iLimb is the worlds first fully articulating and commercially available bionic hand. Myoelectric muscle signals generated by the muscles in the remaining portion of the patient’s limb and are used to control the open and close function of the hand’s life-like fingers. This signal is picked up by electrodes that sit on the surface of the skin. Existing users of basic myoelectric prosthetics are able to quickly adapt to the system within minutes.
The Modular Construction of the i-LIMB Hand allows each individually powered finger to be quickly removed by simply removing one screw. This means that a prosthetist can easily swap out fingers that require servicing and patients can return to their everyday lives after a short clinic visit. Traditional devices would have to be returned to the manufacturer, often leaving the patient without a hand for many weeks! The iLimb hand costs between 50 and 70k USD. Independent hobbyists have created open source 3D printed hands of similar nature.