IMG_6703_2Bristol-based robotics company Open Bionics and its inexpensive 3D-printed prosthetic hand have reached the final of Intel’s global ‘Make it Wearable’ tech design challenge.

Joel Gibbard, the designer behind the device which allows people who couldn’t afford to buy a prosthetic hand to print their own, was shortlisted from 400 international teams and will win $500,000 if they are chosen for the main prize.

Joel said about the challenge: “Aside from the initial cash prize, which will provide invaluable funding for our project development, this is a great opportunity for us to learn about product design and business from experts at the incubation programme at UC Berkeley in the US.

“We’ve made some great progress in the last few weeks. We’ve got the circuit boards working and controlling the motors, all that needs to be done now is a few more tweaks on the hand design and for the code to be written.”

“Aside from the initial cash prize, this is a great opportunity for us to learn about product design and business from experts”

 

You can see more information about the competition below:

 

 Via: The Drum

Jamie Middleton