Thursday, March 29, 2018

Hero Arm, the world’s first medically approved 3D-printed bionic arm by @openbionics

from Hero Arm, the world’s first medically approved 3D-printed bionic arm by @openbionics
by Pedro Ruiz

Arriving in Spring 2018, Hero Arm is three times more affordable than competing multi-grip bionic arms. Each Hero Arm is custom-built, and for the first time ever is available for upper limb amputees as young as eight.

Hero Arm – Features:

  • Hero Arm is a powered bionic hand controlled by your muscles – the world’s first medically certified, 3D printed bionic hand.
  • Open Bionics make the hand, socket, and frame and deliver an all-in-one bespoke prosthesis that’s formed perfectly for you.
  • Breathable socket – Ventilation enhances comfort in challenging environments.
  • Easily cleanable – Removable socket gives you easy access and simple care of the prosthesis.
  • Dynamic socket – Compressible and expandable socket giving you a comfortable fit in varying conditions.
  • Long battery life gives you all day usage without needing to plug in and charge.
  • Multi-grip versatility – Hero Arm has multiple easy-to-select grips giving great user control. These can be reconfigured to your preferences by your prosthetist.
  • Freeze mode – The hand can be held in a static position for no fuss, reliable grip e.g. Useful for holding a glass.

read the full story on: https://openbionics.com/hero-arm/


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