A couple of years ago, we talked about how the bebionic bionic hand is ready to rock and roll. Well, fast forward by two years, and we already have the bebionic3 in tow, where it was officially launched at the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association 2012 National Assembly. This innovative piece of medical technology will see improvements made over the current bebionic, boasting a revolutionary new design and the clever implementation of advanced new materials which make it a whole lot more durable. Your “grip” will be improved, and so will the strength and accuracy departments be affected accordingly. Smart electronics and significant aesthetic improvements coupled with new software makes the bebionic3 bionic hand easier to use than ever before.
According to Paul Steeper, Managing Director of RSLSteeper Products Division, “bebionic3 is the culmination of many years of development, and has the potential to revolutionise the lives of amputees from across the world. We have been able to make significant improvements to a design that was already the world’s most advanced myo-electric hand, making it stronger, more precise and easier to programme. The new hand has been designed to help amputees to tackle real-life, everyday situations, and provides the perfect balance between advanced technology, functionality and aesthetics.”
Let us hope that Paul is correct, and who knows, Anakin Skywalker’s bionic hand might not be too far off in the future. [Press Release]