UK-based Steeper Group Developed Prosthetic Hand With Unrivaled Precision and Movements

By: | July 7th, 2015

The bebionic small hand, developed by prosthetic experts Steeper Group, marks a turning point in the field of prosthetics. Developed using F1 race car techniques and military technology, along with rare Earth magnets, it provides an accurate skeletal system and natural movements.

This amazing prosthetic hand will enable amputees to do the actions that would have previously been difficult or impossible.

Here are some of the features of the Bebionic small hand:

  • This prosthetic hand includes 14 different precision grips to efficiently mimic the real hand movements.
  • Weight of this prosthetic hand is approximately 390g.
  • It is strong enough to handle up to 100 pounds.
  • It has 337 mechanical parts.
  • Its size is 16.5cm from base to middle fingertip which is similar to the size of an average woman’s hand.
  • The fingers are hinged on rare-earth magnets for enhancing the performance.

A 26-year old woman, Nicky Ashwell, who was born without her right hand, became the first user in the UK to be fitted with this prosthetic. She spent her whole life finding alternative ways to do things with one hand. However, Nicky’s life has changed now. Using her new prosthetic hand, Nicky was able to ride a bicycle for the first time in her life.

She feels that there are no more limits to her life, that she can fulfill her dreams, and can also enjoy the precious moments of life.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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