Touch Bionics adds Bluetooth for increased control

06/16/2014 | (U.K.)

Scotland-based Touch Bionics introduced a Bluetooth-enabled "grip chip" that enables users to assign a specific grip to an object and perform a greater variety of actions with their i-limb prostheses. Users can put the grip chips in different locations around the home or workplace where those grips are used, allowing them to transition easily and automatically to those hand positions. The company also recently unveiled a new artificial skin, called i-limb skin active TS, specifically designed for touch-screen devices.

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