This month, we met Mona S. from a small town in Germany. When it comes to prosthetic solutions, she has always chosen function over form.
“I have various other prosthetic hands that have several gripping functions, but they haven’t proven themselves, they broke under the strain of working in a stable.” commented Mona when we asked why she chose the Hero Arm.
Mona was born with a limb difference, but she hasn’t let that stop her from doing things she loves. From outdoor sports to yoga, Mona has never let her difference stop her, saying “the only time I felt disabled in my life was when I got my driving licence and my horse riding licence. Because people in society said: no, you need two hands for that…and I thought to myself: What can I do about it, that you need two hands to drive a car, I can do it with one.”
Wasting no time in putting her Hero Arm to the test, Mona spent the day she was fitted completing activities integral to her daily routine. From feeding a horse an apple, to gathering straw, and even pushing a wheelbarrow, her Hero Arm was on duty.
Mona described her initial impression of the Hero Arm as “exciting” and “groovy,” noting its modern design and distinctiveness from previous devices she has used.
She told us that her friends and family are all very excited about her Hero Arm as well, and as for the future, she remains practical yet optimistic. Mona’s wish is for the Hero Arm to support her in continuing her passions without limitations!
At Open Bionics, we use innovative technologies such as 3D printing and 3D scanning to ensure each Hero Arm is custom-built and bespoke to the user.
If you’d like to trial the Hero Arm for free, click on the link below to register your interest and begin your bionic journey.
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.