The i-LIMB Hand. The world’s first fully articulating and commercially available bionic hand.
LeTourneau Prosthetics is a leader in advanced upper-limb prosthetics (ULP). While LeTourneau Prosthetics has provided myoelectric prosthetics for years, three new products now are commercially available. The i-LIMB hand, from Touch Bionics, is a first-to-market prosthetic device with five individually powered digits. This artificial limb looks and acts like a real human hand and represents a generational advance in bionics and patient care.
The i-LIMB hand was developed using leading-edge mechanical engineering techniques and is manufactured with high strength plastics.
The result is a limb designed by LeTourneau Prosthetics, incorporating a lightweight, robust and highly appealing to patients.
This prosthetic, custom made for each patient, incorporating the i-LIMB, is controlled by a unique, highly intuitive control system that uses a traditional two-input myoelectric muscle signal to open and close the hand’s life-like fingers. The professionals at LeTourneau Prosthetics work closely with the patient, family and health care professionals to provide the most advanced, lightest and cosmetic applications available anywhere.
“Most of us will never know just how devastating the loss of a hand or arm can be,” says Tom LeTourneau, of LeTourneau Prosthetics, “and the truth is that if you’ve never lost an upper extremity, it would be inappropriate to even attempt to describe the experience. We can tell you, though, how exciting it is to see so many of our clients with upper extremity amputations discover greater functionality through the most advanced technology and training available today.”
For new patients, and existing users, the devices new functionality offers a prosthetic solution that has never been available before now.
In addition to the i-LIMB, the new BeBionic hand is produced by RSL STEEPER and is made to be incorporated into a prosthetic designed by LeTourneau Prosthetics. This system senses muscle signals on the skin of your residual limb to control its movements, a technique known in the field as myo-electric sensing. To match that life-like motion with a life-like appearance, LeTourneau Prosthetics can also provide PERFECT SKIN™ with a silicone covering in one of 19 possible shades of human skin and with customized fingernails.
“For those with an absent upper limb, there are actually several options,” says Tom. “Some may be more appropriate than others based on many factors, including level of amputation, condition of residual limb, individual goals and work requirements. In addition, certain individuals may require alternating use of more than one option to maximize their rehabilitation potential.”
The Sensor Hand, i-LIMB, or the new BeBionic. Theses advanced choices are now available at LeTourneau Prosthetics.
To learn more about any of these new prosthetics, please call us today.