What you see here is the Hero Arm 3D-printed Bionic Arm. It should really be called superhero bionic arm because, it is here to enable freedom for below arm amputees.
Billed as the world’s first medically certified 3D-printed bionic arm, it boasts sensors that enable user to manipulate the hand while haptic feedback, beeps, buttons and lights offer intuitive notifications.
This high-tech prosthesis is robust, adjustable and breathable, and it is powered by space-grade motors, advanced software and a removable battery with enough juice to power through the day.
Hero Arm 3D-printed Bionic Arm weighs just a kilogram (2.2 lbs) and yet, it is capable of lifting as much as 8 kilograms (17.64 lbs).
It further touts posable wrist and thumb, proportional control to control speed of fingers for delicate tasks, freeze mode useful for doing things like holding a glass or bottle, multi-grip versatility, and swappable covers for switching up your style to match your mood.
Each Hero Arm comes with one set of free covers. Covers include a choice of BB-8, Iron Man, Frozen, Deus Ex and more.
Hero Arm 3D-printed Bionic Arm by Open Bionics comes in three sizes to suit children of age 8 as well as grown ups.
Previously, only available in the U.K. and France, Hero Arm is now available to the U.S. market (since 6 months ago, to be precise).
Not sure about the price, but it claims the most affordable bionic hand available in the market.
Images: Open Bionics.
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