NIGEL ACKLAND - BIONIC ARM MAN

Imagine, for a moment, your life without one of your hands. Tying your shoes, carrying your groceries, lifting your child or even turning the page in your book - life with one hand is a much different, much more difficult challenge to meet. Just ask Nigel Ackland, the 53 year old precious metals smelter who lost his forearm in an industrial accident several years ago.
After undergoing months of surgeries along with several less advanced prosthetics, Ackland was fortunate to be fitted with a bionic prosthesis, called a BeBionic3 hand, that had returned to him an unprecedented range of motion and motor control.

The happy recipient RSLSteeper's 'terminator's style bionics, Ackland is now learning to control the functions of his new prosthetic. Having a bebionic hand is like being human again, psychologically I wouldn’t be without it. I can hold the phone, shake hands and wash my left hand normally, which I haven’t been able to for five years! I’m back to being a two finger typist and can even do a very interesting hand signal which I call the 15th function, not particularly functional perhaps, but the psychological benefit is immense! Overall, the bebionic hand has had a great impact on my life, not only does it look more like a human hand but it also functions more like a human hand.

According to RSLSteeper, the BeBionic arm includes a dizzying array of features:
  • Individual Motors in each finger allow you to move the hand and grip in a natural, coordinated way. The motors are positioned to optimise weight distribution – making the hand feel lighter and more comfortable.
  • Powerful microprocessors continuously monitor the position of each finger, giving you precise, reliable control over hand movements.
  • 14 Selectable grip patterns and hand positions enable you to perform a huge number of everyday activities with ease.
  • Proportional Speed Control gives you precision control over delicate tasks, so you can pick up an egg or hold a polystyrene cup as easily as crushing an empty can.
  • Bebalance software and wireless technology located within the bebionic3 myoelectric hand makes it easy to customise the functions to suit your preferences and lifestyle.
  • Selectable thumb positions and a built-in sensor enable you to complete more tasks than ever before.
  • Auto grip means no more accidents, as bebionic3 automatically senses when a gripped item is slipping and adjusts the grip to secure it.
  • Foldaway fingers provide natural looking movement, and flex when you brush past people or bump into objects.
  • Durable construction and advanced materials makes bebionic3 strong enough to handle up to 45kg – so you can confidently use the hand to carry heavy objects, and push yourself up from a seated position.
  • Innovative palm design protects bebionic3 from impact damage, and makes the hand quieter than ever.
  • Soft finger pads and a wide thumb profile maximises the surface area, and enhances grip.
Join us at the GF2045 International Congress to meet Nigel and see his bionic arm 'in the flesh', and learn more about new and amazing technologies in life extension, prosthetics and brain function from the world's leading scientists.

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