Prosthetic hand sets standards
As a key element of the human locomotor system, our hands fulfil many important functions in everyday life. After an amputation, affected individuals want to be sure that learning how to use their prosthetic hand is easy and that it also offers largely natural abilities. With the transcarpal hand (with DMC plus controller), the gripping speed and gripping force are controlled naturally according to the muscle signals. The two functions automatically adjust to the changed signal as the strength of the muscle signal is varied.
The DMS plus hand not only responds with great sensitivity but also features a unique safety mechanism. This "virtual hand switch" ensures that a firm grip – for example around an object – is only released after building up a strong muscle signal. This avoids loosening the grip unintentionally. Your orthopaedic technician will be happy to provide you with further information.