Alan Gifford caught a rare infection which meant doctors had to amputate both of his hands. He has grown up unable to enjoy the activities most youngsters take for granted, including riding a bike. But thanks to the new robotic hand fitted on his right wrist the teenager can now grip the handlebars. His mother Hannah Jones, 37, of Swansea, said: “Alan is finding it much easier to do things now.
The 18-year-old, from Ealing, West London was born with a congenital limb deficiency, which means her left arm stops just below the elbow.
But just two weeks ago, she received a bionic arm, which can be controlled by her thoughts, just like her right arm.
Aspiring actress Gracie McGonigal got the best Christmas present she could wish for – a bionic arm to help her chase her dream roles.
Gracie, 18, was born with her left arm missing below the elbow – but has already starred in short films, TV ads and local theatre shows.
As children across the world eagerly count down to December 25, one 10-year-old in Blackburn has already started the celebrations. …
Jacob Pickering, who was born with no left hand, has been given a bionic arm.
The 10-year-old from Blackburn is looking forward to trying out the Hero Arm, made using 3D printing technology, and hopes it will help him ride a bike better.