This playful physiotherapy device ensures timely healing of not so obvious hand and wrist injuries

A playful yet effective device to rehabilitate post tennis elbow surgery or prevent the chances of such injury by providing physiotherapy in the right manner for timely healing.

Hand or wrist injuries can seem ignorable at most times but they can have major repercussions if left unattended. More so for people who are involved in athletic activities, or young adults who don’t take much notice of things. Even if such injuries are properly tended to, the post-recovery phase is very important to ensure no future problems prop-up, especially in the later stages of life.

Designer: Abel Szabo

Designer Abel Szabo zooms in on the problem of wrist injuries to create a rehabilitation product that eases the user through the process of strengthening the muscle and tissues. Dubbed Fanny, this wrist rehabilitation medical accessory is specifically designed for people in the process of recovering from a nagging wrist or hand injury, or ones who keep suffering the same injury due to negligence in the past. Abel also seeks to devise a practical solution for people who either develop tennis elbow or are susceptible to developing it in the future due to the repetitive nature of their task.

Individuals who are professional painters, plumbers, carpenters or chefs could highly benefit from such a device. Not to forget professional sportsmen who repetitively use their hands or wrist for sporting activities. Tennis elbow is a looming threat for all of them, and those who unfortunately have already got it, need to treat the problem. Whether it is a surgical or non-surgical procedure, physiotherapy is inevitable after the requirement. Fanny works by actuating the radial and ulnar rotation which are the most vital types of movement in the purview of such injuries. The device assists in rehabilitation by accelerating the healing time.

Fanny is designed keeping in mind the radial and ulnar deviations by extensively researching the position of hand and wrist that would most likely respond to any movement. This explains the peculiar shape of the device that rotates along the axis, moving along the rail track in tandem with the damaged joint. This employs the right amount of clamping force while making it easy to grasp the device, and most of all it’s playful in nature. The handrail for both fingers makes it the right ergonomic accessory to explore while being healed in far lesser time than usual.