A groundbreaking bionic prosthetic transformed life for a woman who lost her arm in a farming accident 20 years ago. The technology fused the bionic arm to her skeleton and connected it with her nervous system using electrodes implanted in nerves and muscles. “Karin was the first person with below-elbow amputation who received this new concept of a highly integrated bionic hand that can be used independently and reliably in daily life,” said Professor Max Ortiz Catalan, founder of the Center for Bionics and Pain Research (CBPR) in Sweden, who led the research. “The fact that she has been able to use her prosthesis comfortably and effectively in daily activities for years is a promising testament to the potential life-changing capabilities of this novel technology for individuals facing limb loss”.

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