Science & Technology
15-year-old girl receives bionic fingers
By T.K. Randall
August 21, 2011 · 8 comments
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Chloe Holmes is the youngest person in Europe to receive the artificial fingers costing £38,000.
Chloe lost all the fingers on her left hand to septicaemia when she was only a toddler and has had to cope without being able to hold or grip things her whole life. "Growing up has been really difficult. I can't play sports or anything and I can't hold things," she says. "The best thing about my new hand is that now I can hold things. It is quite difficult, but I am getting used to it."
Chloe Holmes lost all her fingers to septicaemia as a toddler and has never been able to pick things up for herself. But her parents have now forked out £38,000 for a full set of bionic left digits which are controlled by electronic signals from the nerve endings in her hand.
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