3D Printing Lends a Helping Hand to Prosthetics
Open-source software developer Open Bionics receives James Dyson Award for an innovative and affordable prosthetic hand
Since its 2007 inception, the James Dyson Award recognizes and awards an up-and-coming designer for their exceptional work in design or engineering. This year, an open-source software development team Open Bionics has received notoriety for its development of a 3D-printed prosthetic hand. Unlike many current offerings in the prosthetics industry, the team has solved many financial and timing issues that face consumers in the market today.
With an estimated 11 million amputees worldwide, designers and engineers look to innovations in technology to create more accessible and affordable ways to get prosthetics to those in need. The team behind Open Bionics did just that, while retaining the high-end functionality that has come to define modern prosthetics.