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1901 wristband invention in use. From Drosness 1901. 

1901 wristband invention in use. From Drosness 1901. 

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... wristbands, the precursors of modern wrist wraps, have been in use by manual workers for much longer than we thought in the form of traditional apparatuses not properly protected by intellectual rights. Figures 1 and 2 show that the device's restrictive effect was limited compared to modern equipment and the rigid material (leather) did not allow for constriction modulation along movement. This early wristband is the origin of the technological routes that resulted both in modern weightlifting wrist wraps and orthopedic devices, as table 1 demonstrates, but not before many other ramifications and innovative applications appeared. ...