Touch Bionics wins silver medal in Wall Street Journal Technology
23 September 2009
company Touch Bionics, developer of the world’s first multi-articulating
bionic hand, has won silver in the 2009 Wall Street Journal Technology
Innovation Awards and also won top honours in the Medical-Devices
category for its i-LIMB Hand. Competition was extremely intense with
over 500 entries received from innovative companies from all around the
The Wall Street Journal Innovation Awards focus on the overall
innovation of products, services or inventions which are technological
breakthroughs in such areas as medicine, software, the Internet,
wireless and consumer electronics. Wall Street Journal seeks innovations
that break with conventional processes and go beyond marginal
"At Touch Bionics, we are delighted by The Wall Street Journal’s
recognition of our innovations which have altered the prosthetics market
landscape," said Stuart Mead Chief Executive. This award validates our
drive towards innovation and our place in the prosthetics community as a
forward thinking company. Competing with such technologically advanced
companies and winning Silver in such a prestigious competition
recognizes our efforts to offer amputees an alternative that comes
closer to the human hand than any other device on the market."
"Winning the Medical Devices category of the Wall Street Journal’s
Innovation Awards is an immense honour for Touch Bionics", said Phil
Newman, Marketing Director. "This award reflects the work of our team in
creating a new standard in prosthetics. We should all me immensely proud
of the fact that we’re just about to release our 1000th i-LIMB Hand"
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 Touch Bionics is rapidly expanding across the globe
with commercial fittings in over 40 countries.
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