Ukrainian soldier gets an advanced bionic arm after being badly injured by a land mine. Photo/Sky News
BERLIN – Two soldiers Ukraine who had to be amputated after being injured by exposure land mines fitted with an advanced artificial bionic arm English .
They are the first war veterans to be equipped with the new Hero Arm – a 3D printed prosthesis made by Bristol, UK-based technology company Open Bionics.
Andrii Gidzun and Vitalii Ivashchuk tried out their bionic arm this week in Munich. These arms have movable fingers and thumbs, allowing them to pinch and grip objects. This arm is controlled by sensors activated by muscles in the forearm.
A custom-built prosthesis will now be 3D printed for the two men and installed next month.
Vitalii (24) found it cool to describe the pilot of the bionic arm, which is called the Hero Arm,.
“I am happy to have such an opportunity to get such a functional prosthesis. I didn’t even expect it,” he said.
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“When the electrodes were placed and I had the opportunity to test this prosthesis, I enjoyed it. I was pleased, to put it mildly,” he added as quoted by Sky News, Saturday (21/1/2023).
The male prosthesis was funded by Mastercard, which supported the charity Superhumans to raise £33 million to build a specialist hospital in the Ukrainian city of Lviv.
The Superhumans Center will work closely with Open Bionics to provide prostheses, rehabilitation and counseling for civilians and soldiers who have lost limbs as a result of war.
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