BrainCo, Boston, won a Red Dot Award for product design for its Brain Robotics prosthetic hand. The cost-effective device incorporates artificial intelligence and individual programming options. The approach is based on electromyography sensors that capture muscle signals from the user’s residual limb and translates them into movements.
The prosthesis can react to and perform the user’s intended movements and gestures, which only take a few minutes to program. In addition, the integrated AI employs an algorithm that allows the hand and user to interactively learn from each other to make the movements more lifelike with each use.
In 2019, the prosthesis also won Time Magazine’s Top 100 Inventions of the Year.