“COVVI aims to deliver a world-leading prosthetic hand with users and clinicians at its heart, working together we can action real positive change to the many lives of upper-body prosthetic users forever.”
COVVI is a design-led organisation that has created a world-leading bionic hand that is both highly functional and accessible, endeavouring to reach as many users as possible on a global scale. Our visionary team have delivered our ground-breaking medical device that establishes a new level of quality and performance, utilising premium materials and cutting-edge design.
With over 75 years of combined experience in prosthetic design, product development, and customer service, COVVI aims to deliver an award-winning product accompanied by a customer journey that is second to none. With our customers at the very heart of our mission, we understand the demand for strength, durability, and dexterity, required of a limb for everyday use.
As such we intend to overcome the shortcomings within the current market and produce a device, and customer service, that becomes the preferable choice for upper-body prosthetic users around the world. A bold statement perhaps, but we are confident in our first-class team of designers and engineers’ ability to utilise the latest technology in tandem with market-leading customer relations management.
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.
The design team have worked tirelessly over the last four years in order to design and develop the Nexus Hand, while travelling the world and meeting some amazing people to provide us with a considerably unique insight. The original bebionic team developed a market-leading product and helped a lot of people, but witnessed how much more work needed to be done in upper-limb prosthetics in terms of customer service, accessibility and function.
In our experience, we have known users to wait weeks for expensive repairs and as a result, have done our utmost to improve these; but ultimately, we have realised that a completely new approach was required. Bionic hands needed to be easier and simpler to build and repair. We believed this needed to happen in much closer proximity to the end-user as such products are becoming increasingly complex, and in some cases unnecessarily so.
We want to get away from the lusting over technical specifications and the arms race of gimmicks and bolt-ons, to focus purely on functionality. We want to develop a product that is unparalleled, but such claims are no good if they are only available to a privileged minority. We don’t want to compromise on premium quality – we want premium for everyone who needs or wants it.
The sale of bebionic from Steeper to Ottobock gave the team the opportunity to implement this vision with a new challenger brand within the global market. Having retained the operational and design expertise from the brilliant bebionic project, we set about to design the ultimate prosthetic hand: with performance, affordability, repairability, and aesthetic appeal at the heart of things from day one.
We are very excited to show the prosthetics world what is possible when you put your mind to it, the team have worked incredibly hard over the last several years and believe Nexus is a game-changer.