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Open Bionics Launches The First Medical Approved 3D Printed Bionic Arm
Mar 31, 2018

The UK's Open Bionics, a Bionics company that develops low-cost 3D printed prosthetics, has received some encouraging news from the national health service.The company's Hero Arm has become the first ever to receive medical approval for a 3D printed bionics Arm and will be available across the UK on April 25, 2018.


Open Bionics, founded in 2014, is famous for its complex bionic weapons.The company, which has been promoting its low-cost 3-d printed prosthetics for the past few years, is finally ready to roll out innovative support devices in a big way.

Thanks to NHS approval, Open Bionics has opened up 3D printing hero arms for people across the UK, but there is little difference on the elbow.Fully customizable 3D printed prosthetics for people under the age of 8.


According to Open Bionics, the price of the Hero Arm "is three times lower than the price of a bionic Arm."But the 3D printed prosthesis not only saves costs: it is fully customizable and comfortable in size and style, and it is equipped with advanced robotics to give wearers all sorts of capabilities.

"With heroic arms, technology is within reach.Literally, hero arm within the special sensor detects muscle movements, this means that you can easily control your bionic hand, accuracy and has intuitive life, "the company said.


These independent components together, forming a which has many bionic arm of traction control, can adapt to a "freeze" mode, a flexible wrist and thumb, and real-time feedback, in the form of light, sound and vibration response.The bionic arm itself is controlled by the wearer through a special sensor that detects subtle muscle movements.

In terms of comfort, the 3D printed Hero Arm is light and small, and integrates a disposable, compressible and extensible socket, and is easy to clean.Open Bionics also adds that, despite its light weight, the 3D printed bionic arm is still strong enough to lift up to 8 kilograms.


Last summer, Britain's national health service was exploring the potential to provide patients with Open Bionics 3D printing devices.At the time, it conducted a six-month clinical trial, working with 10 different members of the body to see how they got along with low-cost prosthetic arms.

We can only assume that the clinical trial has been a huge success, because the Hero Arm of Open Bionics has become the first 3D printed prosthesis in the world to receive medical approval.