One handed flutes and saxes
Flutelab makes Onehand flutes and saxophones. The Onehand instruments are full range chromatic instruments of our own design. They can be made in left hand or right hand playable.
Often, players have one hand good and the other one not so. In that case a hybrid one-handed instrument design will be made to involge the disabled side as much as possible.
Because all fingers of the “good” hand must be applied to operating the mechanism, some other way must be found to hold the instrument. This usually is a ground support. If the other hand can play a role in balancing the instrument, so much better.
All over the globe
Flutelab Onehand instruments are being played in the USA, UK, Italy, Australia, Germany, Hungary and the Netherlands. In 2014, Maarten Visser of Flutelab was awarded the OHMI award in Playable category for the Onehand flute.
To design for a customer far away, good communication is key. When you first inquire about a flute or saxophone for one hand, you will be greeted with many questions. I need these to arrive at a price calculation. From there I can prepare a quotation.
Having a flute that I can play one-handed still seems miraculous to me. It gives me so much joy to be able to play again after my stroke. I tell everyone that you are a genius!
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