Ottobock Healthcare is now distributing the bebionic hand, which the company has characterized as “one of the most lifelike and easy-to-use multi-articulating prosthetic hands available,” following its acquisition of bebionic products from the British medical technology company Steeper, according to a company press release.
“We are pleased to expand our portfolio of upper limb solutions,” Brad Ruhl, president of U.S. health care and North America prosthetics for Ottobock, said in the release. “bebionic’s revolutionary design and technology allows Ottobock to meet the progressive needs of today’s upper limb amputee.”
According to Ottobock, the bebionic hand provides 14 different grip patterns, which increases versatility for amputees and better assists them in daily activities. The prosthetic hands are available in three sizes, and include four wrist options based on individual needs. Available options include the electric quick disconnect wrist, the Short wrist to accommodate a long residual limb/wrist disarticulations, and the Multi-flex and Flexion wrist, which allow an enhanced range of wrist motion, the company noted.
The bebionic hand is now available in the United States and Canada.