Hero Arm Funding Support

Here at Open Bionics, our mission is to make bionic arms accessible across the world. While our Hero Arm is three times cheaper than any other multi-grip prosthesis, we know financing can take a toll. We work with incredible donors around the world to help with funds needed to get a bionic arm. Here are some of the ways individuals have successfully funded for a Hero Arm. To find out more about funding options available and eligibility, register your interest for the Hero Arm.

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From the first appointment, it felt like the Open Bionics team were on my side and talked through options of how I could get a Hero Arm. – Daniel Cant

Turning Disabilities into Superpowers

Our passionate team of experts work with every individual with a below-elbow limb difference to help them reach their goal of getting a Hero Arm. To help people secure funds needed to cover costs of getting a Hero Arm, we have launched our own foundation that works with amazing charities, organisations and philanthropists to help cover cots of getting a Hero Arm. When you register, our funding success team will share the various funding supports available and offer a helping hand every step of the way on your bionic journey.

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Successful Funding Campaigns supported by the Open Bionics Foundation

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Richard from Ohio crowdfunded a third of the costs needed for a Hero Arm in two weeks

Richard Slusher was born with a congenital limb difference and decided it was time for a change. After being denied multiple times by health insurance, he set up a GoFundMe page and amassed over $2,000 in a matter of hours. In early 2021 Richard was fitted with a Hero Arm and since has spoken very candidly about the changes he wants to see in the US healthcare system to allow for easier access to prosthetic limbs.

Richard's bionic journey
Enas Leeds

Enas raised all funds needed to get her Hero Arm

Enas was born with a limb difference and after going through a difficult time being bullied at school, she decided it was time for a change. Enas worked with the Open Bionics Foundation to put together a crowdfunding video and set up a page. She raised some funds needed through a crowdfunding campaign and then had the support of The Worshipful Company of the Glovers London who donated the rest of the funds needed.

See Enas' Crowdfunding campaign

Callum wanted a Hero Arm to help him at work

Callum works at Tesco and felt it was time to get a prosthesis that would help him with dual-hand activities at work. Callum launched his crowdfunding campaign and reached his target of funds needed in two months!

“Great news, I’m going to pick up my new bionic arm on Thursday 22nd, I’m so excited, there’s so many things I can’t wait to try using the arm.”

 

Callum's crowdfunding campaign
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Bionic Bev can now ride a bike!

Beverley wanted a change from her old NHS prosthesis, so opted to start a crowdfunding campaign for a Hero Arm. With the support of a charitable trust, Beverley achieved her funding goal

‘It’s amazing to think that this could be achieved during a pandemic, I can’t believe I will be getting my own Hero Arm!’

Bionic Bev's crowdfunding campaign

Alan finally has a prosthesis he likes

11-year old Alan caught an infection when he was a child which resulted in him needing to get both of his arms amputated. After trying multiple prostheses options, Alan thought they were heavy and got in the way. When Alan saw the Hero Arm he knew it would be the right prosthesis for him. Alan applied for one of the Open Bionics Foundation grants and received 100% of his funding for a Hero Arm from the Tej Kholi Foundation.

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Bionic gran gets Hero Arm

Kim Smith had all four of her limbs amputated after contracting sepsis whilst on holiday in Spain with her husband. Her daughter helped her launch a crowdfunding campaign to get a Hero Arm to support her with daily activities.

Hundreds of people donated and Kim was able to raise all funds needed to cover costs of getting a Hero Arm.

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Daniel had his Hero Arm fully funded by a charitable trust

Daniel’s son convinced his dad to register his interest for a Hero Arm, after looking for hero arms for dads on google. Daniel shared his story of being in a car accident 30 years ago which resulted in him needing to get an amputation of his arm. Our team worked with Daniel and put him in touch with a charitable trust that was more than happy to help Daniel get the funds needed for a Hero Arm.

Read Daniel’s bionic journey so far by clicking the button below.

Three months on – Q&A with Hero Arm user Daniel Cant

Gaming company Yogscast part funded Kacey's Hero Arm

Kacey was recently denied disability payments, but she really wanted a Hero Arm to help her gain extra independence. Her family launched a crowdfunding campaign to help raise funds for a Hero Arm. Gaming company YogsCast contributed to help Kacey raise the funds needed for her Hero Arm.

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A Bionic Squad member helped fundraise for Ruby

A recent Hero Arm user fundraised more than the required amount for a Hero Arm so decided to carry on her crowdfunding campaign to help little Ruby get a Star Wars Hero Arm!

Your arm, your rules

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.

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