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.
Commercial prosthetic devices in the market currently do not have any form of sensory feedback. If someone with a prosthetic arm tried to touch a table or hold a baby, he or she would not be able to feel it at all.
In our device, however, the fingertips have a highly sensitive touch sensor. This sensor relays information to the amputee through electrical stimulation on the residual limb that feels like a vibration or pressure. This device reunites amputees with the feeling of touch.
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