Michelangelo Hand

The new Michelangelo Hand from Otto Bock features a thumb that electronically moves into position, enabling it to function more like a human hand. Advanced Arm Dynamics has been involved in research, development and testing of this breakthrough electric hand technology since 2008. The Michelangelo Hand offers unprecedented speed, strength and a natural, anthropomorphic look.


The Michelangelo Hand has multiple grip functions that allow users to master everyday tasks like opening a tube of toothpaste, gripping a key, holding a credit card, and using a clothes iron. The thumb can also open up to create a natural palm shape for holding a plate or bowl, and the flexible-positional wrist joint offers a more natural shape and movement. Advanced software and EMG signal processing increases the responsiveness and predictability of the Michelangelo Hand.

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