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RSLSteeper’s bebionic3 Prosthetic Hand

A father who lost his arm in an accident six years ago has been given a new lease of life by a hi-tech bionic hand which is so precise he can type again.

Nigel Ackland, 53, has been fitted with the Terminator-like carbon fibre mechanical hand which he can control with movements in his upper arm.

The new bebionic3 myoelectric hand, which is also made from aluminium and alloy knuckles, moves like a real human limb by responding to Nigel’s muscle twitches. Incredibly, the robotic arm is so sensitive it means the father-of-one can touch type on a computer keyboard, peel vegetables, and even dress himself for the first time in six years.

 

RSLSteeper’s bebionic3 Prosthetic Hand

When RSLSteeper created bebionic they wanted to produce a myoelectric prosthetic hand that could transform the lives of amputees worldwide, and help them to regain independence and control in their everyday lives.

bebionic3, is the culmination of many years of development and is arguably the most advanced commercially available bionic hand in the world today. RSLSteeper worked closely with amputees at every stage of development and testing, taking their input and designing bebionic3 to work effectively in real life situations.

The new bebionic3 hand can perform 14 reliable grips and hand positions that allow people to just get on with their life. It is the most advanced multi-articulating hand available.

 

video update:

Thanks for watching our last video. After all the comments which were posted on our channel Nigel very kindly agreed to answer some of your questions and show how the false arm was changing his life. – A father who was given a high-tech bionic hand after losing his arm in an accident six years ago yesterday claimed he can now tie his shoe laces again. Nigel Ackland, 53, was fitted with the Terminator-like carbon fibre mechanical hand which he can control with movements in his upper arm in November last year. The bebionic3 myoelectric (double corr) hand, which is also made from aluminium and alloy knuckles, moves like a real human limb by responding to Nigel’s muscle twitches. Incredibly, the robotic arm is so sensitive it means Nigel can touch type on a computer keyboard, peel vegetables, and even dress himself for the first time in six years.

 

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