Man Gets Bionic Hands Controlled by the iPhone [Video]

Man Gets Bionic Hands Controlled by the iPhone [Video]

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Jason Koger is the first double hand amputee in the world to receive prosthetic hands that can be controlled with the iPhone, reports CNN. Koger was riding a four-wheeler when he came in contact with a downed power line that shocked him with 7,200 volts of electricity.

"I remember waking up from an induced coma a few days later and being told that they had to amputate my both hands in order to save my life," said Koger, now 34. "My mom and dad kept telling me that I would get through this."

Five years after his accident, Koger has been outfitted with the i-Limb Ultra Revolution from UK-based prosthetic developers Touch Bionics. The hand offers "unparalleled dexterity and control, enabling wearers to more easily perform activities of daily living and thus increase their quality of life," said Ian Stevens, CEO of Touch Bionics.

It's said to be the closest thing on the market to a real hand with five individually powered fingers including a fully rotatable thumb.

Check them out in the video below...

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Man Gets Bionic Hands Controlled by the iPhone [Video]

justclarified - April 15, 2013 at 7:51am
Now how many helpless individuals who are in such condition, possibly afford that? Or how many Rich political people use Tax payers dollars only to help the rich with such technology? Nice story, but still so much BS**
PNHUNTER - April 15, 2013 at 5:24pm
Increadible. An app to help to wipe your ass. Meanwhile Scamsung is focused on making pocket TVs...
Jack Bates - April 15, 2013 at 6:09am
I wonder if he can still Masterbate and what that would feel like. I can't imagine going through something like this but I'm sure he's just happy to be alive and able to see his family. Awesome Story!
McLovin - April 15, 2013 at 2:23pm
No kidding, the original "Stranger". I told it to comb my hair!!
Monito11 - April 15, 2013 at 5:51am
Amen to that. God is great.
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