BIONIC HANDS – part 2: Motion control presents the ‘Utah arm’!
December 20, 2009
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!