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Disney-themed prosthetic hands are now a thing

Iron Man, Frozen, Star Wars-themed prosthetic hands become an option for kids
By: Sean Ridgeley | Science, Space & Robotics News | Posted: Oct 9, 2015 9:42 pm

Low-cost robotic hands maker Open Bionics has teamed up with Disney to create Disney-themed robotic hands for kids. The current designs are based on Iron Man, Frozen, and Star Wars, with more planned.




The idea here, of course, is to turn a disability into something empowering, even moreso than a standard prosthetic. By the looks of the designs, it should succeed wildly.


It should be noted Disney has very generously providing royalty free licenses and donating the free time of its creative teams to help the project.




Open Bionics is still in the process of breaking into the commercial market, so these designs are not available immediately, but with the push from Disney, it may well happen sooner than later.


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