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Touch Bionics improves i-limb with powered thumb, iOS app
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 9:43pm

Touch Bionics today announced a significant advance to the company's i-limb prosthetic technology. The i-limb Ultra Revolution, featuring a powered rotating thumb, 24 grip options and extra sensitive electrodes, is the first upper-limb prosthesis that can be controlled via an app available for iOS devices.



The powered rotation of the thumb can be either controlled directly by the wearer's muscle signals, or can move automatically into position as part of a pre-set grip pattern or gesture. The new Quick Grips option from the Biosim mobile control app allows the user to automatically activate 24 different grip patterns and gestures on their prosthesis with a single tap of the screen. The new prosthetic features the new powered rotating thumb, as well as individually-articulating fingers offering reliable access to precision grip patterns. New remote electrodes on the hand offer a higher level of sensitivity, giving the wearer enhanced control. Several coverings are available from the company's Livingskin line, which are hand crafted from high-definition silicone and hand-painted to match the user's skin tone and appearance.



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