Saturday, May 18, 2024

responses to I-PHONE glove problem

Jake Wood, CP

Thank you all for helping. The following responses are from the following
question I posted.
” My patient needed information, to adapt his glove, in which he could use
his I-PHONE and prosthetic glove”
Try Bulldog’s give-away glove! They had them at the Academy meeting and
they work well for me.
Pro-Tech Orthopedics
Yes, we once embedded a stylus tip in an index finger. I think we had to
burn a hole through the glove, but this was years ago and I can’t be sure
exactly how we did it. I remember it was a success and hope this helps.
Below is an example of a similar stylus. I think we were able to cut off most
of it and only used ~1/2″ of it. Good luck!
Wilder LaFond, CPO
Orthotics & Prosthetics Director
CarePartners Health Services
#3 Hi Jake,

I thought I’d pass this along. I have a patient with bilateral transradial
presentation. He really wanted to find some way to use a touchscreen, so
we found these for him:

=UTF8&psc=1Touch Screen Gloves, GreatShield COZY [All Fingers | 95%
Conductive Lambswool] Super Warm Unisex Winter Gloves for Smartphones, Tablets,
Smartwatch, Kiosk & ATM (Size L – Black)

Seems as though many gloves are conductive, and still require your hand
within them. These gloves however are capacitive and worked independently
for him without any conduction from his skin.
Mr. Loren Schubert
Certified Prosthetist

Hi Jake,
Talk to College Park… they have a Stylus at the top of their
pens that will work to function an I-Phones..
Other pens also have the same feature, but College
Park likes to advertise and it is free, just ask.

Bob Bacon, CP

A colleague of mine from the shoemaking world had good luck sewing
conductive thread jump stitched into the finger tip of a synthetic glove. Unsure
of how PVC or Sil will hold up against the thread tension but if it’s put in
carefully it might work well.


In response to your post online, I thought you may find this to be
The i-limb skin active TS includes a conductive tip on the index finger,
making it compatible for use with touch screen devices when used with the
iLimb from touch bionics. Please let me know if you have any questions or
would like to see the device in person. I’m happy to help in any way that
I can.

Erica Bankowski

Thank You

Jake R. Wood C.P., F.A.A.O.P.
O&P Associates, Inc.
10506 W. Bluemound Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
414-257-9898 (Fax)
414-315-9749 (Cell)


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