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Bionic Hand Wins Top Tech Prize
from BBC News Online
The world's most advanced, commercially available, bionic hand has won the UK's top engineering prize.
The i-LIMB, a prosthetic device with five individually powered digits, beat three other finalists to win this year's MacRobert award.
The technology has been fitted to more than 200 people, including US soldiers who lost limbs during the war in Iraq. The device started life in Scotland in 1963 as part of a project to help children affected by Thalidomide.
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