A child bionic hand prosthesis created in Veliky Novgorod
«In Russia, of course, there are not that many such children [with the defects of the upper limbs], but there is really nothing produced for them in the country. There are cosmetic prostheses, but they are non-functional. The prosthesis developed in Veliky Novgorod performs a grasp, it opens the hand, and the modularity makes it possible to select a prosthesis individually in each case,» explained Novikov. He added that unlike traction prostheses, which function only because of additional movements, the Veliky Novgorod development is activated by electrical signals that come from the muscles.
«The prosthesis can act, for example, like a tweezers with the use of the middle and index fingers and a thumb, or the forceps — when all the fingers are tightened together. And an important difference from the counterparts — our development can adapt the grasp to the shape of the object,» Novikov said.