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Yeah, that's pretty much identical to the prices found on Active Hands' shop, although there will be more choice on the Active Hands page.

Hope the right hand aid is working well for you  :-)
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no link, no pictures

That's a shame, did you buy them off the shelf or were they custom made for you? If bought the manufacturer's details would help
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Assistive Technology Discussion / Re: Exercise and General Purpose Gripping Aids
« Last post by Ragman on February 22, 2017, 01:31:33 PM »
Amazon has these for $85 +$10 shipping. I have one of them for my right hand
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no link, no pictures
 
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Assistive Technology Discussion / Exercise and General Purpose Gripping Aids
« Last post by Gareth on February 22, 2017, 03:55:23 AM »
Hi,

I just wanted to pop a post up for anyone who suffers from a disability that affects their hand/finger function. There's a company called Active Hands that manufactures and distributes a variety of gripping aids that are specifically designed for people who have trouble holding onto things such as: gym apparatus, weights, tools, sports equipment, handlebars etc. They're both comfortable and durable, and are attached round the wrist using a combination of loops and velcro, meaning they can be done up with ease even if you have no finger movement at all. Rob, the guy behind Active Hands, has also made a disability gym workout video, where he shows how to use all the products and the kinds of exercises you can do with them; which can be found on the Active Hands homepage.

I'm a quadriplegic myself, having suffered a C5 spinal injury whilst driving in 2005. This has resulted in me having limited triceps and no finger function, so I rely on my Active Hands products every time I go to the gym or need to keep a firm grip on something. They've given me freedom, have helped me build up my strength and contributed to me being able to live an independent life. I've used these products for years and now work for Active Hands to help promote them and make as many people as possible aware of their benefits.

I'll leave a link to the website at the bottom, where you can find all the gripping products they manufacture as well as an ever-expanding selection of new disability products that are created by others but distributed by Active Hands. So if you or someone you know has issues with anything from gripping weights to tying shoelaces, opening packages to holding a mobile phone; there's a good chance Active Hands may have the ideal solution!

http://www.activehands.com/
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Go for it, the competition in that level of controls is fierce - all of your suggestions are already out there, specialist order, with a few such controls in competitive vehicles - if you can design such a system, that is approved by the law makers, for less that two thousand dollars, I would buy it.

my hand controls and ancillary equipment cost six thousand dollars, being hand controls controlling zero effort steering, zero effort braking and throttle.

Great response, thanks for the encouragement!!

Can you post up links or pictures of your hand controls? If so that would be great  :-)
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Go for it, the competition in that level of controls is fierce - all of your suggestions are already out there, specialist order, with a few such controls in competitive vehicles - if you can design such a system, that is approved by the law makers, for less that two thousand dollars, I would buy it.

my hand controls and ancillary equipment cost six thousand dollars, being hand controls controlling zero effort steering, zero effort braking and throttle.
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General Discussion / Re: Think of Others Too
« Last post by Coll on February 19, 2017, 05:33:33 PM »
I doubt that the persons that have complained to you would go to someone else for the very reasons they gave you.
Some people I've noticed only want people who agree with them allowed to state their opinions.
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General Discussion / Re: Think of Others Too
« Last post by lily on February 19, 2017, 03:02:50 PM »
Know why I wrote that?  Because more and more people keep coming to me to complain about one thing or another, even though I keep telling them to tell a moderator, speak up, or IGGY whomever is causing them grief. Ad Nausea. I wish more people would tell a moderator, but am told that they do not think it will help.  ARG! I them to IGGY, and some do, some do not. Guess I am the conduit for some. Or as one called themselves, the poor defenseless gazelle in the room. Geesh.
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General Discussion / Re: Think of Others Too
« Last post by dude2 on February 17, 2017, 04:23:02 AM »
One can always PM a moderator........                      Dude
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