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First 3D printed bionic hand with sensory feedback tested and developed for the world’s most vulnerable individuals

by • March 29, 2016 • No Comments

  • The Psyonic Hand, a groundbreaking innovation, aims to be the initially commercial prosthesis with both myoelectric control and sensory feedback, thus it produces various hand grasps and a sense of touch and pressure. It in addition incorporates 3D printed pieces which drastically reduce costs. In conjunction with ROMP, University of Illinois MD/PhD student, Aadeel Akhtar aims to donate the device for 1/10th of the cost of many commercially on the market myoelectric prostheses.

    “This is an inexpensive
    create which can rapidly become on the market to all of the world’s amputees. There are 2.4 million arm amputees in the of the world. Most of them do not have access to any sort of prosthetic care let alone high end bionic systems.” says ROMP co-Founder David Krupa.


    The current field trial, organized by the Range of Motion Project (ROMP), arranged for Ecuadorian amputees to participate in clinical tests and provide direct user feedback. Psyonic engineers utilized ROMP’s on-site 3D printing device lab to fabricate and manufacture immediate improvements to the product’s create.

    These events in Ecuador are in addition the subject of a showcase length documentary by Legendary Pictures, the producers of the biopic Steve Jobs, which can highlight ROMP and Aadeel Akhtar. The Konwiser brothers are directing the movie.


    ROMP is a for-impact healthcare organization which provides prosthetic and orthotic innovation to those who do not have access to these services. It operates a full-time prosthetic clinic in Zacapa, Guatemala, as well as programs in Ecuador, the United States, and Chiapas, Mexico. It estimates which it has donateed over 2500 prosthetic devices to patients in require throughout the Americas.

    PSYONIC is a innovation startup whose undertaking is to donate high end, neurally-controlled prosthetic hands with additional functionality and lower cost than other state-of-the-art prostheses. Psyonic co-founder, Patrick Slade, was selected as a 30 under 30 entrepreneur in Healthcare by Forbes Magazine.



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