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What Is Handware

Handware products are scientifically designed to be held by hands and preserve hand strength.

The keys to preserving hand strength are: 

1. Reducing hand strain

2. Increasing gripping ability

Hand Strain

The hand has many small bones and joints that are susceptible to injury. They are supported by ligaments, muscles, and tendons, which provide stability and movement. When these parts of the hand are injured, they can become strained.

A hand strain is a stretching or tearing of fibers in muscles or tendons, the tissue that anchors muscle to bone. Strains often occur in tendons that connect the muscles of the forearm to bones in the fingers. These tendons are used to either straighten or bend your fingers and thumb.

Although many hand strains occur during sports,  everyday activities can cause strains. People who spend a lot of time typing or working with their hands often develop strains.

Gripping Ability

Your ability to grab, hold, twist , and squeeze is essential for many everyday functions.

Grip strength is the force applied by the hand to pull on or suspend from objects and is a specific part of hand strength. 

The human hand can be used to grip objects in several different positions. These different positions require different types of grip strength.

The causes of gripping ability reducing can range from the fairly common to the downright serious. Along with natural aging, a weak grip can also result from acute injuries such as broken bones, sprains or burns. But in other cases – especially in those instances of grip weakness that seem to occur suddenly – the causes can be much more severe. Among the conditions that are linked to grip weakness are tendonitis, nerve damage, Rheumatoid arthritis and heart problems

A case for handware

Everyday we unknowingly hurt our hands by straining or contorting them in unnatural ways.  This happens during many common tasks like typing on a keyboard, holding a mug, or texting on your phone.  This abuse adds up, and ultimately can cause pain, arthritis, or carpal tunnel. By the time these conditions are diagnosed, it’s too late.  

The problem is that most products that we grasp with our hands are not designed for hands. This is not an old person problem, it's a problem that impacts all of us. The sooner we start preserving our hand strength,  the stronger our hands become, and the longer they last.

In fact, most young people don't even notice any hand pain or discomfort when holding poorly designed products (think about holding a conventional mug!).  Over time, we can experience less grip strength, increased pain, and the appearance of conditions like carpal tunnel, tendonitis, or arthritis.  

This leads to our hands hurting more, and being less able to do simple things.  This results in our using our hands less.  We drink less, we eat less. Our physical health gets worse, which impacts our mental well-being. 

All of this translates into a very real decrease in our quality of life.

Mugs Vs Mug

Jamber Mug

More Grip: Power grip position is the easiest grip to hold
More Stability: Handle kickstand helps reduce spills when setting down
More Comfort: Natural hand & wrist position; No thumb needed

Conventional Mug
- Strain on thumb & all fingers
- Unnatural hand & wrist position
- Strain on ligaments & tendons

Why Handware

Because your hands matter.  And because the smallest things often bring the most joy.

We believe that everyday products should improve our quality of life, not make it hard to do simple things, or give us pain, or embarrass us.  

So, we invented handware products, products that are made for hands, to make life more enjoyable. 

We are a team of hand surgeons, occupational therapists, and bio-engineers that dedicated to redefining how consumer products are designed.