Every prosthesis Leimkuehler, Inc. fabricates is specifically designed for each patient through the use of casts, measurements and working models.
Myoelectric prostheses is a battery powered, motor driven hand, hook or elbow that is controlled by muscle signals or the user in their residual limb. Small electrical sensors in the socket of the prosthesis pick up the electrical charge that is generate by a contracting muscle. The prosthesis uses the muscle contraction signals to tell the device to operate. These signals can be used to pen, close, rotate and more. No harness system is necessary, the prosthesis is self-suspended. The myoelectric prosthesis allows the patient to re-establish a physiological relationship between muscle contraction and the opening and closing of the terminal device (hand or hook).
There are a variety of myoelectric elbows as well as myoelectric terminal devices, including the new i-Limb Ultra hand by Touch Bionics, the only prosthetic hand with the ability to gradually increase the strength of its grip on an object.