We used to think that Upper-Limb ETDs (Electric Terminal Devices) were intended to augment multi-articulating bionic hands for specific uses-cases only.
But some of these devices have become so useful that we no longer hold this view. Bionic hands are excellent for light indoor tasks but are still not suitable for rugged activities that require a strong grip, mainly because they remain too fragile. ETDs, meanwhile, are great for rugged activities but not for shaking hands or operating a mouse or keyboard.
This means that the average user needs both types of devices to perform a complete set of daily tasks. Indeed, the happiest upper-limb bionic users that we encounter own both types of devices. This, in turn, suggests that governments and insurance companies should be funding the purchase of two devices for each end-user, not just one.
Motorica INDY Hand
Motorica’s INDY Hand is a direct competitor to Electric Terminal Devices (ETDs) from Ottobock and Fillauer, but with more features and a lower price.
Fillauer MC ProPlus Hand
Fillauer’s MC ProPlus Hand improves on its corporate cousin, the MC Hand, to add enhanced control capabilities and two innovative new features.
Fillauer ProPlus MC ETD2
The ProPlus MC ETD2 is the next generation of Fillauer’s iconic terminal device, with new innovations to help improve the lives of end-users.
Fillauer MC ProPlus ETD
Fillauer’s MC ProPlus ETD builds on its corporate cousin, the MC Standard ETD, to add enhanced control capabilities and two new features.
Fillauer MC Standard ETD
Fillauer’s MC Standard ETD is another Electric Terminal Device that can fulfill either a primary or secondary role as an upper-limb prosthesis.
Ottobock MyoHand VariPlus Speed
The Ottobock MyoHand VariPlus Speed hand is nearly identical to its SensorHand Speed cousin but without the advanced auto-grasp feature.
The Ottobock Greifer is the strongest of all the upper-limb terminal devices on the market, making it ideal for heavy-duty manual work.
The Ottobock AxonHook is a strong, durable, and highly responsive terminal device for upper-limb bionic solutions. It is also surprisingly nimble.
Ottobock SensorHand Speed
The Ottobock SensorHand Speed has the advantages of a powered hook in speed, durability, and ease of use, but with more sophisticated grasping features and the ability to appear like a natural hand.
For pricing information, see our upper-limb ETD price list.
For information on multi-articulating bionic hands, see Current Options for Bionic Hands.
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.