Thank you for posting this interesting question.
I'll be totally honest, this isn't an issue that I've been asked to address before so I'm starting right at the beginning of thinking through potential solutions, I suspect that you will already have tried everything I can think of but here goes:
1) some people who wear disposable gloves wear cotton liners underneath to reduce the contact between their skin and the material the glove is made from. The liner also offers better traction for the disposable glove. Would it be feasible to have some cotton liners custom made or adapted?
2) You mentioned trying to customise gloves yourself using a heat sealer. Are polythene gloves an option? As far as I am aware heat sealers work fairly well on polythene.
3) would long gauntlet style gloves stay on better? See example at: https://www.gloveclub.co.uk/long-length-gloves.html Perhaps combined with using sleeve garters.
4) My thought is that ideally if there was the possibility of collaboration between people with the right skills this issue shouldn't be insurmountable. I imagine that you would need an orthotics person to take casts of your hands that could be given to a disposable glove manufacturer to custom make some gloves. There are certainly orthotics staff within the NHS and in private settings, capable of casting, or using technology to 3D scan your hands to print 3D models of them. The next challenge is to find a glove manufacture interested in the project. Most companies seem to be overseas but I did find a UK based one: https://unigloves.co.uk/ Of course this all sounds expensive, personally I think the NHS should be funding as your ability to use your hands is essential to you being able to independently manage activities of daily living, however, we all know how strapped the NHS is for funds. So I wonder what the possibilities are for companies working to find a solution on a not-for-profit basis or obtaining funding via charitable grants or crowd funding? Having the involvement of recognised charitable organisation which specialises in custom solutions might help to pull things together: http://www.remap.org.uk/
I'd be really interested to hear your thoughts on my ideas and if you manage to find a solution.
Jean Merrilees BSc MRCOT
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So when I mentioned cotton glove liners I had in mind something similar to this:
Either completely custom sawn for your needs for using an off-the-peg liner glove as a starting point and having someone skilled in needlework cut and adapt as needed.
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So when I mentioned Canadian Rigger Gloves I had in mind something similar to this:
having someone skilled in needlework cut
and adapt as needed.