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MD/PhD Student Startup Set to Make Moves in 2017
Tuesday, December 20th, 2016


PSYONIC is a startup creating low-cost prosthetic hands that offers sensory feedback, allowing users to not only utilize a prosthetic, but restore feeling and control in the limb they lost. They're aiming to deploy their technology in developing nations. The startup went through the iVenture acclerator in 2015, and cofounder Aadeel Akhtar, an MD/PhD candidate at the College of Medicne at Urbana, won the 2016 Illinois Innovation Prize, an $18,000 award that he is using to bring the protoype to market.

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