What Defines COVVI
With over 75 years of combined experience in prosthetic design, COVVI is a design-led organisation with a dedicated team est. in 2017, that has created a world-leading, multi-articulated bionic hand that is both highly functional and accessible. Our visionary team is proud to have delivered a ground-breaking medical device that establishes a new level of quality and performance by utilising premium materials and cutting-edge design; helping to change multiple lives together forever.
Our users, clinicians and distributors are at the heart of everything we do which is why we are passionate about delivering a first-class customer experience wherever we can. We’ve already been recognised for our work with multiple international awards and we are honoured to continue our work and help to make a real positive change in the lives of our users. We hope you look forward to the next stage of the COVVI Hand’s development and the continued evolution of COVVI as a business.
COVVI is a portmanteau of the Latin ‘Coperor’ and ‘Vita’, translating as ‘Working Together’ and ‘life’, respectively. The two ‘V’s represent multiple lives changed, in other words, COVVI was conceived to change multiple lives by working together.
The team is very excited to show the prosthetics world what is possible when you put your mind to it, we have worked incredibly hard over the last 5 years and believe our prosthetic hand is a game-changer. We have prepared this short video to give you an insight into the business, what it is capable of and how it’s grown since 2017.
An Overview of COVVI
Register As A COVVI Clinician
Whether you are an experienced myoelectric prosthetist or are new to the world of mobility aids, COVVI would like to support you in supporting your patients. Our highly trained sales representatives and engineers have the capabilities required to give clinicians the green light to prescribe and provide COVVI devices to their patients, who won’t leave you hanging upon signing that dotted line.
At COVVI we understand just how important it is to have a fuss-free process that enables as smooth a transition as possible for both parties.
Start Your Patient Journey
If you’re interested in what the COVVI Hand can offer you, then we’d love to hear from you! We want to unlock capabilities, better enable mobility, and empower our users with bionic technology that will make you proud to have that ‘cyborg’ status.
We want to offer a product that is highly functional, high-powered, and also highly customisable.
Jessica Smith OAM is a former Australian Paralympic Swimmer, the COO at TOUCH Talent Management and Consultancy, a public & motivational speaker and children’s author.
Jessica is documenting her personal journey to be fitted with a COVVI Hand, from start to finish. We hope that this video series helps others to better understand the process and procedures required to prepare for a life with a bionic hand.
Jessica Smith OAM: Her Journey To The COVVI Hand
A truly inspirational figure, Valentina Pitzalis is the first person in Italy to receive a COVVI Hand from her clinic, Officine Ortopediche Maria Adelaide. Her story is one of a born survivor who overcame severe injuries and scarring across her entire body, as well as losing her left hand, nose and lips.
“For me, it is a dream that’s finally true. After 10 years, I have my left hand again and I can’t wait to learn how to use it to the fullest. I still have a lot to do and achieve, but now I can say that I am a real-life Wonder Woman!”
The Incredible Journey of Valentina Pitzalis
COVVI Go App
The aim of our app is to make users and clinicians’ lives easier when setting up the COVVI Hand, whether you’re using Apple or Android devices.
Our very own software team started with the primary objective of ensuring we delivered a state-of-the-art, intuitive application that would allow any clinician to configure your hand(s) without complication and the need for any additional accessories.
Our Patient Advocates
Our patient advocates are the lifeblood of COVVI and to our core message of making our technology available to as many people as possible. Their inspiring stories demonstrate the potential of prosthetic technology for everyone with limb differences.
As we continue to expand our global reach, we will continue to work with more advocates from different backgrounds to share their journey with the COVVI Hand.
Our User Guides hub offers a wide range of supporting documents to better understand the COVVI Hand, such as our latest Technical Manual, Sales Brochure and other guides.
These files are there to help our community quickly get up to speed with the installation and all the technical details relating to COVVI’s suite of products, which include both the prosthetic device and all its accessories. We’re also ready and on-hand to answer any questions you may have regarding the COVVI Hand and its availability through our expanding global distribution network.
We understand how frustrating it can be to run into technical issues with your prosthetic. To help bring our users closer to you, we’ve built this support helpdesk to help identify the issue you’re having and provide a direct resolution.
It can provide assistance via simple troubleshooting steps or submitting a support ticket for more bespoke support. We currently offer support for the COVVI Hand, COVVI Go App and COVVI Portal, but more categories will be added in the future.
Why Choose COVVI?
COVVI has designed its prosthetic technology around the necessity of functionality and accessibility, for both clinicians and patients. The COVVI Hand boasts incredible robustness and versatility to match what’s required for everyday use, all of which is backed by software that provides an unrivalled user experience with a powerful level of customisable refinement.
In order to achieve this, we have ensured our designs are world-leading in their capability, are personalisable to each and every user, can withstand the strength and speed pressures required of a hand for everyday life.
The COVVI Glove
The COVVI Hand has an integrated medical-grade silicone glove with a soft-touch coating. This provides the hand with IP44 rated dust and water resistance. The index finger is also coated to allow the user to use touch screens.
At every stage of design, we’ve thought about how prosthetics need to respond to modern day life, so we ensured that the COVVI Hand was not only compatible with these new technologies, but could actually be used to operate them at an acceptable level.
Grabbing Hold of Life
The COVVI Hand is the most advanced of its kind for the intuitive default grip patterning that it offers in addition to the grip-mapping capabilities that allows the user to input custom-made gesturing into their device with their clinician. Hands are tools people often take for granted, but they are capable of so much!
There are a total of 14 grip patterns in total. Opposed grips are defined by the thumb being in opposition to the fingers, while Non-Opposed grips position the thumb parallel with the fingers on the hand.
COVVI Key Features
Passive Flex On All Digits:
Impact protection with more overall organic movements
Integrated Flex Wrist:
3 locking positions, reduces shoulder compensation for activities such as driving or eating, which in turn reduces compensatory muscle pain
Thumb Rotation & Novel Tap System:
This activates the powered thumb rotation and can be used as a grip switch trigger without myo inputs; allowing for fast access to a multitude of grips with no inadvertent twisting of the hand in the socket
Remote Firmware Updates Via Our App:
Our bespoke COVVI Go App allows for user-friendly setup and diagnostics, as well as updating the hand’s software without having to send it back to our office
IP44 Water Resistance:
The COVVI Hand can withstand a heavy shower, so it’s more robust as it can be used for more daily activities
Four Different Colour Options:
The user has the choice to personalise the hand covers to their preference
Built-in E-Paper Screen:
Quickly tells users what grip and table they are in