Disney Works with Bionics Company to Develop Star Wars and Avengers Bionic Limbs for Kids

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This is awesome for so many reasons: startup Open Bionics and the Disney Accelerator program have joined forces to create prosthetic limbs for kids based on The Avengers, Frozen, and Star Wars.

Open Bionics explains,

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.

Open Bionics isn’t the first company to take inspiration from Disney’s characters; we’ve written in the past about other Frozen and Iron Man prosthetic limbs. But what I particularly love about Open Bionics’ approach (at least in that marketing image above) is that their product isn’t gendered.

The Avengers limb is technically Iron Man’s gauntlet, but it’s shown in the ad on a girl, and it’s easy to imagine kids of all genders feeling comfortable using the lightsaber or Frozen limbs.

What do you think, gang?

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(via Comic Book Resources)

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