Money should not be a constraint when there is an opportunity to bring human suffering to an end. With the strong vision that no human should be bereft of a prosthetic limb because of money constraints, Korean entrepreneur Sangho Yi, Founder/CEO of Mand.ro, launched the 3D prosthetic hand maker company. The company sells affordable prosthetic hands that are a fusion of aesthetics and superior 3D technology. The company has offices in Korea and Jordan and sells its products across the globe. The company is looking for regional partnerships and collaboration opportunities.
New lease of life for the amputee
Mand.ro, (which means “to make” in Korean) is the world’s first-ever lightweight, affordable and fully functional prosthetic hand which promises a new lease on life to amputees. The customized limb can be made for the customer easily by a meeting, either face-to-face or online, where the needs and requirements are fully understood. A 3D machine scans the amputated arm and carries out the printing and assembly from the socket. The process takes about a week after which the client is invited to come for fitting, adjustment, if any, and training.
Mixing art and technology for a superior product
The 3D printed myoelectric prosthetic hand comes for $999 and weighs 360 g (hand’s weight) and 800g (including socket). The product consists of 5 fingers, 15 joints and 5 grips. The prosthetic hand is easy to store and charge with the company offering the world’s first patented ‘charging cradle’. Like any smartphone, the prosthetic limb only takes 1-2 hours to charge and can be used for the entire day. The material is spandex and non-slip which makes it easy to use. The product, which comes with a one-year warranty, has a Low Power Muscle (EMG) sensor for understanding muscle signals from the amputated arm.
With its philanthropic vision, the company is continuously trying to come up with better products that make the life of amputees easier.
Mand.ro’s team will be attending the GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK to be held from October 6 to 10 in Dubai, supported by the Korea Institute of Startups & Entrepreneurship Development (KISED). The GITEX is the biggest tech show in Middle East, North Africa and South Asia that attracts many prominent leaders from global companies, major media outlets, and influential investors.