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Hand Protector


Metro Makeathon




Beatrice is a child with a developmental condition characterised by frequently mouthing, sucking or biting her hands and fingers. Beatrice's challenge involved finding a method for limiting her ability to bite her hands, yet still giving her the independence that she needs to play.


Team Beatrice designed an elbow brace to limit Beatrice's ability to move her hand to her mouth, and developed a custom leather mitten to protect her skin. The low-cost solution can be made with off-the-shelf parts, and some sewing knowledge.

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Safety Information

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All digital product files on this page are provided as conceptual designs and were developed by volunteers through a TOM: Melbourne event or program.
The design file is provided in the interest of sharing ideas and promoting collaboration. The design as described in the document(s) has not been tested or assessed for safety. Please do not attempt to use any device built using these instructions without first seeking appropriate professional advice on the safety and suitability of the device for your personal situation. 
TOM: Melbourne are unable to advise on the suitability of any design or device for your personal situation, however if you have general questions relating to the instructions or documentation, please contact us via our  email:


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