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Cyborg limbs help children overcome disabilities as Iron Man or Queen Elsa


By John Glenday, Reporter

October 12, 2015 | 1 min read

A UK manufacturer of prosthetic limbs is supercharging the design of the functional appendages to entice children to embrace physical therapy as a form of ‘superhero training’.

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Open Bionics has crafted a series of 3D printed hand attachments modelled on Iron Man, a lightsaber and a snowflake arm modelled after Queen Else from Disney’s Frozen.

In a statement Open Bionics remarked: “Now kids can get excited about their prosthetics. They won’t have to do boring physical therapy, they’ll train to become heroes. They’re not just getting medical devices, they’re getting bionic hands inspired by their favorite characters. The Walt Disney Company is generously donating the time of its creative teams and providing royalty free licenses. More designs coming soon!”

The themed prosthetics have been made possible courtesy of royalty-free licenses and art work from the popular franchises

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