The i-Limb is a bionic prosthesis designed for hand amputees. It uses sensors placed against the skin to allow users to control functions of their robotic hand naturally, through muscle signals.
(Originally developed by Touch Bionics, acquired by Össur in 2016.)
- United Kingdom 🇬🇧
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Each finger in the i-Limb hand is independently movable with its own motor, and the wrist can include a motor as well.
Equipped with five independently powered fingers. Capable of communicating with a PC via Bluetooth for feature selection and customization.
- 0.47 kg
Surface skin electrodes (to detect myoelectric signals from the wearer's muscles)
Five DC motors (one for each finger)
- Degrees of Freedom (DoF)
- 7 (Wrist: 1 DoF; Finger: 1 DoF x 4; Thumb: 2 DoF)
Aluminum chassis, high density plastics.
7.4-V 1300-mAh lithium-polymer battery
- $100,000 (estimated; actual cost depends on patient)