If you had an upper limb amputation or if you or your child was born with a congenital arm or hand deformity, there are many prosthetic options for children, adolescents, and adults available. Our options range from simple body-powered prosthetics, life-like cosmetic arms, sport, and activity-specific prosthetics to standard myoelectric and high-tech robotic prosthetic arms. We are certified for all systems available on the New Zealand market and have extensive fitting experience with upper extremity prosthetics and myoelectrics.
Myoelectric prosthetic limbs are externally powered (they are run by a battery, which you have to charge every 1-2 days). They do not require any harnessing for the control of the terminal device or hand. Small electrodes are placed in the socket to catch muscle contractions of your residuum (Don’t worry, they are not invasive at all, they are just lying on your skin).
When you are first fitted with an electric limb, you might require some training, first to train your muscles to control the prosthesis, and later to perform activities with both of your hands.
We use the following systems:
OttoBock System hands and Greifer, ErgoArm Electronic Plus
Fillauer Motion Control hands and ETD/ETD2