There are all sorts of people out there to make a hero out of in the world. Sometimes we use movies to take us out of our realities. Sometimes we play video games to do the same, to just get away for a while. Then there are those who go through life, with everything thrown at them that continue pushing without missing a step. Take for example a few kids, that are missing arms or are born without them. Open Bionics has announced that they have the next generation of bionic hands for young amputees.
The prosthetic limb engineering company has teamed up with Disney and Lucasfilm to create the Iron Man hand, straight from Tony Stark’s workshop, the Snowflake hand, inspired by Queen Elsa of Frozen and finally, the Star Wars Lightsaber hand, in collaboration with both Disney and Lucafilm. Disney even provided it’s creative teams and royalty licenses to the project free of charge, so that maybe one of the young amputees can feel like a hero in their own right!
Joel Gibbard, best known for the open source 3D-Printable Open Hand Project, Open Bionics, is part of Techstars’ Disney Accelerator Program working with Lucasfilm’s ILMxLAB on some of the prosthetics being produced.
As an amputee, it’s stories like this that touch the heart!