Because people come in a variety of hand sizes, medical facilities usually stock large selections of disposable gloves to fit everyone’s needs. This causes supply closets to be filled with glove boxes, some full, some nearly empty, and a headache for facilities managers to keep everything stocked. Some have tried one-size-fits-all options, but those are really just larger gloves that everybody can stick their hand into that end up being uncomfortable and inconvenient for those with smaller hands.
Mark Mitchum, a registered nurse, has come up with a cheap and simple solution to make larger gloves fit smaller hands. A plastic disc is used to wrap loose material from the back of the glove, tightening up the glove around the hand and fingers. The wearer turns the disc over as much as necessary to create a custom fit and can readjust it as necessary.
From the product page:
The firm, flat disc costs less than one cent per glove. Other fastening techniques and materials were attempted, but proved too expensive, bulky, and difficult to use. Completely infeasible. The small disc solves all these problems. Manufacturing is as simple as adhering the disc to the back of the glove on the assembly line. The small cost of assembly means comparable pricing, with a form-fitting advantage, over standard gloves.
Product page: Fold-Disc Disposable Gloves…