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HandHugga

HandHugga is a comfortable and easy to wear glove designed to help anyone that finds it difficult to grip and hold onto objects.

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Product code: HandHugga
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Description

What is HandHugga

HandHugga is a comfortable and easy to wear glove designed to help anyone that finds it difficult to grip and hold onto objects. The glove closes and supports the hand perfectly, enabling the wearer to hold onto a pen, paintbrush, maraca, drum stick, spoon etc.

Background

HandHugga was designed and developed by The Rhythm Village. The Rhythm Village specialises in bringing music programs to people with special needs. In our day-to-day workshops at schools, we have seen first-hand the struggle some students have when trying to hold a drumstick or shake a maraca.

HandHugga was therefore borne out of a desire to help those students with hand function disorders. By using HandHugga, the wearer’s focus is redirected from trying to close the hand in an attempt to hold something, to instead - focusing on the task of beating a drum or shaking a maraca.

Not being able to close one’s hand to hold on to objects can have a rather profound effect on daily life, making everyday tasks, such as holding a toothbrush or even a spoon to feed oneself, particularly challenging. We have seen HandHugga increase overall quality of life by enabling the wearer to complete these tasks.

We have witnessed children being able to feed themselves which they could not do without the glove. We have also seen wearers of HandHugga hold a paintbrush to express their creativity through painting. HandHugga can even be used to assist the wearer hold onto sporting equipment such as tennis racquets, table tennis bats, hockey sticks or baseball bats.

Who can HandHugga help

HandHugga is for anyone with a motor disorder, or developmental coordination disorder (DCD), including the following:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinsons Disease
  • People with Hypotonia (low muscle tone)
  • People with intellectual delays
  • People with arthritis
  • People with motor disorders
  • People with low muscle tone
  • Aged care

Categorized as Low Tech Assistive Technology, HandHugga aims to allow people with disabilities to participate more fully in all aspects of life - home, school and community.

It increases the wearer’s opportunities for education and social interactions and helps to improve engagement in learning and related activities.

Features
  • Can be worn on the left or right hand
  • Adjustable velcro to ensure a perfect fit
  • Available in 3 sizes and 3 different colours
  • Made from comfortable, durable neoprene (wet suit material)
  • Designed for regular use
  • Machine washable
  • Quick drying

Specifications

 

   
 Small  3 to 7 Years 
 Medium   8 to 14 Years
 & most women 
 Large  Boys / Men
 15 Years & Up