Touch Bionics’ i-Limb Ultra Revolution is the world’s first app-controlled bionic hand. You read that right, it’s the first model to boast app control, enabling users to access complicated motion patterns, such as the grip needed to play pool or right-click a mouse – with a single touchscreen tap. Continue reading for a video and more information.
The i-Limb Ultra Revolution, which has four individually powered fingers and a fully rotating thumb, can also be controlled directly by muscle signals from the wearer. The Biosim app works on the iPhone and the iPod Touch and comes with 24 preset motions and gestures, according to creator Touch Bionics. It also lets users create groups of grip patterns; for example, a wearer might create a “work” group that includes movements for mouse-clicking, paper-holding, and typing.