Samantha is the co-founder of Open Bionics and has won multiple awards for social innovation and entrepreneurialism.
Her startup, Open Bionics, has won multiple international awards for innovative engineering and robotics. Open Bionics holds a Limbless Product Innovation Award given by the amputee community and is a recipient of a British Engineering Excellence award for their prosthetic hand designs.
Open Bionics will showcase how they have been working with NHS England to provide low-cost multi-grip bionic hands to children and young people. This trial set out to improve the clinical experience of upper-limb amputees and test the functional and psychosocial advantages of using multi-grip bionic limbs.
Open Bionics was awarded an NHS product development contract for their low-cost bionic hands - becoming the first healthcare system in the world to trial this new technology with patients as young as 8 years of age.
This seminar will demonstrate how 3D printing can help innovate socket design, improving comfort for amputees, and radically reduce the cost of advanced myoelectric prosthetic hands.