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.
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
In testing phase, final decision emerging currently based upon feedbackInterview with representative July 2019
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
Below the elbow
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.
CURE provides one month of AR and VR based training for users.
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
- Provides versatile movement
- Customizable (color and design)
- Made using ecologically friendly materials
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
Internally tested for weight, comfort, and adjustability. [Interview with representative]