ZDnet: This AI-powered prosthetic hand is bringing design and style to a life-changing product

Esper Bionics is elevating both the science and the design of prosthetics, while turning it into a lifestyle category.

  • Esper Bionics, a New York-based startup that develops human enhancement devices, was recently given a Red Dot Award: Best of the Best 2022 for setting new standards in the design industry.
  • The company makes an AI-powered prosthesis that is highly dexterous, remarkably light, and has an unmistakable elegance. It’s part of a lineage of technology products that emphasize form to enhance underlying function — a welcome departure from a medical device sector whose dominant design is best described as antiseptic.
  • The Esper Hand can pick up signals from individual muscles, which makes it three times faster in control than other similar products. It’s also lighter (380 g) than many other prosthetic hands. The controls, as with the latest crop of controllable prostheses, are via a non-invasive wearable brain-computer interface. A cloud-based software solution individualizes the control of the hand.
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