Hannes is a prosthetic hand developed as part of a collaboration between the Prosthetic Center of INAIL and the Italian Institute of Technology. It’s a new concept of a poly- articulated hand, able to restore over 90% of lost functionality in people with a limb amputation. One of the main aspects of innovation is the achievement of naturalness of forms, movements and postures. The thorough study of the anthropometry of the real hand has guided the prosthetic hand design, from the aesthetics to the mechanical and structural features, allowing the user to perceive the prothesis not like an external instrument but rather as an integral part of the body.

IIT - Italian Institute of Technology
INAIL - Istituto Nazionale Assicurazione contro gli Infortuni sul Lavoro

Gabriele Diamanti, Lorenzo de Bartolomeis, Filippo Poli

Years of development:
2015 - 2018

Good Design Award Chicago Athenaeum
Selezione ADI Design Index
Compasso d'Oro 2020
Premio Nazionale per l'Innovazione 2023


ADI Design Museum, permanent collection