The i-Limb Ultra Revolution is an Amazingly Advanced Prosthetic Device

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - May 17, 2014
References: touchbionics & gizmag
The i-limb Ultra Revolution is described by developer Touch Bionics as ""the most advanced and versatile prosthesis available," claiming that it "offers more dexterity and moves more like a natural hand than any other powered prosthetic hand."

The i-limb Ultra Revolution allows users to program different kinds of grip types triggered by different muscle movements. This is made possible by the incorporation of 'grip chips,' Bluetooth-enabled devices that can be attached to objects and trigger a pre-programmed grip configuration when detected by the device. For example, a Grip Chip can be attached to a computer keyboard to initiate a grip pattern suitable for typing.

The i-limb Ultra Revolution comes with accompanying iOS and Android apps, while the device itself has a conductive surface that enables it to be used with touch-screen devices.