A 3D-Printed Robotic Hand—An Award for an Inventor

Joel Gibbard, the founder of Open Bionics, a business based at the Technology Business Incubator at Bristol Robotics Laboratory in Bristol, England, has created 3D printed robotic hands to provide an affordable alternative to expensive prosthetics for amputees.  Joel has been nominated for SEMTA’s Engineering Hall of Fame 2015, which celebrates the most inspiring and innovative British Engineers. His nomination follows Open Bionic’s first successful trial where an amputee was 3D scanned and fitted with a custom prosthetic that took less than a week to create. 

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