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PowerGrip Assisted Grasp Orthosis

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Complete ready-to-use PowerGrip Assisted Grasp Orthosis custom made to end-user's specific hand measurements. Must be fit and mounted by a licensed orthotist or qualified occupational therapist.

This Electric Powered Prehension Orthosis (EPPO) Wrist-Hand Orthosis, commonly referred to as a wrist splint can be utilized by those who lack hand grasp and sufficient tenodesis-enabling wrist extension strength.  The PowerGrip is indispensable for providing the ability to pickup, grasp, hold, and manipulate objects.

Must be fit and mounted by a licensed orthotist. Available complete and ready to use from Broadened Horizons directly, or partner's Jaeco Orthopedics or Becker Oregon.

Provides a Palmer and/or Key Pinch style grasp

This Electric Powered Prehension Orthosis (EPPO) Wrist-Hand Orthosis, commonly referred to as a wrist splint can be utilized by those who lack hand grasp and sufficient tenodesis-enabling wrist extension strength.  The PowerGrip is indispensable for providing the ability to pickup, grasp, hold, and manipulate objects.

Must be fit and mounted by a licensed orthotist. Available complete and ready to use from Broadened Horizons directly, or partner's Jaeco Orthopedics or Becker Oregon.

Functional Independence:  Just the right amount of pressure and speed to provide good function without damaging fingers that lack sensation*.  Infinite finger positioning with no detents, such as with a ratchet splint, so objects grasped do not slip out of hand.

Ease of Use: To grip an object, intuitively hold button to close fingers until actuator stops running.

Versatile Control: Accepts any two standard adaptive switches, even an EMG muscle sensing

Convenient to Wear:  Lightweight power actuator mounts directly to splint for an ease to don/doff.  Only one wire easily routed through users shirt sleeve.

Durable:  Resulting from 3 years of real-world use by the developer!

Easily Maintained:  Primary components subject to wear or damage (wire & plugs) can be quickly and inexpensively replaced within a few minutes for only a few dollars from most electronics retailers!

Cognitive Muscle Control: New Myoelectric Switch Control now available! Myoelectric sensors placed on one or two functional muscles replace switch control.  Upgradable with future Myoelectric controls based on prosthetic hand technology currently under development.  Many more subtle detail improvements address reliability and maintainability as well as control and usability concerns of similar products (no longer available) from other suppliers of the past.

Who would the PowerGrip benefit?

  • Anyone unable to pickup or grasp objects and more specifically with wrist extension strength of 0-3 (on 0-5 muscle grading scale) and little or no finger flexion. Typical pathologies include:
  • C-4, C-5, and some C-6 level Quadriplegics (spinal cord injury)
  • Polio, stroke, ALS, brachial plexus injuries, muscle disease, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and others
  • For those also lacking sufficient shoulder or bicep strength to touch their hand to their chin, the new WREX Wilmington Robotic Exoskeletonis a perfect complement to the PowerGrip Assisted Grasp Orthosis

What can the PowerGrip help you do?

  • Eating with normal utensils and drinking from a can, bottle, or glass
  • Enjoying a sandwich or apple without having to cut it up and other finger or snack foods, even chips with dip!
  • Shaving, brushing teeth, combing hair, or even putting on makeup
  • Opening doors, drawers, window blinds, etc.
  • Shredding secure, private documents
  • Writing, drawing, painting, engraving, soldering, wood burning, etc.
  • Picking up anything from a book to a business card
  • Putting on and adjusting a baseball cap, eyeglasses, or sunglasses - even makes scratching an inch more effective
  • Pressing buttons on anything such as a telephone, remote control, security keypad for door opener, or even hand controls.

Features

  • Full Insurance Coverage: Existing Medicare/Medicaid insurance code simplifies acquisition and reimbursement process with most insurers!
  • Functional Independence - Just the right amount of pressure and speed to provide good function without damaging fingers that lack sensation*. Infinite finger positioning with no detents, such as with a ratchet splint, so objects grasped do not slip out of hand.
  • Ease of Use: To grip an object, intuitively hold button to close fingers until actuator stops running.
  • Versatile Control: Accepts any two standard adaptive switches, even an EMG muscle sensing
  • Convenient to Wear: Lightweight power actuator mounts directly to splint for an ease to don/doff.  Only one wire easily routed through users shirt sleeve.
  • Durable:  Resulting from 3 years of real-world use by the developer!
  • Easily Maintained:  Primary components subject to wear or damage (wire & plugs) can be quickly and inexpensively replaced within a few minutes for only a few dollars from most electronics retailers!
  • Other replacement parts can be found on our website.
  • Cognitive Muscle Control: New Myoelectric Switch Control now available! Myoelectric sensors placed on one or two functional muscles replace switch control.  Upgradable with future Myoelectric controls based on prosthetic hand technology currently under development.  
  • I any more subtle detail improvements address reliability and maintainability as well as control and usability concerns of similar products (no longer available) from other suppliers of the past.

How to Obtain

L3904- WHFO, External Powered, Electorate, Custom-Fabricated.Providers: the Medicare/Medicaid DMEPOS Fee Schedule details available reimbursement by state.
1. Physician or Occupational Therapist identifies appropriate clients whom PowerGrip will benefit, writing prescription and/or letter of medical necessity if necessary.  Therapist helps client choose most appropriate adaptive switches for open/close control (see options).
2.   Orthotist (find an orthotist near you) orders kit from Becker OregonJAECO Orthopedics, or Broadened Horizons.  Orthotic is fabricated to supplied client measurements or mold.  Orthotist performs final fitting of splint to client, and bills insurance. (In areas where a local orthotist may not be available, therapists have successfully performed final fitting and insurance billing.)
3.   Occupational Therapist often sees client for training, mounting/positioning switches on wheelchair if not performed by orthotist, adapting eating utensils if necessary, other ADL goals, etc.

 

Requires fitting of splint by a Orthotist
(or in some cases an experienced therapist)

Kit can be mounted to most available ratchet or tenodesis based wrist-hand orthosis systems by an experienced Orthotist.  Different orthotist's often have preferences for one system or another using either aluminum or plastics.  If you, your therapist, or your orthotist have any questions or concerns, or to place an order, please Contact Us to discuss your specific needs.

Includes 
  • Becker or Jaeco hand splint custom fabricated to users hand measurements or mold.  
  • PowerGrip Orthotic Controller
  • (Dual actuator control available supporting PowerGrip on each hand)
  • Assisted Grasp Power Actuator
  • Roughneck Open/Close Pushbutton Switches with auditory feedback, Sip & Puff, Or Dual Foot Switches (EMG Muscle Switch Upgrade Available)
  • Compact, High-Capacity 12V Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery Pack & AC charger.  Optionally upgrade to Power-to-Go  PowerGrip Wheelchair Charging Socket Power Converter to conveniently operate from wheelchair batteries.
  • Control Wires, Actuator Jack, Mounting Hardware
  • User Manual and Suggested Mounting Manual
  • Support for Orthotist and Therapista

Message from Mark Felling, President to prospective users
I use this solution all day long, every day since 2004, to the point I feel paralyzed once again without it.  Some users plan to only wear it for eating or certain activities such as arts & crafts, sometimes because of concerns about cosmetics.  The first few days it may look peculiar on your hand, but the positive reactions and fascination by others as you do things you've never done before will far outweigh any of your previous reservations!  You will begin noticing significant strength and endurance improvements simply through functional use of your arm often within one week!  Months and even years later, I continue to discover things (usually driven by necessity when help is not available) that I'm able to do which I never thought try, or better ways to do them.  Even simple tasks like pressing buttons becomes much easier.  Your occupational therapist can assist greatly in these discoveries!

Orthotist Resources
Insurance Billing L-Code: L3904


Sales: 501-623-5944

Mon. - Fri. 7:00am - 3:30pm CST
Fax: 01-623-0159

JAECO Orthopedic Inc. Hot Springs, AR 71901

Kit Includes

  • Choice of Jaeco Aluminum, Becker Laminated, or Becker Aluminum PowerGrip Orthosis
  • PowerGrip Orthosis Controller
  • Grip-Assist Actuator with preassembled control cable jack and mounting hardware
  • Control Cable plus 2 spares
  • Lithium-Ion Battery Pack - new 6800 mAH lasts up to 1 week or upgrade to optional Power2Go PowerGrip Wheelchair Charging Socket Battery Power Adapter
  • Roughneck Dual Pushbutton Switches (or substitute Sip & Puff Switches on request for individuals with movement in 1 arm only)
  • PowerGrip Assisted Grasp Orthosis Usage Guide

First-time drinking by myself in almost 3 years!

That's great Ify! Your smile at the end made me laugh, remembering how it felt to do it for myself for the first time once again! I for one would love to see more videos in the future of you picking up and setting things down using your new PowerGrip Assisted Grasp Orthosis!

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SKU OrP0380.k
Weight 4.0
Free Ground Shipping No
Flat Shipping Rate No
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Brand Broadened Horizons
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Dimensions No
Warranty 1 Year
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By Disability or Limitation Arm Movement with Limited Finger Dexterity, C4 Quadriplegia, C5 Quadriplegia, C6-C7 Quadriplegia, ALS - Lou Gehrig's Disease, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy or SMA, Stroke, Brachial Plexus Injury
by Ability or Control Method No

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