‘Open Bionics’ has released Disney-themed prosthetic hands for young amputees.
The company based in the Technology Business Incubator won a $120.000 after entering Disney Accelerator 2015 which provided the start-up with royalty free license to use any designs released by the Walt Disney Company.
Children can now choose between three prosthetic limbs inspired by Tony Stark and the characters from Frozen or Star Wars. Open Bionics use the state-of-the-art 3D printing technology to produce affordable bionics for the young.
“The designs mean that children can now get excited about their prosthetics. They’re not just getting medical devices; they’re getting bionic hands inspired by their favourite characters. The Walt Disney Company is generously donating the time of its creative teams and providing royalty free licenses so there will be more designs coming soon,” Joel Gibbard, Director and Bionic hand designer, told UWE News.
POPSUGAR entertainment admitted the Open Bionics project is life-changing.
The start-up company has decided to take high tech prosthetic limbs to the next level and embellish them with everyone’s favourite iconic designs with Jason Gibb’s team making it much easier for children to become superheroes. Queen Elsa, Iron Man or Star Wars bionics have LED lights implemented on them, however these prosthetics for children have many other exciting quirky functions.
Open Bionics is a business that works with developing technology start-ups. In collaboration with the University of the West of England and the University of Bristol the company works with current students and graduates, building strong foundation for their successes as young entrepreneurs. The Open Bionics team can be found in the Bristol Robotics Lab, one of the most famous robotics research centres in the UK.
By Auguste Chocianaite