4th January 2023
Today we invite you to join us on our mission to make advanced bionic limbs more accessible around the globe. That’s right, we are crowdfunding on Crowdcube and you can own shares of Open Bionics from as little as £12.
We have built this company with our community at the forefront and we intend to keep it that way. Now you can be a part of our growth and invest in Open Bionics to help make bionic technology like the Hero Arm accessible in more countries and available to more people with upper-limb differences.
Our very own bionic beginning started in 2014 when Joel Gibbard MBE and Samantha Payne MBE joined forces with the goal of developing affordable, assistive devices that enhance the human body.
Working together with the limb difference community, in 2018 the Hero Arm became the world’s first medically approved 3D printed bionic arm, and we’ve been shaking up the prosthetics industry ever since.
Along our journey we’ve partnered with the biggest names in the entertainment industry, including Disney, Konami, Fox, Eidos-Montréal to turn disabilities into superpowers. To us, the value of these partnerships play out everyday, whether it’s an eight-year old having confidence to start school wearing an Iron Man bionic arm, or a Star Wars super-fan starting up a conversation about limb difference while donning a prosthetic device that resembles a droid. We love seeing individuals express themselves through their wearable devices and the positive impact the Hero Arm has on users physically and emotionally.
While the aesthetics of the Hero Arm have made waves around the world, (check out Chase rocking his Black Panther Hero Arms at the Black Panther Wakanda Forever World Premiere) the tech working relentlessly under the covers is what our Research and Development department is really proud of.
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 unique, like the user.
We work closely with our community to ensure our devices can help them reach their personal goals. We take into consideration the environment, activities, and length of time the device would be used for. We use adaptable materials in the Hero Arm to ensure optimal functionality in heat and cold, to allow individuals to live independent lives.
We have the tech, amazing ambassadors, and a community a company could only dream of, now we need you to help us bring it to the people who need it most.
When we joined the industry, most prosthetic limbs were handmade in a workshop at the place where it’s delivered, and even now the fitting process can take a long time and create a lot of waste.
To make this more accessible, we use the latest technology in 3D printing and 3D scanning and 3D design, to make custom bionic arms that fit well, weigh less and look amazing, and do it in a fast and efficient way.
The Hero Arm is now available with all medical regulatory approvals across the USA through Medicare, through health authorities in France and Australia, through private clinics in the UK AND the technology was recently approved for use in the NHS, paving the way for the Hero Arm to be available through the the National Health Service.
We hope to make the Hero Arm available in a further 10 countries where we currently have patient waiting lists.
Join us on the next chapter of growth as we invest in new products and make our existing technology available to more countries around Europe and further afield.
Crowdcube is a well-known crowdfunding platform that allows companies to raise money from a large pool of investors, and gives investors the opportunity to support their favourite startup companies. Crowdcube is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Not all countries are eligible to invest via Crowdcube, residents from USA, Canada and Japan can’t invest on Crowdcube. Please check your local requirements here. Investments of this nature carry risk to your capital.
If you’d like to learn more, click here to view the pitch on Crowdcube.