2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Open-Source and 3D-Printer: Redefining the Human Body

Sunday, March 13
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Palmer Events Center
Room 1-2
900 Barton Springs Rd


Commercial bionic hands haven’t evolved much. It costs more than 15,000 USD, and there are only limited variations of design because the market of such hands is small, while individual differences of users are large.
Exiii is trying to turn bionic hand into more a “casual” thing both in terms of price and design by using 3D-printer and open-source. HACKberry has been printed out and customized around the globe along with local communities. Coincidentally, other players from different countries have started to address this issue around the same time (e.g. Open Bionics, e-nable, Unlimited Tomorrow). How will these things redefine human body and change the medical service and business models?

Hashtags: #sxsw #open3dbody


Genta Kondo at SXSW

Genta Kondo


exiii inc

Software Engineer. He received master's degree of Engineering from University of Tokyo in 2011. From 2009 to 2010, he studied in University of California, Berkeley. His main focus has been on BMI a...

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Ivan Owen at SXSW

Ivan Owen

Makerspace Lab Mgr

University Of Washington Bothell

Ivan Owen is an innovator from Washington State, USA. As a multi-disciplinary, multi-media artist he has developed a wide range of unique knowledge and skills over the course of 21 years of creativ...

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Shigeru Kobayashi at SXSW

Shigeru Kobayashi



PhD in Media Design. He worked for a digital musical instrument company as a sound designer and a software engineer. Now teaching interaction design and prototyping at Institute of Advanced Media A...

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