Fung Chan

Fung Chan

Industrial Design & Technology BA

Digit Floss

Hand contracture is a heavily underestimated condition with few effective offerings in maintaining hand hygiene. Within the UK, 150,000 people suffer from a stroke every year with symptoms such as muscle stiffness along the arm, causing the hands to contract and tighten up into a painful fist clenching deformity. The Digit Floss helps to support and enable cleaning of hard to reach areas and can also be used for passive rehabilitation. The severely contracted hand must be kept clean and dry at all times. When fingers curl tightly against the palm, it is very difficult to wash the hand without causing pain. The product intuitively enables safe hand washing without prying apart the fingers. These assist carers to perform their duties safely and efficiently. Patients benefit from an improved experience to maintain personal hygiene. UK Reg Des No:4029569