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.
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.
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).
The Zeus bionic limb is yet another worthy entry into the bionic arms & hands market. Strong and durable, with a lift capacity of 35 kgs and one of the highest grip forces in the industry, it is also quite deft.
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.
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.
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.