BIONIC HANDS – part 2: Motion control presents the ‘Utah arm’!

December 20, 2009

Motion Control presents the 'Utah Arm'.

BIONIC HANDS – Motion Control developed:
the ‘Utah Arm’!

Motion Control, Inc., is the leading U.S. manufacturer of myoelectric and externally powered prosthetic arm systems. In 1981 they presented the ‘Utah Arm’ – this was the premier myoelectric arm for above elbow amputees, which became one of the first commercially available examples of a bionic hand.

Since then they haved presented in 1987 and 2004 revised versions:

In 1987 the Utah Arm 2 (U2) was released with entirely re-engineered electronics that made the Utah Arm the most durable and dependable myoelectric arm available for a long time.

In 2004 they presented the Utah Arm 3 (U3), including microprocessor technology with a Computer Interface that allows the prosthetist or wearer to fine-tune the adjustments to achieve maximum performance.

SUGGESTION FOR FURTHER READING:

BIONIC HANDS: From Luke Skywalker to Time’s 2008 best inventions!
2007: A new milestone for the bionic hand!
Bionic Hands – part 1: Star Wars!
RAPHaEl – the air powered robotic hand!
The ‘Alien hand syndrome’: scary stories of brain damage!

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2 Responses to “BIONIC HANDS – part 2: Motion control presents the ‘Utah arm’!”


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  2. […] HANDS: 12 Milestones for the bionic hand! • 2007: How the I-limb became a commercial product! • Motion Contron presents: the ‘Utah arm’! • Bionic Hands – part 1: Star Wars! • RAPHaEl – the air powered robotic hand! […]

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