Prodigy Learning today are delighted to announce Ambionics as the charity partner for the ACA World Championship UK & Ireland Final on June 14, 2019 in The British Library, hosted during London Tech Week. Ambionics, founded and set up by Ben Ryan in 2016 is a UK charity which develops major advances in prosthetics technology.
The Adobe Certified Associate World Championship is a global competition that identifies and honours the next generation of design professionals using Adobe software. The Regional Final will bring together the 20 finalists at The British Library alongside CertMatters.Live on June 14, 2019 to determine the UK & Ireland Champion.
event will see finalists compete in a design challenge where they will
be given instructions, project requirements, and assets to complete a
real–world design challenge for Ambionics using Adobe Creative Cloud
software. The UK & Ireland Champion will be determined based on an
evaluation of the finalists’ work.
The 2019 UK & Ireland Champion will win the trip of a lifetime (sponsored by Prodigy Learning) to represent the region and compete at the final round of the World Championship in New York, USA.
Ben Ryan (Founder, Ambionics) commenting on the announcement said: “We are excited to be chosen as this year’s ACA World Championship charity. The right graphic design can be the difference between someone walking past one of our flyers and someone stopping, reading it, acting upon it and deciding to get involved and make a difference.”
“This opportunity is a golden one for us and something we really appreciate. We are very excited about the final on 14th June and look forward to meeting everyone. Thank you for supporting Ambionics.”
Andrew Flood (CEO, Prodigy Learning) added: “The ACA Championship presents a unique opportunity for us to give tangible benefit to a very deserving charity while also giving real-world design experience to a very talented group of design students. We are excited to see the projects the students produce using Adobe Creative Cloud and will be proud to see the artwork used for such a good cause as Ambionics.”
Very few of us can imagine our emotions, let alone think about the practical challenges ahead, if our 10-day-old baby had to have an arm amputated. This is the tragedy that happened to Sol Ryan. Yet not even a fortnight into his first-born son’s life, Sol’s father and former psychology teacher, Ben Ryan, determined that no obstacle would stand in the way of his child living a full and active life. More, he had a vision that many other children would benefit from the best innovations that science and technology could achieve.
Ben set out on the road to becoming a self-taught design engineer. He made Job One the development of an idea for replacement limbs, prosthetics, that was inspired by nature. Spiders use fluid pressure to make their limbs move. Ben believed the same principles could be applied to the movement of prosthetics for human beings. And in 2016 he set up Ambionics with a clear goal: to turn his ideas into working reality.
Ambionics has since gone from strength to strength. Using knowledge from his own training as a neuro-psychology lecturer, and collaborating with engineers, bio-technologists and specialist designers, Ben has led Ambionics to develop major advances in prosthetics technology.
just two years of the company’s existence, Ben has proudly accepted two
national (USA and UK) and seven international awards for technology and
innovation achievement. His work has been peer reviewed by medical
experts through Orthopaedics Research UK. And he has been privileged to
work alongside world leaders in technology, design and engineering,
including teams at Microsoft, Autodesk and RS Components.
Ben continues to challenge current practice around the technologies and the treatment timings applied to babies and toddlers who are missing a hand. For very good reasons – greater functionality, much improved outcomes and better lives – he wants to disrupt the status quo. His vision, of free-to-all facilities offered around the world, is starting to be realised. In 2018, the first, entirely free, specialist Ambionics prosthetic limb clinic will open their doors in South America. Ben and those who work with him are passionate about the difference to lives these facilities can make.
Learn more about Ambionics here