulldown machines
  • Enables you to maintain your fitness if you have limited hand function

The Active Hands hook exercise aid is designed to enable people with limited hand function to exercise efficiently. If you have had a stroke, suffered a spinal injury or developed a condition that affects your hand function, the Active Hands Hook disability exercise aid will ensure that you maintain your fitness and independence.

The hook disability exercise aid allows you to grip and release equipment in gyms. The aid works great in situations where the Active Hands looped disability exercise aid cannot be used due to closed-ended bars.

The aid features a cleverly shaped, strong stainless steel double hook. This provides stability under tension and a grand pulling force that mimics a real strong grip feeling when in use. The metal hooks have a thin v-shaped section with an elastic loop attached. The elastic loop is placed around the finger and prevents the hook from flopping down under its own weight when grabbing an overhead bar or when your arms are forward.

This makes the Hook disability exercise aid far more versatile than its rivals, which only perform well when lifting upwards from the ground.

The Hook disability exercise aid includes four silicone tubes for optional use. The aid can be used without the tubes fitted, however, you may wish to fit them to the two hooks. By doing this, you give yourself a level of padding and increased grip on metal bars. Simply apply some lubricant and push the tubes onto the hooks.

All Active Hands gripping aids are built to last. The aids are made from tough webbing and comfortable but durable neoprene, which is used to make wet suits. The hook disability exercise aid will withstand regular use, even for strenuous activities. They are also machine washable

The hook disability exercise aid is only available in small/standard size, so please refer to the sizing guide below to ensure they will fit. The hook disability exercise aid is sold as a pair, including both left and right hand.

Scroll down to see a video of this amazing aid in action.

Read our interview with the creator of Active Hands Rob Smith.

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Active Hands looped disability exercise aid

  • Perfect for using lat pulldown machines
  • A great device to help you maintain shoulder strength
  • No adaptions need to be made to standard gym equipment
  • Enables you to use rowing machines and hand bikes if you have limited hand function

The Active Hands looped gripping aid is designed for people with limited hand function and enables them to use a wide range of gym equipment, without needing to be able to grip the bars. If you have had a stroke, suffered a spinal injury or developed a condition that affects your hand function, the Active Hands Looped disability exercise aid will enable you to maintain your fitness without any adaptations to gym equipment.

The looped disability exercise aid features strong loops which can be slipped over the handles of some exercise machines. Examples being, pull-down bars and rowing machines. The looped exercise aid also works great for hand bikes, allowing you to operate them without tensing up your wrist.

When not under tension, the looped exercise aids can easily be removed off your machine or handbike, allowing you complete independence and the ability to let go during rest periods.

All Active Hands gripping aids are built to last. The aids are made from tough webbing and comfortable but durable neoprene, which is used to make wet suits. The looped disability exercise aid will withstand regular use, even for strenuous activities. They are also machine washable

The looped exercise disability aid is only available in small/standard size, so please refer to the sizing guide below to ensure they will fit. The looped disability exercise aid is sold as a pair, including both left and right hand.

Scroll down to see a video of this amazing aid in action.

Read our interview with the creator of Active Hands Rob Smith.

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Active Hands D-ring disability exercise aid

  • Perfect for using shoulder strengthening equipment
  • Enables you to use cable pulley machines
  • You will be able to use cable crossover machines

The Active Hands D-ring exercise disability aid is designed to help disabled people with limited hand function use gym equipment independently. If you have had a stroke, suffered a spinal injury or developed a condition that affects your hand function, the Active Hands D-ring disability exercise aid can help you regain your independence and enable you to take part in fitness activities.

Ideal for use in the gym, the D-ring exercise aid attaches directly to the carabiner (hook) on gym equipment like cable or pulley machines. This grants you a wider range of movement as all the pulling is being done directly from the wrist, eliminating any need to grip the equipment with your hands.

As the D-ring exercise aid is worn around the wrist and not the hand, this aid is suitable for those with limb differences and those with next to no mobility in their hand.  The wrist section can also be tightened or loosened with its Velcro strap.

All Active Hands gripping aids are built to last. The aids are made from tough webbing and comfortable but durable neoprene, which is used to make wet suits. The D-ring disability exercise aid will withstand regular use, even for strenuous activities. They are also machine washable.

The D-ring disability exercise aid is only available in small/standard size, so please refer to the sizing guide below to ensure they will fit. The D-ring exercise disability aid is sold as a pair, including both left and right hand.

Scroll down to see a video of this amazing aid in action.

Read our interview with the creator of Active Hands Rob Smith.

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Active Hands limb difference aid

  • Use equipment in the gym efficiently, i.e. weights, pull bars and rowing machines
  • Hold cups, bottles and cooking utensils
  • Hold the handlebars of a bike safely
  • Use DIY and/or gardening tools, i.e. a saw, hammer, screwdriver or garden trowel

Scroll down for more information and to see the limb difference gripping aid in action.

Read our interview with the creator of Active Hands Rob Smith.

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Active Hands gripping aid for general use

  • Holding general day-to-day items
  • Use gym equipment, i.e. holding weights, using a rowing machine
  • Take part in sports, i.e. snooker, tennis, badminton
  • Independently complete DIY projects, i.e. using a saw or hammer
  • Be involved in gardening

The Active Hands gripping aid is designed to help disabled people with limited hand function take part in activities and everyday tasks. If you have had a stroke, suffered a spinal injury or developed a condition that affects your hand function, the Active Hands gripping aid can help you to maintain your independence.

All Active Hands gripping aids are built to last. The aids are made from tough webbing and comfortable but durable neoprene, which is used to make wet suits. The multi-purpose gripping aid will withstand regular use, even for strenuous activities. On top of all that they are also machine washable.

Make sure to check our full range of Active Hands gripping aids and choose the right one for you.

Active Hands gripping aid is available in three sizes, please refer to the size guide below.

Please note that the Active Hands general purpose gripping aid is sold as a single left or right glove, not as a pair.

Scroll down to see the Active Hands general purpose gripping aid in action.

Read our interview with the creator of Active Hands Rob Smith.

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The small item gripping aid being used to hold a pencil

Active Hands gripping aid for small items

  • Restores and maintains your independence
  • Compatible with an array of small items
  • Designed for paintbrushes
  • You can use a make-up brush
  • Enables you to brush yor teeth
  • Holds pens and pencils
  • Helps you to use a razor independently
  • Brush your hair without assistance
  • Use a stylus for a tablet

Active Hands gripping aid is designed to help disabled people with limited hand function take part in activities and everyday tasks. If you have had a stroke, suffered a spinal injury or developed a condition that affects your hand function, the Active Hands gripping aid can help you maintain your independence.

The Active Hand gripping aid allows you to hold items at any angle you would like, enabling you to do dexterous tasks like painting a picture, apply make-up, brush your teeth, shave, brush your hair, or even play the drums. Just simply position the palm pad at the perfect angle for the job.

To use the aid, secure the glove around the hand and wrist using two velcro straps. The palm pad is then attached to the glove using velcro. The palm pad features a plastic clamp that is used to hold the item you wish to grip in place, while you use the two pull ribbon loops to firmly secure the item in place. Then, you are all set!

Active Hands gripping aid is machine washable and is available in standard/large sizes, ranging from 160mm – 210mm around your wrist.

Please also note that the Active Hands gripping aid is sold as a single left or right glove, not as a pair.

Scroll down to see the small item gripping aid in action.

Read our interview with the creator of Active Hands Rob Smith.

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Three wheelchair users in a tv studio, Rob Smith form active hands wearing a cap, Grant from S'up Spoon, and Carron form Bealie's Joggers and her son.

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