Medical Robotics

i-LIMB Bionic Hand

Posted 18 Jul 2007 at 14:20 UTC by Rog-a-matic Share This

Touted as a next-generation prosthetic device, the i-LIMB Hand from Touch Bionics is a fully articulating bionic hand that is commercially available right now. Built with high-strength plastics, the hand is lightweight, strong, and aesthetically pleasing. Control signals are detected by two electrodes implanted under the skin, then transmitted to a battery-powered processor which in turn controls actuators and monitors gripping force. Programmed grip patterns improve movements required in modern-day life such as operating computer keyboards, ATM machines, and telephone dial pads. Patients are also appreciating the life-like appearance of the i-LIMB hand while at rest and in motion. A patient gallery and videos are available.


BBC scotland interview, posted 19 Jul 2007 at 11:51 UTC by c6jones720 » (Master)

David Gow was interviewed on BBC scotland demonstrating the hand:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/check/player/nol/newsid_6900000/newsid_6903200?redirect=6903204.stm&news=1&nbwm=1&bbram=1&nbram=1&bbwm=1

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