Reviews

Wear, watch and draw to understand the hand

 

We have been evaluating the anatomy glove drawing experience since 2008. The overall rating of the anatomy glove drawing experience is 9 out of 10.

A student testimonial: The Anatomy Softwear Glove is an exciting learning tool, especially for students who are learning anatomy and appreciate a "hands-on"  / motor learning approach that involves “doing”  

Feedback from a clinician: Very practical. Provided a 3D visual which was extremely helpful. Also the interactive nature of the review was excellent. It goes way beyond the anatomy colouring book. 

An educator’s review: The Anatomy Glove is a fantastic concept and a useful learning tool. I used the glove in a team-based ‘flipped class’ session and found that it was valuable for collaborative learning, cementing the anatomy of the hand, and then applying it to understand

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Student

The Anatomy Softwear Glove is an exciting learning tool, especially for students who are learning anatomy and appreciate a "hands on"/motor learning approach that involves “doing”. The video went into wonderful detail about the landmarks, layers, and structures of the hand.

I am a visual learner and wear the glove while studying so I can have a constant visual reference to envision bones, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. Just having the “framework” of the hand makes it easy for me to imagine where the structures lie in relation to others.

[Online] Videos were extremely helpful for preparation to go at our own pace, not rushed for class

It was a different way of studying - not the same paper/pencil method used by every other class

I really liked the videos because I could re-watch them to make sure I understood

I really liked this class. It allowed for preliminary preparatory work and then follow-up in class for correction.

Interactive classes are ALWAYS great, especially when they include hands-on opportunities - much easier to learn!

Drawing was fun. I liked the 3-D aspect of it.

[I liked the] kinesthetic element of drawing, doing activity together with class, having visual (video) instructions

Faculty

"My graduate students in upper extremity ortho/rehab love the anatomy experience they get with the glove. Even those who know anatomy are enthralled by the 3D perspective when drawing structures out on their own hand."
Dr. Paul LaStayo, PT, PhD, CHT, Professor, Dept of Physical Therapy, University of Utah; Editor,  Journal of Hand Therapy 

 "The Anatomy Glove is a fantastic concept and a useful learning tool.  I used the glove in a team-based ‘flipped class’ session and found that it was valuable for collaborative learning, cementing the anatomy of the hand, and then applying it to understand hand function.  Students found the session engaging and appreciated how it facilitated understanding the functional anatomy of the hand." 
Dr. Nalini Pather, Medicine, University of New South Wales, Australia

"The hand anatomy glove was a particularly useful and practical exercise in our interprofessional, Advanced Clinician Practitioner in Arthritis Care  (ACPAC) program offered at the post-licensure level.  The activity allowed for a deeper level of understanding, review and preparation  for some of the academic sessions such as surgical management of the rheumatoid hand, and other conditions applicable to the hand and wrist. I believe it to have been a very good, self directed activity that has been beneficial to the ACPAC Program training experience."
Dr. Katie Lundon, PT, PhD, ACPAC  Program Coordinator, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Canada 

"The Anatomy Glove is a great interactive way for students to learn the key hand structures. I have used it with beginners and experienced hand therapists and they all found it a very enjoyable and a helpful way to consolidate their knowledge."
Dr. Lisa O'Brien, PhD, B App Sc OT, M Clin Sc, Senior Lecturer, Occupational Therapy Program, Monash University, Australia

"We have been using the Anatomy glove with our first year undergraduate Occupational therapy students for the past 3 years and have found the system to be very user friendly, informative and well designed to facilitate interactive learning between the students. The students enjoy the sessions and find the glove helps visualise and take the fear out of learning the anatomy of the hand." 
Jo Webb, MSc PGCAP Dip COT ROT FHEA, Senior Lecturer, Directorate of Occupational Therapy, University of Salford, England

"My students embraced the use of the Anatomy Glove with enthusiasm and appreciation for a "second" chance at learning anatomy, which was infinitely more meaningful and more applicable to their future practice." 
Karen Landry, BScOT (Reg NS), MSc, Certified Hand Therapist, Lecturer, Dalhousie University, NS, Canada; past president Canadian Society of Hand Therapy

“The blend of both visual learning (the videos) and motor learning (drawing on the glove) is a fantastic combination.  Ours students have reported that the glove and videos are extremely valuable tools to help them consolidate their anatomy knowledge and integrate it into their understanding how anatomy contributes to function or functional losses after injury.” 
Dr. Bernadette Nedelec PhD BSc OT(c) erg. Associate Professor, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada

"We had the work shop today. It was amazing! The participants were very happy.   I have been receiving thank you emails the whole afternoon saying it was a great session." 
Deganit Katz, MSc. OT, Director, Nekuda Optimit  (Optimistic Point), Rehabilitation Center, Israel

"I used your gloves in my “Intro to Hand Therapy” class. We covered some core anatomy and the basic hand evaluation in a lecture/ power point first. Then we did the video and drew the gloves in class. It was awesome! The detail is amazingly clear and you break it down extremely well. After we drew the joint axes abd then the lumbricals and you can see how they flex the MP but extend the IP’s!  Wonderful!  I overheard one student say “this is too cool!”  And to show how the hypothenar and thenar muscles attach to the flexor retinaculum, and explain to the class about carpal tunnel surgery and pillar pain!  It was great!  I strongly encouraged the class to take the glove with them to their fieldwork and use it to explain anatomy to their patients!"
Debby Schwartz, OTD, OTR/L, CHT, Adjunct Professor, Touro College, New York, NY

"We rolled out the Anatomy Glove and it was HUGELY great. The students commented over and over how useful the activity was, that it was fun and that the videos were really helpful. So, bravo to you! We had fun too!"

"Bottom line, the anatomy glove experience was a great hit!  Thank you so much for coming up with such an innovative learning system.  It will be a permanent part of my course."

Clinician 

"I just finished my first review of the videos. They are Awesome!  Thanks, I love ingenuity."

"I have thoroughly enjoyed the whole process. The glove is and will continue to be a great way for me to study and also educate my patients. As a new grad aspiring to be a CHT, it is exactly what I needed to have a visual representation of the material I have been studying. The videos were well made and easy to follow. The cadaver examples made a big difference as well. Thank you." 

"Reinforced knowledge I had and some things I had forgotten. Helpful for being able to draw the anatomy for patient education." 

"Refreshed memory of hand anatomy. With the glove, I now have a great reference to remind me of hand anatomy in future." 

"Visual and verbal demonstrations vs reading from text is awesome. Drawing course of tendons/muscles made more sense in terms of functional movement vs reading from a text."  

"Step by step process in reviewing both anatomy and function of difficult hand anatomy components. Visual learning - colours assist with clarifying structures." 

"Very practical. Provided a 3D visual which was extremely helpful. Also the interactive nature of the review was excellent. It goes way beyond the anatomy coloring book." 

"I liked that it was on me and I can show my patients." 

"Visual, auditory and tactile. Thanks." 

"Interactive, colours & making it on your own helps with learning. Short, concise videos with very clear instructions."  

"Very interactive. The review was very clear and I like how it can be used for self-directed learning. A great supplement to any anatomy class. I wish I had this when I was in school." 

"Different colour schemes for tendon insertions; great review of anatomy; great visuals."

"The hands-on style is perfect. I'm a visual learner so having the glove and the worksheets is great." 

"I love the 3D gloves. Really helps to reinforce all of the structures of the hand." 

"As a Certified Hand Therapist of 10 years and educator to Occupational Therapy students on the structure and function of the Hand/Upper Extremity since 2000, I have to say that this Hand Anatomy Softwear and glove is by far the best teaching tool in assisting students on gaining an understanding of the intricacies of hand anatomy/movement and function. I highly recommend this Tool to students/educational facilities/teachers/physical therapist/occupational therapists and certified hand therapists."