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They Invented What? (No. 206)

Posted in They Invented What? by Jake Ward on July 13, 2011

U.S. Pat. No. 6,817,032: Garment for preventing muscle strain.

What is claimed is:

1. A garment for releasably securing a user’s hand at a fixed location along the user’s body, comprising: an upper portion for wear on the user’s upper body, said upper portion having a first attachment means; and a hand portion for wear along one of the user’s hands, said hand portion having a second attachment means disposed along a palm side, said hand portion being configured for retaining said second attachment means in a substantially fixed position relative to the user’s hand; wherein said first and second attachment means are releasably engageable for securing the user’s hand to the user’s upper body in a desired position.