Bristol-based Open Bionics says it is trying to boost the confidence of children who need to use prosthetic limbs and to get them excited with the bright designs. 

The company is using 3D printing to keep the cost affordable but, with the increased focus on the designs, they hope to make the prosthetics something the wearer can be proud of, as well as something that makes their lives easier.

The Walt Disney Company donated royalty-free licences and artwork from the three hit movies for the limbs.

According to the Open Bionics website, children will not only get the medical devices they need but will also get bionic hands inspired by their favourite characters.

“(Children) won’t have to do boring physical therapy – they’ll train to become heroes,” the website reads.


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