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Torch relay with i-limb hand prostheses

Posted on Thursday 26th June, 2014

Patrick

"The great thing about the i-limb ultra revolution is that it really allows me to do things much faster and more naturally.  The mobile app means I can access so many different options at any time because it's all on my phone.  It's really going to help increase my independence, which is so important to me."
Patrick torch relay with i-limb hand protheses

At just nine months Patrick contracted meningococcal septicaemia, the virulent form of meningitis.  This illness resulted in a three months in the intensive care unit at St.  Mary's Hospital, as doctors battled to save his life. 
While the doctors were ultimately successful in saving his life, they were unable to do so without tragic consequences: the amputation of his right leg below the knee, all of the fingers from his left hand, and part of each finger on his
right hand. 
In early 2010, Patrick first became aware of Touch Bionics while surfing the web.  Shortly after meeting in London, and fully convinced of the product's potential to make a significant difference to Patrick's life, his family decided to start the process to be fitted with an i-limb pulse.  In August, Patrick and his father made the trip to Livingston in Scotland to spend a week at the Centre of Excellence for the fitting.  He has since been using the latest generation, i-limb ultra revolution, and is enjoying the new features it offers, including the mobile app on his phone. 

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