Preparing food is a daily activity that is essential for personal independence. In these videos, we show you various bionic arms and hands hard at work in the kitchen.
Making Pancakes with Hero Arms
This young lady (Tilly Lockey, https://twitter.com/GiveTillyaHand) is one of our favorite people on the planet because not only is she an inspiration on her own; she also does a lot for the limb-different community as a whole. Here she is making pancakes using her twin Hero Arms. Imagine how difficult this would be without them!
Ottobock Michelangelo Slicing Fruit
This is a commercial for the Ottobock’s Michelangelo Hand that shows the value of the hand’s superb control system when performing kitchen duties. We look forward to the day when this type of technology is available to everyone.
Making Tacos with an Ottobock bebionic Hand
First, this is inspirational because it shows an above-the-elbow amputee performing a pretty complex set of tasks with an Ottobock bebionic Hand. It’s also a great demonstration of the patience and discipline required to make the most of such devices.
Double Above-the-Elbow Amputee Boiling Eggs
This video shows a double above-the-elbow amputee boiling eggs using his Ossur i-Limb and Ottobock Axon Hook. What we love about this video is the level of independence that technology has given this man — something unimaginable only a few decades ago.
Boiling Eggs – Part 2
We wanted to show you the second part of this sequence because, again, think about how much bionic technology has improved the life of this double amputee.
Baking a Pie With a Hero Arm
To be honest, there’s nothing about the Hero Arm in this video that we haven’t seen before. We just really like pies!
We were once asked why we created our Bionic Feats series of posts. First, we want to show those with limb differences the everyday tasks that can be performed with current bionic technologies. These are only going to expand going forward!
But we also want to help the general public appreciate the need to make these technologies available to everyone who can benefit from them. We all routinely perform tasks in the kitchen. It should be quite easy for us to a) imagine what it might be like if we suddenly lost those abilities, and b) how much it would mean to get them back.
For a complete description of all current upper-limb technologies, devices, and research, see our comprehensive guide.