Current Options for Bionic Hands

Bionic Hand on Keyboard

The number of bionic hands on the market is growing with each passing year. Competition is heating up and helping to drive prices down.

This is wonderful news for potential users. But with 10 commercial devices now available, each with different capabilities and sold at significantly different prices, prospective purchasers are well-advised to thoroughly research their options.

Below, you will find brief descriptions and links to more detailed articles for each of these options.

Vincent Evolution

The Vincent Evolution is clearly an advanced bionic hand. But while it has distributors in the United States, it lacks documentation and videos in English. The purpose of this article is to make you aware of the Evolution and to tell you where you can find more information.

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The Psyonic Ability Hand

The Psyonic Ability Hand offers six degrees of freedom, sensory feedback, and fast response times. It is also strong and rugged with compliant, damage-resistant fingers and a lift capacity of 23 kg (50 lbs).

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Unlimited Tomorrow TrueLimb

At less than $8,000 US, Unlimited Tomorrow’s TrueLimb is the most affordable bionic arm/hand on the market. It also offers a monthly payment plan that makes it even more affordable.

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Open Bionics Hero Arm

The Hero Arm from Open Bionics is one of the most affordable bionic arms currently on the market. Each Hero Arm is custom designed for the wearer and created using 3D printing.

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TASKA Prosthetics Hand

Rugged, waterproof, and capable of operating in dusty environments, the TASKA Hand is the first myoelectric hand specifically built to handle medium-duty activities such as mowing lawns, operating light chain saws or hedge trimmers, and washing the car.

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Ottobock Michelangelo Hand

Ottobock’s Michelangelo Hand is one of the most robust and technologically advanced bionic hands on the market. At around $60,000 USD, it’s also one of the most expensive.

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Ottobock bebionic Hand

Ottobock’s bebionic hand was originally launched in 2010. With 14 grip patterns and a carrying capacity of 45 kgs, it is in the upper third of myoelectric hands in these two categories, but durability concerns persist.

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Ossur i-Limb Hand

Ossur’s i-Limb hand was the world’s first commercial bionic hand and remains a state-of-the-art device at the upper end of the market in both functionality and price.

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BrainCo Dexus Prosthetic Hand

If you had an upper limb difference in the year 2000, your best prosthetic option might be a body-powered hook or claw. The first bionic hand emerged in 2007. Now, in 2020, the Dexus Prosthetic Hand will let you control the movement of individual fingers entirely by thought.

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Related Information

For more information on upper limb bionics, see Understanding Bionic Arms & Hands.