Very few of us can imagine our emotions, let alone think about the practical challenges ahead, if our 10-day-old baby had to have an arm amputated. This is the tragedy that happened to Sol Ryan.
His father Ben Ryan set out on the road to becoming a self-taught design engineer. And in 2016 he set up a company called Ambionics with a clear goal: to turn his ideas into working reality.
Using knowledge from his own training as a neuro-psychology lecturer, and collaborating with engineers, biotechnologists and specialist designers, Ben has led Ambionics to develop major advances in prosthetics technology.
Ben knew that it is crucial to give very young children the chance to interact with prosthetics as quickly as possible. This way, their brains can learn to register, react to and fully use their replacement limbs. The vital developmental window is narrow.
In just two years of the company’s existence, Ben has proudly accepted two national (USA and UK) and seven international awards for technology and innovation achievement.
Ben´s goal was to offer Ambionics to babies and toddlers who are missing a hand all over the world so they could have: greater functionality, much improved outcomes and better lives.
This goal is shared by Glaze Prosthetics who specializes in Adults. Collaboration was obvious.