Naked Prosthetics’ digital prostheses range is now available in the UK, exclusively distributed by Steeper Group.
The functional digit prostheses are designed specifically for partial hand amputees, and are custom-made to the individual’s specific measurements to effectively mimic the natural motion of the finger.
Designed and manufactured in the US, the team at Naked Prosthetics identified a lack of options for patients who had experienced digit amputation, often only having the choice of cosmetic devices with restricted functionality.
This meant, as a company, it set out to create intuitive devices which would restore a user’s ability to perform daily tasks, and regain the confidence to get back into the workplace and lead a fulfilling life.
There are three devices available, the PIPDriver, intended for us on a finger absence at or just proximal to the distal interphalangeal (DIP) joint, the MCPDriver which is suitable for patients with a finger absence between the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) and metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint and the ThumbDriver, intended for use by those with a thumb absence between the MCP and IP joint.
Users have the choice of ten colour coatings, and the detailed prescription process involves measuring, photographing, videoing and casting the individual’s hand anatomy to ensure a positive outcome.