Disruptive myoelectrical prosthetic hand
Hy5 has developed a disruptive myoelectrical prosthetic hand
– bringing a unique value proposition of advanced gripping
functionality and comfort at a competitive cost. The core of
our prosthesis is its patented hydraulics-based design,
combined with highly mechanically optimized, 3D-printed
parts for an unmatched value-for-money gripping
performance and lifelike weight for utmost end-user comfort.
Problem adressed:The needs of prosthetic hand users are still
widely unaddressed, with 1/5 of end-users giving up on
prosthesis use altogether. Discomfort and poor functionality are
key complaints of prosthesis end-users, with >75% considering
their current prosthesis too heavy and too slow for daily use.
Solution: Hy5’s unique design uses a combination of pumps and
valves that allows fingers to be moved independently by a
single central pumping unit. This not only allows to
significantly lower the complexity of the overall system
architecture, but also enables advanced gripping functionalities and gesture freedom without significantly
ramping the prosthesis cost. Moreover, highly optimized use of advanced materials and 3D printing allow to bring
the prosthesis weight on pair with the human hand – addressing a key end-user priority for comfort.