Engineers Created A New Bionic Arm That Can Grow With You

Engineers Created A New Bionic Arm That Can Grow With You


“These are the deus ex panels which you
can see look really nice. With this arm, I’m able to open and close
as you can see, tense my muscles, there you go, I can change the thumb, and then if I
press the middle button it flashes. I love it because everyone’s so distracted
by the arm, opening and closing it that AHHHH that’s mad and I love the reactions.” “Open Bionics is a Bristol based startup
and our mission is to create and democratize technology that enhances the human body, so
in other words, we turn disabilities into super powers. The Hero Arm is our first bionic product,
it’s the first medically certified, 3D printed bionic hand and it’s also the most affordable
bionic hand available. We’ve got a multi grip hand with four motors
inside controlling individual fingers and moving the thumb. The Hero Arm works by picking up signals from
a user’s muscles, it has sensors on the inside of the socket and they sit on top of the muscles
and detect a small voltage when the muscles are flexed and the hand will move in response.” “I didn’t think this kind of technology
could be possible, especially low-cost. it’s just crazy, especially what I can do
with the arm compared to what I could do with it three years ago. But even back then, that was still mad.” “The first thing that happens is a prosthetist
will get a model of their arm, which could be physical or digital from a 3D scan. We feed that into our software algorithms
to create the bespoke Hero Arm for that individual person and we then export the files for the
3D printers, 3D print them and then we assemble everything together into that person’s Hero
Arm. We’ve been continually testing with people
from the very beginning, and getting feedback on things like how long can they wear it…do
they experience any discomfort at any time or um how can we design the the socket and
the liner to fit to feel really comfortable on their skin.” “Essentially it’s just gotten better because
first it was like oh yeah it just needs to open and close, but actually, being able to
pick up more extra items, or even picking up something heavy. Holding a tray, opening a door, opening a
bottle of water is a major thing. “One of the really cool things about the
design of the Hero Arm is that it has adjustability built into the socket, so it can cope with
maybe a little bit more growth than usual. And that means that as a child grows, their
prosthesis can grow with them.” “I used to have quite a couple of prosthesis
that didn’t really do much they just sort of stale really in a sense. It didn’t do anything for me, it made me stick
out and I did not like them. I think I just got them because I thought
that was the normal thing to do.” “That’s one of the things that we’re most
proud of is the the fact that you can change the look and style of it, we’ve got a customizer
so you can design them yourself, change the colors, it’s an expression of individuality
and it means that you have choice over the way that your prosthesis looks. We much prefer the kind of prostheses that
we’re making which don’t pretend to look like a human limb, and they’re saying you’re unique,
you’re different and that’s brilliant, you should celebrate that. Same way like the glasses I’m wearing today,
I wouldn’t wear skin colored glasses frames that try and look like eyes, it’s totally
ridiculous to even consider that.” “People’s eyes light up and it’s just nice
to have questions like how does this arm work as opposed to what happened to you kind of
thing.” “We’ve done lots of open source work. By releasing those design files, giving people
those tools, we’ll be able to ultimately integrate some of those really cool new technologies
back into our products in the future. We’ve seen some incredible projects from researchers
at different universities. There was a researcher that worked with a
upper limb different musician, he was able to independently control each finger to play
the piano and that was using one of our hands. It shows that these technologies that get
talked about a lot in the media and get hyped up, they can actually be translated into something
that people can genuinely get and use.” “Seeing these kids Tilly and Cameron wearing
these arms really warms my heart because as a kid, I dreamt of something like that and
now it’s reality, it’s just overwhelming in a way because I just can’t believe I’m part
of it.”

100 Comments

  • Charlie Porter

    November 30, 2019

    Why would anyone dislike this?

    Reply
  • Charles Hollins

    December 1, 2019

    Getting closer to automail. Let's go.

    Reply
  • Red Random

    December 1, 2019

    >cuts arm off
    >sells arm
    >buys prosthetic arm

    Reply
  • AbdulMannan Babar

    December 1, 2019

    My left arm : Please dont do it

    Reply
  • November Alpha

    December 1, 2019

    Human Revolution

    Reply
  • GvngForLife

    December 1, 2019

    Only thing is it cost more then a house

    Reply
  • TheMidnightBanshee 59

    December 1, 2019

    If I ever loose my arm I want my robot arm terminator style

    Reply
  • Brunt Chieftain

    December 1, 2019

    If I get leg versions can I also get a blade or a canon in them

    Reply
  • Pvshka

    December 1, 2019

    No guys, these arms are still not better than the ones you get at birth.

    But soon… Very soon…

    Reply
  • Agus Santoso

    December 2, 2019

    people will amputate their arm just to wear this fancy thing

    Reply
  • meteo

    December 2, 2019

    Tech r cool in the eyes but i prefer natural regenerative methods pardonme

    This is too OP for my comfy zone

    Reply
  • MINEMINE 146

    December 2, 2019

    I want one

    Reply
  • Riasat Salmin Sami

    December 2, 2019

    Kept you waiting, huh?

    Reply
  • Darioman 123

    December 3, 2019

    Put some daggers on that one

    Reply
  • Darioman 123

    December 3, 2019

    How much grip strenght do you have with that? Can you crush bones? If i crush my pee pee with this by accident do i get a new one?

    Reply
  • Jack Skellington's Follower

    December 3, 2019

    It's amazing how advanced artificial arms are right now.

    Reply
  • Most Wanted 6

    December 3, 2019

    I appear site u guys

    Reply
  • Forgoten_ Legend

    December 3, 2019

    I like how when I first saw the arm in my mind I was like oh hey that looks like a robotic arm from dues ex then the guy turned his arm around and I saw a dues ex sticker 😂😂😂👌🤘 freakin love it lmao

    Reply
  • Siddu71

    December 3, 2019

    Skin colour glasses which are transparent are called contact lenses and they do exist😛

    Reply
  • melroy reus

    December 3, 2019

    Guys could anybody help me for my thesis project ?you model is inspirational but i am looking for something similar but that can work for saving lives during natural or un-natural calamities .thank you

    Reply
  • Amit Kumar

    December 3, 2019

    Immense respect to you guys , you are real heroes

    Reply
  • billy bob

    December 4, 2019

    Yang from RWBY?

    Reply
  • Fake Teori

    December 4, 2019

    need bionic lungs

    Reply
  • 32-bit logplayer

    December 4, 2019

    wow new meta runners

    Reply
  • Dalce Darry

    December 4, 2019

    Only fluidity missing on the movement

    Reply
  • Peter James Villegas

    December 5, 2019

    The Gunslinger is so cool, that they made one IRL

    Reply
  • DDR Nanomics900

    December 5, 2019

    This video: *insert thw whole videos here*
    My 2 arms: chuckles I in danger

    Reply
  • INFERNOFEROCIOUS

    December 6, 2019

    i would upgrade it and add lasers and machine guns for self defense

    Reply
  • Thomas Mok

    December 7, 2019

    But can you play piano?

    Reply
  • Yours Truly The #1 Pony

    December 7, 2019

    First arm next legs

    It'll be great to see a amputee walk again

    Reply
  • AVG x G4mer

    December 7, 2019

    Can wait for them to make a flexible palm. Then it’ll look more realistic.

    Reply
  • DR.D MINDED

    December 7, 2019

    So basically you got cyberpunk 2077 early access ?

    Reply
  • Thor Odinson

    December 7, 2019

    Top tier atlas technology

    Reply
  • Doughnut Addict

    December 7, 2019

    As a Fullmetal Alchemist fan, this is just awesome for me!

    Reply
  • waffle kitten

    December 8, 2019

    Shut up and take my arm

    Reply
  • Droid Burner

    December 8, 2019

    This looks way cooler than my real hands .. lol

    Reply
  • ShadowRaven

    December 8, 2019

    If finger movement speed is increased combined with a wrist like ball movement while keeping the ability to rotate the wrist 360 degrees, thats a literall direct improvement from what we have biologically

    Reply
  • DartFlick

    December 9, 2019

    All good in the hood but can I play video games with it?

    Reply
  • happy Mr.X

    December 9, 2019

    Time to cut off my arm

    Reply
  • ομοφυλόφιλος Bæ

    December 10, 2019

    3:04 contacts?

    Reply
  • FREEdeadTREE

    December 11, 2019

    Sooo how can i be a test subject? I have the B bionic, its eh but it works. I want something larger cause I'm a bigger person muscle wise, with a very big right hand and i would love something that matches my physic.

    Reply
  • Matt Bell

    December 11, 2019

    Wait so in 10 years I can look like Dante?

    Reply
  • Matt Bell

    December 11, 2019

    Peopl eit dissablities: aw dude i cant wait.
    Me cutting of my arm:awicant wait

    Reply
  • Deepfriedtofu

    December 12, 2019

    Imagine a bully, bullying him like for a long time without an arm then one day he saw him with a bionic hand? Like I mean, imagine being punched with that hand?!? Danggg It's over.

    Reply
  • Infant Nirmal

    December 14, 2019

    Can it masturbate? 🙄🙄🙄

    I feel the pain 😑😑😑😑

    Reply
  • The Windfall Disciple

    December 14, 2019

    Cyberpunk 2020

    Reply
  • Amos Raj Amos

    December 15, 2019

    organics will always be better than cybernetics. It evolves without being programmed to….. but… of course, cybernetics has a dozen of advantages. But who cares? This is frickin' awesome !!!!

    Reply
  • ???

    December 15, 2019

    Batman

    Reply
  • DJ NickRoMello

    December 16, 2019

    I heared Deus Ex?😀 love that game😍😍

    Reply
  • Henrique 14

    December 21, 2019

    I Mean this guy isn't lucky to have that arm,hes lucky to still have an opportunity to have an kind of arm wich isn't so good as a real hand (as far as i think it is) were the lucky ones that didn't get on a accident or something to lose one of our arms,because our body is a miracle.

    Reply
  • Angela Hayes

    December 22, 2019

    I'm not understanding all of the negative comments, I think this technology is amazing.

    Reply
  • Rama

    December 22, 2019

    The thing that I fear the most if I lost an arm I can't play game anymore

    Reply
  • No Bo

    December 23, 2019

    how's the wrist?

    Reply
  • kαɾmα彡 AWM

    December 23, 2019

    I am not gonna cut my arm Bec my arm is nature's given and it's unlike anything

    Reply
  • Shobha Dongare

    December 23, 2019

    Great seeker keep making this type of video and mention Tech companies like this

    Reply
  • Sasori Tobi

    December 23, 2019

    IS NO ONE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THE FACT THAT THEY ARE USING BLENDER?

    Reply
  • Sanefro Venezuela

    December 24, 2019

    WAR HAS CHANGED

    Reply
  • Khair Jimm

    December 24, 2019

    Im gonna cut all my body then change my body to liquid machine same as T2 terminator

    Reply
  • Spyros Dragon

    December 24, 2019

    Whil those things ever become as fast as a norman hand?

    Reply
  • Miracle Ochei

    December 24, 2019

    1k people dislike the video? Like seriously?

    Reply
  • danny breton

    December 24, 2019

    Anyone get Deus Ex vibes rn?

    Reply
  • Final Miro

    December 24, 2019

    30 years later

    peoples are totally robots

    Reply
  • John Moran

    December 24, 2019

    Just once I'd like to see a really realistic artificial skin to cover these arms.

    Reply
  • superdop100

    December 25, 2019

    SCIENCE [email protected]€K YEA!!!!!!

    Reply
  • 内田ガネシュ

    December 25, 2019

    Cyberpunk is here!

    Reply
  • John Regan

    December 25, 2019

    Metal Gear Solid V

    Reply
  • LUNUTIC KARKI

    December 25, 2019

    wow this technology can change the life of biilions of disable persons really a lot has changed

    Reply
  • Werner Meyer

    December 25, 2019

    Verry good in fingers moves forwars and back now just let the finger moves left and right let you have 360° turn in fingers and ad a gelly pad on the inside of hand and finger 4 more grip and a better touch to have more control .
    So far extremely good and in few years I hope that what said shall be done let those people can do art again and draw paint and write normal

    Reply
  • Hisashi

    December 25, 2019

    But real question is how it feels when u beat ur saber with it

    Reply
  • The OG of Logic

    December 26, 2019

    Base on this new device turning disable kib into super power. A new growing trend amongst adolescent called "Dying to be disable" !!!

    Reply
  • john wick

    December 26, 2019

    Its almost to.the point where id rather have a robotic arm than a real.one. I wonder how hard it can squeeze

    Reply
  • Daniel Perez

    December 27, 2019

    This arm looks just like the one from spiderman ps4

    Reply
  • RARGaming 01

    December 27, 2019

    I believe this is the first step on creating the first darth vader

    Reply
  • Troy Low

    December 27, 2019

    New black mirror idea?!!!?

    Reply
  • Freezay

    December 28, 2019

    I'm telling you Cyberpunk2077 update Is already out in the game IRL

    Reply
  • Gordon Ramsey 2

    December 28, 2019

    Looks like the next iron man movie is coming out this year

    Reply
  • Premier Prendergast

    December 29, 2019

    This is going to lead us to a cyberpunk world in real life

    Reply
  • Thor Odinson

    December 29, 2019

    GERMAN SCIENCE IS THE FINEST IN THE WORLD

    WAIT A MINUTE

    Reply
  • Big Mark

    December 29, 2019

    But the phantom pain will never heal….

    Reply
  • kosta1987

    December 29, 2019

    I’m glad the makers of these bionic arms are giving people a hand

    Reply
  • Aditya dhiman

    January 2, 2020

    But this arm need more fast

    Reply
  • Travis Fine

    January 3, 2020

    Does this still work even when you didn’t have part of your hand missing? Genuine question

    Reply
  • Joey Ptimbal

    January 4, 2020

    I need this Im amputee from Palm to wrist it is expensive?

    Reply
  • kokunot XD

    January 4, 2020

    I would like to try robot arm but i already have great arm

    Reply
  • Abdul Mohammed

    January 5, 2020

    As soon as this technology gets better I will cut my arm off 😋😋

    Reply
  • Pavel Dvorak

    January 6, 2020

    There's no information how much does it cost and if you could get it if something happened to me now. Or it's just some hype

    Reply
  • AD UNUM TRISTIS

    January 7, 2020

    Why do you never see anyone with one of these anywhere ever………………………..

    Reply
  • LeShaun Jenkins

    January 8, 2020

    try printing! nano technology!

    Reply
  • Kono_Diavalo _Da

    January 11, 2020

    Me: woah its cool i want one…
    Mom can i get one?
    Mom: you have two arms with perfect condition you dont need that
    My arm later: Aight imma head out

    Reply
  • A B

    January 11, 2020

    With the glasses analogy, he literally just described contact lenses😂

    Reply
  • Dylan Javaheri

    January 14, 2020

    I wish I could have that

    Reply
  • Алмас Абдугалиев

    January 15, 2020

    Thats cool.
    How does arm receive signals for manipulating?

    Reply
  • A guy without subscribers

    January 15, 2020

    We need teleportation too!

    Reply
  • Megabot 650

    January 16, 2020

    Will somebody be able to move the joystick on a controller, or type?

    Reply
  • Southern Gentleman

    January 17, 2020

    This is extremely impressive and who knows what more improvements can be made.

    Reply
  • Blackbear Bear

    January 17, 2020

    Nice job guys

    Reply
  • Rhedhel Roy Niuda

    January 18, 2020

    When I can use laser beams I will cut my arms

    Reply
  • Saladin Shadowmoon

    January 18, 2020

    Nice but it will be epic if there are a villain

    Reply
  • The Truth

    January 18, 2020

    That’s cool and they look awesome!!!!

    Reply
  • Jordan likes cake

    January 19, 2020

    Ok, will you be able to jerk off?

    Reply

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