As it approaches its 100th year of enhancing people’s lives, Steeper Group, the leading provider of innovative orthotic, prosthetic and assistive technology products and services has launched a new product to the upper limb prosthetics products market; the S-Charge System.

Designed to revolutionise the way of charging myoelectric prosthetic hands, the S-Charge System combines low profile, flexible batteries with a visual display and a magnetic charging point. The technology has been developed to eliminate the requirements of the long-standing switch system, which can be easily caught and accidentally activated by the user as well as being an additional weight on the forearm.

Carl Chatfield, Product Sales Director at Steeper said: “We are delighted to bring the S-Charge System to the global upper limb prosthetics product market. As the first of its kind, the system brings a new way of working for clinicians, whilst providing users with an increased element of awareness and control over their prosthesis. Previously, gauging the amount of charge left to power the terminal device was via a somewhat vague method for the user – but now, users can simply check with the press of a button, and be confident that they won’t be caught short on power”.

With a full system weighing only 150g, the S-Charge System is a welcome change to previous battery systems. A prosthetist, who trialled the unit, said: “For many years, the battery systems we have used for upper limb myoelectric hands have often been heavy and quite bulky – and fitting the full system into the forearm can prove to be quite a challenge. In comparison, the S-Charge is a very lightweight system with the flexible, low profile S-Cell batteries neatly contained within the forearm easily.”

Richard Pollard, experienced prosthesis user reports, “Charging my myoelectric hand couldn’t be easier! The new S-Charge System not only looks great, but provides me with reliable and precise updates, helping me to stay in control.”

The S-Charge System is now available to purchase worldwide through Steeper’s dedicated upper limb distribution network.

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