Time magazine recognizes Touch Bionics'
bionic hand as a 2008 top invention
5 November 2008
Scottish company Touch Bionics, developer of the world’s first
commercially available bionic hand, announced today that its i-Limb Hand
has been recognized by Time Magazine as one of the Top 50 inventions of
Placing 14th on the recently published list, the i-Limb Hand was in
good company alongside projects such as the Large Hadron Collider and
the world’s fastest supercomputer.
The i-LIMB Hand holding various objects
"We are delighted to have been identified by Time as one of the
inventions of the year, a real honour for any innovative company," said
Touch Bionics CEO Stuart Mead. "To have been placed ahead of incredible
stories like the Mars Rover, MIT’s MDS robot and Berkeley’s invisibility
cloak is a tremendous achievement."
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 400 patients worldwide have been fitted and
Touch Bionics is rapidly expanding across the globe.
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