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Woman receives most 'technologically advanced prosthetic' hand

Lady receives i-limb quantum, an extremely sophisticated bionic hand.

Published Jul 24, 2015 11:25 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:05 PM CST

Lizbeth Uzcategui recently received the i-limb quantum from Touch Bionics, a programmable and more precise prosthetic hand. Uzcategui was born without a hand or arm below her right elbow, but the i-limb quantum will give her the ability to live a more normal life.

Woman receives most 'technologically advanced prosthetic' hand |

The i-limb quantum has greatly improved battery life, has more strength when a wearer needs it, and is faster and smarter than other bionic prosthetics. Uzcategui noted that other prosthetic hands she has used were unable to keep up with her daily tasks - a common complaint among patients with prosthetics.

"This is the latest and greatest in upper extremity prosthetic hands. It's quicker, it's faster, it's lighter and smaller," said Matthew Klein, from the Hanger Clinic, in a statement to CBS News Miami.

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