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Bionic hand is ‘life-changer’ for Hull amputee

Bionic hand is ‘life-changer’ for Hull amputee

On 16 June 1992, when he was just 13, Mike Swainger was struck by a train when playing with friends on some waste ground. Lying fully conscious by the trackside for 45 minutes, he was fully aware that the arm and leg that rested on the ballast a few feet away, were his own.

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Charles Soitabao Kango

Charles Soitabao Kango

After a day at work on January 7th, Charles Soitabao Kango caught his regular bus from Nairobi back to his village home 40 minutes away. This time the journey wasn’t completed, as Charles explains:

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Karl Chapin

Karl Chapin

San Antonio’s Karl Chapin, believes his extraordinary life has received a futuristic boost, after being fitted with the very latest multi-articulating, myo-electric, bebionic3 hand.

Karl, who lost his hand at the age of 18, as a paratrooper during the Vietnam War, in the A Shau Valley, has constantly sought new challenges. He has been a skydiving instructor, karate instructor, scuba diver, race car driver, volunteer kidney donor and prize-winning golfer. However, he has often been frustrated by the limiting technology available for his artificial arm.

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Nigel Ackland

Nigel Ackland

Nigel was employed as a precious metals smelter. Around five years ago, he was involved in an accident at work involving an industrial blender. This led to a severe crush injury of his right forearm. He underwent six months of operations and infections before deciding to have an elective trans-radial (below elbow) amputation. Unfortunately, due to the extent of his injuries he has been unable to return to work since.

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Celso

Celso

Celso is a bilateral trans-radial (below elbow) amputee. He lost both his arms in 1989 following a traumatic accident involving fireworks. He lives in Brazil and receives his prosthetic treatment at Ortopedia Conforpes.

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