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Patrick Kane’s remote control bionic hand can be programmed by a smart phone

by | 24th, April 2013

Boy fitted with bionic hand

FACE of the day: Patrick Kane 16, has become the first person in the UK to receive a revolutionary bionic hand which can be manipulated by remote control. He can control it with a smart phone app, which programmes the hand into a raft of pre-set grips.

Patrick, from London, lost his hand when he was a young child. He was fitted with the i-limb ultra revolution yesterday and has described its functions as priceless “. It costs around $50,000.

Says Patrick:

It’s the little things that are important, like being able to hold a glass while you pour into it, or being able to cut up the food on my plate, rather than having someone else do it for me.

Says

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