Cyborg Fancy

The story of young Matthew James who has recently received a high tech prosthetic hand is a reminder that the human body's natural place as the determinant of "normality" is changing in our time. As a guy with two fake lenses in his eyes I can admire this story with visual magnification and report that this is one cool hand!  

"What do you do if you want to upgrade your pathetic meatsack of a body and become a cyborg? If you're Matthew James, a 14-year-old from Britain's Berkshire, you write a letter and end up with a bionic hand.

Born without a left hand, James became enamored of the i-Limb Pulse from Scotland's Touch Bionics, but his family couldn't afford the roughly $48,000 price tag.

After the head of Formula One racing team Mercedes GP Petronas visited his school, James got up the chutzpah to write a letter to the organization's Ross Brawn asking for help in getting an i-Limb Pulse. He suggested the team sponsor what would be a cybernetic part of his body.

Brawn agreed to help, but struck a technology-sharing deal with Touch Bionics in which most of the fee would be waived. Now James has a new hand."

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Read more: http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20092565-1/teen-suddenly-much-cooler-with-new-bionic-hand/#ixzz1V98aFmhr

 

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