A 10-year-old born missing his arm below-the-elbow has just had a bionic arm delivered by the National Health Service in the UK for free and in time for Christmas!
Harry wanted a bionic arm to be able to do two-handed activities with his friends like ride a bike or go karting. He used to have various prosthetic solutions but Harry said they weighed him down “I’ve had one arm with a strap around the shoulder, but when riding my bike I had to really lean forward which was uncomfortable on my shoulder. And another prosthetic arm, all it did was barely open and close which I don’t use.”
Harry continued “With the Hero Arm, I can do so many grips, and it has freeze mode, which means when I grip things it locks so I don’t drop them. I also love the design.”
To keep the Hero Arm, Harry had to go through a month-long trial to be able to prove he can use the technology and only had confirmation he can keep it this week. “When he got it yesterday, he was just beaming, he couldn’t wait to show everybody.” commented his grandmother Susan Higham.
“He’ll be able to now really get into the festive spirit, he can pull a Christmas cracker with both hands now, which he’s never been able to do before.” said Susan.
Harry’s Hero Arm was custom-made using advanced 3D printed technology, and reads muscle movements in his forearm to create intuitive bionic finger movements.
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