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Touch Bionics’ Prosthetic Hand Technology Now Has Mobile App Controls

This bionic hand app from Touch Bionics is another great example of how mobile technology is facilitating everyday medical advancement. The app accompanies Touch Bionic’s i-limn to give one touch controls for 24 different grip patterns – like loosely holding shoe laces for tying or even a casual hand posture for walking.

 With the biosim app, users can create groups of their favorite grip patterns and triggers and can then access those favorites with a single tap. This can be useful for creating sets of features that the wearer finds useful in certain situations: at home or at work, for example.

Most of the main features of the biosim PC software are also included, allowing selection of grip patterns, triggers and viewing a real-time graph of the wearer’s muscle signals.

It’s great to see our ubiquitous devices get used in the medical profession, despite their typical ability to “poke,” “like,”  and “share” a million useless things. If only cat videos were medicinal…

 

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