The History Channel’s Modern Marvels 2007 Invent Now Challenge produced some amazing medical inventions that took top honors. First, is the X-Finger™, developed by Didrick Medical, is the world’s first functional partial finger prosthesis that is customized for each individual’s specific needs.
The X-Finger™ is the world’s first active-function artificial finger assembly designed specifically for partial finger amputees. The device allows users to regain complete control of the flexion and extension movements of an artificial finger in a self-contained device. It is designed to bend a silicone finger sheath in a realistic manner.
Each X-Finger™ is custom fabricated to accommodate a variety of finger amputation cases. For a free clinical evaluation, simply fax a copy of your patients’ hands to our facility. We will contact you shortly informing you of our capabilities for rehabilitation utilizing our new technology. There is no obligation if you choose not to purchase a device after the clinical evaluation.
Features and Patient Benefits:
Body-Powered – Because the device is body powered, there is no need for external power supplies. The components articulate simply by moving the residual finger when available or an opposing finger when needed. The replaced phalanges will follow the natural bending pattern of a finger. Combined lateral and vertical flexion/extension movements can be independently and immediately restored. Easy To Use – The replaced phalanges articulate in a natural pattern when the residual finger moves. This allows users to immediately utilize the device successfully without having to learn to use the device. The finger segments will articulate using the same cognitive process previously used to articulate their fingers. Realistic Articulation – The components of the X-Finger have been designed to not only look realistic during articulation, but to also bend a silicone finger sheath in a realistic manner as well. Spaces left in the grooves of the device when articulated, gently forces silicone finger sheaths to also bend in a natural manner. Low Profile Design – The device has been designed to offer strength in the lowest profile design possible. All of the components of the assembly fit within the confines of a silicone finger sheath. A majority of the stabilizing system which runs along the surface of the hand is less than .045″. Independent Control of Each Finger – Everyone’s individual uniqueness dictates the function and performance expected from their hands. Whether you are at work or play, independent control of each finger is a necessity with today’s lifestyles. We offer the first active-function artificial finger assembly in a self-contained device. The X-Finger will allow the user to regain complete control of the articulation of the device simply by moving their residual finger. Benefits will include typing; playing a musical instrument or anything that requires the full dexterity of a hand.