The BrainRobotics prosthetic hand helps amputees do more than they ever thought possible.
If you can imagine it, the BrainRobotics prosthetic hand can do it.
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“I could flex inside the prosthetic, and it would change from a finger point to a two-finger pinch, and then from a pinch to a fist,” Duval said. “I could control a computer mouse and work a keyboard for the first time in a long time. I haven’t played a computer game in six years.”
A myoelectric prosthetic device works off myoelectric signals that allow a user to get in and out of a variety of grips that allow the device to mimic the movements of a sound hand and allow for opening, closing, grasping, and gripping various items and objects.
It is important to stress that time, training, and patience, is a must with any new prosthetic device, no matter how technologically advanced. With time, training, and patience will come new accomplishments and the freedom to do everyday tasks once again.
It is also important to remember that any prosthetic device a user may own is a tool and not a true replacement of the missing limb. These tools allow you to accomplish a variety of tasks in your daily life. In order to get the prosthetic device that is the right one for you will depend on your specific goals and unique needs.
There are 6 key grips you need to look to to be able to complete with a myoelectric device.
These 6 grips will allow you to complete key Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). Your ability to remain independent is contingent upon your ability to perform ADLs.
First and foremost, you’ll want to look at two different factors, precision & power, and how well they work together.
You want them working together not one versus another.
These 6 basic hand functions should be available to all individuals, who choose to, and are able to, go with the myoelectric prosthetic device.
Someone who suffers from upper limb loss or deficiency typically has 6 prosthetic options following a traumatic event:
There are also several attributes that people with upper-limb amputations/differences look for in a prosthesis:
The BrainRobotics prosthetic hand is suitable for new or existing myoelectric users with transradial level absence and at least two viable muscle sites. It is a myoelectric multiarticulating prosthetic hand that, in the 8-channel version, will combine Brain-Machine Interface (BMI) technology with an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Algorithm.
The current 2-channel version of the BrainRobotics prosthetic hand can abstract the electromyographic (EMG) signal in the users’ forearm, recognizing their intended movement and transfer the intention into the actual gesture of the prosthetic hand with 24 available gesture options.
The user of the 8-channel hand will benefit from truly intuitive movement that has not been possible before and the user of the 2-channel prosthetic hand will be able to access needed grips easier through two different methods of control.
There are distinct differences in how a user will control the hand depending on whether they are fit with a 2-channel or 8-channel device.