Zeus - The Bionic Hand for All
The Zeus is a multi-articulating myoelectric bionic hand, combining ease of control with an elegant, robust design. Through the strength and dexterity of the Zeus, users can perform daily tasks with ease. Whether lightweight or heavy objects, delicate or tough grips, users can operate the hand for a wide range of activities, all the way from holding a pencil to lifting a dumbbell with confidence.
Beyond strength, the Zeus is highly customizable, providing users the option to choose between 12 standard grip patterns, each of which can be customized within the grip’s parameters. These features ensure that users can go beyond their basic everyday tasks and master specific and unique activities with ease.
Features of the Zeus
As the strongest bionic hand on the market, the Zeus provides over 152N of grip force, ensuring a firm grasp during everyday activities. Additionally, patients can carry loads up to 35kgs (77lbs) in addition to supporting their own body weight.
The Zeus is the only hand that ensures 100% local level repairability. This means that when users need a repair, they can go to their local prosthetist and have the hand repaired on-site. Due to its modular design, accredited prosthetists will be able to make any repair to the Zeus hand in under 60 minutes, ensuring that the patient never goes without a hand.
The resistance mechanism of the Zeus allows its novel, damage-resistant fingers to flex when facing any impact, protecting them from breakage and allowing the Zeus to be very durable.
With 12 completely customizable grip patterns, combined with a wide array of control mechanisms, the Zeus can be truly customized for the patient’s unique usage profile.
The Zeus comes with a force limiting feature, Soft Grip. This feature enables a light touch, preventing the Zeus from unintentionally breaking fragile objects and giving patients a greater peace of mind.
12 Standard Grip Patterns
Thumb is opposed, while the other four fingers close around the object. This strong grip provides 34.17lbf/152N of force spread over all four fingers and thumb. Individual finger stalling allows the grip to conform to the shape of the object, such as a wine glass.
Useful for operating appliances which require trigger mechanisms like spray bottles. The hand grasps and conforms to the shape of the object while the index and middle finger are controlled proportionally to operate the trigger mechanism.
Precision Open Grip
The thumb moves to a midpoint and stops. The index finger forms a pinch while the middle, ring, and little fingers remain open. Used for picking up small, fragile objects.
Precision Closed Grip
This grip proportionally controls the index finger to form a grip while the middle, ring, and little finger close fully. This grip can be used for picking up small objects from a table such as a piece of paper.
Tripod Open Grip
The thumb assumes a mid-point position while the index and middle finger move to reach the tip of the thumb. The ring finger and little finger remain open. Allows users to hold a variety of common objects such as a pen, car keys, or an egg.
Tripod Closed Grip
The thumb assumes a mid-point position while the index and middle finger move to reach the tip of the thumb. The ring finger and little finger close fully. Allows users to hold medium sized objects and to carry out basic activities.
Using this grip, the index finger is active and in a pointing position with the rest of the fingers closed. This can be used for flipping switches and pushing buttons.
This grip keeps the index finger active and in a pointing position with the rest of the fingers open. This can be used for working on a computer keyboard and performing activities such as typing.
The hand opens to the extent where it provides a slight curvature to support plates, bowls, and books. The rubberized palm provides a flat, non- slippery surface to securely hold objects in this grip.
Self-locking fingers and static grip capacity of 77lbs/35kgs, allowing users to lift heavy objects with ease. Can also be used to provide support when getting up from a seated position and lifting heavy objects like briefcases, shopping bags, and gym equipment.
The four fingers assume a position to provide a flat platform for the thumb tto open and close. A commonly used grip for picking up thin flat objects, or performing activities such as holding a key or turning a page.
This grip is used to operate a computer mouse. The hand assumes the position of the mouse while the index and ring finger can be controlled to push left and right buttons respectively.
How to Use Our Software
Using our software, clinicians gain access to the Zeus configuration application. The software is designed for accredited prosthetists to make changes in the Zeus’ settings, enabling a fine-tuning of functions for users.
Using this application, practitioners can control the EMG settings that control the Zeus, choose from available user grips, modify the finger positions for each grip, and activate more advanced functions of the hand.
The interface software is designed for use by qualified and Zeus-certified prosthetists.
Register Your Interest as a Clinician
We are always looking for new clinicians to join the Zeus community and help us spread accessibility to users. If you’re interested in learning more about the Zeus, click the button below and fill out the pop-up form to book a demonstration of the Zeus with one of our team members.