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i-Limb

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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.

Creator
Touch Bionics
Country
United Kingdom πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§
Year
2011
Type
Medical
Creator
Touch Bionics
Country
United Kingdom πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§
Year
2011
Type
Medical

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Specs

FEATURES
Equipped with five independently powered fingers. Capable of communicating with a PC via Bluetooth for feature selection and customization.
HEIGHT
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LENGTH
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WIDTH
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WEIGHT
0.47 kg | 1 lb
SPEED
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SENSORS
Surface skin electrodes (to detect myoelectric signals from the wearer's muscles)
ACTUATORS
Five DC motors (one for each finger)
POWER
7.4-V 1300-mAh lithium-polymer battery
COMPUTING
DSP unit
SOFTWARE
Custom software
DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
7 (Wrist: 1 DoF; Finger: 1 DoF x 4; Thumb: 2 DoF)
MATERIALS
Aluminum chassis, high density plastics.
COST
$100,000 (estimated; actual cost depends on patient)
STATUS
Ongoing
HISTORY
N/A
WEBSITE
http://www.touchbionics.com