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15-year-old girl receives bionic fingers

By T.K. Randall
August 21, 2011 · Comment icon 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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Comment icon #1 Posted by Spid3rCyd3 13 years ago
Wow, that is really awesome! Hope they can do this for both her hands. LOLOL! Dad got her to fetch his pint from the bar!
Comment icon #2 Posted by The Big Boss 13 years ago
Some day, these things will be better than a real hand. I could see a bunch of people choose to be "augmented" in the future.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Taut 13 years ago
Awesome. My son manages a company in this field - prosthetics, and some of the technology that's coming up will make your jaw drop.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Alienated Being 13 years ago
Awesome. My son manages a company in this field - prosthetics, and some of the technology that's coming up will make your jaw drop. What kind of technologies are we referring to, here, Taut?
Comment icon #5 Posted by Spid3rCyd3 13 years ago
Sexbots! Ok, ok, somebody had to say it. There. =)
Comment icon #6 Posted by Alienated Being 13 years ago
Sexbots! Ok, ok, somebody had to say it. There. =)
Comment icon #7 Posted by Taut 13 years ago
What kind of technologies are we referring to, here, Taut? Well, the smiley makes the question look facetious, but I was referring to the advanced robotics of prosthetics. Nerve/hardware interfaces.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Spid3rCyd3 13 years ago
Just make sure not to allow wifi connectivity, that could be a bad thing and lead to unnecessary zaniness and miscellaneous hijinx. On second thought, add wifi connectivity! "Quit hittin' yourself, quit hittin' yourself!" lol...sorry, I'm done now.


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