LA made Bionic limbs are the stuff of sci-fi innovation

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Jonathan Cowley has worn different prosthetic limbs since he lost his hand to cancer. He says, none have been as cool as this one.
 
Jonathan says with a smile, "My son likes to say, 'My Dad’s a transformer'." 
 
It is pretty cool! The Touch Bionics I-Limb Quantum hand has surface electrodes that pick up the ENG signals that our muscles produce when they contract.
 
Jonathan is able to cut an apple, peel a banana, have a drink, even shake hands with his artificial limb. He says, "It feels more a part of me, more connected. As you can see, when I move my arm, it moves with me and it gives me a lot more flexibility.
 
In the past, I could barely move my arm above my head. Now, I can move my hand right behind my head."
 
All of that, is made possible because of the design of the socket, which is a specialty of Biodesigns in Westlake Village.
 
Watch the video to see how this amazing technology is making Sci-Fi a reality.
 
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