OpenBionics Partners with Disney to Make 'Super' Prosthetic Arms

OpenBionics Partners with Disney to Make 'Super' Prosthetic Arms

The prostheses are designed to look like limbs in the science-fiction universe.

In partnership with Disney, Marvel and Star Wars, OpenBionics is making prosthetics to help kids with a limb loss feel like superheroes, according to businessinsider.com.

The UK-based robotic medical technology company decided to partner with Disney in order to give children prosthetic arms that would make them look and feel super.

OpenBionics is making arms inspired by movies and video games to make kids feel proud of their prostheses instead of self-conscious. The arms are designed with inspiration from Marvel, Disney, and Star Wars characters. The idea behind this is to make kids think of their prostheses as bionic arms instead of medical devices.

“I co-founded open bionics because we wanted to build assistive devices that could enable people to have more freedom and independence,” Samantha Payne, Co-Founder and COO of OpenBionics told BusinessInsider. “I am particularly inspired and motivated by the science fiction limbs, so these are bionic arms that come from the science fiction universes.”

The prostheses are designed to look like limbs in the science-fiction universe that don’t exist in real life. Children can have a prosthetic arm just like Iron Man’s armor, like Adam Jensen from DsX, and more.

OpenBionics works closely with amputees in order to design a solution that is catered to them rather than a one-size-fits-all solution. Kids an choose a color, a personalized phrase, and each socket adapts as the child grows. The mission of OpenBionics is to create affordable 3D printed prostheses. The prosthetics are thirty times cheaper than other prostheses on the market.