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…