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BeBionic myoelectric hand EQD: Hand prosthesis from Ottobock

Bionic Hand or be bionic Hand Ottobock: From performing simple tasks like tying shoes to regaining control and self-esteem.

Your concrete advantages:

  • 14 Handle pattern
  • Extremely precise
  • Intelligent control

Functions and advantages

Everything you need to know about the features and benefits of the BeBionic myoelectric hand EQD: Hand prosthesis from Ottobock need to know.

Flexibility in everyday life - function

Overall, the bebionic hand is the most advanced myoelectric hand on the market, offering users a new level of independence and mobility. With 14 different grip patterns and the ability to apply up to 100N of force, the bebionic hand allows users to perform a variety of tasks with ease and precision.

The bionic hand is equipped with 14 selectable grip types and hand positions that allow the user to easily perform everyday activities such as taking meals, carrying bags, opening doors, turning on lights and typing. The hand is also equipped with a built-in computer that allows the user to control the movements of the hand with a thought. The bionic hand is powered by a battery that allows up to 8 hours of continuous use.

Opposed thumb grips (the thumb faces the palm) Three-finger grip The index finger and middle finger are closed simultaneously with the thumb until the three fingers touch. The ring finger and little finger continue to be closed until they meet resistance or the close signal is interrupted. For this grip, the thumb position must be adjusted so that the grip can be performed accurately. Examples of use: This grip can be used to grasp and hold objects (e.g., pens, coins).

Please feel free to contact us about the bebionic hand price. The bebionic Hand Ottobock starts at five figures, but is covered by many insurance companies.

Description

Thumb rotation

 

One of the advantages of the bebionic Ottobock hand is that it can be easily positioned in a variety of positions. This is thanks to the fact that the thumb can be rotated manually. In most cases, this is not a major disadvantage. In fact, it often requires some preparation for myoelectric hands, such as choosing a suitable grip. In most cases, however, users will intuitively rotate the thumb of the bionic hand with the free hand in the correct position.

One of the advantages of the bebionic hand is that it can be easily placed in different positions. This is thanks to the thumb, which can be rotated manually. In most cases, this is not a major disadvantage. In fact, it often requires some preparation for myoelectric hands, such as choosing a suitable grip. However, in most cases, users will intuitively use the thumb of the bionic hand with your free hand to rotate it to the correct position.

 

Proportional control

 

Proportional speed control allows users to regulate the speed and force of the grip of a bionic hand.

Controlling speed is an essential part of bionics.

Pressure sensors in the fingertips of the Ability Hand provide feedback to the user through vibrations in the stump, allowing them to adjust their grip strength. The bebionic hand is a much slower and soft closing hand that allows the user to pick up something fragile like an egg.

 

Car handle



When the bionic hand senses that an object is slipping away from it, it automatically increases its grip force. This is similar to the way some microprocessor knees detect a stumble and automatically adjust to avoid a fall.

 

Design



The bebionic offers three options for the wrist:

  • EQD wrist (quick coupling) that allows the user to quickly switch to other terminals.
  • Short wrist used for patients with a long residual limb.
  • Flexion wrist joint that allows the user to position the hand in five lockable flexion and extension levels from -40 to +40 degrees in 20-degree increments.
  • Size and weight


The bebionic is available in two sizes: The bebionic Germany is available in the following bebionic sizes:

 

  • Small, 162 mm (L) x 122 mm (W), 402 to 504 grams depending on wrist size
  • Medium, 188 mm (L) x 136 mm (W), 588 to 689 grams depending on the wrist.

 

Stroke capacity and handle strength



The bebionic hand can lift up to 45 kilograms. Individual fingers can lift 25 kilograms, and the knuckles of the hand can support up to 90 kilograms when pushing off from a seated position. See the bebionic hand manual for more details.

Only the i-Limb Quantum with titanium fingers offers a higher lifting capacity of 90 kg.

 

Durability

 

There can always be broken fingers with bionic hands. This is a known problem throughout the industry and everyone is working flat out on these problems.

 

Resilience



Direct contact with water or situations where dirt and dust are prevalent should be avoided as these can affect or damage the performance of the hand.

 

Glove



There is a cosmetic glove in eight variations in skin tones or jet black for a high-tech look.

 

Batteries

 

The battery should be charged daily at night. Even with intensive use, the battery will then last 24 hours.

 

Price

 

The bebionic costs between $30,000 and $40,000 and is normal for a typical forearm solution, including all orthotist costs.

Advantages
  • Individual drives in the fingers enable natural-looking and adaptive grasping of objects
  • Compatible with Myo Plus pattern recognition
  • In case of contact with people or unintentional bumping of objects, the fingers yield and angle comfortably to protect the mechanics
  • Easy connection to the bebalance+ setting software possible with only one Bluetooth adapter.

FAQ - Frequently asked questions

Who can wear a bebionic hand?

The bebionic Hand is particularly suitable for users who have intact muscle activity in the arm stump. The bebionic Hand is ideal for light to moderately active users.

How long does the battery last in the bebionic prosthetic hand?

The battery life of the prosthesis depends on everyday use. On average, the battery lasts one day. To ensure that the prosthesis is always ready for use, you should charge the battery every day. The battery of your prosthesis lasts approximately one full day. It is advisable to charge it every evening so that you do not get a nasty surprise in the morning.

Can the bebionic hand be used without a glove?

For daily use, it is recommended to wear the bebionic hand with a prosthetic glove. This protects the hand from moisture, dirt and dust.

Can I shower or wash my hands with the bebionic hand?

No, you must not shower or bathe with the bebionic hand. However, there are standard prosthetic components for hand washing that are adapted by your orthopaedic technician. The bebionic Hand is not waterproof and should therefore not come into contact with water. However, you can use a glove to facilitate hand washing.

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For whom is the EQD bebionic suitable and for whom not?

Indications

  • Amputation height transradial, transhumeral and shoulder disarticulation
  • For unilateral or bilateral amputation
  • Dysmelia of the forearm or upper arm
  • The patient must be able to understand and implement instructions for use and safety instructions.
  • The patient must meet the physical and mental requirements for the perception of optical / acoustic signals and/or mechanical vibrations

Company information

Facts & Figures

Paexo is the industrial brand of Ottobock, the world's largest provider of orthotic, prosthetic and exoskeletal solutions and stands for "Passive Exoskeleton". Mollii Suit was founded by Fredrik Lundqvist. Later, Nicolas Loren Abboud and Malte Binting joined the team as co-founders. Later, the company was acquired by Ottobock in 2021 to strengthen the Neuro Orthetics division.

Company address

  • Otto Bock HealthCare Germany GmbH
  • Max Näder Street 15
  • D-37115 Duderstadt
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