Touch Bionics Expands


Company partners with Motion Control to offer heavy-duty Electric Terminal Device (ETD) for i-limb™ wearers

Mansfield, MA - 1 July 2015 - Touch Bionics, a provider of world-leading prosthetic technologies, today announced the Motion Control Electric Terminal (ETD) will now be offered in combination with the i-limb™ in North America.

“We are pleased to partner with Motion Control and to broaden our product offering to include their market-leading ETD,” said Ian Stevens, CEO of Touch Bionics. “As the ETD is interchangeable with i-limb hands, it is a complimentary terminal device for i-limb wearers who wish to perform a variety of heavy-duty tasks.”

“Motion Control is very excited to offer our heavy-duty ETD for the most extreme working and hobby activities,” said Harold Sears, Ph.D, President of Motion Control. "As the only truly water resistant device in powered upper extremity prosthetics, it will pair beautifully with the newest i-limb products." 

The i-limb range of devices including the new i-limb quantum, the i-limb revolution, the i-limb ultra, and the i-limb access are now available in three sizes - medium, small, and extra small - and can easily be swapped out with the Motion Control ETD to address the full range of patient needs from light to heavy duty for their daily activities. 

ETD Product Features

Wide opening and rugged durability, combined with classic hook-type fingers

High grip force of up to 25 pounds; 

Brushless dc motor technology is substantially durable and rugged;

Dependable in all conditions and environments due to the water resistent feature;

Titanium hook fingers offer close to twice the strength of typical aluminum fingers and are resistant to bending and scratching. 

About Touch Bionics

Touch Bionics is a provider of world-leading prosthetic technologies designed to achieve positive outcomes for people with upper limb deficiencies. Touch Bionics was the first company to develop an electrically powered prosthetic hand with five independently powered fingers and the company continues to be a pioneer in upper limb prosthetic solutions. The company's products include electronic prosthetic hand and prosthetic finger solutions, as well as passive silicone prostheses that closely match the natural appearance of the wearer.

A spin-out from the UK’s National Health Service, Touch Bionics was founded by inventor David Gow and is funded and supported by Archangel Investors Limited and Scottish Enterprise. 

About Motion Control

Motion Control, a division of Fillauer, is one of the most advanced development and manufacturing companies in the upper extremity prosthetics industry today. Motion Control was originally established in 1974 by Stephen C. Jacobsen, to commercialize the medical technology developed at the University of Utah's Center for Engineering Design. Current president, Harold H. Sears, Ph.D, is an alumnus of Dr. Jacobsen's group. 

In 1997, Motion Control, located in Salt Lake City, UT, was acquired by Fillauer, one of the most comprehensive orthotic and prosthetic companies in the world. Fillauer is headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee and comprised of five manufacturing divisions: Fillauer LLC, Fillauer North Carolina, Motion Control, Fillauer Composites, and Fillauer Europe. 

Photo Credit: Touch Bionics