iLimb Ultra Revolution - "precision" grip [facts and fiction of "bionic" hands, compared to body powered Becker hand or hook]

It appears that people are hyped up about the "bionic" hands. And, true, they hold an immense promise.

So obviously I try to fix my jacket, sew some buttons on. Here is how that went.

i-Limb Ultra Revolution - "precision" grip

New. Recharged batteries. Perfect condition of the hand. Or so they say.

Hosmer hook - precision grip

People usually regard hooks as arcane, laughable or out dated. To drive home forcefully, how precision grips work there, a video absolutely no one of these brain dead high tech aficionados wants to see - precisely why I put it there. Watch it. Learn.

Becker hand - precision grip

People act as if overpriced "high tech" hands are the only way to wear adaptive grips combined with precision grips and so. Becker hands are not known well but are sturdy, ever lasting, very affordable and elegant. Here is the precision grip of that hand, again, for comparison.

People say that "the i-Limb" (or similar high tech item) "changed" their life. I go over these experiences here. I can not understand these. The hand works as it is supposed to work. I cannot even open an envelope with it. Not forseeably or reliably. So no, my quality of life is better with a Becker hand or hook, and I can very well explain and demonstrate why.

 

 

Cite this article:
Wolf Schweitzer: Technical Below Elbow Amputee Issues - iLimb Ultra Revolution - "precision" grip [facts and fiction of "bionic" hands, compared to body powered Becker hand or hook]; published March 29, 2014, 16:50; URL: https://www.swisswuff.ch/tech/?p=2906.

BibTeX: @MISC{schweitzer_wolf_1585844008, author = {Wolf Schweitzer}, title = {{Technical Below Elbow Amputee Issues - iLimb Ultra Revolution - "precision" grip [facts and fiction of "bionic" hands, compared to body powered Becker hand or hook]}}, month = {March},year = {2014}, url = {https://www.swisswuff.ch/tech/?p=2906}}