Navigation Links
Touch Bionics a 2008 da Vinci Award winner

i-LIMB Hand a major innovation in adaptive and assistive technology

MIDDLETOWN, NY and LIVINGSTON, Scotland, July 30 /PRNewswire/ - Touch Bionics, developer of the world's first commercially available bionic hand, today announced that the i-LIMB Hand has won a 2008 da Vinci Award from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

The da Vinci Awards recognize the most innovative developments and research in adaptive and assistive technology. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society understands well the difficulties people experience when faced with physical disabilities and created the da Vinci Awards to recognize the most innovative projects that enable participation and contribution in all aspects of society.

"We are delighted to have been awarded a 2008 da Vinci Award - a great honor from an organization like the National MS Society," said Touch Bionics CEO Stuart Mead. "New technology allows incredible advances to be made, but these advances only come into their own when they truly help people, and this is what these awards are all about."

Launched in 2007, the i-LIMB Hand is a first-to-market prosthetic device with five individually powered digits. With over 20 years of research and development behind it, the i-LIMB Hand looks and acts like a real human hand and represents a generational advance in bionics and patient care. Since the launch, more than 350 patients worldwide have been fitted and Touch Bionics is rapidly expanding across the globe.

"The dramatic growth and acceptance of the i-LIMB Hand has allowed Touch Bionics to move forward aggressively in how we support our customers in North America," said Mark Ford, director, U.S. sales and marketing at Touch Bionics. "Our purchase of LIVINGSKIN in May has allowed us to increase the number of customer care staff that we have for Touch Bionics in North America, and all of our U.S. orders, returns and repairs are now handled from our New York location."

The 2008 da Vinci Awards will be presented on Saturday, September 20, 2008 at The Ritz-Carlton in Dearborn, Michigan at a gala event featuring a cocktail reception, gourmet dinner and awards program followed by displays from the award winners.

High resolution product shots available for media use at:§ion=10

About Touch Bionics

Touch Bionics is a leading developer of advanced upper-limb prosthetics. In 2007, Touch Bionics brought to market the i-LIMB Hand, a first-to-market prosthetic device with five individually powered digits. The company continues to develop leading-edge technologies for the treatment of patients with upper-limb deficiencies. For more information, visit

The names of actual companies or products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Touch Bionics wins the 2008 MacRobert Award - i-LIMB Hand recognised as the leading engineering innovation of the year
2. Touch Bionics acquires LIVINGSKIN
3. Touch Bionics appoints Head of Clinical Advocacy
4. Encision Launches Next Generation of EnTouch(R) Handles for Advanced Laparoscopic Procedures
5. Touch Bionics signs U.S. distribution agreement with SPS
6. Care to Care Begins Providing Radiology Benefit Management Services to Touchstone Health
7. China Technology Appoints Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu CPA as Independent Auditor
8. Touch Bionics adds to sales, marketing, production and design teams
9. Touch Bionics expands U.S. presence to meet demand for i-LIMB Hand
10. Touching 418 Million Lives, Hepatitis Still Presents Significant Threat to Global Health
11. Touching 418 Billion Lives, Hepatitis Still Presents Significant Threat to Global Health
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/23/2016)... - FACIT has announced the creation of a ... Propellon Therapeutics Inc. ("Propellon" or "the Company"), to ... of first-in-class WDR5 inhibitors for the treatment of ... an exciting class of therapies, possessing the potential ... patients. Substantial advances have been achieved with the ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is pleased to announce 24 new ... prostate cancer. Members of the Class of 2016 were selected from a pool ... Read More About the Class of 2016 PCF Young Investigators ... ... ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , ... June 23, 2016 , ... STACS DNA Inc., ... Leader at the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory, has joined STACS DNA as a Field ... DNA team,” said Jocelyn Tremblay, President and COO of STACS DNA. “In further expanding ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Andrew D Zelenetz ... Published recently in Oncology ... touchONCOLOGY, Andrew D Zelenetz , discusses the ... is placing an increasing burden on healthcare systems ... With the patents on many biologics expiring, interest ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:6/15/2016)... 2016 Transparency Market Research ... Market by Application Market - Global Industry Analysis Size Share ... the report, the  global gesture recognition market  was ... is estimated to grow at a CAGR of ... Increasing application of gesture recognition technology ...
(Date:6/2/2016)... The Department of Transport Management (DOTM) of ... project, for the , Supply and Delivery of ... Infrastructure , to Decatur , ... Management Solutions. Numerous renowned international vendors participated in the tendering ... selected for the most compliant and innovative solution. The contract ...
(Date:5/20/2016)... , May 20, 2016  VoiceIt is ... partnership with VoicePass. By working together, ... experience.  Because VoiceIt and VoicePass take slightly different ... engines increases both security and usability. ... excitement about this new partnership. "This ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):