Frequently Asked Questions
BioniCare Hand System
How does BioniCare work?
The BioniCare signal was initially studied in the knee. A healthy knee produces an electrical signal during weight bearing and other mechanical stresses that is believed to maintain a healthy joint. Due to the physical changes in the arthritic join, this internal electrical impulse is diminished. BioniCare supplements this weakened signal with an external one that is clinically proven to reduce pain and restore function. This signal was then studied on the hand and wrist and found to reduce arthritis pain in a similar way. Pain in the hand and thumb was reduced, function was improved, pinch and grip strength was improved and overall disability was reduced. For a list of studies, see our “clinical study” page.
How long will it take until I notice an improvement?
How many hours per day should the BioniCare device be worn?
In clinical studies, the BioniCare signal was shown to have a “dose response” where the more hours it was worn, the greater the improvements seen in the patients. Therefore, it is recommended that it be worn a minimum of 8-10 hours per day, more if possible. The glove can be worn while sleeping to get a majority of your daily hours. You should not hear or feel anything while you sleep. The glove is open at the fingertips to allow wear during daytime activities, such as typing or reading. The system should be turned off and the glove removed prior to showering or other activities involving water.