Developed in the Robotics Laboratory at the University of West England Bristol (UWE), the start-up Open Bionics is the first company to create multi-grip bionic hands small enough to fit children as young as 9 years old. This is just one of the many achievements by Open Bionics leading them to win multiple awards for engineering and innovation, including the £1m prize for the AI and Robotics for Good award, the James Dyson award for engineering, and two British Engineering Excellence awards.
The company also secured multiple licensing agreements from entertainment creators Eidos Montreal and The Walt Disney Company to create bionic limbs inspired by their most popular characters. Most recently they were also named in the prestigious list of the world’s most innovative companies for 2019.
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