"This is the first time in my 30 years in the prosthetics business that I felt I was truly delivering an arm to the patient," continued Wood. "I never thought in my lifetime that I would ever see this technology."
In addition to the developments in the U.S., Touch Bionics has also now cemented European partnerships with clinics and distributors in Germany, Turkey, Hungary, Romania and the Benelux region, with more global partners signing up in countries such as South Korea, Argentina and Brazil. In the space of just six months, global market perception of the i-LIMB Hand has evolved from exciting new technology to a widely accepted clinical option.
Partner prosthetic clinics have commented on not only the technology, but the positive experience of working with Touch Bionics and being involved with the i-LIMB Hand at an early commercial stage.
"With all five digits powered, the i-LIMB Hand represents a significant improvement in a functional electronic prosthetic hand," said Mike Hillbom, Upper Extremity Specialist at Pros-Tech, a Southeastern Michigan company. "The Touch Bionics team has been very helpful and thanks to their responsiveness, early technical questions that we had about the product were answered within mere minutes."
Patients and prosthetists alike marvel at the technology leap represented by the i-LIMB Hand, the first advanced prosthetic hand to have each individual finger powered by its own motor, facilitating multiple advanced grip patterns, more like that of a human hand.
"It is so much more like a real hand than anything else currently
available," said Bob Leimkuehler, CPO of Leimkuehler, Inc., a prosthetic
provider in the greater Cleveland area that runs three locations in
northeast Ohio. "The new technology is so imp
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