Open Bionics Is Creating Affordable And Stylish 3D Printed Protheses


Publication Title
Tech Insider
Publication/Creation Date
February 20 2018
Creators/Contributors
Open Bionics (contributor)
Samantha Payne (contributor)
Media Type
News Broadcast
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description
This company is changing the way we see prostheses. Open Bionics is a UK-based start-up tech company. Its mission is to create affordable 3D printed prostheses. They are about 30 times cheaper than other prostheses on the market. They operate using sensors attached to the skin to detect muscle movements. The muscle movements control the hand and open and close fingers.

Open Bionics is currently working on arms that are straight out of the science fiction universe. Themes from Marvel, Disney, and Star Wars franchises are available. The goal is to make kids feel proud of their prostheses. This changes the image of prostheses from medical devices to bionic arms inspired by characters.
HCI Platform
Embeddable
Location on Body
Arm
Marketing Keywords
Open Bionics, Marvel, Star Wars
Source
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOhHRzTTpeM

Date archived
May 14 2018
Last edited
August 6 2018
How to cite this entry
(February 20 2018). "Open Bionics Is Creating Affordable And Stylish 3D Printed Protheses". Tech Insider. Tech Insider. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/2989