Myoelectric devices: Speedhands
Holding and grasping objects
Benefits at a glance
At maximum speed, the prosthetic hand opens about three times as fast as comparable prosthetic hands. With a proportional speed of 300 mm per second, you are even able to react quickly while grasping.
The integrated Autograsp feature of the SensorHand Speed helps you when an object you are holding starts to slip. The gripping force is increased in fractions of a second until the grasped object is in a safe position again.
Gain freedom of movement in everyday life, at work and in your leisure time. You can grasp and hold various objects, regardless of whether they are light or heavy, small or larger.
The SensorHand Speed and VariPlus Speed are available in three different sizes – for men and women. This integrates them harmoniously into the body image.
Flexible in application
No matter whether you require a fitting starting at the shoulder, upper arm or forearm: Your prosthetic hand can be combined with various system components, so that you can use it to best advantage in everyday life.
The important prosthesis training phase begins for you once you have been fitted with a prosthesis. Making it possible for you to use the prosthesis so it actually helps you in your daily life is the goal. At the outset, an occupational therapist helps you practice movement patterns such as eating or getting dressed. With special exercises, you learn to position the prosthesis correctly to achieve an optimum position for grasping. Once you are sufficiently confident in using your prosthesis, you practice controlling your muscle strength. Items like foam rubber, drinking straws or paper cups help you determine the various amounts of pressure your muscle contractions can produce, and how this affects materials and solidity.