Bionic Arm for the Bottom of the Pyramid

Together with Arie Rommers, Marco van Nieuwenhuizen we have been researching the possibilities of how to develop a bionic arm for emerging countries. Many engineers and scientist have been researching the technology behind bionic limbs. Yet we have been questioning ourselves, is how can one bring these technologies to people who need them the most.
 

 

During a “Pizza Session” organized by Hans D’achard from TMC, an engineering company, we pitched our idea to contribute to the development of a bionic arm for less privileged in emerging or wartorn countries.

Luckily manage engineers have shown interested in contributing to such a project. Among them Matthijs Cox has championed this idea for the TMC’s entrepreneurial lab.  You can follow his journey here. https://medium.com/symbionic-project/our-2018-ambition-enabling-an-affordable-next-generation-bionic-hand-afcb9c3aac38