INFORMATION FOR VICTORIA HAND USERS
The videos and documents on this page contain information about how to put on and use the Victoria Hand. Additionally, activities that the hand can assist with are described.
FEATURES OF THE VICTORIA HAND
The thumb can be rotated (adduct/abduct) to achieve different positions allowing for many different grasps. This includes a one-finger pinch, a two-finger pinch, a power grasp, or a lateral grasp. To rotate the thumb push or pull the thumb to the desired position.
The voluntary close (VC) model contains the back-lock mechanism. This lets the hand be locked closed for tasks such as carrying bags, or constant grip onto objects. To use the back lock push the button to the open position, open and close the hand freely, then push the button down to lock. The hand will not open/close when the button is locked.
The wrist contains a ball-and-socket mechanism that allows you to quickly and easily change the orientation of the hand. This wrist can rotate the hand up to 360 degrees, while simultaneously being flexed or extended by 25 degrees. To use the wrist undo the latch, rotate to the desired position, then close the latch. The wrist cannot be rotated when the latch is closed.
The Adaptive Grasp mechanism allows the fingers to conform around the shape of oddly shaped objects making them easier to grasp and hold.
The Victoria Hand is actuated by using the shoulder harness. When the cable is pulled the hand closes shut and when the cable is released the hand will open. To actuate the hand, you can pull on the cable located above the triceps brace.