Making prosthetics an upgrade, not a band-aid.
Vulcan Augmetics manufactures affordable, modular robot arms for amputees, which click together like Lego, and can be replaced and upgraded online.
Because standard prosthetics are not suitable for a large number of physical tasks, especially those involved in blue collar work, we design specialist hands that serve specific job-based functions, welcoming low-income amputees back into the workforce and helping them regain independence.
Our products are targeted at the developing world, where there are millions of amputees without adequate access to care. There are several reasons for this, amongst them cost, access, maintenance, and practicality. There is also the issue that once you have a prosthetic, it doesn’t necessarily mean you will be able to work, which is critical to the ability of families to sustain themselves.
Over the next 20 years we believe humans and technology are going to become closer and closer. Removing the stigma that exists around robotic arms and accessories is a key part of that. Our goal is to show that these prosthetics are more than a quick fix.