Bebionic

The culmination of years of development, investment and the interaction with amputees at every stage has led to the creation of bebionic.

bebionic’s aim is to take today’s technology and make it available to patients worldwide. With this as our focus, we produced an advanced myoelectric hand to transform the lives of amputees; helping them to create positive turning points in their everyday lives.

 

bebionic small

The new bebionic small has arrived!

As the most lifelike bionic hand on the market, the latest addition to bebionic is small and perfectly formed.

The new pearlescent design is sleek, modern and gives users precise control with cutting-edge features and technology. bebionic small builds upon the robust design of the original bebionic with a 30% reduction in size without compromising on performance or functionality.

 

 

 

 

 

Features

bebionic utilises leading-edge technology and unique, ergonomic features that make it unlike any other hand available. These innovations combine to give the hand unrivalled versatility, functionality and performance.

  • Individual Motors in each finger allow you to move the hand and grip in a natural, coordinated way. The motors are positioned to optimise weight distribution – making the hand feel lighter and more comfortable.
  • Powerful microprocessors continuously monitor the position of each finger, giving you precise, reliable control over hand movements.
  • 14 Selectable grip patterns and hand positions enable you to perform a huge number of everyday activities with ease.
  • Proportional Speed Control gives you precision control over delicate tasks, so you can pick up an egg or hold a polystyrene cup as easily as crushing an empty can.
  • Four Wrist Options including Quick Disconnect, Multi-Flex, Flexion and Short Wrist
  • bebalance software and wireless technology located within the bebionic hand myoelectric hand makes it easy to customise the functions to suit your preferences and lifestyle.
  • Selectable thumb positions and a built-in sensor enable you to complete more tasks than ever before.
  • Auto grip means no more accidents, as bebionic automatically senses when a gripped item is slipping and adjusts the grip to secure it.
  • Foldaway fingers provide natural looking movement, and flex when you brush past people or bump into objects.
  • Durable construction and advanced materials makes bebionic strong enough to handle up to 45kg – so you can confidently use the hand to carry heavy objects, and push yourself up from a seated position.
  • Innovative palm design protects bebionic from impact damage, and makes the hand quieter than ever.
  • Soft finger pads and a wide thumb profile maximises the surface area, and enhances grip.

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Grip patterns

Whether shaking someone’s hand, throwing a ball, using home and garden utensils or eating a piece of fruit, bebionic3’s flexible power grip will provide just the right amount of grip to suit any situation.

 

 

Patient Stories

‘The Hunger Games’ Actress fitted with new bebionic hand

Having been born without a left hand, Angel has had numerous cosmetic and prosthetic hands over her 26 years.

 

‘The Hunger Games’ Actress fitted with new bebionic hand

But possibly her most exciting challenge to date came on the set of the movie “Hunger Games, Mockingjay” where she portrayed the role of a person in a make-shift hospital who had just lost their arm in battle. A graduate Psychology student at Southeastern Louisiana State University, Angel is writing her thesis on comparative levels of society stigma between upper and lower limb amputees.

 

Sean McHugh

It was over 14 years ago that Sean McHugh lost his right hand in a construction accident. A successful reattachment procedure initially gave Sean hope that life would return to normal, but the affected hand quickly became problematic, causing excessive pain and offering limited functionality.

Sean McHugh

 

On the advice of medical professionals, Sean made the decision to undergo a re-amputation – a choice he says he has never regretted:

“I got to a point where the constant aggravation just became too much, so when the second amputation came around, I was completely ready for it. I felt a real sense of relief following the operation and I saw it as a starting point from which I could actually begin to move forward.”

Over the subsequent years, Sean kept abreast of advancements in the world of upper extremity prostheses, in an effort to find a product that would perform to his satisfaction. However, having trialled a cross-section of designs to no avail, Sean was left doubting he would ever find something to suit his needs:

“The prostheses I used prior to the bebionic3 proved to be a combination of heavy, clumsy, unpredictable and difficult to operate. Although some of the electrical prostheses offered a variety of grip patterns, the sensory triggers used to control the hand were unnatural and almost impossible to achieve.

“I always felt that they just simply were not allowing me to work to my full potential and, as time went on, they became a constant source of frustration, leaving me feeling defeated and truly disabled.”

It was whilst working alongside the John Hopkins Applied Physics Lab in Maryland, USA, that Sean was given the chance to trial the bebionic3 – an opportunity which has restored his faith in technology:

“The bebionic3 is without a doubt the most functional prosthesis I’ve ever worn and it has completely exceeded my expectations in every way. Its strength, design and usability all make the experience of being an amputee so much easier – it’s the nearest thing to being able-bodied again.

“I didn’t ever imagine I would see this level of innovation during my lifetime, but prosthetic technology has advanced far beyond what I thought was possible – the bebionic3 is proof of that.”

 

 

Technical Specifications

Physical Specification Large Medium
A Middle Finger Tip to Hand Base 200mm 190mm
B Thumb Tip to Hand Base 125mm 121mm
C Max Chassis Width (no glove) 92mm 84mm
D Diameter of Chassis at Wrist 50mm 50mm
Palm Circumference (no glove) 220mm 204mm
Maximum Opening width Tripod Grip 105mm with glove 105mm with glove
Thumb Swing Through Angle 68° 68°
X EQD only 5mm 5mm
Weight 557g – 598g 550g – 591g
Performance Specification  
Maximum Power Grip 140.1N
Maximum Tripod Grip 36.6N
Maximum Key Grip 26.5N
Maximum Time to Open / Close – Tripod Grip 0.5 Seconds
Maximum Time to Open / Close – Power Grip 0.5 Seconds
Maximum Time to Open / Close – Key Grip 1.0 Seconds
Maximum Static Load – Hook Grip 45kg
Maximum Load Individual Finger – Hook Grip 25kg

Physical Specification Small
A Middle Finger Tip to Hand Base 165mm
B Thumb Tip to Hand Base 105mm
C Max Chassis Width (no glove) 72mm
D Diameter of Chassis at Wrist 45mm
Palm Circumference (no glove) 179mm
Maximum Opening width Tripod Grip 90mm with glove
Thumb Swing Through Angle 68°
X EQD only 2mm
Weight 390g – 460g
Performance Specification  
Maximum Power Grip 140.1N
Maximum Tripod Grip 36.6N
Maximum Key Grip 26.5N
Maximum Time to Open / Close – Tripod Grip 1.0 Seconds
Maximum Time to Open / Close – Power Grip 0.5 Seconds
Maximum Time to Open / Close – Key Grip 1.0 Seconds
Maximum Static Load – Hook Grip 45kg
Maximum Load Individual Finger – Hook Grip 25kg