by Margot Pierce
Startup Open Bionics has teamed up with Disney to produce affordable, hero-themed, 3-D printed prosthetic hands for young amputees. The prosthetics will be available next year and retail for around 500$. Not only will they be cheap and fully functional, but will also bring some magic to kids who need it the most.
This is the announcement on the startup’s site: “Open Bionics is thrilled to announce the next generation of bionic hands for young amputees. From the Marvel Universe, hot out of Tony Stark’s workshop, the Iron Man hand. Artwork designed in collaboration with Lucasfilm’s ILMxLAB and inspired by Lightsabers, the Star Wars lightsaber hand. Inspired by Queen Elsa from Disney’s Frozen, the Snowflake hand. Now kids can get excited about their prosthetics. They won’t have to do boring physical therapy, they’ll train to become heroes. They’re not just getting medical devices, they’re getting bionic hands inspired by their favorite characters.”
This amazing idea is promised to bring a lot of smiles!