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INDEX: Award 2009

Livingston, Scotland: Touch Bionics™, developer of the world's first multi-articulating bionic hand, is proud to announce that their i-LIMB Hand™ has been chosen as a finalist for the INDEX: Award 2009.

INDEX: Award is the biggest design award in the world. The award not only presents the very best in international design - but all finalists designs are also characterised by their capability to substantially improve people's life.

Winners are selected in the following five categories: BODY, HOME, WORK, PLAY and COMMUNITY that together span the spectrum of human activity and are relevant and understandable to people all over the world.

The finalists' designs have been selected by international celebrated design professionals from the Museum of Modern Art, Interactive Africa, IDEO and Hong Kong Polytechnic University among others. The winners will be announced in Copenhagen on August 28th 2009.

"We are pleased to be nominated for this prestigious award and feel it is recognition of our continuous efforts in developing the i-LIMB Hand" said Phil Newman, Touch Bionics' Director of Marketing. "We are competing with several impressive products in the BODY category, but we have great confidence in our product which has proved to be truly life changing for its users".

The i-LIMB Hand is a first-to-market prosthetic device with five individually powered digits. With over 20 years of research and development behind it, the i-LIMB Hand looks and acts like a real human hand and represents a generational advance in bionics and patient care.

Since the launch, more than 700 patients worldwide have been fitted and Touch Bionics is rapidly expanding across the globe - with commercial fittings in over 30 countries.

For more information on the INDEX: Award 2009, please visit their website: http://www.designtoimprovelife.dk/

About Touch Bionics

Touch Bionics is a leading developer of advanced upper-limb prosthetics. In 2007, Touch Bionics brought to market the i-LIMB Hand, a first-to-market prosthetic device with five individually powered digits. The company continues to develop leading-edge technologies for the treatment of patients with upper-limb deficiencies. For more information, visit www.touchbionics.com

Touch Bionics media contact:

  • Danny Sullivan
  • inmedia Public Relations Inc.
  • Tel (US & Canada): +1 613 686 5657
  • Tel (UK): +44 (0) 141 404 6478
  • Email: [email protected]

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