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MYO-ELECTRIC ARM PROSHETICS

Multi Articulating hand

Myoelectric prostheses have motors and batteries on board to power the movement of the devices that are ultimately controlled by input from electrical signals generated by muscles in the residual limb. When muscles are contracted, they give off an electrical signal. In prosthetic devices, electrodes sitting on the skin inside the socket detect these muscle signals and send them to a controller, which triggers movement to correspond to what the user intends. When you want to close the hand, you squeeze your muscles that correspond to closing and the hand will close. Technologies now exist to make this even more intuitive for individuals to control multiple features in an arm such as grasping patterns in a hand, wrist rotators, elbows and even shoulders.

The advantages of myoelectric prostheses over body-powered devices include a reduction of harnessing, access to effortless strength and multiple grip patterns, more natural hand movements and, with the help of TMR surgery (see below), a more intuitive control of the prosthesis. People also enjoy the “cool, robotic look” of myoelectric hands they can offer when not covered by a cosmetic glove. An often-stated limitation of myoelectrics is that they cannot get wet. That too has been overcome with recent advancements in waterproofing technologies for some terminal devices, like ETDs and the TASKA hand, and elbows (though, in general, they still cannot be submerged in water).

Myoelectric technologies are available for all levels of upper limb loss. 

Myoelectric Prosthetic Arms and Hands at Northern Prosthetics

Welcome to Northern Prosthetics, your trusted source for advanced myoelectric prosthetic arms and hands. We are dedicated to helping individuals regain their independence and improve their quality of life through cutting-edge prosthetic technology. In this page, we will explore the world of myoelectric prosthetic arms and hands, the services we offer, and how we can assist you in your journey to a more fulfilling and active life.

What are Myoelectric Prosthetic Arms and Hands?

Myoelectric prosthetic arms and hands are state-of-the-art devices designed to mimic the functionality of natural limbs. Unlike traditional prosthetics, which are typically operated manually, myoelectric prosthetic devices use electrical signals generated by the muscles in the residual limb to control their movements. This technology enables users to perform a wide range of activities with increased precision and naturalness.

Key Features of Myoelectric Prosthetic Arms and Hands

 1. Realistic Movement:
   - Myoelectric prosthetic arms and hands offer a more natural and lifelike range of motion compared to                  traditional prosthetics.
   - They can replicate gestures like grasping, holding, and releasing objects with precision.

 2. Improved Functionality:
   - Users can control the prosthetic limb's movements intuitively through muscle signals.
   - Multi-articulating joints and advanced sensors enhance functionality for various activities.

 3. Customization:
   - Myoelectric prosthetic arms and hands can be tailored to fit each individual's unique needs, ensuring                  maximum comfort and functionality.
   - Aesthetically, they can be customized to match skin tone and appearance.

 4. Enhanced Comfort:
   - Myoelectric prosthetics are designed to be lightweight and comfortable, reducing fatigue and discomfort during extended use.

 5. Durability:
   - These prosthetics are built to withstand daily wear and tear, ensuring long-lasting functionality.

 Our Services

At Northern Prosthetics, we are committed to providing comprehensive care and support for individuals seeking myoelectric prosthetic arms and hands. Our services include:

 1. Consultation and Assessment:
   - We offer personalized consultations to understand your unique needs and goals.
   - Comprehensive assessments help determine the most suitable myoelectric prosthetic solution for you.

 2. Custom Fitting:
   - Our skilled prosthetists will custom fit your myoelectric prosthetic arm or hand to ensure optimal comfort and functionality.

 3. Training and Education:
   - We provide extensive training to help you learn how to operate and maximize the potential of your                     myoelectric prosthetic.

 4. Ongoing Support:
   - Our team is here to assist you with any adjustments, maintenance, or repairs needed to keep your                        prosthetic in top condition.

 5. Aesthetics:
   - We offer customization options to ensure your prosthetic aligns with your unique appearance and                        preferences.

 Your Journey to a Better Life Begins Here

Regaining your independence and improving your quality of life with myoelectric prosthetic arms and hands is within reach. At Northern Prosthetics, we are dedicated to helping you along every step of your journey. Our experienced team is passionate about providing you with the best possible care and support.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a brighter, more fulfilling future with myoelectric prosthetic arms and hands from Northern Prosthetics. Let us help you rediscover your capabilities and regain your confidence.

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Myo-Electric arm

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