Meeting the Needs of Diverse Users: Customization in Glove Design

Nov 6, 2023

Various Illustrations of a hand in different positions and movements

In our mission to create the perfect glove for individuals with hand disabilities, we understand that “one size fits all” simply doesn’t apply. Every individual has unique needs, and when it comes to catering to the diverse spectrum of hand disabilities, customization is key! One significant aspect we’ve focused on in our glove design is addressing the varying levels of spasticity, a common challenge for many users. In this blog post, we’ll explore how our glove design incorporates customizable features to accommodate the different levels of spasticity, ensuring that each user gets the tailored support they require.

Understanding Spasticity: Before we started designing it was essential to understand what spasticity is and how it affects individuals with hand disabilities. Within our team, there are years of experience and knowledge about hand disability. Spasticity refers to the increased muscle tone and stiffness experienced by many people with neurological conditions such as cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis or stroke. It can range from mild to severe and can make fine motor tasks, like gripping or manipulating objects, incredibly challenging. Our goal is to create a glove that eases these challenges, regardless of the level of spasticity a user may have. (if you want to know more, go to the blogpost about “what is spasticity”).

Customizable Materials and Tension: One of the key elements of our glove design is the use of customizable materials and tension points. We’ve developed a modular glove design with variants of parts that offer different levels of support and compression. Users with mild spasticity may opt for a glove with less tension, allowing them more flexibility and freedom of movement. Those with more severe spasticity can choose a glove with higher tension to provide them with the support they need to perform tasks with greater ease. This tailored approach ensures that our glove can be adapted to meet the specific requirements of each user!

Adaptive Strapping and Fasteners: The fastening mechanism of the glove is another area where customization comes into play. We’ve designed our gloves with adjustable strapping and fasteners that can be modified to suit the user’s comfort and dexterity. This means that individuals with limited hand mobility due to spasticity can adjust the glove to a snug fit without struggling with complex closures. These adaptive strapping and fastening solutions make the glove accessible and user-friendly for all.

Individualized Ergonomics: No two hands are exactly alike, and this is especially true for individuals with hand disabilities. Our glove design incorporates individualized ergonomics that allow for unique hand shape accommodations. Users can choose glove sizes that best fit their hands, ensuring a secure and comfortable fit that maximizes the effectiveness of the glove’s support.

To wrap this all up; In our quest to create the perfect glove for individuals with hand disabilities, customization plays a pivotal role. We understand that no two users are the same, and addressing the diverse levels of spasticity is just one aspect of our customization efforts. By offering customizable materials, tension, adaptive strapping, fasteners, and individualized ergonomics, we’re dedicated to providing a glove that truly meets the unique needs of our users. We invite you to join our journey, provide feedback, and help us make the world a more inclusive place for individuals with hand disabilities.

Together, we can make a difference!

Until next time!

Kind regards,