Open Bionics is an award-winning designer, manufacturer and supplier of custom-made bionic limbs. Its flagship ‘Hero Arm’ has lights, bio feedback vibrations, and different functions that allow the user to grab, pinch and hold, as well as do fun stuff like high-fives, fist bumps and give the thumbs-up.
The company is on a mission and it’s all in the name:
‘Open’ – low cost, aiming to be affordable to all
‘Bionics’ – advanced engineering, giving kids and adults a new superpower
The Hero Arm has secured commercial licenses from Disney, Marvel and Pixar to design arms for children with themes from Star Wars, Frozen and the Marvel Universe. The latest version is a Black Panther “Wakanda Forever” Hero Arm which is launching soon.
This investment area lies at the heart of what drives us at Downing – investing in what matters.
Downing Investment Director Will Brooks says:
“We are proud to be supporting the Open Bionics management team in helping children and adults with below the limb differences, giving them confidence and ability to do things they weren’t able to do before.”