BionIT Labs

Lecce, Puglia

Cosa è BionIT Labs?

BionIT Labs applies Information Technologies to Bionics in order to Turn disabilities into New Possibilities

Milestones

Accettazione in "Autodesk Entepreneur Impact Program"

lug 2018

Accettazione in "SOLIDWORKS For Entepreneur Program"

lug 2018

Riconoscimento "Seal of Excellence" dell'Unione Europea per il bando SME Instrument Phase I

lug 2018

Vittoria bando PIN - Pugliesi Innovativi. Finanziamento a fondo perduto da 30.000 €

lug 2018

In dettaglio

BionIT Labs is a startup which applies Information Technologies to Bionics in order to Turn Disabilities into New Possibilities: we realize innovative medical devices for people who lost a limb due to traumatic injuries or congenital deficiencies.


Our Mission is not limited to the restoration of the users missing limbs basic functionalities. We want to potentiate them through means that could enormously simplify their life, e.g. related to home automation or IoT: Technology at the user fingertips.

Our Vision is about a world in which disabilities are not seen by people as discriminating or destabilizing factors, but instead as new chances to approach - and interact with - our environment and our society, leading to a massive cultural and social impact.

BionIT Labs'​ first device is Adam's Hand, an innovative myoelectric prosthesis based upon a patent pending mechanism that allows the actuation of all the five fingers (15 degrees of freedom, one for each phalanx) with just one motor: this allows us to save on weight, dimensions and autonomy of the device and leads to an extremely simple control for the user; all of this at a price ranging from 1/3 to 1/2 compared to that of our competitors.

Adam's Hand stands for "A Dialogic, Adaptive, Modular, Sensitive Hand": these are the main aspects that make it the "First of its Kind".

Dialogic: Adam’s Hand wants to potentiate the user providing him info gathered from his surroundings and enhancing his connection with the environment: IoT and Home Automation are actually at the user fingertips!

Adaptive: the synergy between advanced mechanics and self-learning algorithm, leads the user to learn to use the device fast and easily. App/web integration for telemedicine allows for a continuous and effective user-orthopedic interaction.

Modular: classic industrial processes and innovative 3D printing technologies allow for a never-seen customization of the device. Adam's Hand is also designed in a modular way in order to adapt to different amputation levels, while the fingers are customizable in size (length and thickness of the phalanges): a single device to fulfill each user needs.

Sensitive: the sensors signals are gathered and stocked in a cloud database. Visive, audio and vibratory feedback are provided to the user: the device is no longer perceived as an unnatural mechanical appendix, but instead as an extension of the user’s own body.


The adaptive mechanism allows the grip forces to be equally distributed among the fingers, thus ensuring always the most stable grasp. This feature leads the prosthesis control to be as simple as possible: thanks to the high technology integrated in Adam's Hand, the user has only to decide if opening or closing the device, thus needing really few visual attentions, while the hand automatically performs the most suitable grip pattern for each grasped object. The inner mechanism is built with high-resistance metal components, while the hand shell and the fingers are 3D printed using high-quality plastic in order to make them easily customizable in size and to keep the weight as low as possible without compromising the device structural integrity.

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