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 17 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.

Ottobock Michelangelo Hand

Ottobock’s Michelangelo Hand is one of the most robust and technologically advanced bionic hands on the market. At $60,000 to $70,000 US, it’s also one of the most expensive. The question is: is it worth it?

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Ossur i-Limb Hand

Ossur’s i-Limb hand is one of the world’s most advanced bionic hands. It is also one of the most expensive. The question is: is it worth it?

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TASKA Hand from TASKA Prosthetics

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

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Ottobock bebionic Hand

Ottobock’s bebionic hand offers 14 grip patterns and a carrying capacity of 45 kgs, which places it in the upper third of bionic hands in these two categories. On the downside, there are rumblings about its durability.

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Atom Touch from Atom Limbs

Some will refer to the Atom Touch as the commercial version of the Modular Prosthetic Limb (MPL) developed by John Hopkins University. But it is more than that, with notable enhancements in durability, artificial intelligence, and sensory feedback.

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Vincent Evolution

The Vincent Evolution is clearly an advanced bionic hand and is distributed in the U.S., but it doesn’t provide much English-language documentation.

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COVVI Nexus Hand

The Nexus Hand from COVVI is not a typical first-generation bionic hand. Led by proven industry veterans, COVVI’S team seems to have made key improvements to current mainstream designs.

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Open Bionics Hero Arm

The Hero Arm from Open Bionics is one of the most popular below-the-elbow bionic arms on the market. This is due to its affordability, its modern, robotic appearance, and also because it seems to deliver exactly what it promises.

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Mobius Bionics LUKE Arm

The LUKE Arm is one of two bionic arms to come out of DARPA’s Revolutionizing Prosthetics program, and the only commercial arm to offer a powered shoulder option.

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BrainRobotics Prosthetic Hand

BrainRobotics is currently undergoing a transition from a single 8-channel bionic hand to two products: a 2-channel hand and an 8-channel hand. We will update this article when that transition is complete.

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For information on pricing, see our bionic hand price list.

For above-the-elbow bionic arm solutions, see Current Options for Above-the-Elbow Bionic Arms.

For a comprehensive description of all current upper-limb technologies, devices, and research, see our complete guide.

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