Alt-Bionics - Developing cost-effective hands for prosthetics and robots

#Bionic_Hands #Robotics #Prosthetics

The program will be a presentation by Alt-Bionics, a local start-up company developing robotic hands for prothestics and humanoid robots. The presentation will include discussion of the technology that powers Alt-Bionics products, challenges faced in the bionics industry, and a vision for the future of prosthecs and humanoid robots.  

  Date and Time




  • Date: 07 Dec 2023
  • Time: 11:45 AM to 01:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
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The Zoom link will be provided to all registerants.
Pizza will be provided for in-person registrants and a vegetarian pizza will also be available.  Please respond to the registration questions to indicate virtual or in-person attendance and if you wish a couple of slices of pizza (at a cost of $5.00 - free for students) 

  • San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology
  • 102 Mabry Drive
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • United States
  • Building: Mabry Center

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  • Starts 17 November 2023 08:00 AM
  • Ends 06 December 2023 05:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
  • No Admission Charge


Ryan of Alt-Bionics


Alt-Bionics - Current Technology, Challenges and Vision for the Future

In this presentaon I would speak about our innovave approach to creating affordable and advanced bionic
hands for amputees. I'll take you through our journey from the initial idea to our current successes, including our
recent collaboraon with Apptronik and our venture into the realm of humanoid robots. The goal for the
presentation is for attendees to gain insights into the technology that powers our products, the challenges we've
faced in the bionics industry, and our vision for the future of prosthecs and humanoid robocs.


Ryan Saavedra, 28, founded Alt-Bionics to create affordable bionic prosthetics for amputees. The idea originated from a school project at The University of Texas at San Antonio, where he and his classmates built a roboc prosthetic hand for under $700. After meeting Ryan Davis,
an Army Ranger who lost his arm, Saavedra was inspired to bring this life-changing technology to the world.  Since founding Alt-Bionics, he has dedicated the past three years to developing accessible and advanced bionic prosthetic devices."


11:40am             Pizza served and Zoom set up
12:00 noon        RA Chapter Business Meeting
12:10                  Introduction
12:15                  PRESENTATION