biodesigns, Westlake Village, California, has been engaged to test BrainRobotics’ new myoelectric prosthetic hand with select prosthesis wearers, which includes US Army Captain Carey DuVal, who has a transradial amputation, among others.
When determining who should test their new hand terminal device in the United States, BrainRobotics connected with individuals in O&P and the adaptive community, including Adaptive CrossFit coaches. DuVal, and other high-functioning amputees, stressed the importance of their interfaces or sockets to their overall success and improved prosthesis performance. DuVal, under the care of Randall Alley, BSc, CP, CEO, biodesigns, originally sought out Alley for his patented and patents-pending High-Fidelity Interface technology out of frustration with existing sockets.
“The HiFi Interface focuses on manipulating soft tissue via an alternating, circumferential array of targeted compression to capture the wearers’ underlying bone to better control and sync the interface and hence the prosthesis with skeletal motion….” Alley said. “Carey needed a system that could keep up with him. A veritable super-user, he is the perfect person to test our HiFi Interface with the new BrainRobotics’ hand.”
DuVal said, “With the BrainRobotics’ hand I quickly noticed the grip system seemed to be more intuitive and very responsive, allowing me to switch quickly between different grips.”
BrainRobotics is planning to launch their hand in the US in the first quarter of 2021.