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Hero Bionic Arm Gives Confidence To Amputees

December 11, 2018

A Bristol-based robotics company, Open Bionics, has developed the world’s first medically-certified 3D-printed artificial arm for amputees.

The Hero Arm, with its artificial hand, can fit children as young as nine years old. Its motor is controlled by muscles on the residual limb, allowing the user to carry out many tasks as if the hand was real.

Open Bionics hope the £5,000 bionic arm could be made available on the NHS.

BBC Click’s Kathleen Hawkins went to meet Raimi, who says the arm has given her a new confidence.

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  1. December 11, 2018 2:02 am

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    DWP stops Christmas Bonus payment to benefits claimants under Universal Credit –
    https://inews.co.uk/inews-lifestyle/work/universal-credit-benefits-christmas-bonus-payment-stopped/

    Paedophile doctor, 78, ‘blindfolded patients as young as 12 “to help them relax” then sexually assaulted them during 13-year campaign of abuse’ –
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6458081/Paedophile-doctor-78-sexually-assaulted-young-patients.html

    Mum with cancer on Universal Credit forced to wait months to bury son after she was £900 short for funeral –
    https://inews.co.uk/inews-lifestyle/people/cancer-sufferer-couldnt-bury-son-after-having-benefits-cut/

    Former bus driver faces penniless Christmas after being told to wait TEN MONTHS for Universal Credit –
    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7938909/universal-credit-former-bus-driver-penniless-christmas-wait/

    Universal Credit mum launches court battle after she was left with £9 for a MONTH –
    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7941271/universal-credit-mum-court-battle/

    DWP forces carer to sell home or face jail to repay benefits –
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46454305

    The DWP’s most notorious policy was just celebrated with cake –
    https://www.thecanary.co/trending/2018/12/10/the-dwps-most-notorious-policy-was-just-celebrated-with-cake/

    Universal Credit claimants express anger over DWP spending millions on ‘rosy’ benefit adverts –
    https://inews.co.uk/news/uk/universal-credit-dwp-claimant-anger-spending-benefit-adverts/

    DWP Has Spent Millions On Universal Credit Marketing Blitz –
    https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/dwp-universal-credit-advertising-spend_uk_5beb1ccfe4b044bbb1a9ae72

    DWP blasted for being ‘secret and rigged’ over under-fire benefits audit –
    https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/dwp-blasted-being-secret-rigged-13683326

    Liberty claims government data-sharing deals lead to rights violations –
    https://www.itpro.co.uk/policy-legislation/32508/liberty-claims-government-data-sharing-deals-lead-to-rights-violations

    Disabled York man Stephen Scott told ‘you don’t need mobility car’ –
    https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/17284842.disabled-york-man-stephen-scott-told-you-dont-need-mobility-car/

    SNP Government ‘need help from UK officials on new welfare powers’ –
    https://www.scotsman.com/news/snp-government-need-help-from-uk-officials-on-new-welfare-powers-1-4838897

    Morecambe single mum ‘broken’ by Universal Credit system –
    https://www.thevisitor.co.uk/news/morecambe-single-mum-broken-by-universal-credit-system-1-9478436

    UNIVERSAL CREDIT HAS LED TO A SURGE IN PEOPLE USING FOODBANKS AS TENANTS STRUGGLE TO PAY THEIR RENT –
    https://www.southwarknews.co.uk/news/universal-credit-has-led-a-surge-in-people-using-foodbanks-as-tenants-struggle-to-pay-their-rent/

    It left this North Norfolk man with his mental health in tatters and led to the break-up of his marriage. ‘Robert’ was left waiting for 28 weeks for a decision over his disability benefits. –
    https://www.klfm967.co.uk/news/klfm-news/2752549/it-wrecked-his-mental-health-and-his-marriage/

    Universal Credit desperation: Cash is soaked up at alarming rate –
    https://www.staffordshire-live.co.uk/news/local-news/universal-credit-desperation-cash-soaked-2313219

    The most shocking betrayals to come before Devon courts –
    https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/most-shocking-betrayals-come-before-2297599

    Carer will spend Christmas in jail after stealing £99 from dementia patients –
    https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/carer-spend-christmas-jail-after-15509188

    Warrington carer stole £16,000 from dementia patient –
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-46373576

    Muckamore: Lives of vulnerable patients were ‘compromised’ – while abuse was not reported –
    https://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2018/12/11/news/lives-of-vulnerable-patients-at-muckamore-abbey-hospital-were-compromised—while-abuse-was-not-reported-1505516/

    National Crime Agency appointed by PSNI to head up Muckamore abuse probe –
    http://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2018/12/04/news/national-crime-agency-appointed-by-psni-to-head-up-muckamore-abuse-probe-1499884/

    University Hospital Limerick patient claims she was ‘badgered’ into procedure without sedation –
    https://www.limerickleader.ie/news/home/352440/university-hospital-limerick-patient-claims-she-was-badgeredinto-procedure-without-sedation.html

    Mental health: The NHS patients who are ‘abused and ignored’ –
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-46459434

    The dozens of physical and sexual abuse allegations made at North Wales hospitals that were reported to the Welsh government –
    https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/dozens-physical-sexual-abuse-allegations-15487513

    Amber Rudd claims UN warning on desperate plight of UK’s poorest is ‘inappropriate’, in first Commons appearance as DWP minister –
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