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 Milestone for Available bionic hands

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Date posted: 28/07/2007

A highly functional bionic hand which was invented by a Scottish NHS worker has gone on the market.

It was invented by David Gow and was designed and built by Touch Bionics, which is based in Livingston. Mr Gow, who is the director of rehabilitation engineering services at NHS Lothian, said, "It's the first hand to come to the market that's actually had bending fingers just like your own hand."

The thumb and fingers can move and grip just like a human hand and are controlled by the patient's mind and muscles.

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