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i-LIMB Pulse to take center stage at AOPA

Orlando, FL: Touch Bionics, provider of advanced upper-limb prosthetic technology, today announced that it will be showcasing its new i-LIMB Pulse prosthetic hand at this week's National Assembly of the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA). Visitors to the Touch Bionics' stand will be able to experience the i-LIMB Pulse at close quarters, as well as meet a real-life user and try its groundbreaking BioSim control software themselves.

Roger Thomas, a network administrator from Tampa Florida, is one of the first users of the i-LIMB Pulse, and is joining Touch Bionics at AOPA. The former US Marine lost his hand in a mortar accident in 1983, and was never interested in a myoelectric prosthesis until he was fitted with the original i-LIMB Hand in 2009. Roger was upgraded to the i-LIMB Pulse in 2010 and has adapted quickly to using the BioSim software to customize the hand's features to his personal preference.

Visitors to Touch Bionics' booth can meet with Roger and find out more about his experiences with the i-LIMB Pulse.

"We are very excited to bring the i-LIMB Pulse to its first major US tradeshow, alongside our full complement of advanced prosthetic technologies," said Mark Ford, Touch Bionics' Vice President of North American Operations. "The i-LIMB Pulse has already made a great impression on users worldwide, and has been fitted to over 120 people, one of whom will be joining us in Orlando. We are looking forward to demonstrating the many benefits of the i-LIMB Pulse to the audience at AOPA."

On September 29, Touch Bionics is hosting an i-LIMB Accreditation workshop for AOPA attendees, which will include all new information about the i-LIMB Pulse and BioSim. Those participating in the session will be able to become Accredited i-LIMB Practitioners.

Part of the i-LIMB family, which has been fitted to over 1,200 users worldwide, the i-LIMB Pulse is built on the product line's key innovation of multi-articulating digits to provide users with a realistic and compliant grip.

Available in two sizes that cater to almost every male and female requirement, the i-LIMB Pulse comes loaded with a host of upgrades and new features, resulting in significant benefits, including:

  • Increased functionality provided by a range of automatic grips and gestures
  • Greater control for both clinicians and users through the new BioSim software
  • Increased speed through an upgraded battery assembly
  • Increased grip strength via a unique pulsing motor feature
  • Greater durability as a result of its new aluminum chassis
  • Improved aesthetic appearance wit a slim, more anatomically accurate design

About Touch Bionics

Touch Bionics is a developer of advanced upper limb prosthetics designed to bring a greater return to form and function for amputees and people with congenitally missing limbs. Touch Bionics created the i-LIMB Hand, the world's first powered prosthetic hand with five articulating fingers, and was the first company to offer a powered prosthetic solution for patients with missing fingers, ProDigits.

In addition to its powered prosthetic hand and partial-hand products, Touch Bionics offers a range of custom aesthetic restoration solutions through its LIVINGSKIN business, which are passive prosthetic devices designed to match exactly to a person's natural skin tone. For more information, visit www.touchbionics.com.