Esper Bionics is a pioneer engineering company
Focused on mechatronics, AI, and IoT technologies for Human Augmentation.
Our first products are Esper Hand, a bionic self-learning hand prosthesis, Esper Control, a non-invasive wearable brain-computer interface, and Esper Platform, a cloud-based software solution to individualize the control of wearables.
Our Mission
We at Esper believe that human capacity and abilities are underestimated. We aim to unleash them by building technologies that can eliminate diseases, give humans extra abilities, and ultimately fulfill and prolong the lives of billions of people around the globe.

By doing this, we want to produce a significant contribution to the new kind of evolution — tech-enabled human enhancement.
CEO and co-founder at Esper Bionics
Dima Gazda
The opportunity to upgrade humans as a species has emerged for the first time over the past 150,000 years of human history. We are extremely lucky not only to be witnessing it but actually helping to make it a reality.
We believe that tech-powered human evolution will create a better future with freedom of self-actualization, diversity of all kinds, and everyone living long and happy lives.

We want Esper Bionics to be a proactive participant in building it, and our first step is to upgrade the prosthetics industry.
Our Story
Medical doctor and engineer Dima Gazda, CEO and co-founder at Esper, had an idea that people can create thousands of years worth of life for other people, directly or indirectly. This can be anyone: a doctor who prolongs the lives of patients, an accountant who works for a company that fights air pollution, or a software developer who builds an application for a better posture or sleep. Ultimately, their actions let people live longer.
Looking for his own way to move the needle, Dima discovered that electronic implants have the biggest potential to make a maximum impact — to create billions of years worth of life for people globally. Through deep research in a variety of areas, he identified the prosthetics industry as the perfect environment and ecosystem for electronic implants to emerge. Electronic implants need big wearables for charging, data collection, and processing — and prostheses are ideal for that, with millions of users worldwide. So, by helping these millions, by bringing them devices of the right architecture, we can unlock the technology stack necessary for electronic implants and, thus, help billions of people in the future. With this idea in mind and heart, Dima co-founded Esper* Bionics as a five-person technological startup in 2019. Today, it is a New York-based award-winning engineering company of twenty people developing human enhancement devices for a brighter future for humankind.
Timeline
august
Esper Hand is lab tested and FDA registered
APRIL
MVP of Esper Platform was
tested
November
Esper Bionics becomes a winner at the 13th Healthcare Innovation World Cup and is named a top world techpreneur
2021
Esper Hand is showcased at CES 2022
2022
January
October
2020
September
Esper Bionics secures
its first investment round from SMRK VC
Established own RnD lab and basic manufacturing facility
Esper Hand’s first MVP is tested by a volunteer
APRIL
2019
APRIL
MARCH
Esper Bionics becomes the winner at the international engineering startup competition, the Vernadsky Challenge
Esper is founded with a mission to improve and prolong people's lives
Ten million people in the world have an arm amputation. Esper Hand is an FDA-registered self-learning bionic hand prosthesis that seeks to help these people forget about their limb difference and live their best lives confidently.

Being one of the lightest hand prostheses on the market (380g), it has five separate movable fingers and comes in four sizes.
Powered by Esper Control and Esper Platform, Esper Hand accurately detects muscle activity, recognizes situations, and predicts the grip that would fit a particular context.

The more you use it, the faster and more precise it gets, and the more it feels like you were born with it.
Our Esper Hand
Our Technology and Design
We are pushing the boundaries in digital signal processing (DSP), artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning (ML), data collection, low-power electronics, and light movable machinery design.
We use DSP, AI (ML), and data collection for better prosthetic control
At this stage, Esper devices are controlled with electromyography (EMG) sensors and adjusted for the behavior patterns of each user.

Here's how it works. When a user tries to move the Esper Hand, their brain sends impulses to activate exact muscles in the forearm, shoulder, or chest. We detect this activation with the help of muscle sensors (which are wearables, not implants) and use them as an exact call-to-action for our robotic hand.
We employ mathematical and machine learning methods to help reduce noise, correct sweat/motion issues, and learn the user's behavior over time.

Esper devices are the next-level controllers and assistive wearables where the combination of thinking and feeling leads to a sharp precise movement predicted in advance; where intuition brings foresight, knowledge gives confidence, and learning ensures progress.
Esper Hand has a total of 288 unique components, namely, 142 metal, 130 plastic, and 16 silicone elements. The Hand is made by molding, milling, and multi-jet fusion printing (MJF).

We've come to the current version of the intelligent prosthesis through hundreds of materials testing sessions, tens of destroyed devices, and six full iterations. This challenging path to perfection has led us to the creation of this beautiful art piece — Esper Hand.

Our robotic products are where design, manufacturing, and engineering play together; where passion brings beauty, precision gives gracefulness, expertise ensures endurance; where extra abilities are born.
Our machinery design is inspired by the beauty of the human body and by light&robust aviation solutions
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