NASA Tech Briefs: VINCENT Systems Prosthetics Give Patients A New Feel For Life




“Although crude prosthetic hands have been available for many years, in recent decades, technological advances have made possible artificial hands that offer an ever-wider range of grips and movements. The newest versions, sometimes called bionic hands, use sophisticated electronics and software in an attempt to more closely mimic a wider range of the hand’s natural capabilities.

But until recently, all commercially available prosthetic hands have fallen far short in their ability to replicate the full measure of what the human hand offers. Achieving those characteristics is the goal of VINCENT Systems GmbH of Karlsruhe, Germany, which develops ultra-sophisticated prosthetic hands designed using HP Z420 workstations and PTC Creo 3D CAD software, supported by INNEO Solutions, an HP Gold Partner and PTC Platinum Partner.”