iCandy: Bionics

Web-enabled electromechanical hands and specially tailored pet paws

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iCandy: Bionics
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Sixteen-year-old Patrick Kane shows off the sensitivity and dexterity of his new i-Limb Ultra Revolution prosthetic hand. Kane was the first person in the United Kingdom fitted with the software-controlled electromechanical hand, which is made by Touch Bionics. The Scottish company’s Biosim-i app lets Kane adjust the hand’s settings to take advantage of 24 grip options and a host of gestures—all from his iPhone.


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