Otto Bock's funny video (hooks after all? needle and thread benchmark?)
After I seriously promoted hook grip predominance for years (read this friggin website), after I tried to introduce the Becker Hand to a wider audience (Otto Bock can not top that, it costs less than 700 bucks, is sturdy, survives even my lifestyle and does have an adaptive grip) also by using it to place a string into a needle YEARS ago, Otto Bock seems to now expand their heavy and overly expensive Michelangelo anchor with a choice of hook. They then manage to post an April Fool date video with that. How funny is that. Confused!!
Seriously. I was not THAT desperate for getting confirmation, and certainly not from these people.
As they sold me botched bolts a few years ago and when faced with bare facts (to this day) refused to apologize, instead recommended to get ergotherapy (probably to better use their crappy hardware) it is unbelievable to see them present this here. Why is the person not holding the needle with the hook, and using their natural hand to put in the thread? Where are ergo-therapists when Otto Bock needs them most?
We also realize that Otto Bock may not just have hooks that have a sustained capacity to grab threads. They also have other hooks. Incidentally, maybe keep posting videos of that one hook's ability to grab a string over the coming months and years.
Because really, Otto Bock hook experience with threads is more like this:
And really, body powered remains the better choice after all. Not with Otto Bock parts though.
But with a Hosmer hook, a V2P prehensor or maybe a Becker hand. Exceeds most of Otto Bock's specs ; )