Open Bionics uses 3D printing to customize bionic hands for each customer. Leading prosthetics can cost up to $100,000. But by using 3D printing, Open Bionics has cut the cost of its bionic hands down to under $1,000. That’s two orders of magnitude cheaper, meaning these bionic hands can reach a far broader audience.
Joel Gibbard, founder of Open Bionics, joins us to discuss the development of the company's low-cost, advanced robotic hands that are created using 3D printing. We also talk about Open Bionics' superhero-themed robot hands and what the future holds.
Open Bionics has unveiled three LED-studded robotic hands designed after Star Wars, Marvel, and Frozen characters. These robotic hands are intended to stand out and allow the children to proudly wear their prosthesis.