July 17, 2007

Touch Bionics announced today that its new i-Limb Hand and ProDigits partial hand prostheses are now generally available.

The i-Limb Hand is the world’s first widely available prosthetic device with five individually powered digits. Touch Bionics’ ProDigits product is adapted for patients who have a partial hand, due either to congenitally missing fingers or fingers lost through an accident.

The i-Limb Hand and ProDigits will be formally unveiled later this month at the 12th World Congress of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics in Vancouver, Canada.

Working with clinical partners, Touch Bionics has also fitted veterans of the Iraq War who have suffered amputation with the i-Limb.

Touch Bionics has also developed a custom cosmesis, or covering, for its products. i-LIMB Skin is a thin layer of semi-transparent material that has been computer-modeled to wrap to every contour of the hand.

Source: inmedia Public Relations Inc