‘Helping hand’ orthopaedic aid, England, 1981

Made:
1921-1980 in England
maker:
Unknown

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Helping hand, aid for disabled, from Brompton Hospital, Occupational Therapy Dept., 1981

The Occupational Therapy Department at Brompton Hospital used this ‘helping hand’. It is a simple grasping device. It was developed to aid disabled people, particularly those with arthritis and rheumatism. People with these conditions often find picking things up and grasping small objects difficult. This is because their hand joints can become swollen and stiff.

Details

Category:
Orthopaedics
Object Number:
1981-450
Materials:
metal and wood
type:
orthopaedic equipment
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
Brompton Hospital (Occupational Therapy Dept.)