…We have the technology. That comes from the old television show The Six Million Dollar Man, of course. But now, the real world has caught up with that television show that went off the air in 1978. Because they can, indeed, rebuild someone. At least the hands.
The cutting edge headquarters of a Scottish firm behind the world’s first commercially available bionic hand was officially opened today.
Government ministers toured Touch Bionic’s plant in Livingston and met the first recipient of the firm’s pioneering i-LIMB hand.
UK Minister of State for Competitiveness Stephen Timms, and Scotland Office Minister David Cairns, went on to officially open the plant.
More than 70 of the hands are now being used by amputees around the world after the product was launched last July.
About half of these are in the US although there are no plans at the moment to make the hand available on the NHS.
They have pictures of the hand in use. Here’s the Touch Bionics website. It is amazing when the real world catches up with science fiction, isn’t it?