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Thursday 21st June 2018

Bionic hand milestone

17th July 2007

A bionic hand invented by a Scottish NHS worker is being made available on the open market.

David Gow, who is the director of rehabilitation engineering services at NHS Lothian, made the highly-functional hand which has a thumb and fingers that can move and grip. They are controlled by the patient’s mind and muscles.

Mr Gow’s invention has been designed and built by Touch Bionics, which is based in Livingston and it is hoped the device could be available through the health service within two to five years.


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