A US-based start-up company, Open Bionics, is getting help from Disney to replace the boring prosthetic limb with the cool superhero-themed prosthetics for kids. These 3D-printed hands that will turn an amputee into a superhero.
The prosthetic limbs are not only hero-themed but also cheap and easily affordable.
The year-old company is using 3D printers to create colourful and LED studded models of Queen Elsa from Frozen, Iron Man and Star Wars inspired hands that glow.
The company unveiled its hand designs this week during the Disney Accelerator Demo Day. The Walt Disney Company is not only consulting on the project, but also providing a royalty-free license to Open Bionics, allowing them to use the company’s popular assets like characters from the movie Frozen as their limb design.
As a result, Open Bionics is designing its prosthetics without having to pay additional fee for its child-friendly designs.
“Open Bionics is turning children with limb differences into super heroes, creating low-cost 3D-printed bionic hands for amputees. Today Open Bionics revealed custom bionic hands for kids, and The Walt Disney Company is donating the time of its creative teams and providing royalty-free licenses, which will allow Open Bionics to offer Disney inspired bionic hands for kids from franchises such as Star Wars, Marvel’s Iron Man and Disney’s Frozen,” reads the Disney Accelerator description.