Tunisian startup 3-D prints solar-powered bionic hands

by David Solomonoff

Tunisian startup developing 3-D-printed bionic hand, hoping affordable and solar-powered prosthetic will help amputees and other disabled people across Africa.

Unlike traditional devices, the artificial hand can be customised for children and youths, who otherwise require an expensive series of resized models as they grow up, also makes it possible to personalise the prosthesis like a fashion accessory.

Cure Bionics also plans to develop  video game-like virtual reality system that helps youngsters learn how to use hand through physical therapy.

“3-D printing is still in its early stages but it is a major game changer in the field of prosthetics and orthotics.”

Developing countries will probably leapfrog to these technologies because the cost is much lower.

Source: Tunisian startup 3-D prints solar-powered bionic hands

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