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The robotics company given NHS funding to develop hands for amputees

This is the bionic hand which is currently being tested Photo: Credit: Open Bionics

A start-up robotics company has been awarded £100,000 by an NHS initiative which funds new innovations to support children living with disability and long term conditions.

Open Bionics, based at the University of the West of England, launched in 2014. They focus on developing low-cost bionic hands for amputees using 3D scanning and printing technology.

Open Bionics are one of nine companies receiving additional funds, and they are excited to be pioneering new, unprecedented prosthetics.

Credit: Open Bionics

We are thrilled to be one of the first companies in the world working on certifying a wearable 3D printed medical device. We are immensely proud that the UK is at the forefront of this news medical technology

– Samantha Payne, Chief Operating Officer, Open Bionics