Touch Bionics a manufacture of prosthetic limbs and innovators of the i-LIMB Hand. Have created the worlds first bionic fingers named ProDigits. Each ProDigit can be custom designed for each individuals exact requirements. Check out the video after the jump.
There are two control strategies that can be employed to power ProDigits: either myoelectric sensors that register muscle signals from the residual finger or palm, or a pressure sensitive switch input in the form of a force sensitive resistor (FSR), or touch pad, which relies on the remnant digit or tissue surrounding the metacarpal bone to provide the necessary pressure to activate the finger.
As with the i-LIMB Hand, a unique stall feature allows the device to detect when it has closed around an object, also allowing users to point single digits and configure the hand in various grip patterns.
Via GizmagFiled Under: Design News, Technology News