Nicolas Huchet - Social Innovator

Nicolas Huchet is named the "social innovator" by MIT Technology Review, for creating a bionic hand with a 3D printer.

Each year MIT Technology Review recognizes 10 French inventors under 35 years for their revolutionary innovations across all technologies.


Nicolas Huchet, a young man from Rennes who had his right arm amputated following a work accident 12 years ago, met the LabFab in Rennes. From this meeting was born the Bionico project, which helped to produce a bionic prosthesis using 3D printing, from the design elements made available as open source by Gaël Langevin, creator of InMoov robot.

For the record, Nicolas Huchet was invited at the TechFest of IIT Bombay in January 2015. With the support of the science and technology service of the Embassy of France in India and the Alliances françaises of Bombay, Pune, Ahmedabad & Panjim, a series of conferences were held in India in January and February 2015, at these Alliances centres as well as at the BITS Pilani University (QUARK festival).

Congratulations to Nicolas Huchet, we are pleased to have made your acquaintance in India.

Last modified on 15/05/2015

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