Award-winning robotics start-up Open Bionics is partnering with Deus Ex studio Eidos-Montreal and gaming company Razer in creating affordable prosthetic limbs.
Called the Augmented Future initiative, the project’s ultimate goal is to produce “fashionable robotic prosthesis accessible to a larger audience.” The companies will use 3D printing for the bionic arms, which are expected to debut in 2017.
The Deus Ex–inspired arms will be available for viewing at E3 and Gamescom, Square Enix announced.
“Working with Deus Ex to re-imagine the future of bionic prosthetics has been a fantastic creative process,” Open Bionics CEO Joel Gibbard said. “It has been made even better by seeing people wearing the bionic arms and get so much enjoyment out of it. This collaboration goes to show how bright the future of bionics is.”
Adults and kids alike will be able to wear both The Titan Arm and The Adam Arm prostheses when they’re released.
Razer’s role in the initiative is in bringing the arms to a virtual setting—allowing people at events to digitally “try on” the arm using the Razer Stargazer camera and motion tracking technology.