OTWorld is the largest gathering and most important meeting place for prosthetists, engineers and clinicians from more than 90 countries, to exchange ideas and discuss improved care options for patients. After the previous two events were held digitally, 2022 marks the first time that COVVI will be exhibiting in person and showcasing the COVVI Hand to the wider professional community.
COVVI’s mission is to deliver a world-leading bionic prosthetic hand with users and clinicians at its heart. The COVVI Hand combines modular design with advanced functionality, technology, and remote programming support to provide an unrivalled user experience with a powerful level of customisable refinement, for now, and in the future. The COVVI Hand is the most advanced of its kind with a variety of intuitive, robust grip patterns, that allows the user to switch from one to the other. It is also the first hand to incorporate an e-paper screen, allowing users to easily see which grip they’re in, battery life and system notifications, while the integrated flex wrist is the lowest profile on the market with a single locking button mechanism. The COVVI Hand’s grip-mapping capabilities allow the user to input personalised and custom-made gesturing into their device with their clinician – all without leaving the comfort of their home.
You can explore the full COVVI presentation that we showed off at the conference, to get a clearer view of all the information
See all the key mechanical details and specifications to get you up and running with the COVVI Hand
Our 28 page, A4 brochure showcasing the key features, selling points and functionality of the COVVI Hand
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 polycarbonate covers are painted on the inside making the hand easier to clean. The index finger is also coated to allow the user to use touch screens, which many other prosthetic hands are still not compatible with, and in some cases require a wand to even type on a normal keyboard. 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. Throughout the evolution of the COVVI Hand, the glove has undergone several design iterations to improve its durability, strength and robustness during day-to-day use. Here is an overview of these changes and the impact we believe they’ll make.
Through the COVVI Go App and web portal, users and clinicians have access to twenty-four-seven technical support, powered by NetApp and AWS. COVVI can access the ‘Live Config’ of any hand, anywhere, at any time via the cloud; enabling the technical support team to distribute any updates or developments instantaneously to any user globally, without the need for shipping prostheses for lengthy manual updates.
For the individual, the COVVI Hand is a complete game-changer. Not only does the prosthesis give them back their freedom to carry out everyday tasks independently, such as cooking, tying shoelaces, driving, using a smartphone or making a cup of tea, it also has a huge impact on their mental health. “I feel like a badass superhero, not a disability.” Users can live their lives to the full, safe in the knowledge that support is there for them whenever they need it – day or night – while the clinician has peace of mind that diagnostics and fault repairs are just a click away.