MANCHESTER, N.H. (CBS) – It’s a medical breakthrough that could change the lives of amputees.

On Thursday, Next Step Bionics & Prosthetics in Manchester, N.H. debuted its new arm prosthesis that moves based on muscle signals.

nh bionic arm vo transfer Company Debuts New Arm Prosthesis That Moves With Muscle Signals

(WBZ-TV)

The company says the arms will allow amputees to do more for themselves and live a more normal life.

“This is incredible natural movement, to have all of those joints operating at the same time… the fully integrated part to have a full arm move like that follows foot motion,” said Matthew Albuquerque, certified prosthetist/orthotist and president of Next Step.

The company says the arms will allow amputees to do more for themselves and live a more normal life.

In a statement, U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan called the new arm prosthesis “groundbreaking technology” and “an exciting and innovative development that will support our veterans who have bravely sacrificed in defense of our freedom.”

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