what is metacarpal?
Metacarpal sees elegance in engineering. We make fully body-powered yet bionic, prosthetic hands. That means zero electronics.
All of the functionality you see is generated by the user, giving the most intuitive and practical operation.
how are we different?
What separates Metacarpal's body-powered hand from those already on the market? Our unique focus on high-performance engineering has lead to a series of innovations that increase the functional capacity of the hand
enables the user to switch grips for different operations
5-finger design automatically adjusts grasp around any shape of object
ensure a steady grasp by activating our grip lock
why did we make it this way?
For the last 30 years, the upper-limb prosthetics industry has been entirely focused on making advanced robotic hands. But, despite all of this effort, simple body-powered hooks that have been around since the Titanic sank, remain the most functional products.
We take a new approach, looking at the principle that makes the hooks so inherently functional, and upgrading it with a series of engineering innovations - creating a product with greater function that users can be proud to wear!
how can you get one?
Are you an amputee or a clinician looking to get hold of a Metacarpal hand? Please get in touch. They are still in development and so not yet available, but getting in touch means you can:
- Have an impact on the design
- Get access to early release products for trialling
- Hear when products become available
our supporters and awards.
here are the people who have been helping this project along.
Scottish Institute for Enterprise
Winner of the Fresh Ideas award
get in touch.
If you are a person with limb difference who loves what we are doing, or a clinician who knows patients who would love this, we would be eager to hear from you.
Or, if you are an investor looking for a new opportunity, an engineer looking for work - whatever - we would love to hear from you!