Open Bionics x Claire Barrow
As part of Fashion Innovation Agency’s collaboration with LucasFilm and Disney, Open Bionics designed and produced a fully functional bionic arm taking inspiration from the Star Wars film: The Force Awakens. It was showcased together with the designer Claire Barrow’s unique jumpsuit embedded with 10,000 Swarovski crystals, at the Star Wars: Fashion Finds The Force presentation 26th November in London at the Old Selfridges Hotel.
10 London-based designers created original Star Wars: The Force Awakens inspired garments, which were then sold in support of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity on behalf of Star Wars: Force for Change.
The bionic hand is fully 3D printed and features twinkling stars that when entering ‘lightspeed’, blasts streaks of light around the arm and can be programmed to light up in different patterns and colors.
Open Bionics is an award-winning robotics startup creating low-cost 3D printed bionic hands for amputees. The bionic hands, which aim to be 20 times more affordable than current bionic hands, are controlled via EMG sensors; sensors that use muscle activity beneath the skin to command the movement of the fingers. The year old company is innovating the prosthetics industry by using 3D scanning and 3D printing to create unique bionic arms for amputees of all ages.
Open Bionics recently won the James Dyson award for engineering and was named as one of the top 50 most influential robotics companies in the world alongside Google and Amazon.