UNYQ, a company specialised in redesigning prosthetics and orthotics using 3D printing technology, announced the expansion of its line of prosthetic covers to include options for upper limb amputees. Similar to the company’s prosthetic covers for above and below knee amputees, UNYQ’s arm covers are 3D printed and personalized to fit over the amputee’s prosthetic components.
The new upper limb prosthetic covers are available in the UNYQ Performance Collection, which is 3D printed from a strong polyamide. The new line is available in six designs and colours.
“The launch of our prosthetic covers for arms is a special day for UNYQ,” says Eythor Bender, CEO and cofounder of UNYQ. “We are thrilled to extend our collection of stylish personalized prosthetics to the upper limb amputee community.”
As with UNYQ’s entire line of prosthetic covers, the company strives for designs that are easy to wear, reimbursable by insurance, don’t interfere with the functionality and comfortability of the prosthesis and give amputee’s control over their appearance.
“For me, the look of the prosthesis is as important as its functionality,” says Bertolt Meyer, college professor, upper limb amputee and UNYQ user. “A stylish prosthetic cover gives me the option to turn my prosthesis into a fashion accessory. It’s not only a sign of my self confidence, but it has also given me more confidence.”