Open Bionics 3D Printed Hand Begins UK Clinical Trials

If the clinical trial proves that the hand is safe and effective, it could radically change prosthetic care.

Open Bionics

Open Bionics have developed an affordable, 3D printed bionic hand that could transform the U.K.’s National Health Service (NHS) has begun its first clinical trial in England. BBC’s coverage focuses on a girl called Tilly Lockey who is one of the 10 children taking part in the trial.

The goal is to create “low-cost bionic hands” to help the estimated two million hand amputees worldwide. Their hands can be created in just over 42 hours and cost around £3,000 ($3,360).

Check out Open Bionics projects on Wevolver right here.


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