Infinite Biomedical Technologies launches morph2, a controller technology that enables upper limb amputees to switch grips using wireless RFID tags.
A media release from the Baltimore-based company explains that the morph2 controller uses high-frequency RFID technology to create an invisible “detection cloud” around the prosthesis. When an RFID-tagged object is within the detection cloud, the tag wirelessly sends commands to the prosthetic device via morph2, allowing it to switch functions or grips.
In addition, using a special “lock/unlock” tag, users can lock their prosthesis in place to ensure a failsafe grip for delicate objects such as beverages and plates.
“Conventional methods can be unintuitive, or simply too difficult to reproduce consistently,” says Rahul Kaliki, PhD, chief executive officer of IBT, in the release. “Users of morph2 will no longer have to think about the steps needed to change their grip or wrist operation. They’ll simply have to reach near a tag or let the tag tell the hand how to move. It gives them more confidence that their prosthesis will move the way they want it to.”
RFID tags for morph2 come in a variety of sizes and have adhesive backing that allows users to place them on objects or on their person.
For more information, visit Infinite Biomedical Technologies.
[Source(s): Infinite Biomedical Technologies, PRWeb]