Open Bionics Brings New Dexterity to 3D Printed Bionic Hands

3D-printed-open-bionics-prosthetic-hand-with-gripsOpen Bionics has been on the cutting edge of 3D printed bionic limbs for some time, but only just recently released their first open source model, the Ada hand.  Due to the open source nature of this model, the UK firm hopes to see researchers join their developer community to evolve the Ada hand into a prosthetic like none other.  In the mean time, Open Bionics has done its own experimenting, turning their 3D printed limb into one of the most dexterous yet.

Outfitted with new grips capable of some pretty powerful grabbing, the Ada hand was programmed to perform a wide variety of movements for picking up and manipulating objects, making it potentially more powerful than existing bionic hands on the market.


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A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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