This Company Uses 3D Printing to Offer Custom Prosthetic Designs

By: Katherine Pendrill - Dec 10, 2015
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'Unyq' is an innovative startup that uses 3D printing to provide patients with custom prosthetic designs. While there have been major advancements in prosthetic technology, there are still few personalization options for artificial limbs. This company aims to use new technology to improve the ascetic appearance of prosthetics.

Eythor Bender co-founded Unyq after realizing how few personalization options were available to him and other amputees. Along with engineer Manuel Boza, Bender began experimenting with 3D printing as a way to create personalized prosthetic covers. Now the company offers 3D-printed prosthetic arm and leg covers in many different designs and numerous different color options. Each of the designs boasts a contemporary look that is inspired by space, the future and geometric shapes.

Unyq's custom prosthetic designs not only improve the look of artificial limbs, but they also help to inspire confidence. As Bender explains, "the cover often means that others look on them with interest instead of pity."