The field of bionics has come forward in leaps and bounds in the past decade or so. With so many companies now dedicating time and energy to creating new and innovative bionic options for people of all ages, there are some products that are clearly pulling ahead of others. One of those is the Hero Arm.
What is the Hero Arm?
The Hero Arm is an advanced bionic arm available for children that is nevertheless affordable for families. The cost of prosthetics can be extremely high, especially for growing children. As a body changes and matures, it will obviously need a new prosthetic. An adult does not need one that is the same size as one for a child.
However, the care and maintenance needed for these over the years can be incredibly expensive. This where the help of companies like Open Bionics can come in.
Open Bionics is the developer behind the Hero Arm, one of the many companies working to provide a solution to below-elbow amputees aged above 8. With investments from many parties, including the technologist who is investing in human triumph, the team behind the Hero Arm are able to constantly keep working to make their product better than ever.
They have come up with an amazing product that really has the potential to change a lot of people’s lives. In addition to being affordable, they have worked hard to ensure that the casings are appealing to children. This is the true magic in what Open Bionics do. A major change like this can no doubt be a scary experience for a child, and this can be a major factor in helping them feel proud and excited to use their new limb.
The program for the Hero Arm is still very limited, and it needs to expand so it can help more and more young people in need of prosthetics. We have so far seen it launch in several countries, but there is the potential for it to be a product available on the global health market with the right driving force behind it.
Below-elbow amputees can either regain a limb that they have lost, or they might get to use one that they have never had before in their lives. This is an incredible achievement that should not be diminished in any way. Celebrating it and bring exposure to the work that Open Bionics is doing with the Hero Arm will hopefully help them to bring this product to those who need it the most.
All around the world, there are potential candidates for the Hero Arm. Since it can be made for ages 8 and up, this creates a vast demographic of people who should be able to use it. The Hero Arm is the perfect representation of what we can achieve in the 21st century when engineering and healthcare meet.