an adaptive device worn on the hand to hold items such as utensils, shaver, or pencil, allowing a patient with a weak grasp to participate more in self-care.
u·ni·ver·sal cuff(yū'ni-vĕr'săl kŭf)
A device commonly used by people with spinal cord injuries who have weak-to-absent finger flexion or gross grasp. This device is adapted to hold smaller items (e.g., pencil, toothbrush, comb).
A device fitted around the palm of the hand to permit attachment of self-care tools when normal grasp is absent. Synonym: palmar cuff