Scituate Man Gets Bionic Hand

SCITUATE (CBS) – A Scituate man is the first person in the United States to receive a high tech bionic hand. At age 14, Mike Benning lost his arm below the elbow to cancer.

Now, he’s cancer free and has the i-limb ultra revolution. It is the first upper limb prosthesis that can be controlled with a smartphone application.

“My range of motion has been greatly enhanced,” says Benning. “To be able to do that so easily has been very empowering.”

Benning says his dexterity has drastically improved. He can use his bionic hand to take pictures with his smartphone, pick up strawberries and even throw a football.

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