Mobility Articles

Bionic Feats: Food Preparation

Preparing food is a daily activity that is essential for personal independence. In these videos, we show you various bionic hands hard at work in the kitchen.

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Bionic Feats: Heavy-Duty Hand Work

Bionic hand technology is improving all the time, with a lot of emphasis on better control systems, more sensory feedback, and faster response times. But these devices still tend to be relatively fragile. In these videos, we show you a…

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The Revolution in Prosthetic Aesthetics

There is something transformative happening in the prosthetics industry — a long-overdue awakening among product designers, those with limb differences, and the general public that is helping us take a big step toward a more inclusive society.

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Current Options for Bionic Hands

Looking for a quick list of the bionic hands currently on the market? For your convenience, this page shows you each of the devices that we’ve reviewed along with links to the full reviews.

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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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Bionic Foot Price List

This price list is intended to give potential users a general idea of the price for each bionic foot currently available on the market.

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Current Options for Bionic Feet

Want a quick list of the bionic feet currently on the market? For your convenience, this page shows you each of the devices that we’ve reviewed along with links to the full reviews.

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Fillauer Raize Foot

Fillauer’s Raize Foot is a lightweight, low-profile microprocessor foot/ankle. Its microprocessor actively manages flexion resistance for a smoother rollover during the Stance Phase of the gait cycle. It also allows users to adjust heel height to accommodate different shoes.

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Ottobock Meridium Foot

With its 36.5 degrees range of motion, 4-axis kinematics, and automatically adjusted flexion resistance, the Ottobock Meridium Foot is yet another worthwhile option for those looking to upgrade to a microprocessor ankle/foot.

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Bionic Hand Price List

This price list is intended to give potential bionic users a general idea of the price for each bionic arm / hand currently on the market.

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A Quick Look at Electronic Skin

Electronic skin is the linchpin to the next generation of bionic limbs, especially bionic hands. The ability to sense contact, pressure, texture, etc., is one of the main prerequisites for more intuitive control and greatly improved dexterity.

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Bionic Feats: Challenging Terrain

As lower-limb bionic technologies improve, users naturally want to venture beyond “safe” surfaces and go wherever they want. This requires the same kind of adaptability offered by natural legs/feet. Fortunately, bionic scientists and engineers seem to be up to the…

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Ottobock Empower Ankle

Ottobock’s Empower Ankle is a unique microprocessor ankle/foot that provides propulsive power in addition to automatically adjusting foot position and resistance.

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Bionic Feats: Conquering Stairs

A few decades ago, going up and down the stairs was an ordeal for lower-limb amputees, even dangerous. These five short videos show how bionic knees and ankles have made this important daily task so much easier!

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Understanding Bionic Legs & Feet

Everything you need to know about bionic legs and feet, with descriptions of all the current devices, technologies, and the latest research. Continuously updated, this page is intended as your one-stop repository for all the latest information on lower-limb bionics.

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