Myo Plus pattern recognition

Wolfgang using spiderplot for Myo Plus App

Benefits at a glance

Martin in the backyard

More intuitive & natural control

Myo Plus makes it possible to utilise the prosthesis control functions in a unique and entirely natural manner. It therefore allows the user to intuitively utilise their remaining capabilities.

Ottobock Myo Plus at work

Fluid movements without switching events

Myo Plus permits a flowing transition between the individual prosthesis movements. Significantly less concentration is required as a result, and the user can control the hand prosthesis effortlessly.

Myo plus being used to pick up food

Add additional hand movements yourself

Myo Plus permits the user to continuously adapt control of their prosthesis to individual needs. With the bebionic hand, it is possible to add new hand movements.

Myo Plus App

Myo Plus app

The newly developed Myo Plus app is the central interface between the user and prosthesis control. It basically serves as a “window into the prosthesis”, visualising the hidden movement patterns in the residual limb.

Easily exchange terminal devices

Aside from the bebionic hand, Myo Plus control is compatible with other MyoBock terminal devices such as the Electric Greifer. This allows users to choose a solution that is optimally adapted to their activities.

Myo Plus by Ottobock

A learning control device

Myo Plus prosthesis control is adaptive and learns individual commands directly from the user of the artificial hand. Training the movement patterns is straightforward and can be visualised via the Myo Plus app.


Myo Plus pattern recognition

Individuals who have been affected by an amputation or a congenital malformation can still imagine closing their hand or rotating it outwards. This activates the remaining muscles in the residual limb. However, the corresponding organ that would carry out the hand movement is missing.

Myo Plus prosthesis control measures the incoming signals and derives movement patterns from them that are characteristic for individual hand movements. A certain prosthetic hand grip can be assigned to each learned pattern. The control system thus first learns from the user.


  • How does Myo Plus work?

    Even after an amputation, mental control of the hand remains mapped in the brain. Amputees can often still imagine closing their hand or rotating it. The corresponding nerve signals continue to be sent as well. The only thing missing is the corresponding organ for implementing the commands.

    Myo Plus prosthesis control uses electrodes to measure the incoming signals on the forearm, deriving patterns from them that are characteristic for individual movements. Complex mathematical algorithms transform and amplify these signals so a prosthesis can translate them into the corresponding movement.

  • Who can get a Myo Plus fitting?

    A fitting with Myo Plus pattern recognition is suitable for new and existing myoelectric forearm fittings after traumatic amputations or with congenital malformations of the forearm.

  • How can I try out Myo Plus prosthesis control?

    A test to determine whether a Myo Plus fitting is suitable can be performed easily with no check socket using the Myo cuff. Just talk to your O&P professional.

  • How can I get Myo Plus prosthesis control?

    Myo Plus pattern recognition is fitted by certified O&P professionals in partner medical supply companies whose employees have completed special training.

    Certified medical supply companies are found in our dealer directory. A qualified O&P professional will advise you and adapt the prosthesis to your individual needs.

  • I have an upper arm amputation. Can I be fitted with Myo Plus pattern recognition as well?

    No, the use of Myo Plus prosthesis control is currently limited to prosthetic fittings of the forearm. However, research and development are being carried out in this area.

  • How long does the battery last with Myo Plus pattern recognition?

    The battery capacity depends on the individual usage profile for the prosthesis to a large extent. There are several battery options with different installed sizes and capacities.

  • How long does it take to learn how to use Myo Plus prosthesis control?

    It is not possible to make any general statements regarding this. However, the amount of training required to confidently use a myoelectric hand prosthesis can be compared with learning to play a musical instrument.

    After a few hours, it is usually possible to open and close the prosthetic hand. Beyond that, successful integration at work and in everyday life requires regular use. It usually takes around three to six months for most users to integrate the prosthesis into their daily lives.

  • What terminal devices are compatible with Myo Plus control?

    The full potential of Myo Plus is realised in conjunction with the MyoBock terminal devices, and especially with the bebionic hand. However, the bebionic hand is not ideal for all activities at work and in everyday life. That is why Myo Plus control is also compatible with other MyoBock terminal devices, such as the VariPlus Speed hand and System Electric Greifer.

    This allows users to choose a solution that is optimally adapted to their activities.

Compatible with Myo Plus