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Aadeel Akhtar, PhD

Aadeel Akhtar, PhD

CEO & Founder

Dr. Aadeel Akhtar is the CEO and Founder of PSYONIC, a company developing advanced bionic limbs that are accessible to all people with limb differences. PSYONIC's Ability Hand is an FDA-registered bionic hand that is the fastest on the market, robust to impacts, and the first to give users touch feedback. It is also covered by Medicare in the US. The Ability Hand is being used by patients and researchers globally, including Meta and NASA. Dr. Akhtar received his PhD in Neuroscience and MS in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2016. He received an MS in Computer Science in 2008 and BS in Biology in 2007 at Loyola University Chicago. In 2021, he was named as one of MIT Technology Review’s top 35 Innovators Under 35 and America’s Top 50 Disruptors in Newsweek.


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