Bionic arms such as the Hero Arm, by Open Bionics, are used by people with upper limb differences.

They’re one of the most revolutionising inventions in the field of prosthetics.

When a user wears the bionic arm and flexes muscles in their residual limb just below the elbow, sensors in the arm detect the natural electric signals and convert them into bionic hand movement.

Scientifically, the technology is called electromyography. The Hero Arm is the world’s first medically certified 3D-printed bionic arm. It has multi-grip functionality, is lightweight, has great aesthetic appeal and is affordable.

A decade ago, something like this was just a pipe dream. It will be interesting to see where we will be in the next decade.

Credits: Steve Williams on Twitter

TO DO: Read how Hero Arm works for below elbow amputee adults and children above 8 years of age.

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