Amputees to be offered bionic arms

The NHS has announced that bionic arms which mimic real hand movements are to be made available to amputees.

The bionic arms have multi-grip capabilities and are controlled by electric brain signals.

Following two independent reviews, the NHS will offer the bionic arms to every patient in England who needs it. Previously they were only available to military veterans injured in service.

NHS chief executive Amanda Pritchard said: “These incredible multi-grip prosthetics have already made a huge difference to veterans and so it is fantastic to be able to offer them to all patients in England who need them.

“The arms, for both children and adults, use the very latest tech which will boost peoples’ independence and change the lives of dozens across the country.

“The NHS is at the forefront of medical innovation and this rollout is the latest example of how we are adopting the best medical advances for patients”.

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