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Carbonhand®

Wearing Carbonhand can reduce the users need for help, it increases independence and provides security as well as participation in daily life, both at home and at work. Improved hand function provides increased opportunities for physical activity and can provide faster recovery of motor function. In addition, a steady grip reduces the risk for fall injuries.

What is Carbonhand?

Carbonhand is a grip enhancing device that facilitates a normal movement pattern. It adds extra strength when needed the most and it reinforces the hand’s functions, it does not control the wearer.
It is a modular solution that consists of a glove and a light power unit. The total weight is approximately 700 grams. The maximum added strength can be adjusted via a smart phone app to suit the individual wearer, allowing the glove to suit different needs.

The Carbonhand glove is available in sizes from XS to XL as well as XL wide for both left and right. The Carbonhand unit contains three motors, one for each finger, batteries and one control unit. It can easily be worn to the belt. The unit is connected to the glove with a cord. This cord is available in four different lengths to suit the user’s reach.

Carbonhand is powered by rechargeable batteries that last for about one day of use.

Carbonhand is a CE marked Medical Device.

Introduction to Carbonhand®

User criteria:

•Hand function: some active flexion and extension of the fingers (appr 10 degrees) but not necessarily fully extend all five fingers.
•Mild spasticity (or treatable with for ex botox)
•No contractions
•Cognitive level: ability to understand 2-step instructions.
•Ability to move the arm good enough for the task

To have impaired strength and endurance in the hand is not unusual and can be found among a large group of patients. Within these groups, there is a huge variation when it comes to the level of remaining hand function and it is therefore vital to do an individual assessment of the patients remaining range of functions. Please do not hesitate to contact us, we are always at your disposal for guidance and discussion.

Carbonhand is mostly used by the following patient groups:

  • Local arm and hand injuries
  • Strain injuries
  • Rheumatic diseases
  • Neurological injuries / diseases
  • Traumatic or congenital brain injury
  • Spinal cord injuries