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'Hero' bionic arm set to go global after huge investment

04 February 2019

Open Bionics has secured £4.6 million from investors, meaning its bespoke 3D printed prosthetic arms can reach more children and young people.

Image courtesy of Open Bionics

The Williams F1 team’s Foresight Williams, Downing LLP and Ananda Impact Ventures co-led the investment with £1.5 million each, with additional funding from Rathbone Nominees.

This level of support means Open Bionics can scale up its manufacturing and serve UK and overseas markets, including the USA.

Open Bionics' Hero Arm is uniquely suited to each child and allows them to grow and take part in a range of activities. By utilising 3D printing, the arm is not only low cost but lightweight, adjustable and offers multi-grip capabilities. Control is via sensors that detect and respond to movement in the upper arm muscles.


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