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3D printed bionic hands trial begins in Bristol

12-Jun-2017

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World's first clinical trial of 3D printed bionic hands for child amputees.

Sensors attached to the skin detect the user’s muscle movements, which can be used to control the hand and open and close the fingers.

Made by Open Bionics in Bristol - a company which only launched four years ago.

The hands cost £5,000  - a tenth of some prosthetics - and only take one day to make.

Cost can often be prohibitive to growing children.

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UK-based company that develops low-cost bionic hands