Tremors that can be associated with conditions like Parkinson’s can cause cups be held to shake uncontrollably, making drinking less safe and less enjoyable.
The handSteady looks like a normal, fine bone china cup but is lightweight and has a unique Rotatable Handle™ for up to four fingers and comes with a Hidden Lid™ with a drink and straw hole.
- Increase comfort in your fingers, wrist and neck when drinking
- Stop spills and hold your cup steady despite tremor and reduced balance
- Keep your cup upright and tilt with control despite weakness and limited dexterity
And it’s dishwasher and microwave safe.
“handSteady has made a big change in my life”
“Makes me feel much more confident”
“Makes me feel like I’m not such a burden”
Here’s how it works:
You can hold the Rotatable Handle™ at any comfortable angle, and gravity will keep the cup upright and steady.
This is helpful if you have limited dexterity or weakness in your wrist, as it enables you to avoid spills and drink without bending your wrist.
Tilts by pivoting
You can tilt handSteady by holding it by the handle close to your mouth, then pivoting it with your mouth, thumb, or other hand.
You get more control over the liquid flow because one hands takes the weight of the cup and drink through the handle whilst you control the tilt of the cup with your other hand, thumb or mouth controls the liquid flow.
Keeps drinks hot and in your cup
handSteady cups with a Hidden Lid™ accessory. It is discrete (you can hardly see the lid), keeps drinks hotter for longer and reduces liquid flow and spills.
The lid is easy to insert and remove from the cup has a drink hole that you can also use with a straw to extend its use.
Increases your dexterity
The Rotatable Handle™ removes the need to bend your wristor raise your arm. Simply fix your wrist and the lift the cup by bending your elbow. Ideal if you have wrist pain or weakness.
You can also get more comfort for your fingers, wrists, arms and shoulders because the cup is lightweight (109g / 3.8oz) and the large sized handle spreads the weight across your whole hand.
Improves your stability
If you have tremor, the Rotatable Handle™ can be held at 90 degrees with your palm facing up or down. In this position your forearm can’t twist any further, so tremor can be less for many people.
The Rotatable Handle™ frees you to keep your elbows anchored into your side or on a surface throughout the drinking process for additional stability. .
Gravity can self-stabilise the cup if you align the Rotatable Handle™ with forearm tremor.
If you hold handSteady with two hands, the impact of tremor is reduced on the cup from the hand holding the Rotatable Handle™, which gives you more control over the cup.
Many people with reduced balance and tremor hold the Rotatable Handle™ upside down to lower the centre of gravity and increase stability.
If you do have reduced balance or dyskinesia, you can allow the cup to swing freely and let centrifugal force to you keep your drink in the cup.