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Axon-Bus® Prosthetic System

Item #: 8K5000
Axon-Bus System with Michelangelo Hand

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The Axon-Bus system is a new system for transradial and transhumeral fittings. Axon stands for adaptive eXchange Of Neuroplacement data. The Axon-Bus itself is a new development by Ottobock for the field of exoprosthetics. It was derived from safety-related bus systems in the aviation and automotive industries and is a true innovation of our Research and Development department.

The advantage is that it constitutes an optimised, self-contained data transmission system. The individual components communicate with each other perfectly, eliminating losses in terms of data transmission, speed and functionality. This results in a plus in safety and reliability for the user. Compared to conventional systems, this is achieved by a significant reduction in sensitivity to outside interference.

In combination with the Michelangelo hand, the Axon-Bus system offers more degrees of freedom than ever before. The user benefits from enhanced hand functionality. The modular prosthesis system can be expanded with additional components in the future.


Scope of delivery:

  • Michelangelo Hand (8E500=*) and/or AxonHook (8E600=*)
  • Glove selection: Women's: Natural 8S502=*, Men's: Natural 8S501=*, or Silicone 8S511=*,Unisex: Visual 8S500=* (Translucent or Black)
  • Active rotation (9S503) or Passive rotation (9S501)
  • Battery: Capacity 1500 mA (757B500) or 1150 mA (757B501)
  • AxonCharge Integral 757L500
  • AxonMaster 13E500
  • Lamination ring 10S500=M
  • 2 Year Manufacturer's Warranty

Components ordered separately:

  • Electrodes / cables
  • Tube valve
  • Pull in tube
  • 60X5 Bionic Link PC
  • AxonSoft (free with course)
  • SP-8K500=3 Third year extended warranty


Michelangelo Michelangelo Transcarpal
Reference number 8E500 8E550
Article number (left side) 8E500=L-M 8E550=L-M
Article number (right side) 8E500=R-M 8E550=R-M
Size M (7 3/4) M (7 3/4)
Weight 510 g 460 g
Length: Middle finger to proximal hand 180 mm na
Length: Middle finger to proximal including passive wrist 225 mm na
Length: Middle finger to proximal including active wrist 232 mm na
Length: Middle finger to end of lamination ring na 160 mm
Operating voltage 11,1 V 11,1 V
Operating temperature -10 to +60 degrees C -10 to +60 degrees C
Storage temperature (-)20 - (+) 40 degrees C (-)20 - (+) 40 degrees C
Relative humidity max. 80% non-condensing max. 80% non-condensing
Opening width 120 mm 120 mm
Gripping force in Opposition Mode 70 N 70 N
Gripping force in Lateral Mode 60 N 60 N
Gripping force in Neutral Mode 15 N 15 N
Average speed 325 mm/sec 325 mm/sec
for Women, men Women, men


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APS-Michelangelo Reimbursement Guide

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PDF Document (Michelangelo_ReimbGuide_03090.pdf | 828 KB)

APS-Michelangelo Billing Tips (US only)

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PDF Document (MichelaneloBillTips_03090-US.pdf | 375 KB)

APS-Michelangelo Coding Options (US Only)

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PDF Document (MichelangeloCodeOptions_03030_US.pdf | 276 KB)

UL Documentation Packet

Product Information: (EN)

Publish date: Feb 28, 2020

PDF Document (UL_Documentation_Packet_02280.pdf | 2 MB)

Prosthetic Gloves for the Michelangelo Hand - Product Information

Product Information: 646D646 (EN)

Publish date: Jan 1, 2016

PDF Document (646D646-EN-06-1601w.pdf | 3 MB)

The Michelangelo Hand in Practice - Therapy and Rehabilitation

Product Information: 646D593 (EN)

Publish date: Mar 1, 2015

PDF Document (646D593-EN-03-1503-k.pdf | 3 MB)

Order Form for Michelangelo Prosthetic System

Order Form: (EN)

Publish date: Apr 7, 2020

PDF Document (12973I_CAMichelangelo_OF.PDF | 162 KB)

Michelangelo System Brochure

Product Information: (EN)

Publish date: Jul 1, 2014

PDF Document (13012_Michelangelo_Brochure.pdf | 2 MB)

Michelangelo Brochure for Patients and Caregivers

Product Information: (EN)

Publish date: Feb 1, 2012

PDF Document (12022269.2_Michelangelo_Enduser_Bro_v5.pdf | 1 MB)

8E600 AxonHook - Specification Sheet

Product Information: (EN)

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PDF Document (13213B_AxonHook_Spec_Sheet.pdf | 213 KB)

Living. With Michelangelo

Product Information: 646D592 (EN)

Publish date: May 1, 2014

PDF Document (646D592-EN-03-1405w.pdf | 1 MB)

Axon-Bus Prosthetic System - Instructions for use (user)

Instructions for Use: 647D115 (EN)

Publish date: Jun 30, 2014

PDF Document (647D115-M_US-01-1406w.pdf | 3 MB)

Michelangelo Hand with Axon-Bus System - Clinical Evidence

Product Information: 120010 (EN)

Publish date: Jul 1, 2016

PDF Document (120010-EN-01-1607w.pdf | 1 MB)

Embrace the Everyday with Michelangelo

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Publish date: Nov 1, 2018

PDF Document (15809MichelangeloBrochureLO.pdf | 1 MB)

Michelangelo Hand Transcarpal 8E550 - Instructions for Use

Instructions for Use: 647G1223 (EN/DE/FR/IT/ES/PT/NL/SV/DA/NO/FI/CS/JA)

Publish date: Nov 1, 2016

PDF Document (647G1223-INT-02-1611w.pdf | 2 MB)