Meet the Founder

That's Kate

ExpHand Prosthetics founder Kate Walker started the business during her final year at Loughborough University where she studied Product Design Engineering.

"I met a little girl called Zoey 2 years ago and knew I wanted to design an arm that would fit her as she grew and that she'd feel comfortable wearing too."

Kate Walker


  • Experian Entrepreneur of the Year 2019

  • BDO Award 2019

  • Brenda Dean Award 2019

  • Peoples Choice Award, Ingenuity19 2019

  • Sainsburys Management Fellows Award 2019

  • EIT Healthcare Entrepreneurship Competition Winner 2019

  • Enterprising Student of the Year 2019, Loughborough University 

  • Highly Commended, Venture Crawl Pitching Competition 2019

Making this possible with

Our prostheses are designed for kids like Zoey

Where it all began


Back in 2017 we met a little girl called Zoey who was born with below elbow limb loss. She'd never been offered a prosthetic and we wanted to change that.

We did some research and found that like Zoey, 90% of people across the world don't have access to the prosthetics they need. This is mostly due to lack of doctors, lack of access and expensive products.

Also, kids grow out of prosthetics really quickly, which makes it even harder to make sure they've got the prosthetics they need. 

So we set out to design a prosthetic specifically for kids, and we came up with the ExpHand.

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