Summer wouldn’t be complete without a sports day, and LIMBBO Adventure Day is one not to be missed. Every year LimbBo Foundation puts on a day for families and children with limb differences to gather and enjoy sports, fun, feasting, and making friends.
This year, the Open Bionics team stepped it up on the gaming front. Not only did bionic jenga make its debut, the team also ran a bionic arm drawing competition. There were some epic superpower features on show including time travel, freeze in time mode, and a feature that gives the bionic arm super strength. All invaluable feedback for our research and development team.
To allow kids to really bring their bionic arm drawings to life Sticker Mule printed super cool branded sticker sheets that were easily accessible to little fingers, nubs, and stumps. While designing bionic arms kept young attendees busy, our team took the time to let parents know about the new process of getting a Hero Arm under the NHS.
It was also awesome to see members from our Hero Arm community stop by to say hi and show us new ways they’ve been using the Hero Arm. From throwing heart-shapes, to perfecting the pincer grip to grab some sweets, we love meeting our Bionic Squad!
If you didn’t get a chance to attend and would like more information about the Hero Arm for your child, please register and we will share as much information as possible. If you did attend, we loved meeting you, and hope the information you received will help you plan for the future.
The Hero Arm uses myoelectric sensors which detect underlying muscular contractions generated from specific muscle groups in the arm. These are then amplified and converted into intuitive and proportional bionic hand movements. Each Hero Arm is custom-built for optimal comfort, and fits like a glove.