Bionic Hand Gives Student New Lease on LifeBy FOXNews.com,
Publication Date: January 21, 2009
News article describes the i-LIMB, a bionic prosthetic hand. The prosthesis, which was introduced in 2007 by Touch Bionics, has five fingers, each of which is controlled by its own individual motor, allowing a very sensitive grip. The i-LIMB is fitted to the wearer’s stump with a socket that contains a rechargeable battery and sensors that detect currents in the muscles that would have controlled the hand. After receiving the prosthesis, a 19-year-old British student who had lost his hand in an accident was able to, among other things, pick up a paper cup filled with water, peel a carrot, and swing a racket with his new hand. The article reports that about 450 people have been fitted with the i-LIMB, most of them in the United States.
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