Updated on December 4, 2023


Created on September 4, 2019

CURE Prosthetics

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CURE Prosthetics is an EMG controlled prosthetic arm.

Developed By
  1. Cure Tunisia
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Product Description

CURE Prosthetics is a prosthetic arm that is EMG (Electromyography) sensor controlled. The arm is built through 3D printing by CURE, a startup in Tunisia looking to developed personalized bionic hands for an affordable price. This is combined with virtual reality for physical rehabilitation.

Target SDGs

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being

Market Suggested Retail Price


Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Household, Community

Distributors / Implementing Organizations


Competitive Landscape

Direct competitors include Life Arm and Bionicli.

Manufacturing/Building Method

The prothesis is 3D printed and sensors are added. The arm can be customized to the user. It is manufactured in Tunisia where CURE is based.

Intellectural Property Type


User Provision Model

The prosthesis can be purchased from CURE, which is looking to develop a business to business model with national and international distributors, government agencies, and hospitals.

Distributions to Date Status

Three, having just completed testing phase in July 2019 Interview with representative

Craftsmanship required

3D Printing

Patient satisfaction

In testing phase, final decision emerging currently based upon feedbackInterview with representative July 2019

Patient compliance

VR-based therapy system to adjust to arm


Adjustable layer for children during growth, biocompatible arm


Biocompatible plastic, sensors

Water resistant (yes/no)

No, but exposure resistant

Amputation level

Below the elbow

Weight (kg)

0.6 kg

Design Specifications

The prosthesis is designed to be affordable and to be manufactured in Tunisia. It is designed for below the elbow/transradial amputees. The arm uses myoelectric sensors and is made of a corn-based plastic.

Product Schematics

Technical Support

CURE provides one month of AR and VR based training for users.

Replacement Components

Replacement components include components such as fingers if needed. For users, replacement components are two batteries.Interview with representative


At least three years, currently working to expand to five years Interview with representative

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Targets include:

  • Provides versatile movement
  • Myoelectric
  • Customizable (color and design)
  • Ergonomic
  • Lightweight
  • Made using ecologically friendly materials
  • Recyclable

Vetted Performance Status

Completed internal testing July 2019 Interview with representative


Temperature and water considerations: Cannot be wet, cannot be near fire. No skin allergy concerns Interview with representative

Complementary Technical Systems

CURE provides AR and VR based training for users.

Academic Research and References


Compliance with regulations


Evaluation methods

Internally tested for weight, comfort, and adjustability. [Interview with representative]

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