RSLSteeper, Leeds, England, has won a 2013 da Vinci Award® for the bebionic3 multi-articulating myoelectric prosthetic hand. The award was given for innovative developments in the field of adaptive and assistive technologies in the prosthetics/orthotics/controls category.
The da Vinci Awards are an international awards program presented by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Michigan chapter to recognize and celebrate the world’s most innovative adaptive and assistive technologies that enable equal access and opportunity for all people, regardless of ability. The winners in each category, chosen from 15 finalists, were announced on April 11 at the Ford Conference and Event Center, Dearborn, Michigan. Other award categories include communication/educational aids, environmental adaptation/daily living or work aids, transportation and mobility, and recreation and leisure.