PowerGrip Robotic Glove Orthosis

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This Electric Powered Prehension Orthosis (EPPO) Wrist-Hand Orthosis, commonly referred to as a wrist splint can be utilized by those who lack hand grasp and sufficient tenodesis-enabling wrist extension strength. The PowerGrip is indispensable for providing the ability to pickup, grasp, hold, and manipulate objects.

Must be fit and mounted by a licensed orthotist. Available complete and ready to use from Broadened Horizons directly, or partner's Jaeco Orthopedics or Becker Oregon.

Provides a Palmer and/or Key Pinch style grasp

This Electric Powered Prehension Orthosis (EPPO) Wrist-Hand Orthosis, commonly referred to as a wrist splint can be utilized by those who lack hand grasp and sufficient tenodesis-enabling wrist extension strength. The PowerGrip is indispensable for providing the ability to pickup, grasp, hold, and manipulate objects.

Must be fit and mounted by a licensed orthotist. Available complete and ready to use from Broadened Horizons directly, or partner's Jaeco Orthopedics or Becker Oregon.

Functional Independence: Just the right amount of pressure and speed to provide good function without damaging fingers that lack sensation*. Infinite finger positioning with no detents, such as with a ratchet splint, so objects grasped do not slip out of hand.

Ease of Use: To grip an object, intuitively hold button to close fingers until actuator stops running.

Versatile Control: Accepts any two standard adaptive switches, even an EMG muscle sensing

Convenient to Wear: Lightweight power actuator mounts directly to splint for an ease to don/doff. Only one wire easily routed through users shirt sleeve.

Durable: Resulting from 3 years of real-world use by the developer!

Easily Maintained: Primary components subject to wear or damage (wire & plugs) can be quickly and inexpensively replaced within a few minutes for only a few dollars from most electronics retailers!

Cognitive Muscle Control: New Myoelectric Switch Control now available! Myoelectric sensors placed on one or two functional muscles replace switch control. Upgradable with future Myoelectric controls based on prosthetic hand technology currently under development. Many more subtle detail improvements address reliability and maintainability as well as control and usability concerns of similar products (no longer available) from other suppliers of the past.

Who would the PowerGrip benefit?

  • Anyone unable to pickup or grasp objects and more specifically with wrist extension strength of 0-3 (on 0-5 muscle grading scale) and little or no finger flexion. Typical pathologies include:
  • C-4, C-5, and some C-6 level Quadriplegics (spinal cord injury)
  • Polio, stroke, ALS, brachial plexus injuries, muscle disease, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and others
  • For those also lacking sufficient shoulder or bicep strength to touch their hand to their chin, the new WREX Wilmington Robotic Exoskeletonis a perfect complement to the PowerGrip Assisted Grasp Orthosis

What can the PowerGrip help you do?

  • Eating with normal utensils and drinking from a can, bottle, or glass
  • Enjoying a sandwich or apple without having to cut it up and other finger or snack foods, even chips with dip!
  • Shaving, brushing teeth, combing hair, or even putting on makeup
  • Opening doors, drawers, window blinds, etc.
  • Shredding secure, private documents
  • Writing, drawing, painting, engraving, soldering, wood burning, etc.
  • Picking up anything from a book to a business card
  • Putting on and adjusting a baseball cap, eyeglasses, or sunglasses - even makes scratching an inch more effective
  • Pressing buttons on anything such as a telephone, remote control, security keypad for door opener, or even hand controls.

Features

  • Full Insurance Coverage: Existing Medicare/Medicaid insurance code simplifies acquisition and reimbursement process with most insurers!
  • Functional Independence - Just the right amount of pressure and speed to provide good function without damaging fingers that lack sensation*. Infinite finger positioning with no detents, such as with a ratchet splint, so objects grasped do not slip out of hand.
  • Ease of Use: To grip an object, intuitively hold button to close fingers until actuator stops running.
  • Versatile Control: Accepts any two standard adaptive switches, even an EMG muscle sensing
  • Convenient to Wear: Lightweight power actuator mounts directly to splint for an ease to don/doff. Only one wire easily routed through users shirt sleeve.
  • Durable: Resulting from 3 years of real-world use by the developer!
  • Easily Maintained: Primary components subject to wear or damage (wire & plugs) can be quickly and inexpensively replaced within a few minutes for only a few dollars from most electronics retailers!
  • Other replacement parts can be found on our website.
  • Cognitive Muscle Control: New Myoelectric Switch Control now available! Myoelectric sensors placed on one or two functional muscles replace switch control. Upgradable with future Myoelectric controls based on prosthetic hand technology currently under development.
  • I any more subtle detail improvements address reliability and maintainability as well as control and usability concerns of similar products (no longer available) from other suppliers of the past.

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Additional Notes

Requires fitting of splint by a Orthotist

(or in some cases an experienced therapist)

Kit can be mounted to most available ratchet or tenodesis based wrist-hand orthosis systems by an experienced Orthotist. Different orthotist's often have preferences for one system or another using either aluminum or plastics. If you, your therapist, or your orthotist have any questions or concerns, please Contact Us to discuss your specific needs.