The i-Limb bionic hand has always been a favourite around here, and it keeps getting better. Today, Touch Bionics announced that they've enhanced their incredibly capable prosthesis with the i-Limb Pulse. It's got better gripping action, thanks to Bluetooth-enabled software.
The stronger grip isn't just for a firmer handshake; it's crucial for daily activities that require a tight pinch like tying a shoelace or putting on a belt. The i-Limb Pulse is also stronger than previous versions, capable of carrying a load of up to 90kg.
The magic behind the i-Limb Pulse is Touch Bionic's new BioSim software, which lets users program their hand via Bluetooth:
For prosthetists, BioSim is a complete software toolset that allows clinical practitioners to customise the i-LIMB Pulse to the specific needs of the user. It allows real-time assessment of users' myoelectric impulses with the ability to adjust gain and threshold settings, select different control strategies, and enable or disable features and grips, including the pulsing effect.