What can UltraTouch do for you?
The patented sound ergonomic design criteria of
UltraTouch advances machine cycle initiation into the 21st century. The UltraTouch
system has been designed so the machine operator can initiate the machine cycle with their hand and
wrist area in the neutral position and with no exertion of force or pressure.
This minimizes hand, wrist and arm stresses related to the potentially harmful
extension and flexion positions of the hand required to activate conventional spring loaded
palm buttons. No flexing of the wrist is necessary with UltraTouch.
Wrist and hand positions are most important as contributing elements of
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Wrist position is important because it affects the length and tension relationship of
contracting muscles. As the angle of the joint (wrist) increases or decreases beyond its midpoint (neutral
position), there is a proportional decrease in the machine operators effective strength. This means that more
exertion or tendon tension is required to do a task with a bent wrist than the same task with the wrist in
the neutral position. Hand and wrist posture along with force required are base contributing elements to
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
The UltraTouch system negates these problems by permitting the
machine operator to activate the machine with no force or pressure and with the operators hand and wrist in
the premier ergonomic position of neutral, 0° deviation and 100% hand power position. UltraTouch
eliminates the normal pressure required for machine activation with conventional palm buttons of the median,
ulnar and radial nerve at the wrist and hand area. UltraTouch also permits the machine operator to
activate the machine cycle with or without hand protection devices such as splints and even heavy metal
fabrication work gloves.
Reference--Hand and Wrist Positions
The machine operators reference hand and wrist positions
illustrate the degree of wrist deviation (bending) expressed as a percentage of hand power
grip as measured in the neutral (natural) position. The UltraTouch system utilizes the
premier ergonomic position of neutral, 0° deviation and 100% hand power for the machine
The photo above shows an operators hand actuating the
UltraTouch module with the correct ergonomic hand position. The hand is at rest with
no angle or bending at the wrist joint and the hand is at the "thumbs up" position. This is
the same natural hand and wrist position that is maintained when ones arms are at rest
hanging at their side. There is no need to cup and curl the fingers or to roll the wrist to
actuate the UltraTouch system.
This further illustrates the total advanced ergonomic
engineering displayed by the UltraTouch design.
UltraTouch Patent Number 5,410,148 - U.S. Patent and Trademark