Ted Varley with Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II at the UK Technology Reception at Buckingham PalaceRepresentatives from RSLSteeper, one of the UK’s leading prosthetic manufacturers, were amongst the 350 technologists invited to attend a royal reception at Buckingham Palace to celebrate recent advancements and successes in the world of technology.

The event, held on Monday 9th June, welcomed guests from technology firms, start-ups and universities around the country, who spent the evening networking with members of the royal family, including the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke of Cambridge and The Duke of York.

RSLSteeper’s invite to the event came as a result of the global success achieved by their bionic myo-electric hand – a state-of-the-art prosthetic born out of a project funded by the Technology Strategy Board (TSB).

Having entered the TSB’s High Value Manufacturing competition back in 2009, RSLSteeper were awarded £377k to head up a team charged with developing the most life-like prosthetic hand on the market.

From the initial prototype, the Leeds-based company went on to create two more versions of the bebionic, of which the third model has become a world-wide phenomenon – deemed revolutionary by the technology industry and even featuring on this year’s Super Bowl advert.

RSLSteeper’s Technical Director, Ted Varley, attended the event on the company’s behalf and said: “The technology industry is advancing at an extraordinary rate and it’s fantastic that events such as this recognise the level of innovation taking place within the UK. We’re delighted to have been invited to take part in what was an extremely interesting and inspiring event.”

RSLSteeper is one of the UK’s leading providers of prosthetic and orthotic clinical services and a major manufacturer of upper extremity product systems.

For more information about RSLSteeper, please visit www.rslsteeper.com