PSYONIC’s mission is to deliver advanced, neurally-controlled prosthetic hands with more functionality and lower cost than state-of-the-art prostheses. By employing machine learning algorithms, our prostheses are able to recognize different patterns of muscle activity from the user’s residual limb. We will also have the first commercially available prosthesis capable of sensory feedback. Through PSYONIC's innovations, we will disrupt the status quo of the prosthetics industry and decrease prosthesis rejection and abandonment. By leveraging 3D-printing and novel manufacturing techniques, we are able to produce prostheses for one-tenth the price of comparable devices and can offer customization to fit the needs and preferences of individuals. We have built partnerships with leading professionals and key opinion leaders in the prosthetics field to gain a sense of the problems facing current amputees. We have a dynamic team of experts in neuroscience, mechanical engineering, robotics, prosthetics, and clinical work. By combining these skill sets we can solve even the most acute problems people with upper-limb amputations face.
When PSYONIC CEO and Co-Founder Dr. Aadeel Akhtar was 7 years old, he met an amputee for the first time. She was his age, living in poverty in Pakistan. At the time, he wondered how they could share the same ethnic heritage but have such vastly different qualities of life. As he grew older, he realized that this was due to a lack of resources. For that reason, he started PSYONIC, a company whose mission is to develop advanced prostheses that are affordable for everyone worldwide.
2015 Cozad New Venture Competition - $10k, 1st Place University-Funded Startup
2015 Cozad New Venture Competition - $15k, Samsung Research Innovation Prize
2015-2016 VentureWell Stage I E-Team - $5k
2015-2016 iVenture Accelerator - $10k
2016 Illinois Innovation Prize - $20k