Arie Rommers

Arie Rommers

User of most advanced bionic hand

Stage: Innovation

Arie Rommers lost his hand in an explosion when he was just 13. When this occurred, in the mid-1970s, The Bionic Man was one of the most popular television shows in the world. At that time, bionic limbs were a fantasy. Now there are bionic limbs available for many. 

Even though it’s been decades since Rommers lost his hand, he can still feel it. With the signals that come from his brain, he is able to control the bionic hand. Rommers is privileged to have one of these limbs. He knows they are quite expensive. Other amputees, living in poorer countries, often contact him. Of course, they would love to have a bionic hand too. His question is: how can we make prosthetic or bionic limbs available for everyone worldwide?

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