Disney Teams Up with Open Bionics to Make 3-D Printed Super Limbs for Kids!

open bionics2As part of their Disney Accelerator Program, Disney is helping select companies to develop with the use of Disney’s innovative experiences and products. They are giving these companies access to the expertise and resources of The Walt Disney Company and it’s sub-groups like Star Wars, Marvel and Disney Animated Studios. open bionics

One of the chosen companies Disney chose to work with is Open Bionics. Open Bionics has always provided low-cost 3D-printed prosthetic hands and arms for children. Now they can provide children with fully licensed bionic hands from their favorite superheroes and Disney cartoons!

Open Bionics is thrilled to announce the next generation of bionic hands for young amputees.

From the Marvel Universe, hot out of Tony Stark’s workshop, the Iron Man hand.

Artwork designed in collaboration with Lucasfilm’s ILMxLAB and inspired by Lightsabers, the Star Wars lightsaber hand.

Inspired by Queen Elsa from Disney’s Frozen, the Snowflake hand.

Now kids can get excited about their prosthetics. They won’t have to do boring physical therapy, they’ll train to become heroes. They’re not just getting medical devices, they’re getting bionic hands inspired by their favorite characters. The Walt Disney Company is generously donating the time of its creative teams and providing royalty free licenses. More designs coming soon!”

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