Open Bionics Empowers Kid Amputees With Iron Man And Star Wars Themed Bionic Hands
Living with a disability isn't easy for anyone, and it can be downright depressing for a kid who is bursting with energy and loaded with ambition. Fortunately, there do exist people out there who want to make sure those living with disabilities are able to more easily deal with them, and in the case of startup Open Bionics, its goal is to make sure kids can actually make some fun out of it.
Soon, kids requiring prosthetics will be able to get some very interesting designs. Open Bionics has teamed up with The Walt Disney Company to let kids sport designs modeled after Iron Man, Elsa, and even Star Wars. Given that business is business, no one could blame you if you thought that this would result in licenses needing to be paid. But, not so. Disney has been generous enough to not only provide royalty free licenses, but also the time of its creative teams.
The goals here are obvious. Open Bionics says on its website, "Now kids can get excited about their prosthetics", and that they "won't have to do boring physical therapy, they'll train to become heroes."
As you can see above, the designs shown off so far are downright awesome, and it's easy to understand just how much excitement they can bring to kids requiring them.
There's no word on exactly when people will be able to take advantage of these designs, but those interested should hit up the link below and add their email address to Open Bionics' mailing list.