Bionik Laboratories is a Toronto-based medical engineering research and development corporation with a focus on brain controlled prosthetics and rehabilitation devices. Incubated in Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone, Bionik has products in development that include artificial lungs and assistive walking tools for paraplegics. Its mission is to create innovative and affordable medical technologies.
A sample project is their Artificial Muscle-Operated (AMO) Arm that offers a greater range of movement than traditional prostheses, and does not require the amputee to undergo invasive surgery. It is also easy to use and is relatively inexpensive to make. While it took Bionik a year to create the custom software, the prototype itself was assembled in just 72 hours.
Biomedical Engineer and co-founder of Bionik Laboratories Inc. Thiago Caires on advancements in biomedical technology and robot evolution.