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About Us

COVVI’s main objective is to design and deliver the COVVI Hand; which aspires to be the world’s most advanced, powerful and robust bionic hand. Creating a myoelectrically-powered multi-articulated device that surpasses leading products within the industry isn’t a feat that comes easy. Passion, hard work and dedication have ensured that the design, function and long-term operational logistics derived from extensive use, repair and customer support are prioritised every step of the way.

In August of 2017, entrepreneur and current Group CEO Simon Pollard formed COVVI with the vision of delivering a world-leading prosthetic hand from a company that has its users and clinicians at the heart of everything they do. Working collaboratively over the years has actioned a real positive change to the many lives of upper-body prosthetic users as we took on the responsibility of designing and building an entirely new product from scratch.

Our team of mechanical design and electrical engineers laid the groundwork by embarking on a considerable phase of research and development so designs could be constructed. Such research included investigating the flaws of existing prosthetic devices, establishing relationships with an assortment of industry professionals throughout the product supply chain, and even choosing the right software to enable great and efficient design work. We ensured that all of our bases had been covered before we even uttered the phrase ‘3D printing’.

A full design concept had been established by January 2018 and from there the fun, but highly demanding, stage of experimentation and work towards bringing the designs to life could begin.

Alongside this, operating under ‘Objectiv-X’ due to not even being officially named yet, COVVI started working with Elmwood in August of that same year. Elmwood, a brand consultancy and design firm, is well known and respected around the world for its clean and highly innovative brand transformation portfolio.

By February 2019 we had developed our first operational prototype which we took with us to the Hanger Educational Fair in Las Vegas.
By February 2019 we had developed our first operational prototype which we took with us to the Hanger Educational Fair in Las Vegas.

What Defines Us?

COVVI is a portmanteau of the Latin ‘Coperor’ and ‘Vita’, translating as ‘working together’ and ‘life’, respectively. The two ‘v’s represent multiple lives changed. In other words, COVVI was conceived to change many lives by working together – within our team and stakeholders, with clinicians worldwide, and with our users.

Our name was formulated with great thought in order to reflect our single driving intention of working together and with others so we can change lives. Along with the name came our Delta logo; a symbol with meaningful origins, such as change and doing things differently. With these core elements of our brand established, our understated but powerful colour palette and design guidelines naturally followed and in turn guided the aesthetic finish of the COVVI Hand.

A New Horizon

From there, things came together beautifully and we are now at the assembly stage at base. We’ve also reached the outreach phase by ensuring we leave no stone unturned in getting the COVVI name and vision known. From that point, we plan on keeping our aim at the forefront of the minds of our peers within the industry, clinicians around the world and of course their patients whose lives we want to transform.

The COVVI story has only just begun, but already within this initial design and development stage, we are about to start a new chapter. This is our history so far but the COVVI story is far from over, and we look to the future with optimism and determination.

Having a team that works so well together, that is also switched-on, honest and devoted to COVVI’s aim has had the most positive knock-on effect on our performance and end-product. It is a total cliché to say it, but our COVVI Hand has been a labour of love from the moment of its conception; and every one of us is excited and humbled at the prospect of nurturing it. We will continue to develop and ensure we stay ahead of the curve in the bionic prosthetics industry – making waves is what we do here at COVVI.

"COVVI aims to deliver an award-winning product accompanied by a customer journey process that is second to none."
“COVVI aims to deliver an award-winning product accompanied by a customer journey process that is second to none.”

Our Mission Statement

COVVI has created a world-leading bionic hand that is both at the forefront of technology yet reliable. Our design-led organisation has continually endeavoured to reach as many users on a global scale as possible. Our visionary team has utilised premium materials and cutting-edge design to be able to deliver a ground-breaking medical device that establishes a new level of quality and performance.

We aim to deliver an award-winning product accompanied by a customer journey that is second to none by using our combined experience of over 75 years in prosthetic design, product development, and customer service.

Our Innovative Team

COVVI prides itself on having a team of highly qualified and dedicated individuals with a wealth of experience in prosthetic technology and product development. The strength of the brains behind the award-winning Bebionic hand parted with Steeper Group Ltd. upon the product’s acquisition by Ottobock in 2017 and decided to create something new. With reinvigorated vision and an abundance of fresh ideas, the COVVI team were born – in combining their various and manifest abilities, they have delivered a world-leading product with users and clinicians at its heart.

Careers

COVVI is set to become a world leader in bionic prosthetic technology, and we are looking to continuously develop and grow as a global brand – that means we need people! Those wanting to make a difference, with a tangible zest for the most innovative of technology, championing high-quality functionality and accessibility need look no further.

Keep your eyes peeled on this page, or via our social media feeds for opportunities up for grabs. Together we can action real positive change to the many lives of upper-body prosthetic users.

Awards and Achievements

COVVI prides itself on offering revolutionary prosthetic technology that’s designed around user functionality and accessibility. We wanted to showcase the awards and achievements we have earned, which represent the outstanding quality of the COVVI Hand and all the auxiliary products and services surrounding it.

The excellence and knowledge held by our staff drives our success each and every day, and we are so proud of every award and achievement we have received.


Get In Touch

COVVI prides itself on putting people first, whether you’re a clinician or prospective partner, a current prosthetic user or an inquisitive individual with an upper-limb difference – even those simply curious about the technology (we don’t blame you), we are here for you!

You can find us via our social media channels managed by our highly responsive communications team, or if you have a specific query regarding:

  • Device repairs and support
  • Interest in becoming a COVVI ambassador
  • How to get a COVVI prosthetic device
  • Press enquiries

Have we sparked your curiosity? Get in touch with us via our contact page to find out more.