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Open Bionics

UK-based company that develops low-cost bionic hands

Open Bionics is a prosthetics company developing affordable, assistive devices that enhance the human body. We've started by introducing the Hero Arm, a stylish multi-grip bionic arm. Current upper limb prostheses exist as hooks, grippers, or expensive bionic hands. We're on a mission to make beautiful bionic limbs more accessible. Aged 17, Joel Gibbard began tinkering with robotic hands. There was something about the movement of a disembodied humanoid hand that captured his imagination. Hundreds of prototypes and many crates of failures later, in 2014, Joel co-founded Open Bionics with Samantha Payne. With the help of an awesome team and the support of the limb different community, they’re pioneering a new bionic age inspired by science fiction.

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Open Bionics Creations

Hero Arm

3D printed powered bionic hand controlled by muscles.

People at Open Bionics

Samantha Payne

Co Founder and COO at Open Bionics, Entrepreneur, Digital Marketer and Journalist.

Open Bionics News

Open Bionics releases affordable 3D printed bionic arm

Internet Of Business - 24-Apr-2018

Open Bionics releasing £5,000 multi-grip bionic arm. Hero Arm is innovative, highly capable and ...


3D printed bionic hands trial begins in Bristol

BBC - 12-Jun-2017

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


Becoming Cyborg: 10 Amazing MedTech Inventions

Labiotech - 15-Dec-2015

Some of the best developments from 2015: Google contact lens with wireless chip and glucose sens...