PSYONIC, a startup located in the Research Park’s startup incubator, achieved third place out of 190 companies at the Second China (Jinan) New Growth Drivers International High-Level Talents Innovation and Entrepreneurship Contest. Aadeel Akhtar, PSYONIC CEO and Founder, started the company in order to develop advanced prostheses that are affordable to everyone despite world location.
The company’s Ability Hand is affordable, and PSYONIC hopes to have it covered by Medicare in the United States. While most commercially available hands are large and sized only for males, the Ability Hand is 50th percentile female-sized and weighs 20% less than the average human hand. Additionally, it’s USB rechargeable, provides useful sensory feedback, and can hold over 50 pounds.
For more information about the contest, click HERE.