Ukrainian startup receives support from local investor and EU accelerator to develop next-gen hand prosthetic solutions

Earlier this week Esper Bionics, an innovative prosthesis maker from Ukraine, announced it received an investment from local VC fund SMRK. The amount of the deal was not disclosed, but Esper Bionics CEO Dmitry Gazda told local tech blog AIN.UA it was the first equity round ever raised by the company.

Founded in 2018, Esper Bionics has designed “the next-level hand prosthetic solution.” Its myoelectric wrist prosthesis has movable fingers, thumb and wrist. It features five sizes, natural shapes and moves, and automatically changes grips.

Building on its hardware and software know-how, the team is now developing a new product dubbed ‘Esper Hand,’ which is a robotic arm with intuitive control. 

“Our goal is to create a product that will change the industry of prosthetics in the world,” claims the startup on its Facebook page.

The company is discussing beta-testing programs with Western medical clinics, with plans to complete them in the course of next year. 

Esper Bionics enjoys the support of EIT Accelerator, a startup support organization of the European Union.

Topics: Biomedical, Finance, International, News, Venture/Private equity
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