Science is at its best when disability is no more a disability. Such an incident has happened to a woman from London. She was born without her right hand and finally holding hands with technology she will now be able to ride bike and perform all her normal routine works. Nicky Ashwell is a 26 year old vibrant young lady from London. She is a Product Manager at an online fashion forecasting and trend service, who had born without her right arm. The Steeper Group an organization based on Leeds, created a Bebionic hand for Nicky that drove away her disability for ever.
The small limb is highly accurate and according to the company, the Bebionic hand offers an “unrivalled level of precision and natural movements”. There are several technologies that have played key roles in designing this bebionic hand for Nicky. The company implemented a technology that is found in Formula 1 cars. The technology actually helps in making accurate skeletal structure with miniaturised components so that the structure does not become too heavy. The bebionic hand can perform the functions of a real hand with 14 different precision grips. In true sense the Bebionic hand will mimic the real life functions performed by a real hand with high level of precision.
Now let’s have a look at how the bebionic hand will work. There will be several sensors that will aid the triggering of muscle movements. The fingers of the hand will be hinged with rare-on earth magnets. The hand will consist of 337 mechanical parts and will be able to withstand 45 kg of weight which far more than a normal human hand can withstand.
Nicky said, “When I first tried the bebionic small hand it was an exciting and strange feeling; it immediately opened up so many more possibilities for me. I realised that I had been making life challenging for myself when I didn’t need to. The movements now come easily and look natural; I keep finding myself being surprised by the little things, like being able to carry my purse while holding my boyfriend’s hand. I’ve also been able to do things never before possible like riding a bike and lifting weights.”