For cable-controlled prostheses, a hook can be used as a terminal device instead of a System Hand.
Hooks are designed for activities that demand extreme precision for grasping small objects such as screws or nails. The hook is a reliable, robust and resilient tool for manual labor or activities in a difficult environment (such as those that involve solvents or moisture).
Hooks are opened via a body harness worn on the upper body. They close independently by means of spring or elastic components. Hooks are made of particularly tough materials, such as stainless steel.
In addition, they are easy to clean and have minimal weight (e.g. aluminum alloy). Standard and working hooks are available for adults, children and adolescents.
While standard hooks are intended for a general use, working hooks with their robust construction as well as diverse and specialized grip options are particularly well-suited for crafts and carpentry.