The world wowed a few years ago when a very clever startup from Bristol, UK, came up with 3D printed bionic limbs for amputees.
Open Bionics says it has achieved a price point that means their multi-grip bionic hand is the only advanced device that’s affordable enough to be covered by national healthcare systems in major western markets such as the UK, France, Germany and the USA.
The company launched private sales in May 2018 with its ‘Hero Arm’ which is now the best-selling multi-grip bionic hand in the UK and is also now selling in France and Spain with goals to serve more European countries this year.
Payne, co founder and COO said: “This funding enables us to serve multiple international markets and we’re thrilled to finally be able to deliver bionic hands to amputees and people with limb differences in the USA later this year.
Matthew Burke, Head of Technology Ventures, Williams Advanced Engineering, said: “Williams Advanced Engineering is excited to work with the team at Open Bionics and share our expertise in product development systems.
Alongside the Fund’s investment, Open Bionics will benefit from the engineering and technology experience at Williams and the investment management and growth experience of Foresight’s team of investment professionals.
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