- Twenty-nine-year-old Nicky Ashwell, born with a partially developed right arm, was outfitted with Steeper’s bebionic small hand. The cutting-edge robotic hand has 337 mechanical parts, magnets for improved speed and strength, and bubble fingertips for precision in handling objects.
- The bebionic hand retails for about $11,000 and is strong enough to carry up to 99 lbs.
- A plaster cast of Ashwell’s upper arm was made to create the socket at the end of the prosthetic forearm, which electronically detects muscle contractions in her arm that send signals to the bebionic small hand.
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